Dr. Daniel Frederick Jennings, PE

Program Director and Professor, Master of Industrial Distribution Program

Office: 204B Fermier
Phone: (979) 845-4972
Email: djennings@tamu.edu

Classes Taught:

  • IDIS 364 – Distributor Operations and Financial Management
  • IDIS 444 – Leadership in Technology
  • IDIS 611 – Current Issues in Industrial Distribution
  • IDIS 664 – Distribution Profitability Analysis
  • IDIS 674 – Industrial Distribution Enterprise

Research Areas of Interest:

  • Corporate Entrepreneurship
  • Leadership
  • Strategic Alliances
  • Executive Scanning
  • Profitability Analysis
  • Process Innovation
  • Strategy-Structure Alignment
  • Top Management Teams


  • PhD in Strategic Management, Texas A&M University, 1986
  • MBA, Northeast Louisiana University, 1972
  • BS in Industrial Engineering (with honors), University of Tennessee, 1961


Professor Jennings has published over 300 articles in academic and practitioner journals, authored or co-authored twenty-two textbooks and has written twenty-one chapters in textbooks authored by others. His research has been published in the Wall Street Journal and New York Times and he has received fifteen Best Paper Awards from a variety of sources including the National Academy of Management [four times]. Professor Jennings has received numerous teaching and research awards at both Texas A&M University and Baylor University and has been either the Principal Investigator or Co-Principal Investigator for applied research projects totaling $2.1 million and has obtained over $6 million in endowments, scholarship and laboratories.

Professor Jennings has served as a Visiting Professor at Universities in Russia, France, Canada, Mexico, and Italy and has conducted executive development programs in the U.S., Canada, France, Mexico and Italy. Dr. Jennings has performed consulting assignments for a variety of firms, labor unions, and governmental agencies. He is also a Labor Arbitrator serving on the panels of the American Arbitration Association and the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service and is a member of the National Academy of Arbitrators. He is a permanent arbitrator for seven organizations including American and Southwest Airlines and the American Federation of Government Employees.

Jennings’ corporate career includes engineering, corporate planning and managerial positions with Armstrong World Industries, Kaiser Aluminum and Chemical, Olinkraft, Boise Cascade and Certainteed in locations in the United States, Canada, and South America. His industry experience involved manufacturing and distribution activities. Professor Jennings has also started and sold three different businesses.

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