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Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture Engineering and Technology Management

Alice Squires

Associate Professor (Career Track)
Wendell J. Satre Distinguished Professor

ETM Graduate Studies Committee Chair
Washington State University, Pullman



  • BSEE, University of Maryland
  • MBA, George Mason University
  • Ph.D. Systems Engineering, Stevens Institute of Technology


  • Systems Engineering
  • Technical Management
  • Project Management
  • Systems Thinking
  • Online Education
  • Engineering Education
  • Workforce Competency Development

Professional Background

Alice Squires has over thirty years of technical and leadership experience. Prior to joining WSU in Fall 2014 as a full-time faculty, Alice served as Manager of Systems Engineering at Aurora Flight Sciences, Senior Researcher for the nationwide University Affiliated Research Center in Systems Engineering, Online Technical Director for SSE 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. Alice continues to be a contributing author and editor to the Systems Engineering Body of Knowledge ( and the Graduate Reference Curriculum for Systems Engineering ( She is certified by PMI as a Project Management Professional, and by INCOSE as an Expert Systems Engineering Practitioner, including in Acquisition. Alice is a lifetime member of the Beta Gamma Sigma, Tau Beta Pi, and Eta Kappa Nu Honor Societies. She is a Senior Member of the IEEE, a member of and Director on the Systems Engineering Division board of the ASEE, and a member of the NDIA, INCOSE, and PMI.