age: 34 | Instructor of Supply Chain Management Texas A&M University-Texarkana
Dr. Jamie Daigle is an Instructor of Supply Chain Management at Texas A&M University-Texarkana. Occasionally, she contracts with local companies to provide business intelligence solutions to streamline operations by building artificial intelligence-based platforms. Formerly a member of the business faculty at the University of Houston-Downtown, Jamie moved to Texarkana to work alongside the amazing leaders at TAMU-T. “I am passionate about the logistics industry and am organizing a nonprofit 501(c)(6) called the ‘Red River Air Cargo Association’ where I will act as President of the organization to bring more air cargo into the Texarkana community,” she explains. “I am zealous about helping students and current business executives solve complicated head scratchers by exposing them to new knowledge within the industry. Excited about contributing to the supply chain management industry by discovering new knowledge myself, I have been published in numerous journals including the Journal of Organizational Psychology, International Journal of Healthcare Management, and Health Marketing Quarterly.”
Best piece of advice:
“ALWAYS BE ABLE TO COUNT ON YOURSELF, AND BE INDEPENDENT. GO TO COLLEGE AND INVEST YOURSELF IN YOUR CAREER.” –BREANNA STEPHENS, JAMIE’S MOTHER
Obtaining a Doctor of Business Administration ABD from the University of Liverpool while being a single mom to three children and working full-time is a feat in which Jamie is very proud. Being honored with the Teaching Excellence Award at TAMU-T is her greatest professional accomplishment.
Traveling and experiencing new culture and cuisine is Jamie’s idea of fun. She also enjoys inspiring her children, Annabelle Lilly Poetry Daigle (age 10), Abigale Caelyn Jo Daigle (age 8) and Addison Grace Marie Daigle (age 4) to be intellectually curious. “I like to make discoveries with them and illicit their individual genius. When I have downtime, we will look at the stars at night, or under a microscope during the day,” she explains. “There is nothing more rewarding than seeing the tiny ‘aha’ moments where the light bulb goes off and curiosity shines bright. I intend to create a life without regrets for my children and to leave big shoes to fill.”
Name something about you that very few people know:
“My nickname growing up was ‘Data.’ My thirst for knowledge started as soon as I learned to read. Back in the days of the hard copy Encyclopedia Britannica (before google and search engines), I would beg my mom for the newest encyclopedias for Christmas.”