Tom Coyle has a PhD in Business Administration from The University of Texas Pan American, an MBA from Georgia State University in Management and a B.S. in Metallurgical Engineering from the University of Tennessee. In addition he has 30 years industrial experience in all facets of manufacturing. He has been on the faculty at UT Brownsville for seven years teaching in Operations Management disciplines. Dr. Coyle’s research has been published in the Journal of World Business and the Journal of Management and Entrepreneurship. He has also made presentations at the Academy of Management, the Society of Business Disciplines and the Southwest Academy of Management.