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Executive Associate Director

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James Simonton

Management Specialist

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Charlotte Henley

EM Faculty and Staff


Dr. James Simonton
Research interests include: System Dynamic Model (SDM) for High Reliability Organizations, Quantifying the Purchasing Power of Public Transportation, Human Interaction in Logistics Systems, Agricultural Biomass in Energy Production and Economic Development, Public Transportation Maintenance Knowledge and Resources
Dr. Andrew Yu
Research area: Supply Chain Systems and Optimization; Systems Engineering – Requirements, Logistics Support, and Systems of Systems; Scheduling

Dr. Zhongshun “Tony” Shi

Applied Optimization and Approximation Algorithms, Complex Systems and Intelligent Decision, Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics, Smart Manufacturing and Industry 4.0, Planning and Scheduling in Manufacturing and Services and Logistics, Transportation and Supply Chain Engineering

 Dr. Janice Tolk

Research Interests include: Leadership, Problem Solving (business), Production or Operations Management, Strategic Planning, Engineering Administration 

Dr. Denise Jackson

Research interests include: Performance Management, Quality Engineering, and Knowledge Management (including information and knowledge-based systems)


Dr. Lynn Reed

Research Interests: Applied Probability & Statistics, Design of Experiment, Industrial Manufacturing, Process Improvement, Process Reliability, Quality Management, Energy Management, Environmental Management, Defect Reduction, Risk Reduction and Cost of Quality.

Dr. Christopher Mears

Research Interests: Maintenance & Reliability/Asset Management, Failure Modes & Effects Analysis, Strategic Management and Human Capital/Knowledge Management.

Dr. Joe Costa
Research interests include: Motivation and Work Behavior, Organizational Culture, Structure, and Transformation, Project Management, and Managing Technology


Charlotte Henley

Management Specialist 

Ph:(931) 393-7293

Mark Cross 

Media Coordinator

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Laura Horton 

Media Coordinator

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