STEVEN A. MELNYK (Ph.D., Western –1981) is Professor of Supply Chain and Operations Management at Michigan State University. He has co-authored 20 books, and over 90 refereed journal articles. His research focus includes supply chain risk and resilience, strategic supply chain management, behavioral research, and certified management standards. Dr. Melnyk sits on the editorial review board for numerous journals. From 2014 to 2016, Dr. Melnyk was a member of the APICS Board of Directors. In 2017, Dr. Melnyk accepted a joint appointment from the University of Newcastle (Australia) where he is the Newcastle Global Innovation Chair in Supply Chain Management. In 2017, the Academy of Management - the Operations and Supply Chain Division -- recognized Dr. Melnyk as a Distinguished Scholar in the field.