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William Lee Berry, business administration educator. 1st Enterprise fellow Kenan Institute, 1988-1990.


Berry, William Lee was born on December 24, 1935 in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States. Son of George Lee and Anna Marie (Hansert) Berry.


Bachelor of Science, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, 1957. Master of Science, Virginia Polytechnic Institute, Blacksburg, 1964. Doctor of Business Administration, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1969.


Manufacturing trainee General Electric, various locations, 1957-1960, supervisor manufacturing Salem, Virginia, 1960-1964. From assistant professor to associate professor industrial management Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, 1968-1976. Professor production management Indiana University, Bloomington, 1976-1982.

C. Maxwell Stanley professor production management University Iowa, Iowa City, 1982-1987, senior associate dean College Business Administration, 1983-1987, director Manufacturing and Productivity Center, 1986-1987. Belk professor business administration, chairman operations management area University North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1988-1992. Professor business administration Ohio State University, Columbus, 1992—2007, Richard Ross chair in management, director Center Excellence in Management, 1995—2006, professor emeritus, 2007.

Visiting professor Institute for Management Development, Lausanne, Switzerland, 1987-1988. Consultant in field.



Fellow Decision Sciences Institute (vice president 1983-1984, secretary 1985-1986, president-elect 1987, president 1988). Member Institute Industrial Engineers (vice president 1979-1981, director, Distinguished Service award 1979), Operations Management Association (vice president 1981-1985, president-elect 1985-1986, president 1986-1987, director, Distinguished Leadership award 1987), American Production and Inventory Control Society, Institute Management Science, Operations Research Society.


Married Jane Frances Wilkinson, September 23, 1980. Children— Ann Kathleen, Lee Michael, Lynn Colleen, Michael Plenov.

George Lee Berry

Anna Marie (Hansert) Berry

Carol M. Berry

Ann Kathleen Berry

Lee Michael Berry

Lynn Colleen Berry

Kimberly Annual Berry