Panelist Bio

Martha C. Cooper

Martha C. Cooper is Professor Emeritus of Marketing and Logistics at the Ohio State University.  She received a B.S. in Math/Computer Science and a Masters in Industrial Administration from Purdue University.  Her doctorate is from Ohio State.  She has been on the OSU faculty since 1982.

Professor Cooper has served Ohio State at the department, college, and university levels, as well as several professional organizations in various national and local capacities, including the American Marketing Association, The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (formerly NCPDM and CLM), INFORMS, SOLE – The International Society of Logistics, and the Warehouse Education and Research Council (WERC).  She has presented at the meetings of professional organizations and continuing education programs in the U.S., Canada, Eastern, and Western Europe, Africa, Asia, and Latin America.

Professor Cooper’s research interests include supply chain management, partnership, and other inter-firm relationships, corporate strategy, international logistics, and women in logistics/SCM.  She has co‑authored three books, Customer Service: A Management Perspective, Partnerships in Providing Customer Service: A Third‑Party Perspective, and Strategic Planning for Logistics.  From 1997 to 2016, she conducted an annual survey of women in logistics for the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP). Professor Cooper has over one hundred publications.

Professor Cooper has taught undergraduate, masters, and doctoral level logistics courses.  Prior to obtaining her doctorate at The Ohio State University, she was on the marketing faculties of Western Carolina University and Austin Peay State University.  Other marketing experiences include work in brand management and in sales.