David Cantor, the Mark and Terri Walker Professorship in Logistics and professor of supply chain management at the Ivy College of Business at Iowa State University, has been appointed to serve as a co-editor-in-chief of the Journal of Supply Chain Management.

“This is a tremendous honor,” said Cantor. “I am looking forward to working with my co-editors, professors Barb Flynn and Mark Pagell, to further our understanding of leading supply chain practices. I am also excited about continuing to enhance the journal’s reputation as the best academic outlet for supply chain management research.”

The Journal of Supply Chain Management has ranked in the top two for the past six years among supply chain journals.

“The Journal of Supply Chain Management is a premier journal,” said Scott Grawe, the Robert and Jane Sturgeon Fellow and Chair of the Department of Supply Chain Management at the Ivy College of Business. “We have a great team of research-active faculty in the department. Dave’s appointment as co-editor-in-chief is a reflection of the strength of his research. We are excited to support him in his new role.”

Cantor’s research focuses on the impact of public policy on safety issues in the trucking industry, environmental management and behavioral operations management. In addition to serving on several editorial boards, Cantor has generated more than 35 publications over the course of his career.

Cantor currently teaches courses in undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs. He is also the director of the college’s supply chain management graduate certificate program. He is excited about the benefit the appointment will give his students.

“I am interested in helping provide current doctoral students and junior faculty with professional development opportunities,” said Cantor. “Part of this effort will include collaborating with our supply chain colleagues at prominent academic conferences such as Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP), Decision Sciences Institute and the Academy of Management.

Cantor received his PhD from the University of Maryland. He also received his MS in information systems and his bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Maryland. Previous academic appointments include positions at the University of North Florida and Penn State.