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Rob Overstreet

Title: Assistant Professor / Advisor, National Society of Collegiate Scholars ISU Chapter
Department: Supply Chain Management

Office: 3313 Gerdin Business Building
Phone number: (515) 294-6483


Dr. Robert E. Overstreet is an Assistant Professor in Supply Chain Management.  His role is to help advance supply chain management research and outreach in the Ivy College of Business at Iowa State University.  Dr. Overstreet engages in industry-based research and enjoys building research and student relationships between academia and practice.  In addition to his formal education, he holds multiple industry certifications (Certified Professional Logistician, Certified in Transportation and Logistics, and Lean Six Sigma Black Belt).  Prior to entering academia, Dr. Overstreet served in the United States Air Force for nearly 28 years in leadership positions across several functional areas including logistics planning and analysis, transportation and vehicle management, as well as multi-national logistics operations.  His combat deployments include one year near Mosul, Iraq where he advised a two-star Iraqi general on the care and provisioning of the 2nd and 3rd Iraqi Armies and six months near Herat, Afghanistan where he served as the garrison commander of Camp Arena as well as senior logistician in Train Advise Assist Command–West.  He also served as a sub-regional commander for Defense Logistics Agency–Energy Middle East in Bahrain where he was responsible for Department of Defense energy needs in Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, and Syria.

Academic History

  • PhD, Management Information Technology and Innovation (Supply Chain Focus), Auburn University, 2012
  • MS, Logistics, Air Force Institute of Technology, 2002
  • BBA, Business, Campbell University, 1998
  • AAS, Logistics, Community College of the Air Force, 1995

Academic Work Experience

Deputy Department Head and Assistant Professor, Supply Chain Management
Air Force Institute of Technology
2013 - 2017

Professional Work Experience

Logistics Readiness Officer
United States Air Force
1989 - 2017


  • Logistics
  • Behavioral Supply Chain Management
  • Process Improvement
  • Innovation Research


Ivy College of Business Early Achievement in Teaching Award 2019
Iowa State University Pomerantz Award 2020
Ivy CoB Professor of the Month (April) 2018
Distinguished Member, National Society of Collegiate Scholars 2017
Professor of the Year, Advanced Studies of Air Mobility Graduate Program 2016
Highly Commended Award Winner, Literati Network Awards for Excellence 2012

Professional Licenses and Certifications

Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Professional
Certified Professional Logistician
Certified Transportation and Logistics

Selected Publications

  • Maywald, J.D., Reiman, A.D., Overstreet, R.E., and Johnson, A.W. (2019) "Aircraft selection modeling: A multi-step heuristic to enumerate airlift alternatives", Annals of Operations Research, 274 (1–2):425–445.
  • Roberts, M. D., Douglas, M. A., Overstreet, R. E., Ogden, J., and Schubert-Kabban, C. (2019) "Development and Validation of a Multi-level Air Freight Handling Safety Climate Scale", Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, 59 (Part A):445-462.
  • Stubbendorff, J.R. and Overstreet, R.E. (2019) "A commander’s first challenge: Building trust", Air and Space Power Journal, 33 (2):15-25. Link to Paper
  • Suna, Z., Wang, Y., Zhoua, H., Jiaoa, J., and Overstreet, R.E. (2019) "Travel behaviors, user characteristics, and social-economic impacts of shared transportation: A comprehensive review", International Journal of Logistics: Research and Applications, Link to Paper
  • Sternberg, H.; Hofmann, E.; Overstreet, R.E. "Perils of road freight market deregulation: Cabotage in the European Union", International Journal of Logistics Management ,
  • Boone, C. A., Hazen, B. T., Skipper, J. B., and Overstreet, R.E. (2018) "A framework for investigating optimization of service parts performance with big data", Annals of Operations Research, 270 (1-2):65-74. Link to Paper
  • Carlson, N. J., Reiman, A. D., Overstreet, R. E., and Douglas, M. A. (2017) "Multiple criteria decision making on the load planning process to enhance cargo compartment utilization", Journal of Defense Analytics and Logistics, 1 (2):137-150.
  • Swartz, S. M., Douglas, M. A., Roberts, M. D., and Overstreet, R. E. (2017) "Leavin' on my mind: Influence of safety climate on truck drivers' job attitudes and intentions to leave", Transportation Journal, 56 (2):184-209.
  • Overstreet, R. E. and Hazen, B. T. (2016) "Editorial. Tips for conducting high-quality reviews", International Journal of Logistics Management, 27 (2):1-6.
  • Douglas, M. A., Overstreet, R. E., and Hazen B.T. (2016) "Art of the possible or fools errand: Diffusion of large scale management innovations", Business Horizons, 59 (4):379-389.
  • Cooper, A. L., Huscroft, J. R., Overstreet, R. E., and Hazen, B. T. (2016) "Knowledge management for logistics service providers: The role of learning culture", Industrial Management & Data Systems, 116 (3):1-21.
  • Hazen, B. T., Overstreet, R. E., and Wang, Y. (2016) "Public bicycle adoption: Consumer perception of ease of use, usefulness and value impact adoption intent", Sustainability, 7 (11):14558-14573.
  • Hazen, B. T., Overstreet, R. E., and Boone, C. A. (2015) "Suggested reporting guidelines for structural equation modeling in supply chain management research", International Journal of Logistics Management, 26 (3):627-641.
  • Hazen, B. T., Overstreet, R. E., Hall, D. J., and Hanna, J. B. (2015) "Antecedents to and outcomes of reverse logistics metrics programs: A comparison of perspectives", Industrial Marketing Management, 46:160-170.
  • Overstreet, R. E., Hazen, B. T., Skipper, J. B., and Hanna, J. B. (2014) "Bridging the gap between strategy and performance: Using leadership style to enable structural elements", Journal of Business Logistics, 35 (2):136-149.
  • Fawcett, S. E., Waller, M. A., Miller, J. W., Schwieterman, M.A., Hazen, B. T. and Overstreet, R. E. (2014) "Editorial. A trail guide to publishing success: Tips on writing influential conceptual, qualitative, and survey research", Journal of Business Logistics, 35 (1):1-16.
  • Overstreet, R. E., Hazen, B. T., Byrd, T. A., and Hall, D. J. (2013) "Innovativeness in the motor carrier industry", International Journal of Logistics: Research and Applications, 16 (5):367-379.
  • Overstreet, R. E., Hanna, J. B., Byrd, T. A., Cegielski, C. G., and Hazen, B. T. (2013) "Leadership style and organizational innovativeness drive motor carriers toward sustained performance", International Journal of Logistics Management, 24 (2):247-270.
  • Overstreet, R. E., Hall, D. J., and Cegielski, C. G. (2013) "Predictors of the intent to adopt preventive innovations: A meta-analysis", Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 43 (5):936-946.
  • Hazen, B. T., Overstreet, R. E., and Cegielski, C. G. (2012) "Supply chain innovation diffusion: Going beyond adoption", International Journal of Logistics Management, 23 (1):119-134.
  • Hazen, B. T., Overstreet, R. E., Jones-Farmer, L. A., and Feild, H. S., Jr. (2012) "The role of ambiguity tolerance in perception of remanufactured products", International Journal of Production Economics, 135 (2):781-790.
  • Defee, C. C., Hanna, J. B., and Overstreet, R. E. (2011) "LTL pricing: Looking back to the future", Journal of Transportation Management, 22 (2):45-58.
  • Overstreet, R. E., Hall, D. J., Hanna, J. B., and Rainer, R. K., Jr. (2011) "Research in humanitarian logistics", Journal of Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain Management, 1 (2):114-131.