PhD Production/Operations Management, University of Georgia, 1998
MBA Finance, Auburn University, 1989
BS Business Administration & Applied Math (Physics), Presbyterian College,
2004 to present: Assistant Professor, Department of Management, Valdosta State University, Taught Production & Operations Management, and Advanced Production Techniques
1997 to 2004: Assistant Professor, Department of Finance & Quantitative Methods, Georgia Southern University, Graduate Faculty member, Taught Operations Management, Quality Management, Operations Strategy, Introduction to Computers, Decision Sciences, Business Planning, and Business Simulation
1993 to 1997: Graduate Assistant, Department of Management, University of Georgia, Taught Operations Management, Quality Management, Introduction to Computers, Introduction to MIS, and Organizational Behavior
1992 to 1992: Part-time Instructor, Georgia Military College, Taught Accounting I, Microeconomics, and Introduction to Management
1992 to 1993: Part-time Instructor, Georgia College & State University,
Taught Operations Management, Human Resources Management, and remedial
1989 to 1992: Investex, Ltd.
1991 to 1992: Production Control and MRP Manager, Full responsibility for all purchasing planning and production scheduling as well as for MRP maintenance and data entry.
1990 to 1991: MRP Project Manager, Spearheaded implementation of Manufacturing Resources Planning theory and database generation for two of the company's subsidiaries. Developed all job descriptions created by the project and developed a 243-page manual to aid training personnel in the use of MRP, Kanban, and the specific software.
1990 to 1992: MIS Manager, Supervised the expansion of local computer system from a single machine to a 12 node Novell LAN linked to the home office via modem. Created course outlines and instructed employees in the application of all software packages used within the plant.
1990 to 1990: Cost and Methods Engineer, Time study and methods engineering as well as Bill of Materials and Routing generation and product costing for each of the three manufacturing plants.
1989 to 1990: Assistant Plant Manager, Assisted in production scheduling and purchasing planning for 80 employee subsidiary.
1986 to 1988: Georgia's King Catfish, Plant Manager, Full responsibility for production scheduling, purchasing planning, and personnel management. Developed employee disciplinary code and vacation policy. Headed plant re-design project which resulted in a 120% increase in production efficiency to a level 50% above industry averages.
Cox III, James F., and Edward D. Walker II, "Using Production Line Games to Teach Production Planning and Control and Operations Performance Measurement Concepts", Journal of Management Education (forthcoming summer 2005)
Cox III, James F., and Edward D. Walker II, "Using a Socratic Game to Introduce Basic Design and Planning and Control Concepts", Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, Vol. 2., No. 1, 77-82.
Walker II, Edward D., "Introducing Project Management Concepts using a Jewelry Store Robbery", Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, January, 2004, Vol. 2, No. 1, 65-69.
Dennis, Alan, Jay Aronson, William Heninger, and Edward D. Walker, II,"Structuring Task and Time in Electronic Brainstorming", MIS Quarterly, March, 1999, Vol. 23, No. 1, 95-108.
Walker II, Edward D., and James F. Cox, III,"Generic Airlines Reservation
Sales Office: A Case Study of Decision Making using Theory of Constraints versus
Traditional Costing", Journal of Systems Improvement, Summer/Fall, 1998, Vol. 2,
No. 1, 9-16.
Walker II, Edward D., "Braess' Paradox on the Shop Floor", DSI National Conference. 275-278. San Diego, CA: Decision Sciences Institute, November, 2002.
Walker II, Edward D.,"Using the Theory of Constraints Thinking Process to Teach Operations Strategy", 2002 APICS International Conference and Exhibition - Academic Program and Proceedings. 78-84. Nashville, TN: APICS, October, 2002.
Cox III, James F., and Edward D. Walker II, "Teaching Theory of Constraints Concepts through Games and Exercises in Operations Management Classes", 9th Annual APICS E &R Foundation Summer academic/Practitioner Workshop 2002. 1-6. Willmerding, PA: APICS, July, 2002.
Walker II, Edward D.,"Braess' Paradox on the Shop Floor", Southeast Decision Sciences Institute. 176-179. Hilton Head, SC: Decision Sciences Institute, February, 2002.
Walker II, Edward D.,"Multiple Projects: Introducing New Projects In a Rolling Horizon", APICS Constraint Management Special Interest Group. electronic. San Antonio, TX: APICS Constraint Management, March, 2001.
Walker II, Edward D.,"Towards a More Effective Method of Scheduling Resource-Constrained Multiple Projects", 12th Annual conference of the Production/Operations Management Society. electronic. Orlando, FL: Production/Operations Management Society, March, 2001.
Walker II, Edward D.,"Multiple Projects: A Simulation Comparison of PERT-Based and DBR-Based Methods", Southeast Decision Sciences Institute. 252-254. Charlotte, NC: Decision Sciences Institute, February, 2001.
Walker II, Edward D.,"A Brief Introduction to Critical Chain Project Management in the Multiple Project Environment", Southeast Decision Sciences Institute. 208-210. Willmington, NC: Decision Sciences Institute, February, 2001
Simons, Jacob V., Jr, Gregory R. Russell, and Edward D. Walker II ,"Service Case Scheduling: Description, Formulation, and Heuristic Performance", Southeastern InfORMS. electronic. Myrtle Beach, SC: Institute for Operations Research and Management Science, October, 2000.
Walker II, Edward D.,"Evaluating New Projects in a Rolling Horizon Using a DBR-based Method of Multiple Project Planning and Control", Southeastern InfORMS. electronic. Myrtle Beach, SC: Institute for Operations Research and Management Science, October, 2000.
Walker II, Edward D.,James F. Cox, III,"The Identification of Problems of Network Scheduling in Multiple Projects", 11th Annual Conference of the Production and Operations Management Society. electronic. San Antonio, TX: Production and Operations Management Society, March, 2000.
Walker II, Edward D., and Paul H. Pittman,"Understanding the Basic Problems of Project Networks Using Gedankens", Constraints Management Technical Conference. 32-36. Tampa, FL: Constraints Management Technical Conference and Exhibit, April, 2000.
Walker II, Edward D.,"An Introduction to Critical Chain Project Management", Southeast Decision Sciences Institute. 205-207. Willmington, NC: Decision Sciences Institute, February, 2000.
Walker II, Edward D., and James F. Cox, III,"Identifying Problems in Multiple Project Management Using Goldratt's Current Reality Tree", APICS International Conference and Exhibition. 38-43. Washington, DC: American Production and Inventory Control Society, October, 1997.
Dennis, Alan, Jay Aronson, William Heninger, and Edward D. Walker II,"Task
and Time Decomposition in Electronic Brainstorming", Hawaiian International
Conference on Systems Sciences. 79-88. Honolulu, HI: Hawaiian International
Conference on Systems Sciences,December,1995.
Walker II, Edward D.,"Planning and Controlling Multiple, Simultaneous, Independent Projects in a Resource Constrained Environment", Dissertation Abstracts International, June, 1998, 1-259.
Walker II, Edward D.,"Identifying the Critical Chain in a Single Project: An
Introduction to Critical Chain Project Management", APICS web-published
newsletter.electronic. http://members.apics.org/SIGs/: SIG Synergy, Fall, 2001
Presentations at Professional Meetings (Not Published)
Walker II, Edward D., "Using TOC Thinking Process Tools to Identify Problems and Implement Solutions", Institute of Industrial Engineers - Athens Chapter, Athens, GA, March, 1997.
Walker II, Edward D., "The TOC Thinking Process: Identifying Problems, Analyzing Alternatives, and Implementing Solutions", Georgia Manufacturers Appreciation Week, Athens, GA, April, 1997.
Walker II, Edward D., "Quality and Industrial Stores Management", Industrial Stores Managers Association, Athens, GA, April, 1997
Walker II, Edward D., and James F. Cox III, "Generic Air Lines Reservation
Sales Office: Comparing Theory of Constraints and Traditional Decision-Making",
International Society for Systems Improvement, Cherry Hill, NJ, September, 1995.
Papers under Review
Walker II, Edward D., and James F. Cox III, "Structuring Problems: A White Collar Example", Journal of Human Systems Management
Walker II, Edward D., and James F. Cox III, "Analyzing the theory and practice of project management", International Journal of Operations and Production Management
Walker II, Edward D., "Multiple Projects: A Comparison of Critical
Chain-Based and PERT/CPM-Based Project Schedules", Journal of Operations
Valdosta State University
MGNT 3300, Production & Operations Management
MBA 7300, Advance Production Techniques
Georgia Southern University
BUSA 4110, The Business Plan
BUSA 4112, Business Simulation
CIS 251, Introduction to Computer Information
CISM 2130, Introduction to Computers
MGNT 3430, Operations Management
MGNT 4434, Operations Strategy
MGNT 4435, Quality Management
MGNT 6321, Production/Operations
MGNT 7322, Management of Operations for Competitive Advantage
MGT 355, Quantitative Analysis
MGT 361, Operations Management
MGT 527, Quality Management
Georgia. Military College
Introduction to Management
Principles of Accounting I
Georgia College & State University
Developmental Mathematics I
Human Resources Management
Production & Operations Management
University of Georgia
Administration & Organizational Behavior
Introduction to Microcomputers and MIS
Introduction to Management Information Systems
Introduction to Computers & Information Systems
Advised approximately 45 Pre-Business and Management/IS&L majors, 1997-2004
I attended a weekly, large-class teaching seminar organized and administered by Georgia Southern's Center for Excellence in Teaching., Fall 1998
I was asked to make a presentation at the Center for Excellence in Teaching to showcase the use of the web and class web sites in teaching., Spring 1999
The Operations Management faculty met on a weekly basis to discuss and share
effective teaching tools., 1999 - 2004
Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award, Awarded to top 10% of GTAs annually, Graduate School, University of Georgia 1996
Doctoral Student Award for Excellence in Teaching, Awarded annually to the
top GTA in the department, Department of Management, University of Georgia 1996
Valdosta State University
none to date
member, Ethics Assessment of Learning Committee, 2004 - present
none to date
Georgia Southern University
member, Honors Committee, 2000 - 2004
Chair, Honors Committee, 2001 - 2004
Alternate, Faculty Grievance Committee, 2001 - 2004
member, University Tutoring Committee, 1998 - 2002
Alternate, Faculty Senate, 1999 - 2000
member, Governance Committee, 2000 - 2003
member, Undergraduate Curriculum Committee, 2000 - 2002
Chair, Tutoring Committee, 1998 - 2002
member, Scholarship Committee, 2000-2003
member, Undergraduate Curriculum Committee, 2002
member, Introduction to Business textbook selection committee, 2001
member, SAP Curriculum Development Committee, 1999 - 2001
Directed study in advanced operations management for Office of Graduate Studies 2000
member, Search Committee for W. H. Freeman Chair of Free Enterprise, 1999 - 2000
member, School of Information Technology White Paper Committee, 2000
member, Curriculum Committee, 1998 - 2002
coordinator, Statistics and Quantitative Analysis tutors, 1998 - 2002
member, External Affairs Committee, 1999 - 2001
Chair, Honors Committee, 2000 - 2001
Coordinator, Department of Management - A Day for Southern, 1999
member, Search Committee, Quantitative Analysis faculty position, 1998 - 1999
member, Quantitative Analysis Curriculum Development Committee, 1998
Liaison for management/marketing intern 1998
Professional Society Activity
Reviewer and Discussant, Decision Sciences Institute National Conference (DSI), 1996, 2000, 2002
Member, APICS Constraints Management Special Interest Group (CMSIG) Steering Committee 2001 - 2002
Communications/Newsletter Editor, Constraints Management SIG (APICS) 2001-2002
Local Arrangements coordinator for 2002 Southeast Decision Sciences Institute
Reviewer and Discussant POM and/or TQM Track, Southeast Decision Sciences Institute 1996-2002
Reviewer and Discussant, Production/Operations Management National Conference 2000-2001
Judge--Doctoral Student Paper Competition, and Session Chair, Southeast Institute for Operations Research and Management Science Regional Conference (SEInfORMS), 2000
Vice-President, Athens Area APICS chapter 1996-1997
Member, APICS, 1993 - present
Member, DSI, 1996 - present
Member, POMS, 1997 - present
Member, Statesboro/Bulloch County Chamber of Commerce 1998-2000
Volunteered time building Habitat for Humanity homes 1998
Finance Committee, First Baptist Church, Statesboro, member 2002 - present
Chair, Finance Committee, First Baptist Church, Statesboro, member 2003 - present
Week-Day Ministries Committee, First Baptist Church, Statesboro, member 2002 - present
Teacher, One-year-old Sunday School, First Baptist Church, Statesboro, GA 2001-present
Building Fund Commitment Committee, First Baptist Church, Statesboro, member 2001-present
Annual Commitment Committee, First Baptist Church, Statesboro, member
I wrote a detailed (25 page) review of an operations strategy textbook for Prentice Hall 2001
Reviewer of operations management texts for Richard D. Irwin, Publishers 1994 - 1995
Reviewer of management texts for Houghton-Mifflin, Publishers 1994
Reviewer, Journal of Systems Improvement 1995 - 1996
Reviewer (ad hoc), Southern Business Review, 2000
Advised Savannah Digital Communications (SDC) on the appropriate use of statistical process control techniques in their organization. SDC edits and writes software and hardware documentation for such companies as MicroSoft, Dell, and Gateway. 2001
Created and delivered an 8-hour seminar/primer on MRP II concepts and
considerations for Athens Area Technical Institute. 1996
FELLOWSHIPS AND AWARDS
Beta Gamma Sigma membership, Business Honor Society 1998
University Enhancement, University of Georgia 1996-1997
Comer Fellowship, University of Georgia 1993-1996
Research Fellowship, University of Georgia 1994
Sigma Iota Epsilon membership, Management Honor Society 1994
Founders Scholarship, Presbyterian College 1982-1986
PROFESSIONAL TRAINING AND CERTIFICATIONS
APICS, Charlottesville, Virginia, Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) 1994, renewed 2003
SAP America, Atlanta, Georgia
Introduction to ERP with SAP (WB100 - 20 hours), 2000
Procurement with SAP (LO020 - 40 hours), 2001
Avraham Y. Goldratt Institute, New Haven, Connecticut
Production Workshop (40 hours), June 1995 -Theory of Constraints-based production planning and control
Management Skills Workshop (40 hours), December 1995 - Theory of Constraints-based conflict resolution and communications skills
Jonah Certification Workshop (80 hours), June 1996 - Theory of Constraints-based problem-solving skills
Micro-MRP, Valley Forge, Pennsylvania
MRP theory and implementation Phase I (30 hours), November 1990
Maynard Research Council, Charlotte, North Carolina
Methods engineering and time study analysis (80 hours), November 1989
|James F. Cox III
Arnold Professor (retired)
Department of Management
Terry College of Business
University of Georgia
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Athens, GA 30602-6258
(706) 353-1406 home
Department of Management & Marketing
College of Business Administration
Georgia Southern University
Statesboro, Georgia 30460
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College of Business & Public Administration
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY 40292
Professional Development Programs
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