It is an honor to serve as the next Chair of the Industrial & Manufacturing Systems Engineering Department at UTA. The University and Department are experiencing tremendous growth so the job is even more exciting. This growth opens up many opportunities and challenges for us, ones that I am looking forward to meeting with you.
The academic community is experiencing significant changes. Increased attention on costs, greater competition, and decreasing federal budgets
are all putting pressure on us to rethink how we do business. Likewise we also see new technologies, new education models, and an increased interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields. It’s critical that we prepare our faculty, staff and students for the changing educational environment of the 21st century.
I would like to thank Dr. Chen and Dr. Liles for their leadership serving the department over these past years. IMSE has made significant gains under their tenure and this has made my job that much easier!
Dr. Paul Componation, IMSE Chair