Establishing the Debbie and Jerry Ivy Chair in Business
A previous Ivy gift is having a positive impact, including funding for the new Debbie and Jerry Ivy Chair in Business, held by Patricia Daugherty, professor of supply chain management.
The position became official during a special medallion ceremony, September 11, during Debbie and Jerry Ivy’s visit to campus as part of their $50 million gift announcement. The funding was provided several years ago and has now been paired with a member of the faculty.
“In spring 2017, we were delighted to have recruited Pat, an outstanding member of the faculty, to fill this prestigious position,” said Raisbeck Endowed Dean David Spalding. “We had been searching for the perfect match, and we have found that in Pat.”
Daugherty came to Iowa State from the Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University. She most recently served as professor and Bowersox-Thull Chair in Logistics and Supply Chain Management. She earned a PhD in marketing with minors in logistics and advertising/promotion from Michigan State.
“I feel extremely honored and proud to be the first holder of the Debbie and Jerry Ivy Chair in Business,” Daugherty said. “Debbie and Jerry’s commitment to Iowa State is truly exceptional and greatly appreciated. Their generosity has allowed me to support research projects with faculty and doctoral students.”
Daugherty’s experience includes working as a marketing and logistics consultant for companies such as Nabisco, Gillette Company, Ralston Purina Company, and others. Her research interests include buyer-seller relationships, collaboration, integration, and reverse logistics with particular emphasis on returns management.
“Pat is one of the most accomplished, prolific researchers in the field of supply chain management,” said Spalding. “She has had 100 articles published, 32 of which were in top journals, with more than 11,000 citations. That’s impressive.”
In addition to her amazing success as a researcher, Daugherty is also a dedicated mentor to PhD students and young faculty, including Scott Grawe, associate dean for strategy and engagement.
“Pat has been a fantastic mentor to me over the past 12 years, and she continues to push me to become a stronger researcher,” Grawe said. “I am thrilled that she is now at the Ivy College of Business to work with a new generation of supply chain scholars.”