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David Marion, PhD

David Marion, PhD

Business Administration, MBA, Operations & Supply Management
Phone: (231) 591-3164
Email: [email protected]


  • PhD, University of Toledo, Manufacturing Management with Engineering
  • Certificate, Kepner-Tregoe, Critical Thinking
  • Certificate, Train the Trainer
  • Certificate, PMI International
  • MS, University of Toledo/Kettering, Manufacturing Management with Engineering
  • BME, BME, University of Toledo, Mechanical Engineering
  • AAS, Owens Community College, Design/Drafting


Prior to teaching worked at GM, Mazda, Adrian Steel, designed different products across a wide span and managed employees in various situations.


  • Oral Presentation
    Eshbach, L. (Author & Presenter), Lopez, G. (Author & Presenter), Sukup, L. (Author & Presenter), Marion, D. (Author & Presenter), Lean HE 2021 International Conference, "LHE 2021: Creating and Implementing An Experiential Business Innovation and Lean Center at Ferris State University," University of Strathclyde Glasgow Scotland, Virtual, (October 21, 2021).
  • Lecture
    Marion, D. M., Shanghai Delegate, "Lean Techniques," Ferris State University, Flite, (September 28, 2017).
  • Oral Presentation
    Eshbach, L. (Author & Presenter), Marion, D. (Presenter), Department Meeting Lunch and Learn, "Lean Tools and Applications for Information Technology," FSU Information Technology Department, Big Rapids, MI, (January 26, 2017).
  • Oral Presentation
    Marion, D. M., Faculty Presentation, "What effect does gasoline have on our economy," Ferris State University, COB, (February 5, 2015).
  • Presentation
    Marion, D. (Author & Presenter), Alspach, S. (Author & Presenter), MacEachron, S. (Author & Presenter), Lilly Conference, “I Can See You and/but You Can’t Hide”: Differences and Challenges in Teaching the Same Course in both Face-to-Face and Fully Online Formats," Traverse City Michigan, (November 2012).
  • Presentation
    Marion, D. (Author & Presenter), ACBSP conference, "What is Assessment Doing for Us," ACBSP, Los Angeles, CA, (June 26, 2010).
  • Presentation
    Marion, D. (Author & Presenter), Midwest Decision Sciences, "Factors Influencing the Adoption of Lean Techniques," Midwest Decision Sciences, Toledo, OH, (April 23, 2010).
  • Presentation
    Marion, D. (Author), Academy of Management, "Evidence of Managerial Malpractice: An empirical Study," Academy of Management, Chicago, IL, (August 2009).
  • Presentation
    Marion, D. (Author & Presenter), APICS Grand Rapids, "Innovation Management," APICS Grand Rapids, Grand Rapids, MI, (April 2009).
  • Presentation
    Marion, D. (Author), Midwest Decision Sciences, "how Negotiation Strategies Effect Suppier Relations," Erie, PA, (April 16, 2008).