Our distinguished faculty possesses a strong foundation of knowledge in the purchasing and supply arena. Each instructor brings a unique background and specialty to the table, ensuring a well-rounded experience for you.
Anna E. Flynn, Ph.D., C.P.M., ISM vice president and associate professor, and research associate with CAPS Research, is the director of the 37th Annual Supply Management Program. She teaches seminars and provides subject matter and instructional design expertise to the educational product development team at ISM. She is also developing the Knowledge Management area of the CAPS Research Project 10X and writing best-practices cases in conjunction with CAPS member companies. Prior to joining ISM, Flynn was director of the undergraduate program in supply chain management (SCM) at Arizona State University (ASU) where she was instrumental in developing corporate relationships with recruiters. As senior lecturer, she also taught purchasing and supply management, and research and negotiation. The SCM program consistently received the highest ratings from students for teaching and for academic and career advising — areas for which Flynn was directly responsible. During her term at ASU, she was awarded a Faculty Appreciation Award four times. Recipients were singled out by graduating seniors as having had the greatest impact on their lives during their time at ASU. Flynn is co-author of the ISM Supply Management Knowledge Series Volume IV, The Supply Management Leadership Process; co-author of Value-Driven Purchasing: Managing the Key Steps in the Acquisition Process; and co-author of the 12th edition (2002) of Purchasing and Supply Management. She earned a bachelor's degree in international studies from the University of Notre Dame, and an MBA and a Ph.D. in learning and instructional technology, both from ASU.
Michiel R. Leenders, DBA, is the Leenders Purchasing Management Association of Canada Chair and professor emeritus at the Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario. He received a degree in mining engineering from the University of Alberta, an MBA from the University of Western Ontario, and his doctorate from the Harvard Business School. Leenders has written a large number of articles in a variety of magazines and journals. His texts have been translated into eight different languages and include: Value-Driven Purchasing: Managing the Key Steps in the Acquisition Process; Reverse Marketing, The New Buyer-Supplier Relationship; Improving Purchasing Effectiveness through Supplier Development; and Learning with Cases, Writing Cases, and Teaching with Cases, published by the Richard Ivey School of Business. He has also co-authored six editions of Purchasing and Supply Management, now in its 12th edition. Leenders has also co-authored several studies for CAPS Research including Major Changes in Supply Chain Responsibilities; Major Structural Changes in Supply Organizations; and Purchasing's Organizational Roles and Responsibilities. Leenders has taught and consulted extensively both in Canada and internationally. He was educational advisor to the Purchasing Management Association of Canada (PMAC) from 1961 to 1994. He received PMAC's Fellowship Award in 1975, the PMAC Chair in 1993, the Financial Post Leaders in Management Education Award in 1997, and the Hans Ovelgone Purchasing Research Award. He is also the director of the Ivey Purchasing Managers Index.
Nancy F. Mailhot is vice president of global supply chain management at Phelps Dodge Mining Company and has been with the company for three years. The Global Supply Chain organization manages strategic and high profile commodities and services on a global and/or regional basis. In addition to the commercial process, Global Supply Chain manages systems, processes and procedures throughout the supply chain company wide. Previously, Ms. Mailhot was director of strategic commodities sourcing at Owens Corning. She graduated with a BS in industrial distribution from Clarkson University in northern New York.
Shardendu Malpani is an associate with the Anklesaria Group, Inc., a firm that specializes in supply chain cost management solutions for several Fortune 100 companies. Malpani has conducted seminars and facilitated workshops for companies around the world and has been a guest speaker at the University of San Diego School of Business. Malpani has worked with a wide variety of commodity teams from numerous companies including ChevronTexaco, Motorola, HP, Capital One and ConocoPhillips in developing and implementing cost management strategies. His experience in developing cost models, conducting industry analysis, gathering market intelligence and implementing strategic cost management techniques has helped save millions of dollars. Malpani holds an MBA from the University of San Diego.
Angelo Kinicki, DBA, is a professor of management in the College of Business at Arizona State University and a Dean's Council of 100 Distinguished Scholar. He received his BS, MBA, and DBA from Kent State University. Kinicki has published more than 60 articles in academic journals and managerial publications on different topics related to organizational behavior. He is co-author of a textbook titled Organizational Behavior (5th ed.), and Organizational Behavior: Key Concepts, Skills & Best Practices (1st ed., 2003). Kinicki has consulted with a variety of organizations throughout the United States and Europe, including AlliedSignal Aerospace, Bank One, DoubleTree Hotels, Merrell-Dow, Borealis, Motorola and the U.S. Army. He is the recipient of several awards, including Instructor of the Year for Executive Education from the Center for Executive Development in the College of Business at ASU, and Undergraduate Teacher of the Year and Graduate Teacher of the Year in the College of Business, also at ASU.
Marianne Moody Jennings, J.D., is a professor of legal and ethical studies in business in the legal studies area of the Department of Supply Chain Management in the College of Business at Arizona State University. She has conducted more than 200 workshops and seminars in the areas of business, personal and government law, and legal, academic, and professional ethics. From 1995 to 1999, she served as director of the Joan and David Lincoln Center for Applied Ethics. She has worked with the Federal Public Defender and U.S. Attorney in Nevada, and has done consulting work for law firms, businesses and professional groups including Dial Corporation, Motorola, the National Association of Credit Managers, Mesa Community College, Southern California Edison, the Arizona Auditor General, the Cities of Phoenix, Mesa and Tucson, Midwest Energy Supply, Hy-Vee Foods, IBM, Bell Helicopter, Amgen and VIAD. Jennings has published six textbooks and monographs as well as hundreds of articles in academic and professional publications, including a book on corporate governance published in 2000 by the New York Times MBA Pocket Series. She has received many awards including twice being named Professor of the Year in the College of Business, receiving a Burlington Northern teaching excellence award, and being designated a Dean's Council of 100 Distinguished Scholar in 1995. She received her undergraduate degree in finance and her J.D. from Brigham Young University. She is both a riveting speaker and an excellent facilitator and brings both of these strengths to this program.