Dr. Jim Mennie has been with Florida Poly since 2015 and is an assistant professor of business analytics in the Department of Data Science and Business Analytics. He brings ample experience as a business leader and educator to his role teaching Business Analytics at Florida Poly. To date, he has taught 23 distinct business classes including Engineering and Technology Project Management, Supply Chain Risk Management, Introduction to Operations and Supply Chain Management, Strategic Management, and Entrepreneurship Opportunity Analysis.
In addition to his academic responsibilities, in 2019, Mennie was appointed the business director of the Florida Industrial and Phosphate Research Institute (FIPR Institute) with the expanded purpose of strengthening FIPR’s finances and developing and implementing a new strategic plan. The FIPR Institute has been in existence for more than 40 years and is the largest repository of phosphate research in the world. He leads a team of research scientists engaged in phosphate and industrial research. Mennie’s research interests focus on resolving long-standing business challenges including establishing a domestic supply chain of rare earth elements (REE’s), eliminating environmental liabilities through destacking phosphogypsum (PG), increasing mineral beneficiation, and developing more efficient utilization of fertilizers in agriculture.
Mennie has more than 35 years of business experience. Before relocating to Florida, he owned his own family businesses and worked for large companies in the New York metro area. He has extensive experience in improving a broad range of business operations working with a plethora of Fortune 500 companies.