CTS Graduate Scholars
CTS offers a number of Graduate Transportation Scholar Assistantships. Research Assistants develop projects ranging from efficient utilization of public transportation to inventory/order fulfillment analysis. Research Assistants work 20 hours per week and are supported with a tuition waiver and monthly stipends. Both first time applicants and current graduate students at the University of Missouri-St Louis are eligible to apply.
To apply, a student should submit an application, which can be filled out online and printed. PDF reader required. Adobe Acrobat or Foxit. The student should also submit a resume, a copy of GMAT and TOEFL scores (where applicable), and a writing sample.
Michael is a candidate for PhD in Logistics and Supply Chain Management with expected graduation in December 2011. He has also earned a graduate certificate in Logistics & Supply Chain Management, a Bachelors Degree in International Business, and an MBA. With a professional background in procurement, he has traveled extensively throughout China and speaks Chinese as a second language. He is currently a board member of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals-St. Louis Roundtable (CSCMP). Research interests include International SCM, Optimization and Simulation Modeling, Transportation Infrastructure, and Sustainable SCM.
Wesley is pursuing his Ph.D. in Business Administration with an emphasis in Logistics and Supply Chain Management. His expected graduation date is May of 2012. He attained his Bachelor of Science degree in Administrative Management from Missouri State University in 2007, as well as his MBA with a Marketing emphasis from Missouri State University in 2008. Prior to joining the Center for Transportation Studies, Wesley worked as a Business Analyst at the brokerage firm Wells Fargo Advisors, formerly known as Wachovia Securities and A.G. Edwards, for over a year. He is a Boeing Scholar, a member of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals, and a member of the national marketing honor society Alpha Mu Alpha.
Currently, David is working on his MBA with an Emphasis in IS with an expected graduation in May 2010. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Management Information Systems in 2006. He has returned to school with 20 years work experience. He has prior transportation experience with Sunmark, Inc., a former division of Nestle USA, Inc. and prior applications development with Energizer Battery Co. and ExpressScripts, Inc. As a research analyst in the Center for Business and Industrial Studies, he has studied the development of integrated court management systems and justice information systems for the 22nd Circuit Court of Missouri. David started working at the Center in August 2004.
Trisha Moon is pursuing both MBA and MSIS degrees, as well as a Graduate Certificate in Supply Chain Management. She will graduate in May 2011. She has worked for the Center for Industrial Studies on projects for the Federal Trade Commission and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. Her primary interest is in Logistics and Supply Chain Management. She joined the Center for Transportation Studies to further develop her analytical skills.
Jeremy is pursuing a PhD in Logistics and Supply Chain Management. He currently holds a Masters in Business Administration degree and a Bachelors degree in Management both from Pittsburg State University. From 1999 to 2005, Jeremy served as a Counter Intelligence Agent in the US Army. He was deployed twice during his service in order to perform human intelligence missions and was the rank of Sergeant upon separation from the Army. Research interests include simulation modeling, and supply chain network rationalization and optimization. Jeremy is also a member of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals.