U.S. Mid-Atlantic Region

IISE's U.S. Mid-Atlantic Region (District of Columbia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia) has more than 1,200 active IISE members in the 6 professional chapters and ten university chapters. The mission of this regional website is to provide value to our members by offering a connection point that represents the needs, concerns and support efforts of IISE members in the Mid-Atlantic United States.

Regional Vice President - Dr. William Ferrell

Will FerrellDr. Ferrell is the Associate Dean of the Graduate School at Clemson University. William Ferrell started his collegiate studies at Wake Forest University where he received a B.A. in Physics. Later, he earned his M.S. in Nuclear Science and Engineering from Virginia Tech. Ferrell then earned his Ph.D.in Operational Research at North Carolina State University. His main research areas are supply chain logistics systems design and analysis and warehouse operations modeling. In May of 2015, Dr. Ferrell was named the Flour-Clemson International Capital Supply Chain Partnership Professor in Industrial Engineering. The professorship recognizes a sustained record of excellence in research, teaching, service and scholarship. Additionally, he serves as the Associate Dean of the Graduate School. Dr. Ferrell teaches four different upper-level course at Clemson University. He has been published in a various academic outlets and is recognized as an expert in his field.

Chapter management

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This region includes 6 professional chapters:

  • Memphis, Tennessee
  • Nashville, Tennessee
  • National Capital, Washington, D.C. 
  • Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Richmond, Virginia
  • Upstate South Carolina

 There are IISE student chapters at eleven colleges and universities in the region:

  • Clemson University 
  • East Carolina University
  • Liberty University
  • Morgan State University 
  • North Carolina A & T State University 
  • North Carolina State University 
  • South Carolina State University
  • University of Tennessee – Chattanooga 
  • University of Tennessee – Knoxville 
  • Virginia Tech
  • West Virginia University