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David Clay Whybark, American Educational educator, researcher. Avocations: travel, winemaking. M C. Recipient Lilly Alumni Master of Business Administration Teaching Excellence award, 1990, Distinguished Research award Kenan-Flagler School, 1998.


Whybark, David Clay was born on September 18, 1935 in Tacoma, Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Son of Clay Alfred and Irene (Stanton) Whybark.


Bachelor of Science, University Washington, 1957. Master of Business Administration, Cornell University, 1960. Doctor of Philosophy, Stanford University, 1967.


Research associate Stanford (California) University, 1962-1967. Assistant professor Arizona State University, Tempe, 1965-1966. Associate professor Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, 1967-1976.

Professor Indiana University, Bloomington, 1976—1990. Macon G. Patton distinguished professor University North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1990—2008, emeritus professor, since 2008. Academic advisor Institute Defense & Business, since 2005.

Visiting professor Shanghai Institute Mechanical Engineering, 1986-1987, Chinese University of Hong Kong, 1996, Victoria University, New Zealand, 1996, Canterbury University, New Zealand, 1996. Adjunct professor Institute for Management Development, Lausanne, Switzerland, 1981-1982, 85-90. Director, founder Global Manufacturing Research Group, since 1990.

Consultant in field.


  • Avocations: travel, winemaking. M C.



Fellow Decision Sciences Institute (past president, distinguished service award 1984), Pan Pacific Business Association (member county, distinguished service award 1994). Member Operations Management Association (president 1992-1993), American Production Inventory Control Society, International Society Inventory Research (member county, president elect), Council Logistics Management.


  • Other Interests

    Travel, winemaking.


Married Neva Jo Richardson, July 6, 1957. Children: Michael David, Suzanne Marie (deceased).

Clay Alfred Whybark

Irene (Stanton) Whybark

Neva Jo Richardson

Michael David Whybark

Suzanne Marie Whybark (deceased)