Dr. Dennis C. Chen
Assistant Professor of Management and International Business
E-mail: Dr. Dennis Chen
EDUCATION & CERTIFICATIONSPh.D. - University of Kentucky, Business Administration, Supply Chain Management concentration
M.B.A. - Baylor University
B.E. - Vanderbilt University, Mechanical Engineering
Assistant Professor of Management and International Business, Belmont University
Adjunct Faculty, Western Kentucky University
Engineering manager, SCA Personal Care, Bowling Green, KY
R&D Process Manager, Paragon Trade Brands, Norcross, GA
Plant Manager, Goodbaby paragon Hygenic Products Company, Kunshan, China
Research Scientist and Product Developer, Procter and Gamble, Cincinnati, OH
Chen, Dennis C. and Holsapple, Clyde W., "Knowledge Shared is Power: Utilizing Knowledge Management Activities to Replicate Lean Sigma Best Practices," Knowledge Management & E-Learning: An International Journal, 2009, v. 1 No. 2, 90-102.
HONORS & AWARDS
Finalist for University of Kentucky Provost's 2011 Outstanding Teaching Award
Gatton College Luckett Fellowship, Kentucky Opportunity Fellowship, and Max Steckler Fellowship, University of Kentucky
Best Teacher Award, Department of DSIS, University of Kentucky
United States Patent 7,838,721, "Disposable Articles Using High Column AUL Super Absorbents," issued November 23, 2010
Dr. Chen came to Belmont with an extensive corporate background in the consumer products industry. He has held various engineering, R&D, and operations management positions at several multi-national corporations, including SCA, Paragon Trade Brands (a former division of Weyerhaeuser), and Procter and Gamble. His professional experience also includes a two year international assignment and green-field start up of a joint venture factory outside Shanghai, China, and being awarded U.S. Patent 7,838,721 for “Disposable Articles Using High Column AUL Superabsorbents”.
Before joining our faculty, Dr. Chen's academic experience included work as a teaching and research assistant in the Gatton College of Business at the University of Kentucky.
His current research interests are in the areas of supply chain relationships, supply chain social responsibility, and lean Six Sigma implementation. He has several working papers targeted for the Journal of Business Logistics and the Journal of Operations Management and has published in Knowledge Management & E-Learning: An International Journal.