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Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture Engineering and Technology Management

James Holt

Professor Emeritus
Washington State University, Pullman



  • B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Utah State University
  • M.S. Facilities Engineering, Air Force Institute of Engineering
  • Ph.D. Industrial Engineering/Business Administration, Texas A&M University


  • Organizational Behavior
  • Operations Research
  • Statistics
  • Engineering Economics
  • Simulation Information Systems
  • Constraints Management

Professional Background

James Holt was a Principal Consultant with Management Advisory Group, Inc. and a Certified Associate of the Avraham Y. Goldratt Institute. Prior to his consulting work, he was Department Head of Engineering and Environmental Management at the Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio. Dr. Holt retired from the Air Force with 20 years experience in engineering, computer and technology management. He has published many articles on supply chain management, project management, maintenance and artificial intelligence. Dr. Holt is certified in the TOC Thinking Process, TOC Operations Management, TOC Project Management, and TOC Holistic Strategy by the Theory of Constraints International Certification Organization. He serves on the Board of Directors for TOCICO, the Theory of Constraints Professional Certification Organization.

James R Holt