New faculty join ETM program, Spring 2013

Engineering and Technology Management (ETM) has three new faculty members joining its online master’s and certificate program, starting spring 2013. Dr. Luna Magpili is ETM’s new Associate Clinical Professor from Virginia and will be teaching courses on Managing Variability and Uncertainty, and Quality Control and Reliability. The program’s two new adjunct professors are Dr. David Paulus from Arkansas, who will teach a course on Design for Product and Service Reliability; and Dr. Craig Seidelson from China will be teaching ETM’s new course on Globalization in Engineering and Technology Management.

Luna Magpili

Luna MagpiliAssociate Clinical Professor in Engineering and Technology Management

Education: B.S. and M.S., Industrial Engineering, University of the Philippines; Ph.D., Systems Engineering, University of Virginia

Specialization: Systems Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Quality Management, Supply Chain Management, Operations Research, Risk Management, Decision Support Systems

Professional Background: Luna Magpili has extensive experience as an industrial engineer and consultant tasked to improve the quality and productivity of various Philippine manufacturing and export enterprises. She also served as program officer for International Relief and Development and managed the supply chain and knowledge management involved in relief work across the globe. While at the University of Virginia, her research focused on service systems planning and developed methods and tools to aid decision makers plan for infrastructure and capital investments. Dr. Magpili currently serves as panel reviewer to various programs at NSF, NASA, and DoD. She also serves as referee to various journals, such as Risk Analysis, Environmental Science and Technology, and Environmental Monitoring and Assessment. She is currently a member of ASEE, ASEM, and INCOSE.

David Paulus

David PaulusAdjunct Professor in Engineering and Technology Management

Education: B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Tennessee; M.S., Industrial Engineering, University of Tennessee; Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Colorado State University

Specialization: Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Human Factors, Manufacturing, Energy Systems

Professional Background: David Paulus is the lead engineer developing the Controlled Resistance Exercise Device (C-RED) for NASA, which will be used to maintain bone density and muscle mass during spaceflight. Dr. Paulus has worked in manufacturing at Eagle Bend, Mfg. and Colorado State University’s Industrial Assessment Center where he improved productivity and energy efficiency. He has experience in research and development at Woodward Governor Company, National Recovery Technologies, and HVAC design experience with EDM Consultants and Endecon Engineering. More recently, he served as an industrial consultant for Therma-Tru doors developing processes to improve productivity, as well as reduce repetitive motion injuries for workers on a fiberglass-door assembly line. Dr. Paulus serves as an associate editor for the Journal of Online Engineering Education and is a licensed professional engineer in the state of Arkansas.

Craig Seidelson

Craig SeidelsonAdjunct Professor in Engineering and Technology Management

Education: B.S., Dual Science and Business, University of Notre Dame; MBA with concentration on International Operations Management, University of Manchester Business School, Manchester England; Ph.D., Design for Manufacturability in grinding, University of the West of England. Post graduate research on Japanese manufacturing firms’ technology transfer strategies to subsidiaries in Asia, International University of Japan

Specialization: International Engineering and Technology Management, Design for Manufacturability, Capacity Utilization, Lean Manufacturing, Supply Chain Development, Organizational Restructuring, Project Management, Plant Expansion

Professional Background: Craig Seidelson has been working in China for the past 13 years. As a Fortune 500 company’s Chief Engineer for China, he develops strategies, processes, and new technologies. He oversees plant engineering managers as well as specialists in electrics, facilities, metallurgy, metrology, computer science, grinding, and lean manufacturing. In addition to corporate functions, Dr. Seidelson also serves as a Visiting Sr. Research Fellow at the University of the West of England and is an Honorary Professor at Changsha University of Science and Technology, China.

For more information on Engineering and Technology Management’s online master’s and certificate program, see and/or call 509-335-0125. For more information on the program’s faculty, see ETM’s Faculty Webpage.