Troy Montgomery
Department of Management


C234 Benson Hall
630 S. Lumpkin St.
Athens, GA, 30602
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Dr. Troy A. Montgomery is a performance improvement professional focused on solving problems, improving operations, and working with executive leaders to implement solutions for change. He is currently a full time faculty member in the Terry College of Business where he teaches undergraduate and graduate Operations Management, Supply Chain Management, Lean Six Sigma, and Project Management. Troy is also a Managing Partner at SC&E Partners, an advisory firm focused on helping organizations succeed in strategic change and execution. He has more than 15 years of experience working with large organizations across multiple industries including General Electric, Bank of America, and Humana. Troy is also an experienced researcher, former adjunct professor, and dissertation chair to doctoral candidates at the University of South Florida. Outside of teaching and advising organizations, he enjoys spending time with his wife, son, and daughter.


BS, Mechanical Engineering, University of Notre Dame, 2004
MBA, Management, University of Georgia, 2009
DBA, Doctor of Business Administration, University of South Florida, 2017

Prior Professional Positions

Managing Partner | SC&E Partners (Current)
Strategy Engagement Leader | Humana | Tampa, FL (2014-2018)
Associate Director | SSA&Company Management Consultant | New York, NY (2011-2014)
Vice President Senior Consultant | Bank of America | Charlotte, NC (2008-2011)
Operations Leader and OMLP Engineer | General Electric | Louisville, KY (2002-2007)


Six Sigma Green Belt, General Electric 2005
Superstar OMLP award, General Electric 2006
Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, Bank of America 2010
Spirit Award, Bank of America 2009, 2010, 2011
Project Management Professional (PMP), Project Management Institute 2011
North Star Award, Humana 2014

Areas of Expertise

Operations Management, Process Improvement, Consulting, Executive Education, Supply Chain Management, Change Management, Project Management

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Shreffler, J., Montgomery, T.A., Shreffler, M., Bernal, M., The, S., Danzl, D., Nan Mallory, M., Huecker, M. (2021). Measuring Faculty Viewpoints to Optimize Success for Faculty Researchers: Does Creativity Matter?, Creativity Research Journal.

Dozier, P.D. and Montgomery, T.A. (2019). Banking on Blockchain: An Evaluation of Innovation Decision Making. IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, 67(4), 1129-1141.

Montgomery, T. (2017). What critical factors do companies consider when selecting innovation ideas? Muma Business Review, 1(7). 69-80.

Montgomery, T. (2017). “How much is this worth?” Humana’s Chief Innovation Officer explains why this is the wrong question. Muma Business Review, 1(3). 31-38.

Montgomery, T. (2017). Cost estimating – make or buy? Muma Case Review, 2(3). 1-24.