Greg Benson

Marketing & SCM Program Coordinator, Professor

Office: WSTC 145W   |    Phone: (308) 865-8022   |    Email:

Greg Benson


Greg Benson became a member of the UNK faculty in 2009. He spent his first four years teaching in the Industrial Distribution program before moving to the Supply Chain Management (SCM) program in 2013, both as a faculty member and the Program Coordinator. Professionally, he brings nearly 30 years of real-world experience about SCM experience from the private sector, including Materials Manager and Purchasing Manager at Eaton Corporation and Vice President of Purchasing at Precision Industries. He is a Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM) and member of the Institute of Supply Management (ISM). He has co-authored numerous peer reviewed journal articles with topics like “Enhancing Student’s Acumen and Aptitude” and “Supply Chain Management Triage” and authored and presented multiple presentations focused on enhancing student problem-solving, creative lesson planning, university/industry collaboration, and why few female students enroll in male dominated degree programs like Industrial Distribution. Featured in internet articles, on radio, newspapers, and in the UNK Alumni Today Magazine, Dr. Benson has also been awarded The College of Business & Technology’s Outstanding Faculty Award and UNK’s Outstanding Student Organization Advisor Award. He is the faculty advisor to the student led Supply Chain Management Organization(SCMO), involved in directed student learning, creator of Women in Supply Chain (WiSC) at UNK, and supervises SCM students returning from a summer internship to continue working with their host company at the SCM Business Center.


Ed.D., Educational Administration, University of Nebraska - Lincoln
M.P.A., Public Administration, University of Nebraska at Omaha

B.S., Business Administration, University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Area of Expertise and research

Problem solving
Supply chain management

Why did you go into teaching?

I was blessed to have outstanding mentors and managers who taught me how to successfully carry out my job responsibilities, which helped me become a mature business professional and an accountable human being. I want to share the lessons I have learned about SCM, using both classroom and experiential learning activities outside the classroom.

What do you like about teaching?

  • Involvement with students as they transition from student to becoming a person prepared to become an SCM professional.
  • Building relationships with students and company personnel interested in recruiting students from the SCM program.
  • Sharing my professional experiences, life lessons, and answering challenging questions.
  • The personal satisfaction of giving back to others in the profession that I enjoy.