Colorado State’s College of Business Names Lisa Ellram New Chair of Department of Management

Colorado State University’s College of Business has named Lisa Ellram the new chair of the department of management.

Ellram most recently worked as professor of supply chain management at Arizona State University’s W.P. Carey School of Business where she served as The John and Barbara Bebbling Professor of Business. She first joined Arizona State as an assistant professor in 1990.

"Lisa enjoys an international reputation as an expert in Supply Chain Management issues and her work with leading multinationals on purchasing practices allows the College of Business to link our academic programs to the needs of the global corporate audience ," said Ajay Menon, dean of the College of Business. "The college will benefit from her research expertise and corporate experience, helping to maintain a learning-centered culture through high-quality programs that attract prepared and motivated students."

Prior to her career in academia, Ellram worked in numerous management roles at The Pillsbury Co., including as manager of accounting, planning and analysis of U.S. Foods New Product Growth and Development.

She has published more than 50 articles in a number of journals, including the "Journal of Business Logistics," "The Journal of Supply Chain Management," "The International Journal of Purchasing and Materials Management," "The European Journal of Purchasing and Supply," and "The International Journal of Physical Distribution and Logistics Management."

In 2004, "Supply and Demand Chain Executive" named her a "purchasing practitioner to know." She was named a Dean’s Council of 100 Distinguished Scholars in 2001.

She is a founding member of the Procurement Sciences Institute.  She serves or has served on the editorial review board for the Journal of Business Logistics, the Journal of Purchasing and Supply, the Journal of Supply Chain Management, the International Journal of Logistics Management, and Inside Supply Management. Ellram has served as chairwoman of the educational resources committee of the National Association of Purchasing Management and as a member of the board of trustees for the Center for Advanced Purchasing Studies. She is a member of The Institute for Supply Management, Decision Sciences Institute, the Institute of Management Accounting and The Academy of Management.

Ellram obtained her bachelor’s degree in accounting, MBA from the University of Minnesota and doctorate from The Ohio State University.