Dr. David M Plum PhD

Assistant Professor
Operations and Management Department
College of Management

Office: 252 Jarvis Hall-Technology Wing
Phone: 715-232-2108
Email: plumd@uwstout.edu

Brief Biography

Dr. David M. Plum is a professor of management and past senior executive in corporate life. He is an innovative teacher with a devotion to education. Professor Plum holds a Doctorate and MBA in Organizational and Management and Bachelors in science. We have 10 children and 16 grandchildren

Teaching Interests: - Operations Management - Quality/Sustainability - Six Sigma - Strategy - Science - General management - Statistics - Entrepreneurship/Small Business - On-line instruction

Research Interests: Current research interests are directed toward pedagogical research in a variety of interrelated areas, including: - Quality - Six Sigma applications - Operations Management - Scientific subjects - Strategy development - Statistical approaches via design of experiments - General management - Leadership - Entrepreneurial activities and strategy - Distance Education - Bloom’s Taxonomy - Photo microscopy - Managerial ethics - Sustainability

Education

    • Ph D Management and Organization
    • Capella University/University of Minesota
    • Minneapolis, MN, 1999
    • MBA MBA
    • University of St. Thomas Graduate School
    • St. Paul, MN, 1983
    • MS work unfinished due to a job transfer Organic Chemistry
    • DePaul University
    • Chicago, IL, 1968
    • BA Chemistry, Microbiology, Mathematics
    • University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
    • Minneapolis, MN, 1962

Licensures and Certifications

  • Certified Quality Manager/Operational Excellence: American Society of Quality

Courses Taught

  • INMGT-200 Product & Operations Mgmt
  • INMGT-320 Quality Tools
  • INMGT-325 Quality Management
  • INMGT-499 Independent Study
  • INMGT-712 Operational Disruption Mgmt
  • INMGT-718 Advanced Quality Management

Work Experience

Academic: Post-secondary

    • University of Wisconsin-Stout, Department of Operations and Management, College of Management
    • Assistant Professor
    • August 1, 2012 - September 1, 2014
    • Winona State University, Management
    • Assistant Professor
    • January 1, 2009 - June 1, 2012
    • DeVry and Keller Graduate School-University, Graduate School
    • Instructor
    • June 1, 2008 - December 1, 2009
    • University of Oregon-Institute of Technology, Management
    • Assistant Professor
    • January 1, 2004 - June 1, 2008
    • University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management
    • Adjunct Professor
    • September 1, 1999 - December 1, 2004

Industry

  • TAPEMARK COMPANY
    • Senior Vice President and COO
    • April 1, 1992 - December 1, 2004
  • The Shepherd Restoration Company
    • President
    • April 1, 1988 - April 1992
  • MinnTech Medical Device Company
    • Vice President of Operations
    • April 1, 1987 - April 1, 1988
  • The Gillette Company
    • Vice President of Operations
    • April 1, 1963 - April 1, 1987
  • University of Minnesota
    • Researcher
    • June 1, 1962 - April 1, 1963

Military

  • Navy
    • HM1 and underwater demolition team
    • April 01, 1955 - April 01, 1963

Intellectual Contributions

    Journal Article

    • Plum, D., (In Preparation; Not Yet Submitted). American Generational Values' Influence on Study Habits and Learning on the College Level.
    • Plum, D., (In Preparation; Not Yet Submitted). The Complex Relationship of Study Habitsto Learning (or why try).
    • Plum, D., (In Preparation; Not Yet Submitted). What is Wrong with some of Deming's 14 Points?.
    • Plum, D., & Rhia, T., (2015). A Matrix Model to Determining the Students’ Voice . Journal of Student Research , 2015 Menomonie, WI.
    • Plum, D., & Moran, A., (2015). An Empirical Study of the Effectiveness of Problem-Solving via Concept Mapping. Journal of Student Research
    • Plum, D., Foyt, H., & Jacobson, J., (2015). Multi-Vari Analysis Charting Literature Review. American Journal of Applied Research Chicago, Illinois.
    • Plum, D., Boeting, R., & Franzone, M., (2014). Quality Cost Literature Review. Stout Journal of Student Research , XIII 2014(XIII 2014, 5) Menomonie, Wisconsin.
    • Plum, D., & Strangfeld, S. S., (2013). Quality Management Course VOC. Journal for Quality and Participation , 3(3, 10) Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
    • Plum, D., & Robinson, C., (2012). In-Class versus Interactive Television Instruction: A Study to Determine Comparability. , 3(1, 5) Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Presentations

    Oral Presentation

    • Plum, D., (March 15, 2015). The Dark Side of Chocolate. , Menomonie, WI.

    Keynote/Plenary Address

    • Plum, D., (November 11, 2014). General. Veteran's Day Presentation, Menomonie, WI, United States.

    Workshop

    • Plum, D., (April 15, 2012). Six Sigma. Six Sigma Training, Rochester, MN.

Applied Research

    Consulting

      • (On-going)
    • Face to Face Academy (St Paul, MN).
      • (July 1,2010 - August 1, 2015)
    • SCORE (Menomonie, WI).
      • (January 1,2012 - September 1, 2014)
    • Scientific American (Washington DC).
      • (January 1,2012 - August 1, 2014)
    • Pro Bono consulting (Winona, MN).
      • (September 1,2009 - June 1, 2012)
    • Riverview Economic Development Center (West St Paul, MN).
      • (January 1,1997 - January 1, 1999)

Grants, Contracts, and Sponsored Research

    Grants

    • Plum, D., "Champions" Program NTLC. Sponsored by NTLC, $400 (Funded).
    • Plum, D. M., Professional Development Grant Writing . Sponsored by Research Services, $1000..
    • Plum, D. M., OPID Conference 2015. Sponsored by U of W, $400..
    • Plum, D. M., Certified Quality Manager study. Sponsored by U of W, $600..
    • Plum, D. M., Certified Quality Manager study. Sponsored by U of W, $600..
    • Plum, D., dealt with sustainable water for fish farms. Sponsored by Stout, $8000 (Not Funded).

Newspaper

  • (January 2005)

    several editorials

Reviewer/Editor

  • Reviewer, Book: book on Civil War and African Americans (January 01,2011 - April 01, 2011)

Awards, Fellowships, Honors, and Scholarships

    Honor

    • Grand Knight , Knights of Columbus (June 01, 2004)
    • Honorable Discharge, US Navy (April 5, 1963)
    • Cadet Colonel, Junior ROTC (December 1, 1955)

    Award

    • Fellow Award, Society for the Advancement of Management (June 1, 1975)
    • Leadership Award, Chicago Tribune (December 1, 1955)

Professional Memberships

  • American Society of Quality (ASQ)
  • National Business Education Association (NBEC)
  • Society for the Advancement of Management
  • The Association for Operations Management (APICS)

Service

Department/School

  • (On-going)

University

    UW-Stout

  • Committee Member, Emerging technology (January 01,2015 - Present)
  • Special Institutional Assignment, Champion NTLC (February 01,2014 - Present)
  • Chairperson, Veteran's Group (February 01,2014 - Present)
  • Committee Member, GE committee (September 01,2013 - Present)
  • Committee Member, Positive Action Committee (September 01,2013 - Present)
  • Committee Member, Review of no-academic departments (September 01,2013 - Present)
  • Committee Member, search (September 01,2013 - Present)
  • Committee Member, Assessment study group (February 01,2013 - Present)
  • Committee Member, MS advisory Board (February 01,2012 - Present)

Professional

  • advisor, APICs student club (October 01,2013 - Present)
  • Member, APICS (January 01,2013 - Present)
  • Member, NBEA (January 01,2009 - Present)
  • Member, Americal society of quality (January 01,1990 - Present)
  • Officer, President/Elect/Past, American Management Association (January 1975 - Present)
  • Certified Quality Manager/Organizational Excellence, American Society of Quality (March 01,2014 - March 01, 2019)
  • Board of Directors, Tapemark Company (January 1997 - January 2012)

Community

  • Member, American Legion (On-going)
  • Member, GK Chesterton Literary Society (On-going)
  • Member, Honor Guard (On-going)
  • Top Officer, Knights of Columbus (On-going)
  • Member, Secular Order of Franciscans (On-going)
  • Member, Serra Club (Father Juniper Serra) (On-going)
  • Fund Raising Chairman, Wakota Life Care Center (On-going)
  • Workshop Organizer, Newman Club (January 01,2014 - Present)
  • Officer, President/Elect/Past, Church Counsel (January 1962 - January 1970)