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About Bih-Ru Lea

Dr. Bih-Ru Lea is an Associate Professor in the Business and Information Technology department at Missouri S&T. She received a Ph.D. in Industrial Management and a Master of Professional Accountancy (MPAcc) from Clemson University.

Dr. Lea conducts interdisciplinary research projects in the areas of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), supply chain management (SCM), accounting information systems, manufacturing information systems, information technology, and business strategy. Dr. Lea performed funded researches for the National Science Foundation, British Telecom, Monsanto Company, Peabody, Monsanto, and University of Missouri System Research Board. Dr. Lea collaborated and supervised student projects with companies such as Peabody, Union Pacific, UPS, GE, Humana, Metro United Way, and the Jefferson County Public Schools. Dr. Lea severed as an Assistant Research Director of UPS Center for Worldwide Supply Chain Management for Logistics and Distribution Institute at the University of Louisville.

Dr. Lea has served as the SAP Campus Coordinator, is the Director of the ERP Center, and is on the editorial board of Production and Operations Management Journal, Journal of International Technology and Information Management, International Journal of Electronic Finance, and International Journal of Business and Systems Research. Dr. Lea is a regular reviewer for prestigious academic journals and conferences including International Journal of Production Economics, International Journal of Production Research, Decision Sciences Institute (DSI) conference, Conference of Association of Information Systems (AIS), and Conference of International Association of Information Systems (IACIS).

Specialties: Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP): SAP Configuration (FI, MM, SD, PP, CO, QM), SAP HANA, SAP/Sybase Mobile Platform, BusinessObjects Dashboards (Xcelsius), Crystal Report, SAP Lumira/Predictive Analysis, BW, CRM, Portal, SCM/APO, SAP Programming (WebDynpro, Visual Composer, XI).

Database design and development: SQL, Oracle database, Oracle Developer Suite (Oracle designer, Forms, Reports Developer), Warehouse Builder

Data Mining: SAS base, SAS Enterprise Miner, SAS Text Miner


August 2008 - Present Director, Center for Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Missouri University of Science and Technology
Present Associate Professor, Missouri University of Science and Technology Business and Information Technology
June 2003 Assistant Professor, Missouri University of Science and Technology Business and Information Technology
September 2000 - May 2003 Assistant Research Director, UPS Center for World-wide Supply Chain Management, University of Louisville
August 1999 - May 2003 Assistant Professor of Computer Information Systems, University of Louisville

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Honors and Awards

  • Best Learning and Education Research Paper Award, 2018
  • Instructional Innovation Award, 2018
  • Excellence in Service to Students Award, 2018
  • Outstanding Teacher Award, 2018
  • Outstanding Professor Award of Excellence
  • Outstanding Teacher Award, 2016
  • Outstanding Scholar Award, 2014
  • Inspirational Women Award, 2014
  • Outstanding Teaching Commendation Award, 2010
  • Outstanding Teacher Award, 2009


1998 Ph.D. in Industrial Management, Clemson University
1992 MPAcc in Accounting, Clemson University

Contact Information

Missouri University of Science and Technology
102A Fulton Hall
Rolla, MO  65409



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