Dr. Timothy Greene

Western Michigan University

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Western Michigan University
United States
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Dr. Timothy J. Greene is a Professor of Industrial and Entrepreneurial Engineering and Engineering Management at Western Michigan University.  He has over 31 years of experience as an engineering leader and manager in various roles.  In his last leadership position at Western Michigan University he served as Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs for nine years.  He had responsibility for over 1700 employees and a budget of over $275M.

He has served as Dean of Engineering at two universities, Western Michigan University and The University of Alabama totaling over eight years in this capacity.  For eight years, he was first Head of the School of Industrial Engineering and Management and then the Associate Dean for Research in the College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology at Oklahoma State University.  He was on the Virginia Tech Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering faculty for eleven years serving as Assistant Department Head for the last five years.

Greene served as President of the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineering from 1997 to 1998.  He served on the IISE Board of Trustees for eight years holding several senior vice president positions.  He is editor of the ANSI Standards for Industrial Engineering Terminology. He served as Director of Conference Program Coordination for IISE for over six years.  He was the recipient of the SME Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award, and the IISE Outstanding Young Industrial Engineer Award. In 1999, Greene was elected Fellow of the Institute.

Dr. Greene has taught over 50 short courses in his career.  He has consulted with industry for over 40 years assisting large and small companies in their operations, management and strategic planning.  His expertise is in leadership, change management, strategic planning and operations management.  He has managed research totaling over $15,000,000, graduated 30 M.S. and nine Ph.D. students, and teaches courses on leadership and management.   As an author, he has written or co-written over 50 articles or book chapters and has given technical presentations in ten different countries.

Greene received his bachelor's degree in Astronautical and Aeronautical Engineering from Purdue University.  He also has a M.S. and Ph.D. from Purdue University in Industrial Engineering.