George A. Zsidisin, Ph.D. (Arizona State University), CPSM, C.P.M., is Professor of Supply Chain Management at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). George has conducted extensive research in the field of purchasing and supply management, with a specific focus on how firms assess and manage supply disruptions and commodity price volatility in their supply chains. He has published over 80 research and practitioner articles and three books that have been extensively cited, is one of the initial founding members of the International Supply Chain Risk Management (ISCRiM) network, and has taught and led discussions in purchasing and supply management at numerous companies and universities in the U.S. and Europe. George is co-Editor Emeritus of the Journal of Purchasing & Supply Management, is the Director of the Master of Supply Chain Management program at VCU, and sits on the Editorial Review Board for several academic supply chain management journals.
George is a Lifetime Member of the Libertarian Party, serving as a convention delegate previously for Ohio, and now Virginia. He is the father of three sons and a U.S Army veteran of Operation Desert Storm. George is an adamant believer in the importance of individual liberty and responsibility and how liberty is essential for creating a sustainable prosperous society.