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David Cantor

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David Cantor   Dean's Faculty Fellow
   Associate Professor of Supply Chain Management

   Curriculum Vitae

   (515) 294-8462

   3119 Gerdin Business Building
   Ames, IA 50011-1350

Academic History

PhD, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, 2006

Professional Activities

Dr. Cantor joined Iowa State's College of Business in 2009. He is on the editorial review boards of the Journal of Business Logistics, Journal of Operations Management and Journal of Supply Chain Management. He has authored over 14 articles on logistics, transportation, and operations management topics. His research stream consists of three areas: (1) transportation (motor carrier) safety, (2) environmental management, and (3) behavioral operations management. These are critical areas in supply chain management research and have high relevancy to supply chain management practices. In the area of transportation safety, Dr. Cantor examines how firm level adoption of safety technologies affects safety performance in the U.S. motor carrier industry. Similar to motor carrier safety, environmental management is an important topic to many firms. He is examining environmental management practices from both a supply chain competition and supply chain employee level perspective. He actively works with major corporations on how to promote environmental practices into their organizations.

Dr. Cantor teaching interests are in the areas of transportation, strategic supply chain management, and enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems. He has taught over eight different courses and incorporated live case teaching and ERP systems into his courses. Dr. Cantor partners with major corporations and on-campus organizations to integrate real-world problems into his courses (i.e., CH Robinson, Inc., Hy-Vee Corporation, and Iowa State BioBus). For example, students in his SCM 487 strategic supply chain management course are presented with a company sponsored problem that the students are required to analyze and solve. His students are required to present their live case solution to a panel of corporate judges at the end of each semester. The corporate panel provides Dr. Cantor with feedback on the quality of the student work.