Dr. Suzanna Long is an associate professor and interim chair with the department of engineering management and systems engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology. She has more than 15 years of experience in federal records management, was formerly the director of academics programs at Pittsburg State University, and is a member of numerous organizations, including the American Society of Engineering Managers.
Currently a professor at University of Texas at Austin, Dr. Richard Crawford currently also participates in the Temple Foundation Endowed Faculty Fellowship No. 3. He has received many awards throughout his life, including the Outstanding Teacher Award in 2011 as well as the 2010 Ralph Coates Roe Award for exemplary education.
Dr. Bradley Fox is the associate dean and executive director of the professional masters programs at Duke University. His specialties include technology development and project management, and he was the recipient of the 2011 IEEE Technology Management Council’s Engineering Management Educator of the Year award.
As an associate professor at the University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business, Dr. Caroline Bartel focuses on collaboration, organizational behavior, organizational identification processes, and other fields. She has received multiple awards over the past decades, and has been cited in a number of publications, including Organization Science, Academy of Management Review, and others
Dr. John I. McCool is a distinguished professor of systems engineering at the Penn State World Campus. He is a fellow of the American Society for Quality and was the recipient of the “Irwin S. Hoffer Award from the ASQ’s Philadelphia Section for the promotion of statistical thinking.”
Dr. Kathryn W. Jablokow, an associate professor of mechanical engineering and engineering design at Penn State, teaches a series of advanced creativity and problem-solving courses online as a cornerstone of interdisciplinary education in systems engineering and engineering management. She also teaches a massive open online course (MOOC) on Creativity, Innovation, and Change, which remains one of the top 10 most-attended MOOCs of all time through Coursera. Dr. Jablokow earned her PhD from the Ohio State University and has been awarded multiple grants from the National Science Foundation to study design, cognition, and engineering creativity. She is a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE); a Senior Research Fellow of the Occupational Research Centre in the United Kingdom; a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineering(ASME); and a Member the American Society for Engineering Education(ASEE).
Dr. David Morand is a professor of management at Penn State World Campus, where he currently pursues research in the field of leadership. Some of his publications include Subcultures and Countercultures in Formal Organizations and What’s in a Name? An Exploration of the Social Dynamics of Forms of Address in Organizations.
Dr. Armagan Bayram work as an assistant professor of industrial and manufacturing systems engineering at the University of Michigan at Dearborn. She received her PhD in management science from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 2014, and has received credit for authorship of two publications in that year alone.
As the Stanford W. Ascherman M.D. Professor and co-director of the Stanford Technology Ventures Program, Dr. Kathleen Eisenhardt focuses on strategy and organization, largely in technology-based companies and high-velocity industries. One of her co-authored books, Competing on the Edge: Strategy as Structured Chaos, won the George R. Terry Book Award, and she was the recipient of the 2014 Distinguished Scholar Award for Technology and Innovation Management.
Dr. Yung-wen Liu is an associate professor of industrial and manufacturing systems engineering at the University of Michigan at Dearborn. His areas of research include healthcare system modeling, applied statistics, stochastic process modeling, and reliability/quality engineering, and he has received credit for six publications since 2007, including one co-authored article in the Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy.
Dr. Margaret Brandeau is the Coleman F. Fun Professor in the school of engineering at Stanford University, where here recent work has focused on HIV prevention and treatment programs, programs to control the spread of hepatitis B, and public health preparedness plans. She is a 2015 member of the Omega Rho Honor Society for Operations Research and Management Science, and has received a United States patent for her work.
As an associate professor of engineering management and systems engineering at Old Dominion University, Dr. Patrick Hester centers his research on system thinking, stakeholder analysis, and other related fields. As a member of the faculty, he has acted as a principal investigator for nearly $2 million worth of research.
Dr. Jeffrey Glass is the director of the Pratt School’s master of engineering management program at Duke University, as well as a professor of electrical and computer engineering. He is the co-inventor on 14 different patents and has published over 100 papers and book chapters throughout his career.
As the founding director of the master of engineering management program at Duke University, Dr. F. Hadley Cocks is currently a professor of mechanical engineering and materials science. He is the author of a recent book, Energy Demand and Climate Change, and his research has been supported by a number of well-known organizations, including the National Science Foundation and the American Cancer Society
Dr. Stephen Lu is a professor of industrial and systems engineering; aerospace and mechanical engineering; and computer science at the Viterbi School of Engineering at the University of Southern California. He is also the David Packard Chair in Manufacturing Engineering, is the co-inventor on three patents, and belongs to six different professional societies.
For over 25 years, Dr. Eric Rice has been teaching communication skills and operating his consulting practice. Currently, he serves as a senior lecturer and director of the masters of engineering management program in the Whiting School of Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. Since starting at Johns Hopkins, he has also developed his own series of courses in management topics.
Dr. Mark N. Broadie is the Carson Family Professor of Business and the vice dean for teaching within the management science and engineering masters program at Columbia University in New York. He has been the recipient of two dean’s awards for teaching, and is the vice chairman of the Enterprise Risk Management Institute International.
Dr. Joseph P. Geunes is a professor and the chair of the industrial and systems engineering deparment at the University of Florida. He has been recognized as a University of Florida ISE Department’s Outstanding Faculty Member and he has received the Meritorious Service Award. He is also on the editorial board of Productions and Operations Management and Manufacturing and Service Operations Management.
Since joining the engineering management program at the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2012, Dr. Daniel Moorer has acted as both a faculty director and professor within the department. His career has included time spent in the United States Army, at Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp., and with the Wacari Group, a company he founded whose “charter is to support the development of innovative and paradigm-breaking product concepts that benefit the community.”
In his current position as an associate professor and PhD coordinator in the department of industrial and systems engineering at the University of Florida, Dr. Jean-Phillippe P. Richard focuses his research on the design and application of methods for the global solution of mixed integer linear and nonlinear optimization problems. Honors and awards he has received include the Sigma Xi Best Dissertation Award at Georgia Institute of Technology (2003) and the NSF CAREER Award (2004), among others.
These are not the only highly qualified and reputable educators within the field of engineering management. However, these engineering management teachers were selected based on a number of criteria, including the following:
Lean Six Sigma is a blend of two manufacturing concepts focused on minimizing product defects and the wastage of resources. A number of universities offer certification programs in Lean Six Sigma, which can generally be completed in six to 12 weeks.
Technology and the internet have enabled numerous entrepreneurs to see their ideas come to fruition. It is no surprise that many universities now offer courses and degree programs in technology entrepreneurship.
An online bachelor’s program in project management generally comprises 120 credit-hours and can be completed in four years. A few courses that students study include estimating and scheduling, project contracting, foundations of project management, international business, and project planning.
The main goal of operations management is to maximize profits, reduce wastage in production, and ensure that all resources (including labor and materials) are being utilized effectively.
Engineering management combines the two dynamic disciplines of engineering and business. Typically, an engineering manager will be responsible for drawing up budgets, managing projects, overseeing product design, and also collaborating with the marketing team.
Upon completion of a dual MBA and engineering degree program, students will hold master’s degrees in two of the most coveted fields. They may be eligible to take up leadership roles such as vice president of engineering, chief technical officer, and chief operating officer.
Operations management is an important cog in any business wheel. This role ensures that all products and services are produced and delivered on time; there is minimum wastage of resources; and quality is maintained across all units.
As the population of the world rises, the need for more houses, schools, offices, hospitals, workspaces, and other necessary structures, increases too—and so does the need for large construction projects such as highways, bridges, roads, and railways. All of this, in turn, increases the demand for well-trained construction managers, who must not only keep track of technological advancements but also ensure they are deployed in the right way.
A master’s in engineering management is a stepping stone to leadership positions in engineering. These programs blend technical, business, and management skills to help professionals take their career to the next level.
Six Sigma is a popular management technique, which is used by successful companies such as Motorola and General Electronics. The approach, adopted by businesses globally, advocates efficient use of resources to eliminate waste and develop better processes.