Don N. Pope, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Management

Contact Information:

Office: 279 Mabee Business Building
Address: ACU Box 29309, Abilene, Texas 79699
Telephone: 325-674-2786
Fax: 325-674-2507




 Degrees, Licenses & Certificates:

  • Ph.D. (Industrial Engineering), Texas A&M University, 1980
  • M.Engr. (Industrial Engineering), Texas A&M University, 1976
  • BS (Mathematics), Oklahoma Christian University of Sciences & Arts, 1975

Academic Positions Held:

  • Instructor of Operations Research in the School of Business, Texas Christian University, Spring 1983, Fall 1983, Spring 1984.

Other Positions:

  • 5 Years, Team Leader, Manufacturing Systems Planning, Manufacturing,  5 Years, Manager, Master Planning, Industrial Engineering,  8 Years, Manager, Modeling Simulation, Industrial Modernization, Northrop Grumman - Integrated Systems and Aerostructures Sector, July 1982-2000
  • Senior Manufacturing Technology Engineer, General Dynamics/Fort Worth Division, 1980-1982.

Courses Taught:

  • Production Management
  • Statistics
  • E-commerce
  • Project Management
  • SAP R/3 enterprise software
  • Quality Management

Research Areas:

  • Operations management applications in nonprofits
  • Enterprise software systems education

Outside Activities:

  • Zambia Medical Mission

Representative Papers:

  • Pope, Don and Brister, Jozell (2001) “Jones Aircraft: A Future Up in the Air”, 2001 Annual Advances in Case Research, Society of Case Research.
  • Pope, Don, Parris, Andrew and Smith, Kent (2004) “The Lean Church: Streamlining Your Ministry for Maximum Effectiveness”, Don Pope, Andrew Parris, and Kent Smith,  Regents Business Review, Issue 10,
  • Totten, Jeff and Pope, Don (2004) “EM2: The Phone Rang at the Game”, Business Case Journal, Volume 12, Issue 1, pp. 52-59.
  • Perkins, David and Pope, Don (2003) “Our Unchanging God: An Anchor in the Sea of Uncertainty”, David Perkins and Don Pope, Christian Business Faculty Association Annual Conference.
  • Vardiman, Phil, Pope, Don, Jinkerson, Darryl, and Coco, Malcolm (2003) “A Study of Performance Assessment Practices in Local Church Congregations”, Christian Business Faculty Association Annual Conference.
  • Pope, Don and Dalzell, Joyce (2004) “FaithWorks: A Case Study in Nonprofit Planning and Implementation”, Christian Business Faculty Association Annual Conference.
  • Small, Charles, Pope, Don and Reeves, Brent (2002) “KCITI: A Model for Teaching Technology in a Third World Urban Setting”, The Christian Scholar’s Conference, Oklahoma Christian University, Oklahoma City, OK.
  • Pope, Don and Reeves, Brent (2002) “Lean and Technology: Friends or Foes?”, Applied Manufacturing Conference, sponsored by Texas Manufacturing Assistance Center (TMAC), San Antonio, TX.
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