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Kimberly Deranek, Ph.D.

Kimberly Deranek
Associate Professor of Operations and Systems Management


  • PHD - Purdue University Main Campus - Technology
  • MS - Purdue University Main Campus - Education
  • BS - Lawrence Technological University - Business Administration

Kim Deranek is an Associate Professor in the Decision Sciences Department. She is certified in the area of project management (PMP) and is a results oriented educator with over 20 years’ experience. Expertise includes investigating and implementing innovative business solutions to improve quality, optimize performance and increase efficiency within both manufacturing and service supply chains. She has expertise in the areas of project and operations management, facility redesign, process improvement, and software evaluation and selection techniques.

Prior to teaching, she was the director of financial systems for Budget Group Inc. and has also served as a consultant in both service and manufacturing industries. Kim has obtained extensive leadership through her previous professional experiences. She received a PhD in Technology and a MS in Education from Purdue University and received a BS in Business Administration from Lawrence Technological University.

Research interests include the investigation of innovative techniques to improve quality, optimize performance and increase efficiency within both manufacturing and service supply chains. She has designed and taught both undergraduate and graduate courses within her discipline to include Project Management, Service Operations Management, IS Strategy and Data Management, Intro to Supply Chain Management, Customer and Supplier Relationship Management, Industrial Organization, and Lean Manufacturing.

ISM 3660 Management Information Systems
PIM 5455 Project Management
QNT 5580 Decision Sciences Internship
SCM 5421 Supply Chain Information Systems

Edward Lindoo & Kimberly Deranek Supply Chains Drive Business Strategy, Especially in a COVID-19 Environment. Supply Chain Management Journal 2020.

Diana Sanchez, Edith Schmidt, & Kimberly Deranek Development of a Lean Logistic Assessment and Analytics Tool. SEDSI 2020 Conference Proceedings 2020.

Kimberly Deranek, Arvind Gudi, Alex McLeod, & Barbara Hewitt Adolescents' Exercise Motives Impact on Use Adherence of Wearable Technology. SEDSI 2019 Conference Proceedings 2019.

Shweta Chopra & Kimberly Deranek Efficiently Teaching Engineering and Technology Students Through Effective College-Industry Partnerships. American Society for Engineering Education 2017.

Thomas Tworoger, Kimberly Deranek, Grant Richards, & Edie Schmidt Resistance or Acquiescence: Student Perception of Software Surveillance during a Team-Based Simulation. 2015.

Kimberly Deranek & Edith Schmidt Making it Real: Immersing Students in a Week Long ERP Simulation. American Society for Engineering Education 2013.

Chad Laux, Abram Walton, Amy Van Epps, Darrell Sandall, Kimberly Deranek, Rick Homkes, & Sarah Leach Gateway experiences to engineering technology: development of an introductory course. American Society for Engineering Education 2011.

Supply Chains Drive Business Strategy, Especially in a COVID-19 Environment, Supply Chain Management for Efficient Consumer Response Conference, 2020, Romania

Development of a Lean Logistic Assessment and Analytics Tool (SMEs), SEDSI2020 Annual Conference, 2020, Charleston, SC

Adolescents' Exercise Motives: Impact on Use Adherence of Wearable Technology, SEDSI2019 Annual Conference, 2019, Savannah, GA

Impact of Technology on Health and Wellness. , Americas Conference on Information Systems, 2017, Boston, MA

CAD/CAM Pedagogy Process Redesign toward the Single-Sitting Restoration, ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition, 2017, Long Beach, CA

Collaboration between Dental School Faculty and Business School Faculty to Improve Operations both in Didactic Teaching and in Clinical Performance , ADEA Annual Session/Teaching and Learning with Emerging Technologies and Informatics: Short Talks 2017, Long Beach, CA

Efficiently Teaching Engineering and Technology Students Through Effective College-Industry Partnership, 2017 Conference for Industry and Education Collaboration (CIEC) 2017, Jacksonville, FL

Repeatability and Reproducibility: A Study to Analyze the Precision of Assessing Tooth Preparations, SEDSI Annual Meeting 2017, Charlston, SC

Resistance or Acquiescence: Sturdent Perception of Software Surveillance during a Team-Based Simulations, Allied Academies International Conference 2015,

Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) can benefit from Student Final Project and Enhancing Student Learning Experience in Lean Manufacturing, Conference for Industry and Educator Collaboration 2015,

Making It Real: Immersing Students in Week Long ERP Simulations, CIEC 2013 Annual Conference 2013,

Industrial Technology Collaboration with Technical Assistance Program, Purdue University College of Technology Poster Convocation 2013,

Business Process Redesign Primer, The Association of Technology, Management and Applied Engineering 2013 Annual Conference 2013, New Orleans, LA

The Impact of a Simulated ERP Manufacturing Game on Student Learning in an Operations Management Course., CIEC 2012 Annual Conference 2012, New Orleans, LA

Understanding the Impact of Student Perception & Participation Using Envigilator, On-Line Monitoring Software, CIEC 2012 Annual Conference 2012,

PLM & ERP Integration, Product Lifecycle Management PLM 2012,

Development and Education: Leading Change in Curriculum and Business processes Through Industrial/Education Partnerships, Conference for Industry Education and Collaboration (CIEC) 2011, Orlando, FL

Hewitt, B., Deranek, K., McLeod, A., Gudi, A. (in press). Exercise Motives Impact on Physical Activities Measured Using Wearable Devices. To appear in Health Promotion International.

Kimberly Deranek, Barbara Hewitt, Arvind Gudi, & Alex McLeod (2020). The Impact of Exercise Motives on Adolescents’ Sustained Use of Wearable Technology. Behaviour and Information Technology (), pp. 1-40.

Sharon Siegel, Steven Kramer, & Kimberly Deranek (2019). Lean Methods Applied to CAD/CAM Pedagogy in the Dental Simulation Laboratory . Journal of Dental Education/American Dental Education Association 83(9), pp. 1081-91.

Ryan Atkins, Kimberly Deranek, & Guenola Nonet (2018). Supply Chain Food Waste Reduction and the Triple Bottom Line. Social Business 8(2), pp. 121-144.

Kimberly Deranek, Alex McLeod, & Edith Schmidt (2017). ERP Simulation Effects on Knowledge and Attitudes of Experienced Users . Journal of Computer Information Systems (), pp. 1-11.

Kimberly Deranek, Shweta Chopra, & Gretchen Mosher (2017). Lean Adoption in a Small and Medium Enterprise: Model Validation. The Journal of Technology Management and Applied Engineering 33(3), pp. 2-13.

Kimberly Deranek, Thomas Tworoger, Grant Richards, & Edith Schmidt (2016). Resistance or Acquiescence: Student Perception of Software Surveillance during a Team-Based Simulation. Journal of Legal, Ethical and Regulatory Issues 18(3), pp. 15-29.

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