Industrial Technology

Rod Flanigan

Rod Flanigan

Assistant Professor
Industrial Distribution
Otto Olsen, 130E
(308) 865-8803


BS, Brigham Young University.
MBA, University of Utah.
PhD, Utah State University.

Teaching Experience

University of Nebraska at Kearney

ITEC 188, GS Portal, 1 course.
ITEC 272, Ind Products & Applications II, 6 courses.
ITEC 290, Communicating Through Tech, 2 courses.
ITEC 353, Ind Dist Branch Operations, 1 course.
ITEC 388, GS Capstone, 4 courses.
ITEC 408, Leader in Bus/Tech, 2 courses.
ITEC 451, Manuf/Distrib Relationships, 2 courses.
ITEC 490, Ind Distribution Seminar, 2 courses.

Published Intellectual Contributions

Refereed Journal Articles

Flanigan, R. L., Stewardson, G., Dew, J., Fleig-Palmer, M., Reeve, E. (2013). Effects of Leadership on Financial Performance at the Local Level of an Industrial Distributor. The Journal of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering, 29(4), 11.

Toppen, J. L., Flanigan, R. L., Lear, J. L. (2012). The Historical Impact of Business and Engineering Education on the Industrial Distribution Discipline. Technology Interface International Journal.

Flanigan, R. L., Becker, K., Stewardson, G. (2011). A Contemporary Pre-Service Technology Education Program. Technology and Engineering Teacher, 72(2).

Presentations Given

DeVito, E. (Co-Chair), Flanigan, R. L. Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering Annual Conference, "Understanding Cultural Dimensions to Effectively Manage Culturally Diverse Teams," ATMAE, New Orleans, LA. (November 2013).

Schulz, S. A. (Author & Presenter), Flanigan, R. L. (Author). Rural Futures Conference, "Transportation-Oriented Development: Flattening the World for Rural Nebraska," Rural Futures Institute of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE. (November 4, 2013).

Flanigan, R. L., "An Examination of the Effects of Transformational and Transactional Leadership Styles on Branch Level Success of Industrial Distributon Companies," Mountain Plains Management Association Annual Conference, Kearney, Nebraska. (2012).

Department Service

Committee Member, ID Search Committee. (September 1, 2013 - Present).

Committee Member, CM Search Committee. (September 1, 2011 - March 1, 2012).

College Service

Secretary, CBT Accademic Affairs. (September 1, 2013 - Present).

Committee Member, CBT Student Affairs Committee. (September 1, 2011 - August 31, 2013).

Professional Service

Board Member - ATMAE, Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering, Ann Arbor, MI. (November 2013 - Present).

Reviewer, Journal Article, International Association of Journals and Conferences (IAJC). (June 1, 2012 - Present).

Robotics competition technical report judge, The Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering, New Orleans, LA. (November 2013).

Officer, President/Elect/Past, Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering. (November 2012 - November 2013).

Reviewer, Journal Article, Mountain Plains Management Association Annual Conference. (2012).

Public Service

Committee Member, City Councilman, Bluffdale, Utah. (2008 - 2011).

Professional Positions


City Councilman, Bluffdale City. (January 1, 2008 - August 1, 2011).


President/CEO, Syntek Engineered Sales. (March 1, 2007 - June 1, 2011).

Professional Memberships

ASEE. (2012 - Present).
SME. (2012 - Present).
Executive Board of Directors, ATMAE. (January 2009 - 2014).

Development Activities Attended

Continuing Education Program, "Project Management," Fred Pryor Seminars, Grand Island, NE. (May 1, 2012 - Present).