Josh Strakos

Undergraduate Program Director - Management
SCM faculty Mentor - Management
Clinical Associate Professor - Management

Contact Information

Mailing Address:  One Bear Place #98006
Waco, TX  76706
Office Location:  Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation 220.40

Office Hours

Tuesday and Thursday 10 am - 3 pm

Educational Background

  • PHD - Operations Management, University of Houston
  • MBA - Basic Business, University of Kansas
  • BSOE - Human Services, Wayland Baptist University

Work Experience

  • Associate Clinical Professor, Baylor University (August 10, 2022 - Present)
  • Undergraduate Program Director, Baylor University (June 2021 - Present)
  • Assistant Clinical Professor, Baylor University (August 10, 2016 - August 9, 2022)
  • Lt Colonel / Logistics Readiness Officer / Chief of Strategic Movments Branch, US Forces-Afghanistan (July 2014 - January 2015)
  • Assistant Professor of Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Air Force Institute of Technology (January 28, 2013 - June 12, 2016)

Awards and Honors

  • International Student Difference Maker Recognition, Center for Global Engagement (June 2, 2023)
  • Baylor University Outstanding Faculty 2022-2023, Baylor University (May 9, 2023)
  • Light Your World Banquet, Phi Kappa Chi (April 12, 2023)
  • Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education "Top Downloaded Article", DSJIE (March 30, 2023)
  • Finalist for Best Teaching Brief in DSJIE, DSJIE (November 2022)
  • Hankamer School of Business Teaching Excellence Award (clinical/lecturer), Hankamer School of Business (April 28, 2022)
  • Light Your World Banquet, Phi Kappa Chi (April 25, 2018)
  • Honors Banquet, Baylor University Honors College (April 18, 2018)
  • Mortar Board Circle of Achievement, Baylor University Mortar Board (February 12, 2018)
  • Baylor VETS coin recognition ceremony, Baylor VETS (February 8, 2018)
  • Nominated for Teaching Excellence Award, Hankamer School of Business (February 1, 2018)

Professional Memberships

  • Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (August 30, 2023 - Present)
  • Gymnastics Professional, USA Gymnastics (May 12, 2019 - 2023)
  • The Association for Supply Chain Management (2018 - Present)
  • Decision Sciences Institute (August 24, 2016 - Present)
  • Humanitarian Logistics Association (January 2016 - Present)
  • Institute for Supply Management (January 2016 - Present)


Dr. Joshua K Strakos is a Clinical Associate Professor of Management and Undergraduate Program Director at Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business. He teaches Operations Management and Distribution Management. Dr. Strakos transitioned to Baylor from a twenty year, six-month career in the USAF which culminated with an assignment as an Assistant Professor of Logistics and Supply Chain Management and the Director of the Advanced Studies of Air Mobility Program in the Department of Operational Sciences, Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT), Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. In addition, he administered AFIT’s distance learning Supply Chain Management certificate program. Dr. Strakos was an active duty logistics officer for 16 years. He first enlisted the Air Force in 1996 and entered Officer Training School in 1999. He graduated from Squadron Officer School in 2004 and Air Command and Staff College in 2010. He has held a variety of operational logistics assignments including deployments to Iraq and Qatar. He served on the AFIT faculty from 2013-2016. Dr. Strakos earned his Ph.D. in Operations Management from the University of Houston in 2013.


Teaching and Learning Scholarship

"Learning Management System-Integrated Spreadsheet Exercises for Facility Location Modeling," Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, (February 2021) (coauthors: Vitaly Brazhkin).

Applied or Integration/Application Scholarship

"Supply chain management: Perspectives from Christian ethics," The Christian Business Review, Vol. Fall 2019, No. 8, (September 2019), pp. 35-44 (coauthors: Blaine McCormick, Matthew Douglas).

"Department of Defense energy policy and research: A framework to support strategy," Energy Policy, Vol. 92, (May 2016), pp. 83-91 (coauthors: Jose A. Quintanilla, Joseph R. Huscroft).

Teaching and Learning Scholarship

"Using Spreadsheet Modeling to Teach Exchange Curves (Optimal Policy Curves) in Inventory Management," Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, Vol. 14, No. 1, (January 2016), pp. 51-66.

"The effectiveness of intentional design in an online inventory management class."

Presentations and Proceedings

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