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William Berry

  • Professor
  • Emeriti Faculty
  • McColl School of Business

Bill Berry is Professor of Management Emeritus at the McColl Graduate School of Business at Queens University of Charlotte. He received his bachelor of science degree in Geophysics from Virginia Tech; served in the U.S. Army, and worked as a development engineer for the Kendall Corporation. In pursuit of an academic career, he earned his doctorate from Harvard Business School. While there, he participated in the International Teachers Program in Leysin, Switzerland.

He held tenured appointments in the business schools of The Ohio State University and Wake Forest University, and has been a visiting professor at Dartmouth’s Tuck School; Duke’s Fuqua and Medical schools; Southern Methodist’s Cox School and the American International Graduate School of Business (Thunderbird). He was a principal in the group that founded the Executive MBA program at the McColl Graduate School. Bill has won five awards for teaching excellence. His primary research and writing interests focus on the strategic relationships between operations, marketing and organization structure. He is the author of two books, including "Management Decision Sciences: Cases and Readings." He has also written several articles for scholarly journals and more than a hundred cases and teaching notes.

Bill operated a consulting practice focused on corporate and operating strategies; technology and materials management; mathematical modeling; management of services and management development. His clients included AT&T; Anheuser-Busch; Becton-Dickson; British Telecom; Campbell-Taggart; Champion International; Chrysler; Ciba-Geigy; Clariant; Digital Equipment; First National Bank of Chicago; GTE; Gould; IBM; ITT; the U.S. Department of Justice; Keane; National Steel; Pitney-Bowes; Polaroid; Rockwell; Sara Lee; U.S. Borax; Westinghouse Electric and The World Bank.


  • D. B. A.  - Logistics and Operations Management; Harvard University Graduate School of Business
  • B. S.  - Geophysics; Virginia Polytechnic Institute


  • Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching 1978 The Ohio State University
  • Distinguished Educator Award 1987 Babcock Graduate School of Management
  • Outstanding Educator Award-Graduate 2009 McColl School of Business
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