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Gerard J. Burke

Professor of Logistics & Supply Chain Management


  • Ph.D. (Operations Management): University of Florida, 2005
  • M.S. (Decision Sciences): University of Florida, 2004
  • MBA (Supply Chain Management): University of Florida, 2001

Areas of Specialization

  • Manufacturing and service operations management
  • Purchasing and negotiation
  • Sourcing strategies
  • Supply chain coordination
  • Business analytics


Gerard (Jerry) Burke, Ph.D., is a business professor in the Georgia Southern University Department of Logistics and Supply Chain Management. He joined the faculty at Georgia Southern in 2005 after completing graduate degrees at the University of Florida (2005, 2004, 2001). Jerry has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in operations, logistics transportation, sourcing, negotiation and international business. Dr. Burke has published research in highly regarded academic journals including: Decision Sciences JournalProduction Operations Management, European Journal of Operational Research, Operations Research Letters, Supply Chain: An International Journal and Operations Management Review. His professional service includes: academic administration in the Parker College of Business from 2011-2021, board of director of the Production Operations Management Society (2015–2021), associate editor for Decision Sciences Journal (2012-2020). Professor Burke continues to connect students to careers and industry insights via involvement with the Intermodal Association of North America (IANA). He also advises the Georgia Southern Logistics Association student group and helps coordinate the Logistics Roundtable career networking event each semester on the Statesboro campus of Georgia Southern University.

Office Location

Parker College of Business room 2248
Phone: 912-478-1495


Curriculum Vitae

Last updated: 2/2/2022