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Research Fellows

Dawn Russell HeadshotDr. Dawn Russell, Senior Research Fellow

Dr. Dawn Russell is an Associate Professor of Transportation and Logistics at University of North Florida (UNF), and part of the Transportation & Logistics Flagship Program at UNF.  Dr. Russell also serves as the Director of the Masters of Science in Logistics & Supply Chain Management degree program in the Coggin College of Business.  Dr. Russell has worked on transportation, logistics, strategic sourcing and supply chain problems across a host of industries including aerospace, pharmaceuticals, construction, rail, and others.  She gained operating experience working with GE Aircraft Engines and Lockheed Martin Aero & Naval Systems.  Dr. Russell’s teaching portfolio includes courses in transportation, international logistics, strategic sourcing, and supply chain management.

Dr. Russell has published in Journal of Business Logistics, Transportation Journal, International Journal of Logistics Management, International Journal of Physical Distribution and Logistics Management, Journal of Supply Chain Management, World Review of Intermodal Transportation Research, Supply Chain Management Review and Supply Chain Quarterly.  She completed her Ph.D. in Transportation Engineering at Northwestern University and is an Eno Transportation Fellow.  She has also earned an M.B.A. from The Ohio State University and a B.A. in Materials and Logistics Management from Michigan State University.

Dr. Russell has served as a speaker at the annual Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) conference in both the United States and Europe, the Ethanol Logistics Conference, quarterly meetings of the Voluntary Interindustry Commerce Solutions (VICS) Association, Retail Industry Logistics Association (RILA), Vendor Compliance Federation (VCF), and several other professional organizations.

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Dr. Nathan Kunz, Senior Research Fellow

Dr. Nathan Kunz is an Associate Professor of Operations Management in the Coggin College of Business. He holds a PhD in Management (Operations Management) from the University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland and a Master of Science in International Business Development from the same university. His undergraduate degree was in Engineering (Automotive Technology).

Dr. Kunz joined UNF in Fall 2015, where he teaches courses in Operations Management, Management Science and Modeling at the undergraduate and graduate level. He is the Program Director of the Master of Science in Business Analytics. Before joining UNF, he was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at INSEAD, France. He also worked as lecturer at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL) and the University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland. Prior to his academic career, Dr. Kunz worked as Deputy Director and Director of Operations at the Digger Foundation, a Swiss charity manufacturing humanitarian demining machines.

The research of Dr. Kunz has been published in journals such as the Journal of Operations Management, Production and Operations Management Journal, California Management ReviewInternational Journal of Operations and Production ManagementInternational Journal of Production EconomicsJournal of Industrial Ecology. He serves on the Editorial Review Board of the Journal of Operations Management (JOM), the Production and Operations Management Journal (POM), the Decision Science Journal (DS) and the International Journal of Operations and Production Management (IJOPM). He is also member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal of Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain Management (JHLSCM)

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Dr. Dag Naslund

Dr. Dag Näslund is a professor in operations and supply chain management at Department of Industrial Management and Logistics, Faculty of Engineering, Lund University, Sweden. He also a KIP Endowed Professor (2017) at Coggin College of Business, University of North Florida, United States. He teaches Business Process Management, Modeling and Management of Operations, Operations Management and Trends in Process Management and Quality. Prof. Naslund’s research focuses on process and supply chain improvements, organizational change and performance measurement.

Prof. Naslund was awarded NGIL research grant for doctoral student to the value of $ 70,000 and Craaford Foundation Research Grant to the value of $ 200,000. Prof. Naslund also received award for his paper: Highly Commended Paper Award in International Journal of Quality and Service Sciences (2014), Outstanding Paper Award in International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management (2013), and Highly Commended Paper Award in Benchmarking: An International Journal (2013).

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Joakim Kembro

Joakim Kembro is an Associate Professor, awarded the distinction of Excellent Teaching Practitioner at Lund University, Sweden. Prior to joining academia, he worked as a logistician in various positions with the United Nations. His research includes humanitarian logistics, omnichannel retailing and logistics, warehouse operations, and information sharing and technology. He publishes in leading OM and SCM journals and has received multiple Emerald Awards as well as the Bernard J. LaLonde best paper runner-up award. He is currently Senior Associate Editor at International Journal of Physical Distribution and Logistics Management, Senior Editor at Journal of Business Logistics, and a member of the JHLSCM Editorial Advisory Board.

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Sharon Cobb

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