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Faculty and Staff

The school of industrial engineering and management (IEM) at Oklahoma State University (OSU) has a rich history and legacy. IEM at OSU granted its first IE degree in 1926, MS degree in 1948 and first PhD in 1960. This School has been represented and led by giants in Industrial Engineering – winners of the Frank and Lillian Gilbreth award, pinnacle award of the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers’ (IISE); members of the National Academy of Engineering, IISE presidents, American Society for Quality (ASQ) and Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) presidents, senior member of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality award as well as IISE, AEE, American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS) and ASQ Fellows. One of the first School Heads, H.G. Thuesen, co-invented the parking meter, the first of which was installed in Oklahoma City in 1935. Today, IEM has world-class faculty teaching and mentoring graduate and undergraduate students.

Cowboy Academy

IEM established the Cowboy Academy to accomplish several goals to ensure their graduates achieve their most valued and rewarding careers.  

Industrial Advisory Board 

The Industrial Advisory Board is made up of current members of industry and academia.  The IAB supports the mission of IEM through participation in the accreditation process, helping our curriculum meet the current needs and trends of industry, and mentoring students and senior design projects.
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