Dr. William Daughton, Lockheed Martin Professor and director of the engineering management program at the University of Colorado at Boulder, will become chair of the engineering management department at the University of Missouri-Rolla on Jan. 5, 2004.
Daughton will replace Dr. Cihan Dagli, who served as interim chair following Dr. Henry Wiebe’s acceptance of the vice provost of UMR Global position in February. Dagli will return to a full-time position as professor in the department.
For the past three years while at the University of Colorado at Boulder, Daughton also served as the co-executive director of the Deming Joint Center for Entrepreneurship. Prior to accepting the position at Boulder in 1994, he held numerous management positions in the microelectronic products division of AT&T Global Information Systems/NCR Corp., including assistant vice president of technology services and director of engineering (research and development). While with AT&T, he also served as an adjunct assistant professor in the physics department at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. In addition, Daughton’s academic experience includes serving as a graduate research assistant at the University of Missouri-Columbia and South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, a National Teaching Fellow in the physics department at Chadron State College, and a physics instructor at Jefferson College. His industry experience also includes working as principal project engineer for Mead Office Systems and technical staff member of the semiconductor group at Texas Instruments.
Daughton earned his bachelor of arts degree in physics and mathematics from Illinois College in 1967. He received his master of science degree in physics from South Dakota School of Mines and Technology in 1969 and his Ph.D. in solid state physics from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1976.
Daughton is a member of the American Association of Quality and the American Society for Engineering Education and serves as an officer in ASEE’s engineering management division. He has published 30 papers and abstracts.