DR. MARILYN M. HELMS is the Sesquicentennial Chair and Professor of Management at Dalton State College in Dalton, GA. She works closely with the area community, speaking on quality, entrepreneurship, and other management topics as well as conducts seminars, and training programs. She teaches production and operations management classes as well as classes in quality management and business strategy. She is the author of numerous business articles and writes a monthly column for the Dalton (GA) Daily Citizen newspaper. She holds a doctorate degree from the University of Memphis (Tennessee) and was a Fulbright scholar at the University of Coimbra, Portugal. Her research interests include international entrepreneurship, quality, and strategic planning.
She has published over 200 journal articles in periodicals including the Production and Inventory Management Journal; Transportation Quarterly; European Business Review; Journal of Information Systems Education; International Journal of Benchmarking for Quality Management and Technology; The TQM Magazine; Industrial Management; Quality Progress; Industrial Management; and the Operations Management Review.