I am a full professor in the Systems and Industrial Engineering (SIE) department, which houses the Industrial Engineering Technology degree, the Industrial and Systems Engineering degree, Masters degrees in Systems Engineering, Quality Assurance, and Engineering Management, and two Bachelor of Applied Science programs (Manufacturing Operations and Supply Chain Logistics). I have been on the faculty at SPSU/KSU since Fall of 2005. I really enjoy teaching, and am glad to be able to do that in the Southern Polytechnic College of Engineering and Engineering Technology at KSU. Previously, I worked for Delta Air Lines, both in operational reliability and in pricing. While working on my Ph.D. I also taught high school math in Fulton County for a year.
I enjoy doing research, especially in the area of applications of industrial engineering to the public sector. Past and current projects include modeling the nosocomial spread of tuberculosis, quantifying the benefit of school-based dental sealant programs, determining optimal locations and service selection for community health centers, and modeling childhood obesity interventions. My other research area is education research. Recent projects in that area have been related to the effectiveness of on-line education, the impact of a high school outreach program, and the effectiveness of workshop-style instruction. In 2017 I was awarded one of the KSU Outstanding Research and Creative Activity Awards for my research contributions to the field engineering applications.
I live in Dunwoody with my husband and three children. In my free time, I enjoy fitness pursuits, traveling, and volunteering as a leader of the high school youth group at my church.