work systems (Ws) division teaching recognition award


As the demands of industry to deliver both efficiency and effectiveness climb to new levels, time is the new currency. Work Measurement (WM) is a fundamental building block that enables ISEs to understand time and build solutions that optimize around it. WM is currently undergoing a “modernization” as new tools, technologies and techniques allow data collection/analysis to be more agile, granular and accessible. To rebuild awareness and reinforce the importance of WM, the Work Systems Division has launched a campaign labeled "It’s All About Time." To help raise the “fun level,” we would like to engage students and/or faculty to nominate teachers who have developed courses and/or content that support the evolution of Work Measurement.

Application process:

  • The nominated candidate must be a member of IISE and the Work Systems Division.
  • The course for which they are being nominated must be within an industrial engineering (or closely related) program.
  • The course can either be entirely focused on Work Systems/Measurement/Design or contain specific content that supports the evolution and modernization of Work Measurement.
  • Both undergraduate and graduate courses are acceptable.
  • Course materials for which they are being nominated must have been developed and taught by the candidate.
  • Work Systems Board members may not be nominated while they are serving on the Board.
  • Nominations may be made by a student or a group of students who have taken the course, or a faculty colleague.
  • Nomination packages must contain the following:
    • Letters of support from the nominator and two other individuals; at least one of the letters must be from a faculty member in the same department and one from a student who has completed the course
    • Course syllabus and supporting items such as samples of different instructional materials
    • Summary copies of teaching evaluations (for the course the being recognized)
    • Curriculum vitae of the candidate
    • A one-page reflective statement by the individual being nominated

Evaluation process:

Nominations will be evaluated by the Work Systems Division Board. Key metrics will include Creativity/Innovation, Applied Learning and Student Satisfaction. One nominee will be recognized each year and an award will be presented each year at the IISE Annual Conference & Expo. The Work Systems Board will notify those chosen for recognition by March 24.

All nomination packages should be submitted in PDF format to The deadline for nomination is March 1, and the recognition selection will be made by March 24.


  • Winner(s) will receive a certificate with a hardback cover at the Work Systems townhall meeting at the 2024 Annual Conference.
  • Winners will be recognized on the Work Systems webpage and in the Work Systems newsletter
  • Winners will be recognized in ISE magazine.

2023 Winner

Dr. Amir Momenipour
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

2022 Winner

Denny Yu
Purdue University