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Ryan Atkins, Ph.D.

Ryan Atkins
Adjunct Professor of Decision Sciences


  • PHD - Queen's University Belfast - Supply Chain Management
  • MMM - Pennsylvania State University - Manufacturing Management
  • BS - Pennsylvania State University - Administration

Ryan Atkins is an Adjunct Professor of Supply Chain Management in the H. Wayne Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship at Nova Southeastern University. He teaches courses in Supply Chain Management and Operations Management. His research focuses on Supply Chain Management and Ethics. In his previous position at the University of Georgia, he taught Principles of Management, Operations Management, and Quality Management.

Ryan earned a B.S. in Business Logistics and International Business and a Masters in Manufacturing Management from Penn State University, and a PhD in Supply Chain Management from Queen’s University Belfast. Ryan’s industry experience covers a broad range of Supply Chain Management topics including procurement, inventory management, distribution, and international logistics in the chemical and steel manufacturing industries.

As a certified Six Sigma Black Belt, Ryan has led process improvement projects and has developed and led Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt training workshops.

SCM 5410 Supply Chain Operations Management
QNT 5160 Analytical Modeling for Decision Making

Ryan Atkins, Kimberly Deranek, & Guenola Nonet (2019). Supply Chain Food Waste Reduction and the Triple Bottom Line. Social Business 8(2), 121-144.

Ryan Atkins, L. Floyd, F. Xu, C. Caldwell (2013). Ethical Outcomes and Business Ethics: Toward Improving Business Ethics Education. Journal of Business Ethics 177(4), 753-776.

Ryan Atkins, C. Caldwell, R. Holzgrefe, L. Floyd (2012). Ethical duties of organizational citizens: Obligations owed by highly committed employees. Journal of Business Ethics 110(3), 285-299.

Ryan Atkins. C. Caldwell, R. Holzgrefe (2011). Duties owed to organizational citizens - Ethical insights for today's leader. Journal of Business Ethics 102(3), 343-356.

Ryan Atkins. C. Caldwell, R. Dixon, & S. Dowdell (2011). Repentance and continuous improvement: Ethical implications for the modern leader. Journal of Business Ethics 102(3), 473-487.

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