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Mark F. Hartley, D.B.A.

Professor of Decision Science and Supply Chain Management

Address: The J.C. Long Building, Room 312
Office Hours: T/TH: 11:00AM – 12:00 noon & 3:00 – 4:30PM, M: 4:00 – 5:15 PM and by appointment.
Phone: 843.953.5955
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Curriculum Vitae: Download


Louisiana Tech University - Ruston, Louisiana

       Doctor of Business Administration (D.B.A.), 1986

       Major field of study: Quantitative Analysis                   

       Minor fields of study: Marketing, Economics

       Dissertation Title: Income Concentration in the United States:  Measurement, Trends, and Stability of Correlates, 1950-1980.

       Beta Gamma Sigma (Business Honorary Society)

       Omicron Delta Epsilon (Economics Honorary Society)

         Columbus College - Columbus, Georgia

       Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.), 1979

       Major field of study: Business Administration

Columbus College - Columbus, GA

       Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.), 1978

       Major field of study Marketing

Courses Taught

  • Production/Operations Management
  • Purchasing/Supply Chain Management
  • Business Statistics II
  • Global Management of Technology
  • Marketing Research
  • Quantitative Methods & Decision Making
  • Intermodal Information Systems

Honors and Awards

  • Holder Institute for Supply Management - Carolinas/Virginia Endowed Chair in Purchasing and Supply Chain Management, 1993 - present
  • Recipient, Dean's Special Service Award, 1989.


Publications in Academic Peer Refereed Journals:

"Field Trip! Assessing Business Student Interest in Plant Tours and Their Product Categories," Atlantic Marketing Journal: Vol. 5 : No. 3 , Article 7.  Mitchell, Mark; Turner, Gregory; Montgomery, Robert; and Hartley, Mark (2016)

Exploring the Differences in Quality Practices in Developing Countries.”  International Journal of the Academic Business World. 5-1. (Spring 2011) 71-86. (with Gioconda Quesada, Marvin Gonzalez, and Carlo Mora-Monge).

"Designing a SCM Academic Program Using QFD and Benchmarking Analysis," accepted for publication in Quality Assurance in Education. (March 2008 edition) (with Marvin Gonzalez, Gioconda Quesada, and Kent Gourdin).

Other Refereed Publications and Academic Professional Program Presentations:

“Exploring the Differences in Quality Practices in Developing Countries.”   Proceedings of the Academic Business World International Conference, Nashville, TN, June 2010 (with Gioconda Quesada, Marvin Gonzalez, and Carlo Mora-Monge).  (Best Presentation of Conference Award, Best paper of Conference Award