Professor of Management
University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
Founding Director, Center for the Advancement of Sustainable Processes and Environmental Research
Steven Dunn is a management professor at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, where he has served as Department Chair and is the founder and director of their sustainability institute CASPER (Center for the Advancement of Sustainable Processes and Environmental Research). While working abroad with the US Agency for International Development, he developed a series on ‘Greening the Supply Chain’. Dunn is a frequent speaker at industry meetings and corporate gatherings on the topic of corporate sustainability and the supply chain interface. He has taught graduate & undergraduate courses in Operations Management, Environmental Management, Project Management, Quality Management, Ethics and Small Business Consulting.
During his business career, he held various managerial positions at Labatt and HJ Heinz including plant operations manager and project manager for MRPII. His consulting clients have included local and international firms ranging in size from $1M to $50B. His current work with organizations combines a rigorous, operations based knowledge of business trends with a nuts and bolts understanding of how a company can best put them into practice to gain the most out of their triple bottom line capital: social, economic and environmental.
He is the author of numerous articles and his latest book, The Green Baron, tells the story of a CEO who thinks of himself as a "Captain of Industry.” Eventually he transforms his thinking about sustainability and works to change his organization, increasing profitability in the process.
Dunn earned his B.S. from California State University Long Beach, his M.B.A. from Boise State University, and his Ph.D. from The Pennsylvania State University in 1992.