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Greg Magnan, PhD

Professor, Department of Marketing


Teaching Areas

  • Supply Chain Management
  • Operations Strategy
  • Business Strategy

Personal Bio

Greg Magnan, professor of Operations Management, joined Seattle University and the Albers School of Business & Economics in 1992. He teaches a variety of courses and topics at the undergraduate, MBA, and executive levels, including creativity & innovation, sustainability, operations & supply chain management, strategy implementation, project management, and leading responsible organizations. Dr. Magnan has received several teaching awards, including the 2014 Seattle University Alumni Distinguished Teaching Award and the Beta Gamma Sigma Professor of the Year in Albers in 2005, 2009 and 2012.

Greg earned his PhD from Michigan State University and his research is focused on supply chain relationships. He has published in numerous journals including Decision Sciences, Journal of Supply Chain Management, Journal of Business Logistics, Industrial Marketing Management, and Supply Chain Management: An International Journal. Recently, one of his publications received the Best Paper Award from the Journal of Supply Chain Management and another from the International Journal of Logistics Management.

Dr. Magnan was named a Genevieve Albers Professor for 2008-2011 and spent 2007-2008 as a Visiting Academic Fellow at Henley Management College (UK).From 2014 – 2019 he was co-chair of the President’s Committee for Sustainability at SU and enjoys traveling, camping and hiking.