Dr. William Daughton, chair of the engineering management and systems engineering department at the University of Missouri-Rolla, recently received the 2005 Bernard R. Sarchet Award from the American Society for Engineering Education.
The award is the engineering management division’s highest honor and recognizes lifetime achievement in engineering management education. Daughton accepted the award at the ASEE’s annual conference in Portland on June 15.
Daughton joined UMR as department chair in January 2004, after working as the Lockheed Martin Professor and director of the engineering management program at the University of Colorado at Boulder.
While at the University of Colorado at Boulder, Daughton also served as the co-executive director of the Deming Joint Center for Entrepreneurship for three years. 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.
Daughton’s academic experience also 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.