Society and Division Leaders

These leaders are responsible for the leadership of IIE technical societies and divisions.

Board Rosters

Computer & Information Systems
Construction
Engineering Economy
Lean
Logistics & Supply Chain
Manufacturing & Design
Operations Research
Process Industries
Quality Control & Reliability Engineering
Society for Engineering & Management Systems
Society for Health Systems
Sustainable Development
Work Systems 

Computer & Information Systems Board 2015-2016 

President
Gerald Knapp
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 

Immediate Past President
John Jung-Woon Yoo
Assistant Professor
Bradley University
Peoria, IL 

President-elect
David Porter
Associate Professor
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR

Director 2014-2016
Sun Won Han
Research Scientist
New York University
New York, NY  

Mehdi Khazaeli
Assistant Professor
University of the Pacific
Stockton, CA  

Director 2015-2017
Dahai Xing
Research Staff Member, Smarter Commerce Analytics
IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
Yorktown Heights, NY

San Won Yoon
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Systems Science and Industial Engineering
State University of New York at Binghamton
Binghamton, NY

Andrew Junfang Yu
Associate Professor
University of Tennessee - Knoxville
Tullahoma, TN

 Construction Division Board 2015-2016

President
Isabelina Nahmens
Assistant Professor
Louisiana state University
Baton Rouge, LA

Immediate Past President
Aloysius A. Attah, P.E.
President, MACVAL Associates LLC
Dallas, TX 

President-elect
George Gardner
State Partnering Coordinator
Virginia Department of Transportation
Richmond, VA 

Board Members
Behrokh "Berok" Khoshnevis 
Professor
D.J. Epstein Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA 

Paul S. Ray, Ph.D., P.E., CSP., C.Eng. (UK), F.IIE
Professor of Construction Engineering & Management
Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering
The University of Alabama
Tuscaloosa, AL 

Laura Ikuma
Assistant Professor
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 

Lincolon Forbes, Ph.D., P.E. 
Supervisor, Quality Engineer
Miami, FL 
 
Ashish Nimbarte
Assistant Professor
West Virginia University
Morgantown, WV 

Engineering Economy Division Board 2015-2016

President
Isaac Faber
United States Army
Fort Elvior, VA 

Immediate Past President
Mingzhou Jin
Associate Professor
University of Tennessee
Dept. of Industrial Engineering
Knoxville, TN

Program Chair
Guiping Hu
Assistant Professor
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 

Communications Director 
Joe Wilck
Assistant Professor
East Carolina University
Greenville, NC 

Board Members
Gene Dixon
Associate Professor
East Carolina University, Department of Engineering
Greenville NC 

John Usher
Professor and Head
Mississippi State University
Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering
Mississippi State, MS

Wellington Award Committee Chair
Leland Blank
Dean and Professor of Industrial Engineering
College of Engineering
American University of Sharjah
Sharjah, UAE

Wellington Award Committee Members
Joseph Hartman
Dean, College of Engineering
University of Massachusetts Lowell
Bedford, MA 

Ted Eshcenbach
Principal & Emeritus Professor
TGE Consulting & University of Alaska Anchorage
Anchorage, AK

TEE Editorial Board member 
Karen M. Bursic
Assistant Professor
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA  

Lean Division Board 2015-2016

President
Sharon Johnson
Associate Professor
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Worcester, MA 

Immediate Past President
Tina Agustiady
Continuous Improvement Leader - BASF
Shaker Heights, OH  

President-elect
Laurence Clements
Managing Partner
Convergent Results LLC
Chicago, IL  

Directors 2014-2016
Rajesh Joshi
Director
Kubota Tractor Corporation
34701 Del Amo
Torrance, CA 90503

Hung-da Wan
Associate Professor in Mechanical Engineering
University of Texas at San Antonio
San Antonio, TX 

David S. Cochran
Associate Professor and Director
IPFW Cednter of Excellence in Systems Engineering
Fort Waye, IN  

Dave Harry
CEO and President 
Process Whisperer™ Consultants LLC
Mount Vernon, OH  


Directors 2015-2017
 Tom Shambeau
Industrial Engineering Manager
John Deere
Horicon, WI 

Aaron Yanuzo
Director, Process Improvement
WVU Healthcare
Morgantown, WV  

Brian J. Galli
Manager, Quality Measurement
EmblemHealth Services Company
Melville, NY 

Sampson Gholston
Associate Professor
The University of Alabama in Huntsville
Huntsville, AL 

 Logistics & Supply Chain Division Board 2015-2016

President
Rajiv Saxena
Vice President of Supply Chain Engineering
APL Logistics
Phoenix, AZ 

 Immediate Past President
Burak Eksioglu
Associate Professor
Clemson University
Clemson, SC  

President-elect
 Mingzhou Jin
Associate Professor and Department Head
University of Tennessee - Knoxville
Knoxville, TN

Directors 2015-2017
Krystel Castillo
Assistant Professor
 The University of Texas - Arlington
San Antonio, TX

Erdem Eskigun
Research Scientist
Amazon.com
Seattle, WA

Mike Ogle
Assistant Professor and Undergraduate Director
UNC Charlotte
Charlotte, NC

Aman Sapra
 Sr. Project Manager
St. Onge Company
York, PA

Directors 2014-2016
Faisal Aqlan
Practitioner in Prescience
University of New Haven
West Haven, CT 

Chase Murray
Professor, Industrial & Systems Engineering
Auburn University
Auburn University, AL 

Sheng-Hsien Gary Teng
Professor, Systems Engineering & Engineering Management (SEEM)
Director, Center for Lean Logistics & Engineered Systems
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Charlotte, NC 

Mehmet Bayram Yildirim
Associate Professor and Graduate Coordinator
University of New Haven
Wichita, KS  

Manufacturing and Design Division Board 2015-2016 

President
John Jackman
Associate Professor
Iowa State University
Ames, IA

Immediate Past President
Jingyan Dong
Assistant Professor
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC 

President-elect
Rohan Shirwaiker
Assistant Professor
North Carolina State University
Department of Industrial Engineering
Raleigh, NC 

Secretary
Lourdes A. Medina
Assistant Professor
University of Puerto Rico
Mayaguez, PR

External Relations Director
 Guha Manogharan
Assistant Professor
Youngstown State University
Youngstown, OH

Media Director
Dusan Sormaz
Associate Professor
Ohio University
Athens, Ohio

Member-Advisory Board
Richard A. Wysk
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC 

Iris Rivero
Associate Professor
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 

 Operations Research Division Board 2015-2016

President
Mary Kurz
Associate Professor
Clemson University
Dept. of Industrial Engineering
Clemson, SC

Immediate Past President
Maria Mayorga
Associate Professor
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC 

President- elect
Sandra D. Ekisioglu
Associate Professor
Clemson University
Clemson, SC

Directors 2014-2016
Lihui Bai
Assistant Professor
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY 

Nipa Phojanamongkolkij
Operations Research Analyst
NASA Langley Research Center
Hampton, VA 

Directors 2015- 2017
Ruben A. Proaño
Assistant Professor
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, NY

Chase Rainwater
Assistant Professor
University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, AR

Process Industries Division Board 2015-2016

President
Vincent Howell
Manager, Policy and Compliance
Corning Inc.
Corning, NY

Immediate Past President
Martin Stein
President
Martin Stein Associates
Needham, MA

Secretary-Treasurer
Anna Olender
Sr. Mgr. Industrial Engineering
North Wales, PA

Advisory Board
Douglas R. Kroeger
Manufacturing Manager
Nestle Nutrition
Switzerland

Peter L. King
President
Lean Dynamics LLC
Newark, DE 

Joseph Paris
Chairman
XONITEK Group of Companies
New York, NY

J. Bennet Foster
DuPont
Senior Consultant Lean Six Sigma
Wilmington, DE 

Dirk Van Goubergen
President
VAN GOUBERGEN P&M
Belgium

Harry Shah
Continuous Improvement/International Plant Support
The Hershey Co.

Quality Control & Reliability Engineering Division Board 2015-2016

President
Zhenyu Kong
Associate Professor
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Blacksburg, VA

Immediate Past President
Haitao Liao
Associate Professor
University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ

President-elect
Jian Liu
 Assistant Professor
University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ

Directors 2014-2016
Tongdan Jin
Associate Professor
Texas State University
San Marcos, TX 

Heidi A. Taboada
Associate Professor
University of Texas at El Paso
El Paso, TX 

Pingfeng Wang
Assistant Professor, Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
Wichita State University
Wichita, KS

Directors for 2015-2017
Alaa Elwany
Assistant Professor
Texas A&M University
College Station, TX 

Shuai Huang
Assistant Professor
University of Washington
Seattle, WA  

Industry Advisor
Jason W. Rupe
Director, Operational Modeling
Polar Star Consulting, LLC
Lafayette, CO 
 

Society for Engineering & Management Systems Board 2015-2016

President
Suzanna "Suzie" Long
Associate Professor and Interim Department Chair
Missouri University of Science and Technology
Rolla, MD

Immediate Past President
Wiljeana Glover
Assistant Professor
Technology and Operations Management
Babson College
Babson Park, MA 

President-elect
Charlene Yauch
Professor and IE Program Director
Milwaukee School of Engineering
Milwaukee, WI

Directors 2013-2016
Cecilia Martínez León
Assistant Professor in Engineering Management
Clarkson University
Potsdam, NY 

Brian K. Smith
Assistant Professor
Mississippi State University
Mississippi State, MS 

Edson Pinheiro de Lima
Professor of Operations and Technology Management
Pontifical Catholic University of Parana - Brazil
Curitiba,  Brazil

Directors 2014-2017
Chinweike Eseonu
Assistant Professor
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR

Edward A. Pohl, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair, Department of Industrial Engineering
University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, AR 

Helmut Welke
Retired from John Deere
Moline, IL 

Directors 2015-2018
Daren Maynard
Shared Services Portfolio Manager
Novus Tech Limited
Maraval, Trinidad and Tobago

Natalie Scala
Assistant Professor
Towson University
Dept. of e-Business and Technology Management
Towson, MD 

 Society for Health Systems Board 2015-2016 

President
Amanda Mewborn
Piedmont Healthcare
Excecutive Director/Project Management Office
Atlanta, GA

Immediate Past-President
Ron McDade, DSHS
Carroll Hospital
Director, Healthcare Redesign
Westminister, MD 20193

President-Elect
Joyce T. Siegele
Director, Productivity Management
Northside Hospital
Atlanta, GA

 Director 2015-2018
Karl Kraebber
Xenotransplantation Project Manager - Transplant Service Line
Indiana University Health
Indianapolis, IN

Isaac B. Mitchell
Director, Lean Continuous Improvement
East Tennessee Children's Hospital
Knoxville, TN 

Director 2013-2016
Ashley Benedict, Ph.D.
System Redesign Coordinator
VA Sunshine Healthcare Netowrk (VISN8)
St. Petersburg, Florida 

Dean Athanassiades
Senior Director, Project Services
Philips Healthcare
Atlanta, GA 

Director 2014-2017
Mary Ellen Skeens
Phillips Healthcare
Director of Solutions Architecture & Bid Management for Patient Care and Monitoring Systems
John's Creek, GA 

Roque Perez-Velez
University of Florida Health
Director,Management Engineering Services
1329 SW 16th Street
Gainesville, FL 32608 

*Healthcare Systems Process Improvement Conference Chairperson
Thomas Roh
Mayo Clinic
Senior Health Services Analyst
Rochester, MN 

*Non-voting members 

Sustainable Development Division Board 2015-2016

President
Eliseo Vilalta-Perdorno
Senior Lecturer Logistics & Operations Management
Lincoln Business School
Lincoln, England

Immediate Past President
Diana Berry
Trade Management Services Analyst
UPS
Aiken, SC 

President-elect
Curtis Bush
Director of Supply Chain
Mercy Ships
Lindale, TX

Nevada City, CA 

Board Members
Kate Fisher
Industrial Engineering Consultant
West Monroe Partners
Columbus, OH 

Hulya Julie Yazici
Associate Professor of Information and Operations Management
Florida Gulf Coast University
Fort Myers, FL

Claire A. Nelson
Chief Ideation Leader
The Futures Forum/Sagient Group LLC
Silver Spring, MD

Student Board Member
Delaney Sexton
Junior, Engineering Management and Mechanical Engineering
Missouri University of Science and Technology
Independence, MO

Work Systems Division Board 2015-2016 

President
Jose Macedo
Professor/Dept. Chair
Cal Poly State University
San Luis Obispo, CA

Immediate Past President
Ed Pound
COO
Factory Physics Inc.
Westmont, IL

President-elect
Richard Elliott
Senior Industrial Engineer
Boeing
Woodinville, WA

Directors

Michael Hair
Senior Industrial Engineer
Silevo Incorporated
Fremont, CA

Thomas B. Pinson
President
Confinia Emergency Services PC
Neosho, MO 

George Bishop
Managing Director
West Monroe Partners
Columbus, OH  

Dongjoon Kong
Industrial Engineer
The Boeing Company
Seattle, WA 

David Prestin
Industrial Engineer
The Boeing Company
Seattle, WA 

Dr. Maya Mendez-Pinero
Assistant Professor
University of Puerto Rico
Mayaguez, PR 




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