Dr. Susan Murray, associate professor of engineering management and systems engineering and associate chair for graduate studies at the University of Missouri-Rolla, received the Merl Baker Award from the American Society for Engineering Education’s (ASEE) Engineering Management Division.
The award recognizes exemplary service to the engineering management discipline and is named after the former UMR chancellor who was instrumental in founding UMR’s engineering management department and the field of engineering management.
Murray has been a member of the board of directors for the ASEE Engineering Management Division since 2001. She has served the division in numerous capacities, including as chair, program chair, treasurer and newsletter editor.
Murray earned a bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M University in 1985, a master’s degree from University of Texas at Arlington in 1988 and a doctorate from Texas A&M University in 1994. All three degrees are in industrial engineering.
Murray joined the UMR faculty in 1994 as an assistant professor and became an associate professor in 2000. She served as director of the Lemay Center for Composites Technology from 2000-2003, where she managed the university technology transfer and training center in a half-time appointment.
Murray currently teaches engineering management courses, including work measurement, ergonomics, safety engineering and project management. Her research interests include productivity improvement, ergonomics, human performance and engineering education.