Engineering and Technology Management (ETM) has two new faculty members joining its online master’s and certificate program, starting fall 2014. Dr. Alice Squires is ETM’s new associate clinical professor from Virginia and will be teaching courses in areas related to systems engineering, technical decision analysis, and strategic and performance management. Dr. Russ Johnson is ETM’s new associate clinical professor from Colorado and his teaching emphasis will be on topics related to the theory of constraints, including lean agility, and constraints management.
Dr. Alice Squires brings a passion for online education and a 30-plus year career to her position in the ETM program. Her broad background in systems engineering and her experience as a technical manager provide a strong foundation of industry experience to her courses. She has served as a full-time or adjunct faculty for more than a dozen years teaching over 65 online courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Prior to joining WSU, Alice has served in a variety of positions, including manager of systems engineering at Aurora Flight Sciences, senior researcher and online technical director at Stevens Institute of Technology, senior systems engineer consultant to LM, IBM, and EDO Ceramics, senior engineering manager at GD, senior engineering manager at LM, and advisory engineer/scientist at IBM. Her areas of expertise include systems engineering, technical management, project management, systems thinking, online education, engineering education, and workforce competency development.
Dr. Russ Johnson brings over 25 years of experience applying, researching, and teaching organizational improvement strategies and tools in manufacturing and service environments in small to large organizations. Johnson’s previous roles as a business owner, university professor, and consultant have allowed him to develop common sense approaches that bridge the gap between theory and application. He holds numerous professional certifications and has been actively involved with promoting the linkage and integration of the Theory of Constraints, Lean and Six-Sigma concepts throughout his career. Dr. Johnson is an active member of several professional organizations, including ASQ, APICS, and SME and is a frequent speaker at their meetings and conferences. His areas of specialization are in systems improvement with an emphasis in constraints, project management, Lean, Six-Sigma, materials science, manufacturing processes, residential and light commercial construction.
For more information on Engineering and Technology Management’s online master’s and certificate program, see etm.wsu.edu and/or call 509-335-0125. For more information on the program’s faculty, see ETM’s Faculty Webpage.