Pohl Inducted as Fellow of Engineering Management Society
Ed Pohl, left, with Paul Kaufman, executive director of the American Society for Engineering Management.
Ed Pohl, professor and head of the department of industrial engineering, has been awarded the title of Fellow by the American Society for Engineering Management. The award was presented at the society’s 2018 International Annual Conference in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.
New Fellows are chosen by existing Society Fellows. Candidates must have eight years of continuous membership in ASEM with significant service, demonstrated engineering management success and continuing distinguished service and contributions to the Society. No more than five Fellows are elected in a year.
Pohl holds the Twenty-First Century Professorship in Engineering. He has served as the director of the Master of Science in Operations Management online degree program and has led several risk- and supply-chain-related research efforts at the University of Arkansas.
Before coming to Arkansas, Ed spent 21 years in the United States Air Force, where he served in a variety of engineering, operations analysis and academic positions during his career. Previous assignments include serving as deputy director of the Operations Research Center at the United States Military Academy, as an operations analyst in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, as a munitions logistics manager at the Air Force Operational Test Center, and as a B-2 training systems engineer.
Pohl earned his Ph.D. in systems and industrial engineering from the University of Arizona. He holds an M.S. in systems engineering from the Air Force Institute of Technology, an M.S. in reliability engineering from the University of Arizona, an M.S. in engineering management from the University of Dayton and a B.S. in electrical engineering from Boston University.
His primary research interests are in risk, reliability, engineering optimization, healthcare and supply chain risk analysis, decision making, and quality. Pohl is a Certified Professional Engineering Manager. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers, ASEM, and the Society of Reliability Engineers. He is a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, and the American Society for Quality. He is also a Diplomate in the Society of Health Systems, a member of the International Council on Systems Engineering, the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences, and the Association for Health Care Resource & Materials Management.
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