Andy (John) Anderson

Assistant Professor of Management

John Deere Faculty Fellow




Education

Ph.D. (Management) University of Durham (United Kingdom); M.Res. (Management Science) University of Lancaster (United Kingdom); B.S. (Supply Chain and Operations Management) University of Northern Iowa


Teaching Interests

Global Supply Chain Management; Optimization Modeling; Operations Management


Research Interests

Chinese Outward Foreign Direct Investment; International Supply Chain Management; Facility Location Choice; Chinese MNE Innovation Capabilities


Responsibilities

Board member, UNI Creative Life Research Center


Professional Accomplishments

Prior to teaching at UNI, Andy taught optimization modeling in the MBA program at Drake University and Operations and Supply Chain Management courses in the undergraduate and MBA programs at China Agricultural University (Beijing).

He has presented his research at several national and international conferences and has been nominated for "best paper" awards. He has published articles in The China Quarterly, Asia Pacific Journal of Management, Journal of World Business, and International Business Review, among others. Andy also actively performs new product and supply chain development consulting projects and founded a non-profit that focuses on strengthening female educational access in Tibetan regions of Qinghai, China.


Latest News & Views


UNI MBA students present at capstone conference in 2017
UNI's MBA program seeking potential clients

University of Northern Iowa MBA program is seeking clients for student capstone experience. This course is the comprehensive application of the MBA curriculum in a strategic context.

2 weeks 3 days ago
International MBA student in front of Curris Business Building at the University of Northern Iowa
Federal policy reversal a relief for UNI international students

International students and campus administrators at the University of Northern Iowa breathed a sigh of relief after the federal government rescinded a policy decision Tuesday that could have forced thousands of international students across the country to return home amidst a global pandemic.

3 weeks 6 days ago
polls in zoom
Did You Know you Can Create Polls in Zoom?

If you’re prepared for each meeting with an agenda and/or classroom instruction and you’d like to take a poll, simply set one up prior to the meeting directly in Zoom. It’s easy to do and you’re able to share the results with participants during the meeting and download the results.

4 months 2 weeks ago
Zoom virtual backgrounds
How to Look Like a Rockstar in Zoom

Zoom has become the virtual meeting platform of choice for thousands of people due to the COVID-19 pandemic. If you’re new to Zoom, or virtual meetings in general, the idea of online meetings can be overwhelming for us who’ve never worked or taken classes from home.

4 months 3 weeks ago
mother on laptop with dog and child
How to Successfully Lead an Effective Team of Newly Remote Workers

COVID-19 is forcing us to make organizational adjustments that are outside of the comfort zone for some. Although it’s been reported that 43 percent of employees work remotely with some frequency, leading a team of employees from afar can feel daunting, especially if those employees are new to working from home. 

4 months 3 weeks ago
bryce-steirt-uni-business
How does this UNI business student, all-American athlete and entrepreneur find the time?

University of Northern Iowa senior wrestler Bryce Steiert (Management) had never commercially mowed a lawn before he started a landscaping business.
“That’s kind of how he competes,” said UNI wrestling head coach Doug Schwab of Steiert’s willingness to jump into something new. “We’ll have a little bit of a plan for his matches, but he knows where he wants to go.”​

5 months 5 days ago