Assistant Professor of Supply Chain Management, Broad College of Business.
Dr. Michael Thibideau is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Supply Chain Management at Michigan State University’s Broad College of Business. He holds a Doctorate in Business Administration from Lawrence Technological University and the CPSM supply management professional credential from ISM. He has instructed MBA and undergraduate courses in operations management, strategic management, management control systems, procurement, and strategic cost management at Michigan State University, Wayne State University, and Lawrence Technological University.
Dr. Thibideau’s career has involved progressive leadership positions in the automotive industry spanning 30 years including general management of a growing and profitable manufacturing operation; and C-level experience as Chief Information Officer and Vice President of Purchasing and Logistics. He has an accomplished professional record of improving profitability and leading change in the workplace.
In academia, Dr. Thibideau has instructed traditional, hybrid and fully online courses. He has earned several teaching awards including the 2019 MSU AT&T Instructional Technology Award for technology-enhanced classroom; and the 2012 Blackboard Catalyst Award for excellence in online course design. Dr. Thibideau’s current interests are focused on how the business school classroom can facilitate hard and soft skill adoption through team-based experiential learning.
The objective of his project is to bring SCM 371 (Procurement & Supply Chain Management) into a fully flipped, team-based, active learning design. The project involves breaking the course into approximately 10-12 learning modules and building Team-based Learning (TBL) content organization and flow for each learning module. Each learning module will focus on practical learning outcomes that are achieved in a collaborative team-based environment.