Posted by Mary L. Wimberley on 2006-04-07

Samford University business professor Dr. Archie Lockamy III has been named the school's Margaret Gage Bush Professor of Business. Lockamy has been professor of operations management in the Samford School of Business since 2000.

As Bush Professor, Lockamy takes the chair formerly held by Dr. Marlene M. Reed, who retired in 2005.

Lockamy, said Samford business dean Dr. Beck Taylor, "embodies the ideal Samford professor in that he is dedicated to his students, he is a thought leader in his field of operations management, and he serves the university and its constituents generously and with excellence."

"Dr. Lockamy is well-known for his classroom teaching and dedication to excellence in management education. His research in operations management has been published in the field's top journals. I am delighted that Dr. Lockamy will continue to lead in the School of Business in his new role as the Bush Professor," said Taylor.

Prior to his academic career, Lockamy held engineering and managerial positions with DuPont, Procter and Gamble, and TRW. A frequent contributor to national and international professional journals, he is the author of a book, Global Logistics: Managing the Product-Delivery System, and co-author of Reengineering Performance Measurement: How to Align Systems to Improve Processes, Products and Profits. 

Lockamy served on the Board of Examiners for the Malcolm Baldridge National Quality Award during 1997-2002. A Certified Fellow in Production and Inventory Management (CFPIM), he holds a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, a master's in business administration from Atlanta University Graduate School of Business, and a Ph.D. in operations management from the University of Georgia.

Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 66th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 104th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,683 students from 47 states and 19 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference, and ranks 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.