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About Dr. Knapp

Dr. Knapp is currently an Associate Professor of Business Administration at the University of Indianapolis. He guided the launch of one of the first supply chain management majors in Indiana. Originally from Ohio, Dr. Knapp is a graduate of Miami University and earned both masters and doctorate degrees in business from Anderson University.

With seventeen years of industry experience, Dr. Knapp has worked and managed in the areas of information technology, human resources, training, organizational development, project management, process improvement/six sigma, mergers & acquisitions, and strategic planning.

Dr. Knapp has authored articles and book chapters on outsourcing, information technology, organizational culture, enterprise resource planning systems, and the learning styles of midwestern college students.

A four-time winner of teacher of the year honors at two universities, Dr. Knapp has recently served as the Vice President of Student Chapters for the Central Indiana chapter of the Association for Operations Management (APICS), and is the faculty advisor for the University of Indianapolis supply chain society.

Professional Vita

Academic Degrees

  • Doctor of Business Administration, Anderson University - April 2006
  • Master of Business Administration, Anderson University - June 2000
  • Bachelor of Science in Systems Analysis, Miami University - May 1988

Honors and Awards

  • 2015 University of Indianapolis Faculty Achievement Award
  • 2010 Teacher of the Year, University of Indianapolis
  • 2010 School of Business Professor of the Year, University of Indianapolis
  • 2009 University of Indianapolis Faculty Achievement Award
  • 2009 Teacher of the Year Finalist, University of Indianapolis
  • 2009 School of Business Professor of the Year, University of Indianapolis
  • 2003 Delta Sigma Pi School of Business Educator of the Year, Ball State University
  • 2002 Delta Sigma Pi School of Business Educator of the Year, Ball State University
  • 2000 Highest Scholastic Achievement Award, 4.0 GPA, Anderson University MBA Program

Teaching Experience

  • Associate Professor, School of Business, University of Indianapolis - August 2011 to Present
  • Acting Dean, School of Business, University of Indianapolis - May 2013 to May 2015
  • Assistant Professor, School of Business, University of Indianapolis - August 2006 to August 2011
  • Instructor, Department of Information Systems and Operations Management, Ball State University - January 2003 to November 2004
  • Instructor, Department of Management, Ball State University - August 2002 to January 2003
  • Corporate Trainer, Indianapolis Life Insurance Company - May 1996 to May 1997

Professional Associations

  • Vice President of Student Chapters, Central Indiana Association for Operations Management (APICS) - 2008 to 2012
  • Faculty Advisor, UIndy Supply Chain Society- 2009 to present
  • Member, the Academy of Management
  • Member, the Institute for Supply Management (ISM)

Corporate Experience

Raytheon Technical Services Company, Indianapolis, IN
  • Six Sigma Expert (Raytheon) - 2005 to 2006
  • Manager of Information Technology - 2004 to 2005
Indianapolis Life Insurance Company, Indianapolis, IN
  • Director of Information Technology Planning - 2001 to 2002
  • Executive Consultant - 2000 to 2001
  • Managing Partner, Information Services - 1997 to 1999
  • Senior Human Resources Consultant - 1996 to 1997
  • Systems Manager - 1995 to 1996
  • Lead Systems Analyst - 1994 to 1995
  • Senior Systems Analyst - 1991 to 1994
  • Analyst/Programmer - 1988 to 1991
  • Proficient in the following programming languages and tools:
    • Internet: Macromedia DreamWeaver, Microsoft FrontPage.
    • Client/Server: Basic, Visual Basic, Access, Pascal, Prolog, Easel, Remittance Processing Language.
    • PC Systems: DOS, Windows 3.1, 95, NT, OS/2, Macintosh OS 9 & OS X, Netware.
    • Miscellaneous: Object-Oriented Programming, Relational Databases, Interface Design.
    • Mainframe: MVS, Assembler Language, COBOL, CICS, Job Control Language, Quikjob, Gener/OL, Roscoe, VSAM.

Research

Publications

  • Zimmer, T & Knapp, K (2017). Lean Manufacturing: The production employment and wages connection, Spring 2017, vol 92, no 1. (link to article: http://www.ibrc.indiana.edu/ibr/2017/spring/article1.html)
  • Zimmer, T & Knapp, K (2016). Lean Manufacturing and its Impact on Production Wages and Employment. Journal of System and Management Sciences, vol 6, no 3, pp 1-9. (link to article: http://www.aasmr.org/jsms/Vol.6/Vol6_No.3_1.pdf)
  • Knapp, K & Killian, C (2013). The Factors That Matter To College Graduate Salary: A Statistical Analysis of College Ranking Systems and Performance of Graduates. KarlKnapp.com (download here).
  • Knapp, K., Sharma, S. & King, K. (2009). Macro-Economic and Social Impacts of Offshore Outsourcing of Information Technology: Practitioner and Academic Perspectives. IT Outsourcing: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools and Applications, Jul 2009.
  • Knapp, K., Sharma, S. & King, K. (2008). Socio-economic Impacts of Offshore Outsourcing of Information Technology. Book chapter published in: Emergent Strategies for E-Business Processes, Services and Implications: Advancing Corporate Framework, Volume 3 of the Advances in E-Business Research Series
  • Knapp, K., Sharma, S. & King, K. (2007). Macro-Economic and Social Impacts of Offshore Outsourcing of Information Technology: Practitioner and Academic Perspectives. International Journal of E-Business Research (IJEBR) 3(4), Oct-Dec 2007.
  • Knapp, K. (2006). The Effect of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Systems On Organizational Culture: A Quantitative Analysis.

Conference Proceedings, Presentations & Papers

  • Knapp, K & Killian, C (2012). A Predictive Model of College Graduate Success. Lilly Conference on College Teaching, Nov 18, 2012, Miami University, Oxford, OH..
  • Schindler T, Knapp K & Yadav S (2011). The Retention Effects of Dyad Test-Taking in Graduate School Students: An Empirical Analysis. Lilly Conference on College Teaching, Miami University, November 18, 2011.
  • Knapp, K. (2004). Outsourcing Information Technology. Ball State University, Miller School of Business Colloquium, March 26, 2004.
  • Knapp, K. (2003). An Empirical Comparison of the Learning Styles of Business and Non-Business Majors Using Kolb’s Experiential Learning Theory. Proceedings of the Delta Pi Epsilon National Conference, November 21, 2003.
    • Knapp, K. (2003). An Empirical Comparison of the Learning Styles of Business and Non-Business Majors Using Kolb’s Experiential Learning Theory. Delta Pi Epsilon National Conference, November 21, 2003.
    • Knapp, K. (2003). A Prisoner’s Dilemma. National Association of Education Buyers (NAEB). Indiana Regional Conference, October 2003.
    • Knapp, K. (2002). Developing a Project Management Office. Institute for International Research Conference, January, 2002.
    • Knapp, K. (2001). Developing a Project Management Office, Institute for International Research Conference, July 2001.
    • Knapp, K. & Lindell, V. (1997). Building a Corporate University in a Mid-Sized Insurance Company. Association for Training & Development Conference, March 1997.