Lawrence named holder of Hubbell Professorship
COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Dr. Barry Lawrence, associate professor in the Department of Engineering Technology and Industrial Distribution, has been named holder of the Harvey Hubbell Professorship in Industrial Distribution in the Dwight Look College of Engineering at Texas A&M University. The Hubbell Professorship is a development professorship, a new type of professorship for associate professors, implemented by the Look College to recognize and reward outstanding performance in teaching, research and service of faculty with a high potential for continued professional growth. Lawrence also directs the Supply Chain Systems Laboratory in the Look College and is a member of the Thomas and Joan Read Center for Distribution Research and Education in the Texas Engineering Experiment Station (TEES). Lawrence joined the Industrial Distribution faculty in 1995 as a lecturer and became an assistant professor in 1997. His research interests are in the areas of supply chain management; inventory and management asset optimization; industrial distribution systems; ERP systems; software and strategy; distribution process matching to information technology; and e-business implementation. Lawrence holds a bachelor's degree in finance from the University of Texas, an MBA from the Southwest Texas State University (now Texas State University) and a Ph.D. in information and operations management from Texas A&M.