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 2019-June 2020

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

Brian Roberts
Risk Control Director
CNA Insurance
Dallas, TX

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 2019-June 2020

President 2019-2021
Russell Wooten         
Chairman of the board             
Whole Earth Consulting & Engineering           
Hedgesville, WV

Immediate Past President 2019
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 2018-2021
Fernando Aleu Gonzalez

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

Directors 2019-2022 
Kevin Nortrup
Principal
Sugar Creek Solutions
Fairland, IN

Michael V. Testani
Director of Outreach and Continuing Professional Education
Binghamton University
Vestal, NY

Chanchal Saha
Industrial Engineer
IBM
Poughkeepsie, NY

Society for Health Systems Board, February 2019-February 2020 

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

Immediate past president 
Dean Athanassiades
Senior Director  
Philips Healthcare  
Atlanta, GA

President-elect
Mary Ellen Skeens     
Director of Solutions Consulting 
Philips Healthcare 
Johns Creek, GA

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

Director 2019-2022  
Elizabeth Gentry  
Assistant Professor of Industrial Engineering/Director of the Engineering Mgmt. Program
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY

Jarvis Gray    
Managing Director
The Quality Coaching Co. 
Atlanta, GA

Secretary (appointed 2019)
Todd Banks
Clinical Operations Analyst
Wake Health
Winston Salem, NC

*Assistant to the President (appointed 2019)
Lauren Todd
Director of Staffing Efficiency
Parallon, HCA Healthcare
Jacksonville, FL

Aaron Kanne (Treasurer)
Director, Implementation Services
Care Logistics
Alpharetta, GA

*SHS Conference 2020 Chairperson
Darrin Judkins          
Innovation Manager                                   
Boulder Community Health
Boulder, CO                                  

*Non-voting members

Divisions

Construction Division Board, June 2019 - June 2020

President
Christina Rinaudo
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Vicksburg, MS

Immediate Past President
Henry Lester
University of South Alabama 
Mobile, AL

President-elect
Javad Seif
Cal Poly Pomona
Pomona, CA

Board Members
Gary Moynihan

The University of Alabama
Tuscaloosa, AL

Abdullah Alhasan
University of Miami
Miami, FL

Brian Moore
Kahua, Inc.
Alpharetta, GA

Kris Harbin
Texas A&M Transportation Institute 
San Antonio, TX

Robert Ranallo
FedEx
Coraopolis, PA

William B. Leonard
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Vicksburg, MS 

Emily S. Wall
CAVS-Extension
Mississippi State, MS

Data Analytics & Information Systems Division Board, June 2019-June 2020

President
Andrew J. Yu   
Associate Professor   
The University of Tennessee at Knoxville  
Knoxville, TN

Immediate past President 
Brian Quanz     
Research Staff Member  
IBM Research 
Yorktown Heights, NY

President-elect 
Changing Cheng
Assistant Professor      
State University of New York at Binghamton   
Binghamton, NY

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

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

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

Ying Lin  
Assistant Professor
University of Houston 
Houston, TX 

Director 2019-2021
Saeed Ghanbartehrani 
 
Assistant Professor    
Ohio University   
Athens, Ohio 

Moufid Dardas
Senior Manager, Construction and Capital Projects   
Hydro One   
Toronto, ON 

Xiao Liu
Assistant Professor    
University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, AR
 
Bing Si
Assistant Professor    
State University of New York at Binghamton   
Binghamton, NY 

Energy Systems Division Board, June 2019 - June 2020

President
Andrew Kusiak                                             
Professor 
University of Iowa Informatics Initiative 
Iowa City, IA 

Past President 
Lihui Bai 
Assistant Professor 
University of Louisville 
Louisville, KY

President Elect
Zhimin Xi 
Assistant Professor 
Rutgers University 
Piscataway, New Jersey

Board Members 2018-2020
Joshua Warmack 

Vice President
Enervision, Inc.
Atlanta, GA

Lei Fan
Software Developer
Siemens Industry Inc.
Minneapolis, MN

Mohammad S. Roni
Research Scientist
Idaho National Laboratory
Idaho Falls, Idaho

Board Members 2019-2021
Chaoyue Zhao 
Assistant Professor
The Ohio State University 
Columbus, OH

Ramteen Sioshansi
Professor
Oklahoma State University 
Stillwater, OK

Engineering Economy Division Board, June 2019-June 2020

President
Mehmet Bayram Yildirim  
Professor and Graduate Coordinator       
Wichita State University   
Wichita, KS      
  
Immediate Past President
Omar Ashour 
Assistant Professor of Industrial Engineering  
The Pennsylvania State University   
Erie, PA 16563           
  
Program Chair (Pres-elect)
Cameron Mackenzie  
Assistant Professor                                               
Iowa State University  
Ames, Iowa  

Communications Director  
(elected annually, moves to Program Chair)
Ahmet Akgun                                                          
Associate Professor                                              
California University of Pennsylvania                                                        
California, PA                                                       
 
Board Members
Isaac Faber (2018-2020)
Data Scientist                                             
United States Army                                            
Stanford, CA 

Moufid Dardas (2019-2021)
Senior Manager, Construction and Capital Projects                                                      
Hydro One                                                      
Toronto, ON 

Wellington Award Committee  
Leland Blank

Chair
Professor Emeritus
Texas A&M 

James T. Luxhoj
Professor and Undergraduate Director 
Rutgers University

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) 

Logistics & Supply Chain Division Board, April 2019 - April 2020

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

Immediate Past President
Dincer Konur   
Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Information Systems and Quantitative Methods           
McCoy College of Business Administration  
San Marcos, Texas

President-Elect 
Murat Erkoc    
Associate Professor                                             
University of Miami                                              
Coral Gables, FL 

Directors 2019-2021 
Zhijie Sasha Dong
Assistant Professor 
Texas State University  
San Marcos, TX

Hector Vergara  
Oregon State University 
Assistant Professor 
Corvallis, Oregon

Jennifer Pazour 
Associate Professor
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute                                                                                                                   
Troy, NY     

Mike Sherwin                                                       
Senior Manager, Supplier Quality Excellence                                                        
Curtiss-Wright
Cheswick, PA  

Directors 2018-2020 
Constantine M. Koursaris                                           
Assistant Professor                                             
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Worldwide                                             
Daytona Beach, 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 2019-June 2020

President
Lourdes A. Medina
Associate Professor 
University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez
Department of Industrial Engineering
Mayagüez, Puerto Rico

Immediate Past President
Rohan Shirwaiker     
Associate Professor  
North Carolina State University  
Department of Industrial Engineering  
Raleigh, NC 

President-elect
Guha Manogharan      
Assistant Professor 
Pennsylvania State University 
University Park, PA

Secretary
Harry Pierson           
Assistant Professor 
University  of Arkansas
Fayetteville, AK

External Relations Director
Alaa Elwany                                                     
Assistant Professor
Texas A&M University
College Station, TX      

Media Director 
Mostafa Bedewy
Assistant Professor
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA 

Pedro Huebner 
Assistant Professor 
Penn State University
Norman, OK

Advisory Committee  
David Vance 

Plans and Program Engineer  
Air Force Material Command 
Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio

Modeling & Simulation Division Board, June 2019 - June 2020

President  
Xueping Li (2019-2020)
Associate Professor of Industrial & Systems Engineering
University of Tennessee, Knoxville  
Knoxville, TN  

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

President - elect  
Caroline Krejci (2019- 2020)  
Assistant Professor of Industrial Engineering    
University of Texas at Arlington    
Industrial, Manufacturing, and Systems Engineering  
Arlington, TX  
      
Shima Mohebbi (2019 - 2021)
Assistant Professor                   
University of Oklahoma             
Department of Industrial Engineering 
Norman, OK   
                
John Shortle (2019 - 2021)
Professor and Chair                                              
George Mason University              
Fairfax, VA

Andrew J. Collins (2019 - 2021) 
Assistant Professor                                              
Old Dominion University              
Norfolk, VA

Dongping Du (2018- 2020)
Assistant Professor                                             
Texas Tech University            
Lubbock, TX

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 the Industrial and Systems Engineering Department
Visiting Scientist ISER/MSU/U.S. Army
Mississippi State University 
Starkville, MS   

Directors at Large
Salvador Romo 

Director General                                              
STHAL LLC              
Miami, FL

Shrikant Jarugumilli   
Products & Engineering - Analytics 

Optimization & Simulation
Bayer  
St. Louis, MO 

Operational Excellence Division Board, April 2019-April 2020

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

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

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

Directors 2019-2021
Jennifer Cross                                          
Texas Tech University 
Associate Professor
Lubbock, TX

Brian Galli                                            
Assistant Professor                                         
Long Island University    
Brookville, NY

Felix C. Veroya                                         
Process Excellence Manager | Black Belt                                            
HGST Philippines Corporation    
Laguna, Philippines

Steve Vijayan                                           
Measurement Specialist                                            
Nemours Children’s Health System    
Wilmington, DE 

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

Operations Research Division Board, June 2019-June 2020

President  
Katie McConky  (2019 - 2021)                                          
Assistant Professor  
Rochester Institute of Technology  
Rochester, NY  

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

Directors 2019- 2021
Mohammad Marufizzaman                                                       
Assistant Professor
Mississippi State University    
Ames, IA

Thomas Sharkey                                                     
Associate Professor  
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute                                                       
Starkville, MS                                  

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

Guiping Hu                                              
Associate Professor                                            
Iowa State University                                             
Ames, IA

Quality Control & Reliability Engineering Division Board, June 2019-June 2020

President
Trevor Craney        
Associate Professor
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Urbana, IL

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

President-elect
Adel Alaeddini
Associate Professor
University of Texas at San Antonio     
San Antonio, TX

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

Chitta Ranjan  
Research Scientist                                            
Pandora Media                                             
Oakland, CA

Directors for 2019-2021 
Chenang Liu
Assistant Professor
Oklahoma State University 
Stillwater, OK

Wilkistar Otieno
Associate Professor 
University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
Milwaukee, WI

Hongyue Sun
Assistant Professor 
University at Buffalo
Buffalo, NY

Yisha Xiang
Assistant Professor 
Texas Tech University 
Lubbock, TX 

Student Board Member for 2019-2020 
Zhicheng Zhu
S
tudent
Texas Tech University
Lubbock, TX

Sustainable Development Division Board, June 2019-June 2020

President
Joel Brock     
Senior Manager                                              
West Monroe Partners                                             
Chicago, IL       
 
Immediate Past President
Gregory Weisenborn 
Associate Professor of Management   
Fort Hays State University   
Hays, KS 

President-elect
Brion Hurley                                        
Owner, Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt                                            
Business Performance Improvement                                             
Portland, OR                                              
  
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
Gokhan Egilmez                                                          
Assistant Professor                                                          
University of New Haven                                                         
West Haven, CT                                                           

Board Member 2019-2022  
Jeremy Rickli 
                                                         
Assistant Professor                                                           
Wayne State University                                                             
Detroit, MI   

Student Board Member 2019-2020
Dustin Diep 
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR

Work Systems Division Board,  April 2019-April 2020

President
Michael Hair
Senior Engineer 
Zymergen                                        
Emeryville, CA 

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

President-elect
Erick C. Jones
Associate Dean                                                 
UT Arlington                                                 
Arlington, TX

Directors 2019-2021 
David Hampton                                                      
VP Go to Market                                                 
Frito Lay, Inc. (retired)    
McKinney, TX

Laila Cure                                                     
Assistant Professor                                                        
Wichita State University                                                  
Wichita, KS                                                     

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

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