Tony N.K. Lynch, Ph.D.

Tony Lynch
Assistant Professor of Supply Chain Management, School of Business Administration
Olmsted Building, E335
777 W. Harrisburg Pike
E335 Olmsted Building
Middletown, PA 17057

Dr. Lynch completed his Ph.D. in Business Administration with a focus on Operations and Supply Chain Management at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. He joined Penn State Harrisburg from Auburn University in Fall 2021. Dr. Lynch is a former Marine who was trained in warehousing and logistics. He has more than a decade of graduate and undergraduate teaching experience and has taught previously at Rutgers Business School and Queens and York Colleges at the City University of New York. He holds an MPA in Public Policy and Administration from Columbia University as well as an Executive MBA from Rutgers University. Dr. Lynch has presented his research at major annual conferences including: the Academy of Management, Decision Sciences Institute and Production and Operations Management Society. He is currently a Reviewer for Group and Organization Management Journal as well as an advisor to two student organizations: the Project and Supply Chain Management Club and the Young Americans for Freedom club.

Professional Affiliations

  • Academy of Management
  • Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals
  • Decision Sciences Institute
  • Northeast Decision Sciences Institute
  • Production and Operations Management Society
  • American Economic Association
  • International Purchasing & Supply Education & Research Association
  • Gray Swan risks in supply chains
  • Reverse logistics

  • Supply chain disruptions

  • Trade policy and the global supply chain

  • Supply chain strategy

  • Public policy and the focal, local (i.e., national) and global supply chains

  • Transportation and logistics

Lynch, T.N.K. (2022) “Recalls, Reputation, TMT, and Reverse Logistics: The Effects of Operational Performance.” Proceedings of the Fifty-third Annual Meeting of the Decision of Sciences Institute, Houston, TX, November 2022.

Lynch, T.N.K. & Kaynak, H. (2017) “Toward a Typology of Organizational Responses to Significant Man-Made Supply Chain Disruptions.” Proceedings of the Forty-eighth Annual Meeting of the Decision of Sciences Institute, Washington, D.C., November 2017.

Ph.D., The University of Texas - Rio Grande Valley

M.P.A., Columbia University 

MBA, Rutgers University

B.A., City University of New York 

SRA 231 Decision Theory and Analysis
SCM 301 Supply Chain Management
SCM 320 Transportation Management
SCM 460 Purchasing and Materials Management
SCIS 546 Procurement and Supply Management
SCIS 565 Supply Chain Strategy