Meet Our Education Advisors
Dr. Randy V. Bradley
Dr. Randy V. Bradley is an Associate Professor of Supply Chain and Information Systems Management and Haslam Family Faculty Research Fellow in the Haslam College of Business at The University of Tennessee. He holds a Ph.D. in Management of Information Technology (IT) and Innovation, an M.S. in Management Information Systems, and a B.S. in Computer Engineering, all from Auburn University. He is also co-founder and Chief Information Officer of Q-Leap Health, Inc., Executive Vice President, Digital Transformation in Life Sciences for Bio Supply Management Alliance (BSMA), and founder and Principal Owner of RV Bradley, LLC. He also serves on several national and international Board of Directors and Advisory Boards and Councils.
Dr. Bradley is a preeminent global thought leader and highly sought-after speaker for professional and corporate conferences and events. As a supply chain and an IT strategist, he offers keen insights and practical guidance on leveraging emerging tech, digital transformation, supply chain digitalization, and the strategic application of analytics, with an emphasis on the life sciences sector. Dr. Bradley’s insights have been chronicled in Bloomberg Law, Thrive Global, Business Wire, MarketWatch, SciTechDaily, SupplyChain247, PR Newswire, Supply Chain Dive, DC Velocity, MHI Solutions, Healthcare Purchasing News, Supply Chain Quarterly, and HealthPRO News, among others. He is a PhD Project Hall of Fame inductee, the first individual recipient of the Bellwether League’s Dean S. Ammer award for Healthcare Supply Chain Performance Excellence, and recognized as a DC Velocity Rainmaker – a supply chain professional whose achievements and impact set him apart from the crowd.
Dr. Bradley has 25+ years of industry experience and his business background includes IT consulting, supply chain, IT, and analytics strategy design, digital supply chain roadmap development, supply chain transformation initiatives, IT outsourcing transitions, and large-scale systems evaluation, selection, and integration projects. He has consulted for and advised federal, state, and multinational organizations and companies both domestically and abroad. As a prolific researcher, Dr. Bradley’s works and insights are documented in more than 150 articles, book chapters, columns, and proceedings of national and international practitioner and academic meetings and conferences.
Dr. Terry L. Esper
Dr. Terry L. Esper is Associate Professor of Logistics at the Fisher College of Business of The Ohio State University. In addition to his full-time academic activities, Esper also serves as Co-Chair of the Academic Strategies Committee for the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals, and is an Educational Advisor to the Health and Personal Care Logistics Conference.
He has published several articles on issues associated with retail logistics and supply chain management strategy in leading academic and managerial outlets, including Journal of Business Logistics, Journal of Operations Management and Journal of Retailing. In addition, he is a regular speaker at global conferences, where he builds on his research insights and accumulated experiences to engage in dialogue regarding trends and issues in logistics and supply chain management practice, and is a regular featured guest on a Sirius XM Radio show.
Prior to his Doctoral studies in Marketing and Logistics at the University of Arkansas, Esper worked for Hallmark Cards as a Transportation Manager and was involved in transportation infrastrtucture research for the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration.