Jeffrey J. Risher, a transportation and logistics specialist with Southeastern Louisiana University’s College of Business, has been recognized by the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals for his doctoral dissertation research.

He is an assistant professor in the Department of Marketing and Supply Chain Management and received the 2017 Doctoral Dissertation Award at the council’s recent annual conference held in Atlanta.

Established in 1963, the council is the leading international association dedicated to education research and advancement of the supply chain management profession. Risher’s study, “From Offshoring to Reshoring: A Conceptual Framework for Manufacturing Location Decisions in a Slow-Steam World,” explores the outcomes of firms that are reintroducing domestic manufacturing in the United States.

 The research was completed as part of Risher’s studies at Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, Ga., where he was awarded a doctorate in marketing.

After graduating in marketing from Mississippi State University, Risher worked in several positions with Con-Way Freight before being promoted as linehaul coordinator in Fort Worth, Texas.  

He worked as a logistics planner with Matheson Tri-Gas in Irving, Texas, and later accepted a position a logistics planner with Transport Service Company in Geismar, La.   He also worked as terminal manager for Central Transport in Baton Rouge, La.

 Risher received his master of business administration degree from Southeastern and joined the faculty in 2016.

 He is also a graduate of Leake Academy. Jeff and his wife Wendy are the proud parents of a son Jamie.

His parents are Joe and Jackie Risher of Madden.