Society and Division Leaders

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

Board Rosters - Societies

Board Rosters - Divisions

Other

Societies

Applied Ergonomics Society Board June 2018-June 2019

President 
Teresa A. Bellingar 
Senior Corporate Ergonomist 
Haworth 
Holland, MI

President-elect 
Ben Zavitz   
Chief Ergonomist  
Ergo Human Performance, LLC  
Brunswick, ME

Directors 2018-2020 
Gary Allread  
Clinical Professor & Program Director, Systems Engineering   
Drexel University   
Philadelphia PA  

Jose Banaag                             
Honda of America MFG, Inc.                        
Marysville, OH

Sandra Sellers   
Worldwide Safety & Health   
Walt Disney Parks and Resorts                          
Lake Buena Vista, FL
 
Wayne S. Maynard 
Production Director - Workers Compensation                          
Liberty Mutual Insurance                        
Hopkinton, MA

Amanda Kauder
Kysor Warren

Society for Engineering & Management Systems Board June 2018-June 2019

President
Brian K.Smith 
Assistant Professor Dept of Industrial and Systems Engineering    
Mississippi University  
Mississippi State, MS

Immediate Past President
Sreekanth Ramakrishnan 
Client Experience Program Manager  
IBM  
San Jose, California

President-elect
Chinweike I. Eseonu                                         
Assistant Professor                                           
Oregon State University 
Corvallis, OR

Directors 2016-2019 
Ona Egbue  
Assistant Professor 
University of Minnesota 
Duluth, MN

Patrick T. Hester  
Associate Professor 
Old Dominion University 
Norfolk, VA

Pilar Pazos-Lago  
Associate Professor 
Old Dominion University 
Norfolk, VA

Directors 2017-2020
Julie Drzymalski 
Clinical Professor & Program Director, Systems Engineering  
Drexel University  
Philadelphia PA  

Kira Hansen    
Engineer TEP (Technical Excellence Program)  
Harley-Davidson Motor Company
Kansas City, MO

Gene Dixon    
Assistant Professor 
East Carolina University
Greenville, SC

Directors 2018-2021
Fernando Aleu Gonzalez

Associate Professor
Universidad de Monterrey                                            
San Pedro Garza Garcia, N.L.

Society for Health Systems Board, February 2018-February 2019 

President
Dean Athanassiades   
Senior Director 
Philips Healthcare 
Atlanta, GA

Immediate past president 
Ashley Benedict  
Sytems Redesign Coorinator 
VA Sunshine Healthcare Network (VISN 8) 
St. Petersburg, FL

President-elect
Isaac Mitchell
Director of Business Analytics
East Tennessee Children's Hospital         
Knoxville, TN

Director 2016-2019 
Evelyn Brown 
Professor 
East Carolina University 
Greenville, NC

Lauren Todd 
Senior Management Engineer 
Intermountain Healthcare 
Salt Lake City, UT  

Director 2017-2020
Laura Silvoy 
Healthcare Systems Engineer
Array Advisors
Conshohocken, PA

Tarun Mohan Lal
Manager Analytics and Practice Optimization
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN.

Director 2018-2021 
Lauren Cooper   
Business Process Improvement Consultant 
Wake Forest Baptist Health
Winston-Salem, NC

Jordan Peck   
Sr. Director - Center for Performance Improvement 
MainHealth
Portland, ME

Secretary (appointed 2018)
Mary Ellen Skeens
Director of Solutions Consulting
Philips Healthcare
Johns Creek, GA

Jarvis Gray   
Corporate Director of Nursing Quality Analytics, Improvement, and Strategic Initiatives   
Emory Healthcare    
Atlanta, GA

*Assistant to the Presidents (appointed 2018)   
Elizabeth Gentry
   
Assistant Professor of Industrial Engineering/Director of the Engineering Mgmt. Program   
University of Louisville  
Louisville, KY 

*SHS Conference 2018 Chairperson
Bianca Garcia
Capital Planner 
Aramark 
Winston-Salem, NC 

*Non-voting members 

Divisions

Construction Division Board, June 2017-June 2018

President
Mehdi Khazaeli
Associate Professor  
University of the Pacific 
Stockton, CA

Immediate Past President
Ashish Nimbarte
Associate Professor 
West Virginia University 
Morgantown, WV 

President-elect 
Henry Lester     
(ISERC Chair for 2018 IISE Conference)  
Associate Professor  
University of South Alabama 
Mobile, AL

Board Members 
Christina Rinaudo  
Director of Newsletter
Operations Research Analyst              
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers              
Vicksburg, MS 

Henry Lester   
ISERC Chair for 2018 IISE Conference New Link
Assistant Professor 
University of South Alabama 
Mobile, AL  

Gary Moynihan
ISERC  co-chair for 2018 IISE Conference          
Professor              
The University of Alabama              
Mobile, AL

Ali Shafaat
Director of Awards and Student Paper Competition) 
Adviser, Engineering Projects in Community Service (EPICS)
Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN 

Javad Seif 
(Director of Webinars)
PhD Candidate 
Industrial and Systems Engineering
University of Tennessee Knoxville
Knoxville, TN
 

Data Analytics & Information Systems Division Board, June 2018-June 2019

President 
Brian Quanz
Research Staff Member  
IBM Research  
Yorktown Heights, NY
   
Immediate past President 
Hui Yang    
Associate Professor  
The Pennsylvania State University  
State College, PA   
   
President-elect 
Andrew J. Yu 
Associate Professor  
The University of Tennessee at Knoxville 
Knoxville, TN

Director 2017-2019 
Changping Cheng 
Assistant Professor     
State University of New York at Binghamton  
Binghamton, NY   
  
Xin Chen  
Associate Professor    
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville    
Edwardsville, IL   
  
Saeed Ghanbartehrani  
Assistant Professor   
Ohio University  
Athens, Ohio 

Dongping Du 
Assistant Professor 
Texas Tech University   
Lubbock, TX 

Director 2018-2020 
Chen Kan
Assistant Professor 
University of Texas at Arlington
Department of Industrial, Manufacturing, and Systems Engineering
Arlington, TX 

Ying Lin  
Assistant Professor
University of Houston 
Houston, TX 

Sinal Onal 
Assistant Professor
Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville 
Edwardsville, IL 

N a Zou  
Instructional Assistant Professor
Texas A&M University
College Station, TX

Energy Systems Division Board, June 2017- June 2018 

President
Yongpei Guan
Professor
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL

Board Members (2017-2018)
Andrew Kusiak
Professor
University of Iowa Informatics Initiative
Iowa City, IA

Lihui Bai
Assistant Professor
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY

Sandra Eksioglu
Associate Professor
Clemson University
Clemson, SC

Zhimin Xi
Assistant Professor
Rutgers University
New Jersey

Joshua Warmack
Vice President
Enervision-Inc.
Atlanta, GA

Engineering Economy Division Board, June 2018-June 2019

President
Omar Ashour
Assistant Professor of Industrial Engineering 
The Pennsylvania State University  
Erie, PA 16563    
  
Immediate Past President
Joe Wilck 
Associate Professor
William & Mary        
  
Program Chair (Pres-elect)
Mehmet Bayram Yildirim
Professor and Graduate Coordinator      
Wichita State University  
Wichita, KS   

Communications Director  
(elected annually, moves to Program Chair)
Cameron Mackenzie                                           
Assistant Professor                                              
Iowa State University 
Ames, Iowa                                         
 
Board Members
Isaac Faber (2018-2020)
Data Scientist                                             
United States Army                                            
Stanford, CA 

Karen M. Bursic (2017-2019)
Associate Professor and Undergraduate Program Director 
University of Pittsburgh 
Pittsburgh, PA  

Wellington Award Committee  
Leland Blank

Chair
Professor Emeritus
Texas A&M 

James T. Luxhoj
Professor and Undergraduate Director 
Rutgers University

Ted Eschenbach  2015-2018
Principal & Emeritus Professor
TGE Consulting & University of Alaska, Ancorage

Joe Wilck
(As Division’s Immediate Past President)
Associate Professor 
William & Mary

The Engineering Economist Editorial Board members  

Cameron MacKenzie (Through Dec. 2018 & Jan. 2019 – Dec. 2021)
Joe Wilck
(Jan. 2018 – Dec. 2020)
Mingzhou Jin
(Jan. 2017 – Dec. 2019) 

Lean Division Board, April 2018-April 2019

President
Valentine Boving 
U.T. MD Anderson Cancer Center (MDACC)  
Sr. Healthcare Systems Engineer  
Houston, TX 

Immediate Past President
Ertunga C. Ozelkan
Associate Professor
University of North Carolina
Charlotte, NC  

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

Directors 2018-2020
Johanna Ficatier                                            
Senior Health Systems Engineer                                            
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN

David A. Harry                                           
CEO and Black Belt Trainer                                           
Process Whisperer Consultants LLC   
Greeneville, TN

Farnaz Ghazi Nezami                                           
Assistant Professor                                            
Kettering University                                             
Flint, MI

Sushil Kumar Shetty                                           
Global Continuous Improvement Manager                          
Entegris
Round Rock, TX

Directors 2017-2019 
Bindu M Tambraparni 

Humana Inc. 
Consultant (Master Black Belt), HPS Business Development 
Louisville, KY  

Nadiye O. Erdil 
University of New Haven 
Assistant Professor 
West Haven, CT 

Valerie Maier-Speredelozzi 
University of Rhode Island 
Associate Professor 
Kingston, RI

Martin M. Stein 
Martin Stein Associates 
President 
Needham, MA 

Logistics & Supply Chain Division Board, April 2018-April 2019

President
Dincer Konur 
Missouri University of Science and Technology  
Assistant Professor of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering  
Rolla, Missouri

Immediate Past President
Faisal Aqlan
Assistant Professor of Industrial Engineering 
The Pennsylvania State University 
Erie, PA

President-Elect 
Pratik J. Parikh  
Wright State University                                            
Associate Professor                                                
Dayton, Ohio

Directors 2017-2019
Krystel Castillo
Assistant Professor
The University of Texas - Arlington
San Antonio, TX

Hector Vergara  
Oregon State University 
Assistant Professor 
Corvallis, Oregon

Chanchal Saha  
IBM Corporations 
Program Manager  
Poughkeepsie, NY   

Directors 2018-2020 
Constantine M. Koursaris                                           
Assistant Professor                                             
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Worldwide                                             
Daytona Beach, FL

Murat Erkoc                                           
Associate Professor                                            
University of Miami                                             
Coral Gables, FL       

Nazrul I. Shaikh                                            
Assistant Professor
University of Miami                                             
Coral Gables, FL      

Noor-E-Alam                                            
Assistant Professor
Northeastern, University  
Boston, MA 

Manufacturing and Design Division Board, June 2018-June 2019

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

Immediate Past President
John Jackman
Associate Professor 
Iowa State University 
Ames, IA

President-elect
Lourdes A. Medina 
Assistant Professor 
University of Puerto Rico 
Mayaguez, PR 

Secretary
Dusan Sormaz 
Associate Professor 
Ohio University 
Athens, Ohio

External Relations Director
Guha Manogharan
Assistant Professor
Youngstown State University
Youngstown, OH
 
Steve Savoie
  (2018-2019) 
General Motors North America Operations 

Modeling & Simulation Division Board, June 2018-June 2019

President (2017- 2019)
Omar Ashour 
Assistant Professor of Industrial Engineering   
Pennsylvania State University, The Behrend College  
Industrial Engineering Department
Erie, PA 

President-Elect  
Xueping Li (2018-2021)
Associate Professor of Industrial & Systems Engineering
University of Tennessee, Knoxville  
Knoxville, TN  

Director of Events and Conferences 
Faisal Aqlan (2017- 2019)
Assistant Professor of Industrial Engineering  
Pennsylvania State University, The Behrend College  
Industrial Engineering Department   
Erie, PA

Secretary 
Caroline Krejci (2017- 2019) 
Assistant Professor of Industrial Engineering   
University of Texas at Arlington   
Industrial, Manufacturing, and Systems Engineering 
Arlington, TX    
   
Director of Awards  
Weihang Zhu (2017 - 2019)
Associate Professor of Industrial Engineering   
Lamar University  
Department of Industrial Engineering 
Beaumont, TX    

Director-At-Large- I  
Renee Thiesing  (2017 - 2019)
Vice President of Strategic Alliances                               
Simio LLC
Sewickly, PA  

Director-At-Large- II
Jeffrey Smith (2017 - 2019)
Joe W. Forehand Jr. Professor 
Auburn University  
Industrial and Systems Engineering Department 
Auburn, AL

Director of Technical Content
Michael Kuhl (2018 - 2020)
Professor  
Rochester Institute of Technology    
Industrial and Systems Engineering Department
Rochester, NY

Director of Outreach and Networking
Raed Jaradat (2018 - 2020)
Assistant Professor of Industrial Engineering
Mississippi State University 
Industrial and Systems Engineering 
Starkville, MS 

Director of Newsletter
Dongping Du (2018 - 2020)
Assistant Professor of Industrial Engineering 
Texas Tech University 
Industrial, Manufacturing and Systems Engineering
Lubbock, TX

Operations Research Division Board, June 2018-June 2019

President  
Chase Rainwater (2018 - 2019)
Assistant Professor     
University of Arkansas 
Fayetteville, AR    

Immediate Past President  
Scott E. Grasman  (2017 - 2018)   
Professor and Department Head  
Rochester Institute of Technology  
Industrial and Systems Engineering  
Rochester, NY 

President-Elect   
Katie McConky  (2018 - 2019)                                         
Assistant Professor 
Rochester Institute of Technology 
Rochester, NY 

Directors 2017- 2019
Lizhi Wang 
Assistant Professor
Iowa State University    
Ames, IA

Hugh Medal
Assistant Professor of Industrial & Systems Engineering
Mississippi State University
Mississippi State University, MS  

Directors 2018-2020
Ambarish Acharya                                              
Operations Research Analyst                                             
E. & J. Gallo Winery                                            
Modesto, CA

Guiping Hu                                              
Associate Professor                                            
Iowa State University                                             
Ames, IA

Process Industries Division Board, April 2017-April 2018

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

President-elect (takes office Sept 1, 2016)
Weihong (Grace) Guo
Assistant Professor
Industrial and Systems Engineering
Rutgers University
Piscataway, NJ 

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  

Quality Control & Reliability Engineering Division Board, June 2018-June 2019

President
Pingfeng Wang     
Associate Professor
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Urbana, IL

Immediate Past President
Kamran Paynabar 
 
Assistant Professor 
Georgia Institute of Technology 
Atlanta, GA 

President-elect
Trevor Craney                                        
Associate Director, Statistics                                            
UTC Aerospace Systems                                             
Windsor Locks, CT

Directors for 2017-2019 
Adel Alaeddini    
Assistant Professor
University of Texas at San Antonio    
San Antonio, TX

Qiang Zhou
Assistant Professor
University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ

Qingyu Yang
Associate Professor
Wayne State University
Detroit, MI

Ramin Moghaddass
Assistant Professor
University of Miami
Coral Gables, FL

Directors for 2018-2020 
Linkan Bian
Assistant Professor
Mississippi State University
Starkville, MS

Chitta Ranjan  
Research Scientist                                            
Pandora Media                                             
Oakland, CA

Sustainable Development Division Board, June 2018-June 2019

President
Nelson A. Granda Marulanda
Associate Professor, Engineering & Technology      
Western Carolina University      
Cullowhee, NC         
 
Immediate Past President
Gregory Weisenborn 
Associate Professor of Management   
Fort Hays State University   
Hays, KS 

President-elect
Joel Brock                                          
Senior Manager                                             
West Monroe Partners                                            
Chicago, IL                                              
  
Board Member 2017-2020
Ricardo Thierry- Aquilera    
Graduate Advisor for Project, Logistics and Industrial Engineering Programs    
Tecnologico de Monterrey
Atizapan de Zaragoza, Estado de Mexico 
 
Board Member 2018-2021 
Brion Hurley                                           
Owner, Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt                                           
Business Performance Improvement                                            
Portland, OR                                            
 
Board Member 2016-2019 
Tiffany L. Cremer 
Senior Industrial Engineer 
Northrop Grumman Corporation 
Linthicum, MD    

Student Board Member 2018-2019
Abhishek Narayanant                                       
IIT Kharagpur                                         
Industrial & Systems Engineering 
Kharagpur, West Bengal

Work Systems Division Board,  April 2018-April 2019

President
Ed Eisbrenner
Sr. Industrial Engineer 
Ford Motor 
Brookpark, OH

Immediate Past President
Miguel A. Gonzalez   
Dean, College of Engineering and Computer Science  
Assistant Director, Center of Excellence in STEM Education 
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley  
Edinburg, Texas 78539-2999

President-elect
Michael Hair
Senior Engineer
Zymergen                                       
Emeryville, CA

Directors 2017-2019 
Conrad Mitchell
 
Puget Sound Industrial Engineering (IE) 
Core Team Lead
Boeing
Seattle, WA

Roy "Tony" Kauer 
Lead Industrial Engineer 
Space Launch System
Boeing
New Orleans, LA     

Directors 2018-2020 
Edward S. Pound                                            
COO                                            
Factory Physics Inc.                                            
Bryan, TX

Mayra I. Méndez-Piñero
Associate Professor 
University of Puerto Rico    
Mayagüez, Puerto Rico 

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