Dr. Fraher is an adjunct instructor teaching Operations Management within the BISOM department in the Belk College of Business. His research area of interest is focused on the impacts of government regulatory policies on supply chain management. Before his retirement in 2018, he served in various domestic and international roles in strategy, marketing, sales, engineering and operations, with more than 30 years of experience in the water utilities industry. Currently he is an independent consultant to the water industry. He holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering and an MBA from the University of Connecticut, and a Doctorate in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina Charlotte. He is a Certified Six Sigma Blackbelt.