Jennings inducted into National Academy of Arbitrators

December 7, 2005
| By: Aubrey Bloom

SAVANNAH, Ga. -- Dr. Daniel F. Jennings, a professor in the Industrial Distribution Program at Texas A&M University, joined an elite group when he was inducted into the National Academy of Arbitrators (NAA) at the academy's 2005 meeting in Savannah, Ga. Jennings is director of the Department of Engineering Technology and Industrial Distribution's Executive Master of Industrial Distribution Program and a researcher in the Engineering Technology and Industrial Distribution Division of the Texas Engineering Experiment Station, the engineering research agency of the State of Texas and a member of The Texas A&M University System. Jennings joined the Dwight Look College of Engineering faculty in 1997 as a professor. He was previously was the Mays Professor of Entrepreneurship and Strategic Management at Baylor University. Jennings's research interests are in the areas of managing profitability, strategic alliances, environmental scanning, knowledge management, and matching strategy and structure. His industry experience includes working in profit center responsibility for manufacturing and distribution firms of forest products and chemicals in the United States, Canada and South America. A registered professional engineer in Texas, Jennings holds a bachelor's degree in industrial engineering from the University of Tennessee, an MBA from Northeast Louisiana University and a Ph.D. from Texas A&M. The National Academy of Arbitrators is a non-profit professional and honorary organization that aims to establish and foster the highest standards of integrity, competence, honor and character among those engaged in the arbitration of labor-management disputes on a professional basis; to secure the acceptance of and adherence to the Code of Professional Responsibility for Arbitrators of Labor-Management Disputes; to promote the study and understanding of arbitration of labor-management and employment disputes; and to encourage friendly association among the members of the profession and cooperate with other organizations, institutions and learned societies interested in labor-management and employment relations. While approximately 5,500 individuals have been certified by either the American Arbitration Association or the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service to practice labor contract dispute arbitration in the United States, membership in the National Academy is now 540 members. Thus, less than 10 percent of the certified labor contract dispute arbitrators are members of the National Academy of Arbitrators.

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