As an Adjunct Professor of the Gupta College of Business at the University of Dallas, I was committed in providing experiential learning opportunities in the Management courses. I believe it is the most effective means for enhancing student learning.
I initiate, facilitate, and moderate classroom discussions to ensure students understand how to apply the concepts presented in class. I utilize a variety of instructional strategies in order to engage students.
In order to stay abreast of developments in the field, I read current literature, talk with colleagues, and participate in professional and industry associations. I evaluate and revise course content, course materials, and methods of instruction to enhance the learning of students.
I have a PhD in Organization and Management with a specialization in Leadership. I have over 14 years of experience teaching on campus and online as an Adjunct Instructor. Also, I was a four year football letterman at Purdue University. I received the Leonard Wilson Football Award for Dedication and Unselfishness.
I enjoy working with Junior High School and High School students. I have experience coaching Junior High School kids in the Police Athletic Football League and High School kids at Purdue Summer Basketball Camps. I look forward in an opportunity to work with students.
Michael Northington, Ph.D.
101 Montreal Drive, Hurst, TX (concealed information)
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Doctor of Philosophy in Organization and Management, Specialization in Leadership
Capella University - Minneapolis, MN
School of Business and Technology
Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)
Dissertation: Transformational Leadership Behaviors of Winning College Programs Directors: An Exploratory Qualitative Study
Master of Science in Business Administration
University of Saint Francis - Fort Wayne, IN
Keith Busse School of Business and Entrepreneurial Leadership
Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)
Bachelor of Science in Management
Purdue University - West Lafayette, IN
Krannert School of Management
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA)
Management of Operations and Global Supply Chain Management Adjunct Professor | 2004 - 2017
University of Dallas Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business - Irving, TX
Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
• Taught a diverse community of an average of 20 graduate students per class.
• Demonstrated commitment to equity and inclusion.
• Utilized a variety of instructional strategies in order to engage students, including cooperative and experiential learning.
• Initiated, facilitated, and moderated classroom discussions to ensure students understand how to apply the concepts presented in class.
• Evaluated and graded students' assignments and papers based on rubrics.
• Planned, evaluated, and revised course content, course materials, and methods of instruction to enhance learning.
• Communicated with students outside of class to provide supplementary instruction, when necessary.
• Stayed abreast of developments in the field by reading current literature, talking with colleagues, and participating in professional or industry associations.
• Integrated case studies and professional experience in development of learning processes.
Distribution Manager | 1998 – 2019
Solo Cup Company/Dart Container Corporation - Dallas, TX
• Managed operations and logistics in a distribution center.
• Interacted with senior management, customers, and suppliers.
• Administered the overall distribution center budget. Analyze sales and customer commitments.
• Managed and allocated staff resources accordant with changing needs. Manage and allocate employee and financial resources.
• Developed and implemented production standards for all distribution functions; resulting in a decrease of total cost per case.
• Improved the employee retention rate through the implementation of employee recognition programs and by creating a pleasant and professional work environment.
• Managed the cost, quality, quantity, and good efficiency of the storage and movement of finished goods.
• Established and implemented business strategies, plans, and objectives.
• Analyzed information to monitor plan performance improvements and product and finished goods demand.
• Implemented and supported programs and policies of organization.
• Analyzed logistical problems, developed new solutions; resulting in improved on time deliveries to customers.
• Implemented safety and health procedures among distribution staff; resulting in a reduction of injuries.
• Evaluated the inventory costs and freight costs associated with transportation to ensure appropriate costs.
• Maintained professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.
Warehouse Manager | 1997 - 1998
Unisource Worldwide, Inc. - Dallas, TX
• Directed the warehousing and transportation operations to maintain efficient distribution.
• Managed staff activity and productivity of supervisors, warehouse personnel, and drivers.
• Maintained receiving, warehousing, and distribution operations by initiating, coordinating, and enforcing program, operational, and personnel policies and procedures.
• Complied with federal, state, and local warehousing, material handling, and shipping requirements and enforced adherence to requirements.
• Safeguarded warehouse operations and contents by establishing and monitoring security procedures and protocols.
• Controlled inventory levels by conducting physical counts; reconciling with data storage system.
• Maintained physical condition of warehouse by planning and implementing new design layouts; inspecting equipment; issuing work orders for repair and requisitions for replacement.
• Completed warehouse operational requirements by scheduling and assigning employees.
• Maintained warehouse staff by recruiting, selecting, orienting, and training employees.
Operations Manager | 1995 – 1997
Sweetheart Cup Company - Dallas, TX
• Planned and oversaw daily shipping and receiving.
• Supervised work leads, shipping and receiving clerks, and forklift operators.
• Maintained warehouse staff job results by coaching, counseling, and disciplining employees; planning, monitoring, and appraising job results.
• Oversaw the daily operations of a warehouse, including all activities relating to storage and transport of goods as well as safety and employee training.
• Made sure that industry safety standards were met and maintained the physical aspects of the warehouse.
Operations Supervisor | 1982 - 1995
Kroger Company – Fort Wayne, IN
• Supervised and assist in daily warehouse and shipping areas including filling and shipping customer orders.
• Measured and reported the effectiveness of the department activities.
• Established or adjusted work procedures to meet warehouse demands as dictated by production schedules and work flow.
• Interpreted company policies to workers and enforcing safety regulations.
• Recommended measures to improve quality of service and increased efficiency of department.
• Conferred with other supervisors to coordinate activities of individual departments and serving internal customers.
Quality Control Supervisor | 1978 - 1982
International Harvester – Fort Wayne, IN
• Supervised and monitored the efficiency of employees of the Tune and Test Department.
• Performed supervisory responsibilities by overseeing skilled mechanics and workers maintaining truck vehicles.
• Assisted engineering with problem solving issues.
• Supervised independently and in unity with the department foreman and communicated with superiors and subordinates.
• Scheduled and implemented the smooth flow of repairs and preventive maintenance workload for the department.
Northington, M. (2016). Transformational Leadership Behaviors of Winning College Athletic Program Directors: A Qualitative Exploratory Study. The Sport Journal, September 8, 2016. Retrieved from: (concealed information)
This research study examined the transformational leadership behaviors of college athletic directors. There have been many research studies on transformational leadership and influence on followers. Though there has been considerable research on transformational leadership behaviors, the studies primarily focused on leadership in a business environment. Very few studies have focused on the transformational leadership behaviors of college athletic directors. Most of the research studies on the transformational leadership behaviors of college athletic directors are quantitative studies. The purpose of this study was to use a qualitative exploratory methodology approach to explore the transformational leadership behaviors of college athletic directors of top-rated college athletic programs. Semi-structured interviews were conducted to identify the transformational leadership behaviors demonstrated by the college athletic directors. The results of the study revealed the transformational leadership behaviors of the college athletic directors. Three main themes were revealed from the analysis of the data: taking care of the student athletes, supporting the coaches, and adhering to the NCAA and NAIA rules.
• Association for Institutional Research
Data and Decisions for Higher Education, 2016 - Present
The Association for Institutional Research is the world's largest professional association for institutional researchers. The organization provides educational resources, best practices and professional development opportunities for members. Its primary purpose is to support members in the process of collecting, analyzing, and converting data into information that supports decision-making in higher education.
• Delta Mu Delta International Honor Society in Business, 2015 – Present
Delta Mu Delta is a business honor society that recognizes and encourages academic excellence of students at qualifying colleges and universities to create a DMD community that fosters the well-being of its individual members and the business community through life-time membership.
• University of Dallas College of Business Dean’s Adjunct Advisory Group, 2010 - 2012
Leonard Wilson Award for Dedication and Unselfishness |Purdue University Football Team
Kroger Outstanding Community Service Award | Kroger Company
Christian Education Instructor | 2005 – 2008
The Potter’s Institute - Dallas, TX
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