Robert Atkins

My educational background includes a B.S. degree in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from Virginia Tech (1971), and an M.B.A. in Marketing from Georgia State University (1985).   I am a licensed Professional Engineer (P.E.).

After college, I spent 12 years working in the business sector, beginning as an Industrial Engineer and finishing as an Engineering Manager. I worked approximately three-years for Blue Bell, Inc. in Alabama and Oklahoma (Wrangler brand clothing), one-year for Itek, Inc. in Florida and Puerto Rico (glass and plastic optical lenses), five-years with Becton Dickinson in Florida (medical devices and pharmaceuticals), and three-years in Georgia with Stratton Industries, Inc. (commercial quality carpets).

Since 1984 I have been teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels at Kennesaw State University in Marietta, Georgia. I have taught courses in statistics, engineering basics, economics, marketing, accounting, work measurement, plant layout, quality control, and inventory control.

I have also taught seminars, workshops, and continuing education courses on a regular basis in the United States and Canada. Since 1984 I have conducted over 300 seminars for Fortune 500 companies, government organizations, and foreign corporations. A short list of some of my previous clients includes: General Motors, Amoco Oil, Lockheed Martin, Boeing Commercial Aircraft, Delta Airlines, Medical Marketing Group, U.S. Can, Equifax, Marta, Federal Express, Anheuser Busch, Home Depot, Motorola, and the United States Navy.

My publishing efforts have included nine computer software games (such as The Lost Crown of Queen Anne), and a contribution to the 2001 edition of Maynard's Industrial Engineering Handbook. Finally, I am also listed in the 64th Edition of Who's Who in America (2010) and in the 29th Edition of Who's Who in the World (2012).