Department Chair and Professor
Baker Hall 309
Ph.D., Management Science, University of Alabama
M.B.A., Western Illinois University
B.S., Chemistry, Western Illinois University
Awards and Honors
Faculty Excellence Award, FCB. (August 2009), Foster College of Business National Council of Advisors Research Award, 2004, Caterpillar Inc. New Faculty Achievement Award for Scholarship, 1996, Foster College of Business National Council of Advisors Research Award, 1996.
- M L 353 Operations Management
- M L 394 Supply Chain Tools and Techniques
(Cabell's) Defreitas, D. G., Fink, R. L., Gillett, J. W., Cox, W. (2013). Getting Lean and Mean at Caterpillar with ABM. Strategic Finance, XCIV(7), 24-33. [Published: January (1st Quarter/Winter) 2013, Submitted: August 2009]
(Cabell's) Brown, M. P., Fink, R. L. (2012). Human Resource Outsourcing in Health Care Organizations: Strategic, Cost, and Technical Considerations. Southern Business Review, 37(1), 51-60. [Published: January (1st Quarter/Winter) 2012]
(Cabell's) Brown, M. P., Fink, R. L. (2011). Performance Implications of Contract Nurse Staffing in the Context of Nurse Staffing Strategies. Southern Business Review, Winter, 2011. [Published: January (1st Quarter/Winter) 2011]
Academic/Professional Meeting Proceedings
Brown, M. P., Fink, R. L. (2010). Human Resource Outsourcing in Health Care Organizations: Strategic, Cost, and Technical Considerations. Thirty-First Annual International Industrial Relations and Human Resources Conference,. [Accepted: September 2010, Published: October (4th Quarter/Autumn) 2010, Submitted: August 2010]
Nikolopoulos, C. (Principal), Fink, R. L., Griffith, J., Murtaza, S., Ramteke, S., "Machine Learning for Demand Forecasting," Sponsored by Caterpillar, Private, $50,000.00. (August 2011 - July 2012).
- "Certificate of Appreciation in the Institute of Management Accountants annual Lybrand Awards manuscript competition", Institute of Management Accountants, 2013
- "Demand Strategy Competition 2011-2012", CAT Logistics, 2012
- "Best Paper Award", International Industrial Relations & Human Resources Conference, 2010
- Editor, Journal Editor, Journal of Small Business Strategy, 2010 - 2012
- Chairperson, Committee on the Use of Human Subjects in Research (CUHSR). (May 2008 – Present, Member 2002-present).