Core Faculty

Faculty Members

  • Dr. Rick Gilkey

    Associate Professor, Goizueta Business School and School of Medicine, Emory University

    Professor Gilkey holds a joint appointment at Emory University, where he serves on the faculty of the Goizueta Business School as associate professor in the practice of organization and management, and the School of Medicine, where he is an associate professor of psychiatry. He is the recipient of the university's highest teaching honor, the Emory Williams Award. He also serves on the faculty of Duke Corporate Education.

    His publications include: Executive Coaching (co-authored with Randall White, Ph.D.);
    Joining Forces: Creating and Managing Successful Mergers and Acquisitions; Organizations on the Couch: Psychoanalytic Approaches to Understanding organizational Dynamics (contributing author); The Agile Organization (contributing author); The 21st Century Healthcare Leader (editor).

    Dr. Gilkey has a Ph.D., University of Michigan, 1977; an A.M., University of Michigan, 1973: a M.Div., Harvard University, 1971; and a B.A., cum laude, Western Michigan University, 1968.

  • Dr. Wendell Gilland

    Associate Professor of Operations Management at Kenan- Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    Wendell Gilland is an award-winning teacher of courses in the

    undergraduate, MBA, and Ph.D. programs, covering the core concepts of business analytics, operations, and supply chain management, as well as special topics including response time management and models used to guide supply chain decision making.

    His research focuses on the performance improvement gained by using multiple customer priorities, products designed for multiple markets, and multiple channel distribution.

    In 2005 he received the Executive MBA Teaching Award, in 2002 he received the MBA Teaching Award, and in 1998 he received the Undergraduate Teaching Award as the outstanding faculty member at Kenan-Flagler in the respective programs.  Wendell serves as a board member on the Tsinghua-UNC Center for Logistics and Enterprise Development.

    Wendell brings to his academic career several years of industry experience. After receiving his bachelor’s degree from Harvard, Wendell worked at Monitor Company, the consulting company founded by Michael Porter to apply his business strategy frameworks to the strategic planning process of Fortune 500 clients. Wendell also worked for several years at CSC Index, the consulting firm (led by Jim Champy and Michael Hammer) that pioneered the concept of business process reengineering. Through his experience with these firms and subsequent independent consulting projects, Wendell has work experience in a wide variety of industries and companies, including:

    • Nationwide Insurance
    • Caterpillar
    • Apple Computer
    • State Street Bank
    • Hoechst-Celanese
    • Matsushita
    • Sony
    • Intel

    Wendell received both his MBA and Ph.D. from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business.

  • Mr. Rick Grandinetti

    Affiliate faculty, UNC Executive Development

    Mr. Grandinetti has designed, produced, coordinated and conducted over 5,000 seminars and keynote speeches throughout North America. He is the author of more than 35 various educational programs currently utilized by numerous organizations throughout North America and published a book titled “Succeed Inside the Box Guaranteed.”

    Mr. Grandinetti has managed and navigated many leading companies through changes to alter their company culture to one of excellence.

    Mr. Grandinetti created and implemented the company-wide educational program for the material supplier who is number one in sales dollars, per employee, worldwide. This program remains the core of their educational initiative today. He educates organizations “How to Succeed in Any Economy with the Proper Culture.”

    Dr. Grandinetti has consulted with numerous elite organizations including the DEA, GlaxoSmithKline, LOGTECH, Roche Laboratories, Tooele Army Depot, Maintenance Center Barstow Marine Corp, Anniston Army Depot, Riverhead Building Supply, Menards, United Airlines, Native American Tribal Council and Casinos, Fort Campbell 101st Sustainment Brigade, US Army Quartermasters, Blue Grass Army Depot, The Surgeon General’s Conference, Defense Logistics Agency, Merck and Company Incorporated, Fort Belvoir, Ring’s End Lumber, Matrix, Cape Cod Lumber, Pine Bluff Arsenal, Boeing, Certified Public Accountant Firm Management Association and Picatinny Arsenal just to name a few.

  • Mr. Steve Haynes

    Chief Data Science Officer and Former President and Chief Operating Officer, NC State Poole College of Management

    Steve Haynes is the former Vice-President of Global Supply Chain for Nortel Networks, Inc. and a graduate of the Master’s of Science in Logistics program at Cranfield University, United Kingdom. He is the recipient of N.C. State’s College of Management “best instructor” award and a key LOGTECH faculty resource. His business career has been in the automotive, computer, and telecommunications industries with work in all areas of supply chain management including purchasing, manufacturing, logistics, and customer service.

    Steve joined Nortel Networks in 1990 to lead the complete re-structuring of the logistics function for this international telecommunications firm. Success in this transformation expanded the role to embrace logistics and customer service process and organization re- design for Europe/Asia.

    In 1997, Steve was promoted with Nortel Networks and moved to North America as Vice President of Global Logistics. In this position he built and managed a Logistics organization partnering with other internal and external Supply Chain Groups to establish a superior Logistics capability with global reach.

    In January 2002 Steve began teaching at North Carolina State University and at the Kenan- Flagler Business School of UNC in the LOGTECH program.

  • Dr. Anand Iyer

    Chief Data Science Officer and Former President and Chief Operating Officer of WellDoc

    In his current role as Chief Data Scientist for WellDoc, Anand leads complex analyses, fueled by real-time data from WellDoc’s flagship mobile prescription therapy, BlueStar®, to inform, discover, and extrapolate patterns that help adapt the product to enhance patient engagement and outcomes.

    Earlier, as President and COO, he oversaw the creation of WellDoc’s mobile- and web- based chronic disease management platforms.

    A Type-2 diabetic, Iyer has 15+ years of wireless industry and consulting experience. He was founder and past-president of the In-Building Wireless Alliance, and is a respected global thought-leader in mHealth. He was honored as a “Global Top 35” executive in wireless in 2007 and Maryland Healthcare Innovator of the Year, 2013.

    He earned a master’s and doctorate degrees in electrical and computer engineering, as well as a master of business administration degree from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.

    Iyer is a respected speaker on mHealth technology and its ongoing integration into the healthcare industry globally. He is also guest faculty at the Institute for Defense and Business, where he presents emerging wireless innovation to senior flag officers of the United States Armed Forces. 

    He is a professional South Indian Classical Musician, and a recording artiste for multiple CDs. He is also an avid cook and ice hockey player.  He is married to Anita Iyer, a dermatologist, has two children – son Keshav (14) and daughter Arya (11) – and lives in Potomac, MD.

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  • Dr. Al Segars

    Chair and PNC Bank Distinguished Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Kenan-Flagler Business School

    Dr. Albert H. Segars is the PNC Bank Distinguished Professor at UNC Chapel Hill’s Kenan-Flagler School of Business. He is also the Chairperson of the school’s Strategy and Entrepreneurship Area as well as the faculty director of UNC’s Center for Sustainable enterprise.

    Al’s area of research, teaching and consulting expertise include innovation, technology management, as well as entrepreneurship. He has written numerous articles on these topics within the context of strategic planning, product innovation, financial investment, logistics, supply chain, and corporate sustainability.

    His research has been recognized as “Best in Practice” by The Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Society of Information Management (SIM), The Society for Logistics Engineers (SOLE), as well as The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). Current research projects by Dr. Segars are funded by The National Science Foundation, Carnegie Bosch Institute, The Kaufman Foundation, Bank of America, The Defense Logistics Agency, The Department of Navy, The Medical Logistics Agency, CIBER, and Duke Energy.

    Along with his work in academe, Al was a founding partner of two successful technology startups. He and his brother (Dr. Paul Segars of Duke University) are currently involved in an early stage startup that converts radiology images (digital phantoms) into 3D models for use in calibrating medical equipment.

    Al is a frequently invited speaker for corporate and academic engagements. He provides expert analysis and interviews in media outlets such as The Wall Street Journal, USAToday, The Washington Post, BusinessWeek, CNN, CIO Magazine, The New York Times, National Public Radio, The Financial Times, as well as numerous newspapers and trade journals. He is a featured commentator of The Wall Street Journal’s Startup Journal website ( and is also frequently called upon to provide opinion and perspective for leading investment and venture capital firms.

  • Dr. Paul Stanfield

    Associate Professor, North Carolina A&T State University

    Dr. Paul Stanfield is Associate Professor and former Chair of the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at North Carolina A&T State University. Additionally, Dr. Stanfield serves as advisor, instructor and researcher for the Institute for Defense and Business and the Center for Excellence in Logistics and Technology (LOGTECH). He is the former President of ABCO Automation, an 80 employee engineering consulting firm.

    In addition to teaching, Dr. Stanfield has helped develop the Logistics Engineer concept with the Army and consulted with all branches of the military and over 30 private companies including:

    • Department of Defense
    • Lockheed Martin
    • Bosch/Siemens
    • PPG Industries
    • Miller Brewing
    • Philip Morris

    His research interests include supply chain system modeling, life cycle management, and asset-based system engineering. He is a winner of the Institute of Industrial Engineers UPS Minority Advancement, Outstanding Young Industrial Engineer in Education, Pritsker Doctoral Dissertation, and IIE Graduate Research Awards. He has also twice been awarded the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering Faculty of the Year Award.

    Dr. Stanfield received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering, M.S. in Industrial Engineering/ Operations Research, and Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from North Carolina State University and his M.B.A. from University of North Carolina – Greensboro.

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