Prof. Daniel F. Jennings, PhD

Daniel Jennings

Title: Andrew Rader Professor of Industrial Distribution
Company: Texas A&M University
Location: College Station, Texas, United States

Daniel Jennings, Andrew Rader Professor of Industrial Distribution at Texas A&M, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Engineers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in industrial engineering.

A tenacious man who is known as someone who keeps on keeping on, Prof. Jennings achieves his goals through persistence and dedication. He has always had a general interest in the field of engineering, but when he got to college, he realized the value the profession could have on the world. He was motivated by the wide choice of jobs in the field and decided to pursue it. His desire to succeed and his strong work ethic helped him earn a Bachelor of Science in industrial engineering with honors from the University of Tennessee in 1961 an MBA from Northeast Louisiana University in 1972. Always committed to his own academic pursuits and lifelong predilection for learning, he earned a PhD from Texas A&M in 1986. He has worked as the Andrew Rader Professor of Industrial Engineering at Texas A&M University since 2006. Prior to this position, he was a professor at Baylor University, starting with the institution in 1986 as an assistant professor and then becoming the W.A. Mays Professor of Entrepreneurship in 1990.

Prior to his work as an educator, Prof. Jennings gained experience in the field as an industrial engineer for Armstrong World Industry, as a senior industrial engineer for Kaiser Alum Corp., as an operations manager for Boise Cascade Group and as the Vice President of Manufacturing at Certainteed Corp. He has received such awards as Outstanding Educator from Federated Business Disciplines and the Paul Kreusi Honor Award from the University of Tennessee. In addition, he has received a Distinguished Research Award from both Baylor University and Texas A&M. He has also earned a Distinguished Teaching Award from Texas A&M. In addition to his career in education, he is accomplished at publishing both academic and practitioner articles, contributing to 398 published academic articles, 12 textbooks and 24 book chapters. Prof. Jennings is grateful for his success and believes having a strong work ethic and a desire to succeed  yields considerable benefits in any profession.

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