Management and Marketing

Honey Zimmerman

Honey Zimmerman, Assistant Professor of Supply Chain Management, CPSM, C.P.M., SSGB

Stipes Hall 414P
(309) 298-1535


  • D.B.A., University of Missouri-St. Louis - Degree underway, Anticipated date:  December, 2021
  • M.B.A., Western Illinois University, 2004
  • B.B., Western Illinois University, 2002

Teaching Interests

  • Supply Management and Strategic Sourcing
  • Supply Chain Negotiations
  • Supply Chain Management

 Research Interests

  •  Industry 4.0 supply chain technology
  • Supply chain & logistics pedagogy
  • Buyer-supplier relationships
  • Negotiation strategies
  • Supply chain agility
  • HR and talent challenges in SCM

Professional Highlights

  • Continuous Improvement and Procurement experience in direct material, as well as indirect spend, in industrial manufacturing

  • "Designing an Internship Program to Address Talent Management & Workload Challenges" presentation at the 2021 Institute for Supply Management Global Conference

  • Brazhkin, V., & Zimmerman, H. (2019). Students' perceptions of learning in an online multiround business simulation game: What can we learn from them? Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, 17(4), 363-386.

  • Goodwin-Sak, C., McClain-Mpofu, C., Wieck, M., Zimmerman, H., & Merritt, S. (2019). Courageous Cultures Embrace Automation: A grounded theory investigation to determine individual willingness to adopt automation in the workplace. Proceedings of the Engaged Management Scholarship (EMS) Conference, Sep 5-7, 2019, Antwerp, Belgium.

  • Best Paper Award: Tracey, M., & Zimmerman, H. (2015). Developing an Industry-Friendly SCM Program: A Two-Phase Approach. Proceedings of the 2015 Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals Educators Conference, Teaching Innovation Track, Sept. 27, 2015, San Diego, CA. 2015 Teaching Innovation/Best Paper Award

Student Engagement

  • Faculty advisor for Supply Chain Management Student Association (SCMSA)