Lynn Ann Fish, PhD Professor of Management

Lynn Ann Fish, PhD

Phone: 888-2642

BS, Industrial Engineering; MBA; MS, Industrial Engineering;
PhD, Industrial Engineering — State University of New York at Buffalo

During her 18 years at Canisius, Dr. Fish has twice been  honored as the Donald E. Calvert Distinguished Professor and once as the Undergraduate Teaching Professor. Her strong background in industrial and production systems engineering provides her students with a real-world understanding of concepts presented in the classroom. Her "hands-on" teaching methods have been recognized twice on a national scale, as she was asked on two different occasions to present her techniques at the Decision Sciences Institute’s national meetings. Several of these techniques have been published in the prestigious Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education.

Dr. Fish’s expertise in ergonomics and industrial efficiency has made her a valuable consultant to industry. Her clients have included Fisher-Price, Xerox, Bausch & Lomb, General Motors, and General Mills. Balancing her consulting responsibilities with extensive research, she has written or co-authored more than 50 articles published in scholarly journals, books, conference proceedings, and professional publications. Dr. Fish has given presentations at numerous professional meetings in the U.S., Canada, and England. Her research interests span the spectrum of operations management and in particular, RFID, supply chain management, quality management, project management, and ergonomics.

Dr. Fish serves as director for the undergraduate global logistics and supply chain management minor and the graduate global supply chain management concentration, as well as co-director for the management of technology undergraduate minor. She has designed and taught several courses offered at Canisius, including the popular “Global Supply Chain Management” and “Project Management” for graduates and undergraduates. Among her various service activities, she has served on the Wehle School of Business Undergraduate and Graduate Curriculum Committees, the MBA Strategic Planning Committee, Wehle School of Business Graduate Admissions Committee, the Business Advisory Council, the Canisius College Oishei Committee, and as a faculty advisor.

She is affiliated with the APICS – The Association for Operations Management - the Decision Sciences Institute, the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences, the Institute of Industrial Engineers, Production and Operations Management Society, and Beta Gamma Sigma - the National Business Honor Society. Dr. Fish has been extensively involved in community service for such organizations as the Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, the United Way, and Future City Competition.