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About Mark D. Hanna

A native of Darjeeling, India, Dr. Hanna is Professor of Operations Management in the College of Business Administration at Georgia Southern University. He formerly served as Associate Dean of the College and Chair of the Department of Information Systems and Logistics. He was on the faculty at the Richard T. Farmer School of Business Administration at Miami University from 1990 – 2001. He earned a Ph.D. in Industrial Management and an M.S. in Management from Clemson University.
At Georgia Southern, Professor Hanna has primarily taught Operations Management and Quality Management courses in the BBA, MBA, WebMBA, and Ph.D. programs. In addition, he occasionally teaches a freshman orientation class using the global automobile industry as the research theme. His teaching has been recognized with the 2011 W.A. and Emma Lou Crider Award for Excellence in Teaching and the 2012 Georgia Southern University Award for Excellence in Contributions to Instruction.
In addition to the Operations Management text Integrated Operations Management: A Supply Chain Perspective, he has published numerous articles in academic journals including Journal of Operations Management, Production and Operations Management, International Journal of Production Economics, International Journal of Operations and Production Management, and others.
Professor Hanna is a proponent of quality management, business excellence, six-sigma, and lean; especially their underlying process-oriented participative management practices. He has supported practitioner development in operations through service to the Ohio Manufacturer’s Association, the Association for Quality and Participation and other organizations. He is a member of the Production and Operations Management Society, Decision Sciences Institute, and APICS: The Association for Operations Management.


2001 - Present Professor, Georgia Southern University Business, College of
Present Professor, Georgia Southern University Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Department of

Curriculum Vitae

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Honors and Awards

  • University of Canterbury (Christchurch, NZ) Visiting Erskine Fellow (2013)
  • William A Freeman Professor of the Year (2013)
  • Georgia Southern University Award for Excellence in Contributions to Instruction (2012)
  • Carnegie/CASE 2012 U.S. Professors of the Year Nominee (2012)
  • Martin E. Nesmith Award for Excellence in Service (2011)
  • W.A. and Emma Lou Crider Award for Excellence in Instruction (2011)
  • MBA Teaching Excellence Award (1998)
  • E. Phillips Knox Teaching Award finalist (1996)
  • Richard T. Farmer School of Business Administration Effective Teaching (1995)
  • Miami University Alumni Junior Teaching Scholar (1991-1992)

Contact Information

P.O. Box 08036
Statesboro, GA 30460
Phone: (912) 478-5511
Office: COBA Building


Books (1)

Refereed Journal Articles and Book Chapters (5)

Refereed Proceedings (2)

Refereed Presentations (3)

Other Presentations (4)