Michael J. Braunscheidel, PhD., P.E. Associate Professor
Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering, University of Detroit
Masters of Business Administration, Canisius College
PhD, Operations and Supply Chain Management, State University of New York at Buffalo
Dr. Braunscheidel joined the Department of Management at Canisius College in August of 2009. Prior to his time at Canisius, he spent 4 years at the College at Brockport and 24 years in industry working for Ashland Petroleum Inc., West Valley Nuclear Services, Inc., and Pierce and Stevens Corporation. During his time in industry he held positions such as project engineer, construction supervisor, maintenance supervisor, senior engineer, engineering manager and plant manager. He is a licensed professional engineer in New York State.
Dr. Braunscheidel teaches operations and supply chain management classes at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. In addition, he also teaches quality management and management science. In conjunction with Dr. James Goldstein of the Accounting Department and Ralph Jeswald, a Canisius alumnus and CPA, he has created an inter-disciplinary case study that pairs teams of accounting and management students that must work together in order to improve a business process.
Dr. Braunscheidel’s research focuses on supply chain management, quality systems and organizational behavior as it relates to these topics. His research has been published in journals such as the Journal of Operations Management, the International Journal of Production and Operations Management, Human Resources Management, Academic Exchange Quarterly and the Academy of Management and Information Systems Journal. Dr. Braunscheidel also serves as a reviewer for various academic journals
Since joining Canisius College, Dr. Braunscheidel has served as a freshman advisor, on the Graduate Curriculum Committee for the Wehle School of Business, an ad-hoc internship committee and the evaluation committee tasked with selecting a new Learning Management System.