Society and Division Leaders

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

Board Rosters - Societies

Board Rosters - Divisions 

Technical Operations Board Roster 

Societies

Society for Engineering & Management Systems Board June 2017-June 2018

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

Immediate Past President
Charlene Yauch 
Professor and IE Program Director 
Milwaukee School of Engineering 
Milwaukee, WI

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

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 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

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


Society for Health Systems Board, February 2018-February 2019 

President
Dean Athanassiades   
Senior Director 
Philips Healthcare 
Atlanta, GA

Immediate past president 
Ashley Benedict, Ph.D.   
Systems Redesign Coordinator 
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

*Treasurer (appointed 2018)
Jarvis Gray   
Corporate Director of Nursing Quality Analytics, Improvement, and Strategic Initiatives   
Emory Healthcare    
Atlanta, GA

*Assistant to the Presidents (appointed 2018) 
Jordan Peck 
Sr.Director, Center for Performance Improvement 
Maine health 
Scarborough, ME 

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

*Non-voting members 

Divisions

Computer & Information Systems Board, June 2017-June 2018

President
Hui Yang 
Associate Professor 
The Pennsylvania State University 
State College, PA
  
Immediate past President
David Porter 
Associate Professor 
Oregon State University 
Corvallis, OR  
  
President-elect
Brian Quanz 
Research Staff Member 
IBM Research 
Yorktown Heights, NY

Director 2016-2018
Bimal P. Nepal
Associate Professor
Texas A&M University
College Station, TX

John M. Usher 
Professor and Head
Mississippi State University
Dept of Industrial & Systems Engineering
Mississippi State, MS 

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


Construction Division Board, June 2017-June 2018

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

Immediate Past President
Ashish Nimbarte
Associate Prnofessor 
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
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

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 2017-June 2018

President
Joe Wilck 
Operations Research Faculty Member 
United States Air Force Academy 
Colorado Springs, CO 
  
Immediate Past President
Guiping Hu 
Assistant Professor 
Iowa State University 
Ames, IA
  
Program Chair (Pres-elect)
Omar Ashour
Assistant Professor of Industrial Engineering
The Pennsylvania State University 
Erie, PA 16563  

Communications Director  
(elected annually, moves to Program Chair)
Mehmet Bayram Yildirim     
Professor and Graduate Coordinator     
Wichita State University 
Wichita, KS 
 
Board Members
Gene Dixon (2014-2016) and (2016-2018)
Associate Professor
East Carolina University, Department of Engineering
Greenville NC 

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

Wellington Award Committee  
James T. Luxhoj, Chair  2017-2020
Professor and Undergraduate Director
Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering
Rutgers University, USA


Wellington Award Committee Members
Mingzhou Jin  2016-2019
Associate Professor
University of Tennessee
Dept. of Industrial Engineering
Knoxville, TN

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

The Engineering Economist Editorial Board member 2015-2018
Karen M. Bursic
Assistant Professor
University of Pittsburg
Pittsburg, PA 


Lean Division Board, April 2017-April 2018

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

Immediate Past President
Laurence Clements
Managing Partner
Convergent Results LLC
Chicago, IL  

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

Directors 2016-2018
Emily Marie Atchison
Continuous Improvement Specialist
Parker Hannifin - Stratoflex
Fort Worth, TX

Matt Bruner
Industrial Engineering Support Supervisor
UniFirst Corp.
Owensboro, KY

Khaled M. Mabrouk
Operational Engineering Leader
Sustainable Productivity Solutions
Scotts Valley, CA

Sheng-Hsien Teng
Professor
University of North Carolina
Charlotte, NC

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 2017-April 2018

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

Immediate Past President
Mingzhou Jin
Professor and Department Head
University of Tennessee - Knoxville
Knoxville, TN 

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

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 2016-2018 
Omar M. Ashour
Assistant Professor of Industrial Engineering
The Pennsylvania State University
Erie, PA

Diana P. Berry
Center of Excellence Specialist
UPS
Aiken, SC 29803 

Pratik J. Parikh
Associate Professor
Wright State University
Dayton, OH 45435  

Murat Erkoc
Associate Professor
University of Miami
Coral Gables, FL 


Manufacturing and Design Division Board, June 2017-June 2018

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  


Modeling & Suimulation Division Board, June 2017-June 2018

President 
Omar Ashour
Assistant Professor of Industrial Engineering  
Pennsylvania State University, The Behrend College 
Industrial Engineering Department 

Director of Events and Conferences
Faisal Aqlan
Assistant Professor of Industrial Engineering 
Pennsylvania State University, The Behrend College 
Industrial Engineering Department  
Advanced Manufacturing and Innovation Center (AMIC)

Secretary
Caroline Krejci
Assistant Professor of Industrial Engineering  
University of Texas at Arlington  
Industrial, Manufacturing, and Systems Engineering   

Director of Newsletter
Xueping LI
Associate Professor of Industrial & Systems Engineering  
University of Tennessee, Knoxville 
Industrial & Systems Engineering Department  
  
Director of Awards
Weihang Zhu
Associate Professor of Industrial Engineering  
Lamar University 
Department of Industrial Engineering  

Director-At-Large- I
RENEE THIESING 
Senior Application Engineer  
Simio LLC  

Director-At-Large- II
JEFFERY SMITH
Joe W. Forehand Jr. Professor 
Auburn University  
Industrial and Systems Engineering Department 


Operations Research Division Board, June 2017-June 2018

President
Scott E. Grasman  
Professor and Department Head 
Rochester Institute of Technology 
Industrial and Systems Engineering 
Rochester, NY 

Immediate Past President
Sandra D. Ekisioglu 
Associate Professor 
Clemson University 
Clemson, SC

President-elect 
Chase Rainwater    
Assistant Professor    
University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, AR   

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 2016-2018
Katie McConky 
Assistant Professor
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, NY

Christina H. Rinaudo 
Operations Research Analyst
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Vicksburg, MS  


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 2017-June 2018

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

Immediate Past President
Jian Liu    
Associate Professor
University of Arizona    
Tucson,  AZ 

President-elect
Pingfeng Wang 
Assistant Professor
Wichita State University     
Wichita, KS

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 2016-2018 
Zhaojun Li

Assistant Professor
Western New England University
Springfield, MA

Ana Laura Guerrero  
Assistant Professor
Cal Poly
Pomona, CA 

Biao Zhang
Principle Scientist
ABB Inc., US Corporate Research
Bloomfield, CT

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


Sustainable Development Division Board, June 2017-June 2018

President
Gregory Weisenborn  
Associate Professor of Management  
Fort Hays State University  
Hays, KS 
 
Immediate Past President
Curtis Bush 
Senior Project Developer 
Mercy Ships 
Lindale, TX 

President-elect
Nelson A. Granda Marulanda    
Associate Professor, Engineering & Technology     
Western Carolina University     
Cullowhee, NC       
  
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 2015-2018 
Hulya Julie Yazici
Associate Professor of Information and Operations Management
Florida Gulf Coast University
Fort Myers, FL
 
Board Member 2016-2019 
Tiffany L. Cremer 
Senior Industrial Engineer 
Northrop Grumman Corporation 
Linthicum, MD    

Student Board Member 2017-2018
Andrés Esteban Acero López 
Universidad de los Andes, Colombia 
Industrial Engineering 
Bogotá, Colombia


Work Systems Division Board,  April 2017-April 2018

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

Immediate Past President
Richard Elliott
Senior Industrial Engineer
Boeing
Woodinville, WA

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

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 2016-2018 
Edward L. Eisbrenner

Sr. Industrial Engineer
Ford Motor Company
Brookpark, OH

Alex Pacheco
Operations Excellence Manager
Georgia Pacific
Atlanta, GA

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