Accolade: Jindal School Professor Named Decision Sciences Institute Fellow

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DSI Honors Stecke for Research, Leadership

The Decision Sciences Institute (DSI) has recognized Dr. Kathryn E. Stecke’s scholarly research and leadership by naming her a fellow of the organization.

Dr. Kathryn E. Stecke (center) received the fellow award from Dr. Asoo Vakharia, chair of the Decision Sciences Institute (DSI) fellows selection committee, and Dr. Janet Hartley, president of DSI.

In selecting Stecke, a professor of operations management in the Naveen Jindal School of Management, at the institute’s 2019 conference last November, the DSI board of directors noted that she has published more than 80 refereed journal articles and has been involved in nearly 40 PhD dissertations. Stecke served as program chair for the institute’s 2017 conference and has fulfilled many other leadership roles.

Stecke, who joined the UT Dallas faculty in 2002, was named the Naveen Jindal Advisory Council Chair in 2018. She is known worldwide for her scholarly expertise in flexible manufacturing and supply chain issues. She speaks globally about supply chain management, operations and marketing interface concerns, flexible manufacturing systems and seru, a Japanese organizational and production system that focuses on electronics product assembly.

An international professional organization that celebrated its 50th anniversary last year, the DSI has a membership of more than 2,700 academics and practitioners dedicated to improving managerial decision-making involving systems and people.

The DSI fellow recognition is the third such fellowship Stecke has received. In 2009 the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences named her a fellow, and in 2017 she was inducted as a fellow of the Production and Operations Management Society. Stecke is the only person to have been elected as a fellow to all three organizations.

“This singular achievement highlights Dr. Stecke’s dedication and leadership in her field,” said Dr. Janet Hartley, director of the Supply Chain Management Institute at Bowling Green State University and president of DSI. “These designations reflect on her career commitment to high-quality scholarship and underscore the regard in which she is held by her colleagues.”

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