Daniel P. Bumblauskas, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Management and the Hamilton / ESP International Fellow of Supply Chain and Logistics Management at the University of Northern Iowa, a visiting professor at the University of Washington, and holds a courtesy appointment at the University of Missouri where he previously held a faculty appointment. Dan conducts research, teaches, and consults on various areas related to operational excellence and business development. Dan has published over 45 peer reviewed journal articles and conference proceedings, including publications in journals such as Expert Systems with Applications, IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications and Business Process Management. He earned a B.S. in Industrial Engineering and Economics from Iowa State University, a master of liberal arts in general management from Harvard University, and received his M.S. and Ph.D., both from Iowa State University in Industrial Engineering. Prior to his faculty appointments, Dr. Bumblauskas was previously employed in industry by ABB Inc. and Sears Holding Corporation and currently serves as a Vice President of PFC Services, Inc., a consulting firm based in Marietta, Georgia.