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Kimberly Whitehead

Associate Professor of Quantitative Management
Academic Background
Bachelor of Business Administration, Georgia College
Master of Business Administration, Florida State University
Doctor of Philosophy, University of Texas at Arlington
Phone Number:
(864) 231-5776
Kimberly Whitehead

Kim enjoys working at Anderson University because of the small class sizes and the ability to work closely with the students. She wishes more students knew about the career opportunities available for supply chain managers.

“This area is growing rapidly and is an exciting part of business that most people don’t realize exists, but is truly the backbone of most businesses.”

What classes do you teach at Anderson

Business Statistics, Operations Management, Operations and Management, Service Quality Management

What year did you start teaching at AU


Why teach at AU?

I spent over 20 years working in consumer products manufacturing. Led by the Holy Spirit, I went back to school in 2010 to get my Ph.D. so that I could teach business students the importance of the supply chain in all areas of business. I am passionate about teaching students to be well-rounded and ethical business leaders and teaching students that we can live a life of service to Christ through roles in business – it is a modern-day mission field.

Notable achievements outside of discipline

I am a sign-language interpreter and serve my church and community by interpreting for the deaf.

People might be interested to know I...

Was chief financial officer for a multinational consumer products manufacturer.

How would you describe your classes to someone who has never attended one?

My classes involve quantitative management. While we study the numbers that drive business, we go further and truly apply the concepts to real-work situations in such a way that students can personally identify with the topics.


Prater, Edmund and Whitehead, Kim. 2013. An introduction to supply chain management: A global supply chain support perspective. New York: Business Expert Press.

Whitehead, K. 2014. Sustainable development: Legitimization to internalization. International Journal of Sustainable Strategic Management 4 (3).

Tree, Richard and Whitehead, Kim. 2011. Operational excellence: The significance of human behavior on system performance. 22nd Annual POMs Conference.

Whitehead, Kim. 2012. Sustainable development: Barriers to legitimization. 43rd Annual Meeting of Decision Sciences Institute.