Dr. Don Maier, School of Maritime

In addition to his academic credentials, Dr. Donald Maier has a diverse background in the logistics and supply chain industry. Currently, Dr. Maier is the Dean for the School of Maritime Transportation, Logistics, & Management. He was also the Dean for graduate and undergraduate programs of International Business & Logistics at Maine Maritime, and Professor at the University of St. Francis in Joliet, IL. He has received tenure at three universities and earned Teacher of the Year at USF. Recently, Dr. Maier was featured on CNN, CNN-I, ABC-San Francisco, San Francisco Chronicle, and Popular Mechanics as the subject matter expert on the M/S Ever Given and the volatility in the global supply. He was the keynote speaker for the AAPA workshop in Miami. His professional career included roles in the logistics and supply chain management teams at FedEx, Office Depot, Penske Logistics, Monsanto, and Merisant (division of Monsanto). He was a contractor the Will County Health Department’s Emergency Response Team where he designed and managed the distribution of pharmaceutical supplies during the H1N1 incident. Always the adventurous type, he and his family have had the amazing opportunity to live and work in the Midwest, both Coasts, in urban and rural areas.