Coleman Rich

Senior Lecturer in Operations and Supply Chain Management and Chair of the Department of Marketing and Entrepreneurship
Koury Business Center 234
2075 Campus Box
Elon, NC 27244
richcole@elon.edu (336) 278-5932

Education

Elon University, Elon, NC                                                                                               1993

               Masters in Business Administration

Glen Raven Incorporated, Glen Raven, NC                                                                   1990

               Executive Development Program

NC State University, Raleigh, NC                                                                                   1976

               BS Textile Technology – Management Concentration

Employment History

NC State University, Industrial Extension Service, Raleigh, NC          2002 – 2004

               Extension Specialist and Continuing Education Director

NC State University, College of Textiles, Raleigh, NC                         1993 – 2002

               Professional Development Director

Administered professional education program for the textile and allied industries.  Developed 2 to 5 day technology transfer seminars and conferences for domestic and international participants and financially managed over $400,000 in annual revenues.  Conducted 177 courses and seminars, with 7034 participants and $1.6 million in net profit.

Courses Taught

Love School of Business.  Elon University                                       2004 – Present

BUS 326 Operations Management

                                             BUS 350 Business of NASCAR/ELR

                                             NASCAR Kinetics Marketing in Motion National Competition

                                             BUS 461 Business Fellows Project Seminar

                                             BUS 473 Seminar:  Professional Selling

                                             LSB 350 Personal Mastery (Business Fellows)

                                             LSB 391 Business Practicum

                                             ACC/BUS/FIN 277 Business in the Pacific Rim/ELR

 Adjunct Instructor   BUS 311 Principles of Marketing                         1996 - 2002

                                                            BUS 419 Sales Management

Leadership Positions

Department Chair, Marketing and Entrepreneurship   2012 - Present

Publications

  • “Quality Control Tools:  A Classroom Exercise” coauthored with Dr. Matthew Valle, published in the Journal of Business Education Innovation, vol. 4, number 2.  Pg. 87 - 93
  • Case Study:  VF Corporations coauthored with Dr. John J. Burbridge, Jr., published in the 14th edition of Strategic Management:  A Competitive Advantage Approach;        Dr. Fred David author, Prentice Hall, December 2011.
  • Served as a Panelist and Presenter for Symposium on Supply Chain Management:  Current Challenges.  February 23, 2010.  LaRose Digital Theatre.   Koury Business Center.
  • Case Study:  Krispy Kreme coauthored with Dr. John J. Burbridge, Jr., published in the 13th edition of Strategic Management:  Concepts and Cases; Dr. Fred David author, Prentice Hall, March 2010.
  • “Information Technology Challenges and the Supply Chain” coauthored with Dr. John J. Burbridge, Jr. and Dr. Alexander Yap.  Paper was presented at the 15th International Conference on Industry, Engineering and Management Systems in Cocoa Beach, Florida, March 2009.
  • “Supply Chain Management:  Past, Present, and Future” coauthored with Dr. John J. Burbridge, Jr.  Paper was presented at the 14th International Conference on Industry, Engineering and Management Systems in Cocoa Beach, Florida, March 2008.
  • “Lean Processes and the Need for Lean Accounting” coauthored with Paula Weller, Lecturer.  Seminar was presented at the 9th Annual Department of Accounting and Finance Continuing Professional Education Seminar at Elon University, November 2007.
  • “How Important is Culture in the Teaching of Personal Selling & Sales Management” coauthored with Dr. Earl D. Honeycutt.  Paper was presented at the National Conference in Sales Management, March 2006.

Professional Activities

City of Burlington Traffic Commission, Vice Chair                            2010 - present

Burlington Downtown Corporation Board of Directors                      2011 – present

Burlington Downtown Corporation Treasurer                                    2012 - present

               Burlington Downtown Corporation Chair Economic           2012 - present

               Development Committee

Service Activities

CONTRIBUTIONS TO ELON UNIVERSITY

               Department Representative Faculty/Staff Capital Campaign                             2012

               Acting Faculty Athletic Representative                                                                2012

               Served on the Athletics University Standing Committee                                    2009 - 2012

               Served as Chair of the Athletics University Standing Committee                      2009 - 2011

               Served on the NCAA Certification Steering Committee                                     2009 – 2010

               Served on Residential Campus Committee                                                       2009 - 2010

               Served on the Student Life University Standing Committee                              2006 - 2008

               Served as Chair of the Student Life University Standing Committee                2007 - 2008

               Faculty Fellow for the Men’s Tennis Team                                                        2007 - present

               Faculty Advisor for Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity                                              2007 - 2012

 

CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE LOVE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS, ELON UNIVERSITY

               Serving as Department Chair                                                                             2012 - present

               Serving on the AQ/PQ committee                                                                      2009 - present

               Serving on the Core Curriculum Committee                                                     2009 - present

               Participated in Open Houses and Fellows Weekend

               Created and held 3 Executive Education classes                                            2006 – 2008

               on Process Improvement

               Created and became Faculty Advisor to the                                                     2007 – 2012

              Business Learning Community

               Faculty Advisor to Alpha Kappa Psi Business Fraternity           2006 – 2008, 2010 - 2011

               Marketed and created the Summer Business Institute for Summer               2010 – 2011

 

Professional Development

NC State University, Raleigh, NC

               Six Sigma Black Belt Class, Graduate                                                                            2003

               Six Sigma Green Belt Class, Graduate                                                                           2002

Awards

Inducted into Beta Gamma Sigma International Business                                                             2012

Honor Society                                                                             

               Greek Life Hall of Fame                                                                                                    2011

               Martha and Spencer Love School of Business Exemplary Service Award                     2008                  

               Outstanding MBA Graduate                                                                                              1993