Dr. David Enke, chair and associate professor of finance and operations management and H. Michael and Laurie Krimbill Faculty Fellow of Finance at the University of Tulsa, has been named chair of engineering management and systems engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology. His appointment takes effect Jan. 1, 2012.
Enke, who taught at Missouri S&T from 2000-07, will take over for Dr. William Daughton, who will remain on the engineering management and systems engineering faculty at Missouri S&T.
“We’re very excited to have Dr. Enke join us as chair of engineering management and systems engineering,” says Dr. Robert W. Schwartz, interim provost at Missouri S&T. “As a former student and faculty member at Missouri S&T, Dave joins us with a good understanding of our campus culture and opportunities for the programs in the department. We look forward to his leadership and contributions and are very pleased to have him back here at S&T.”
Enke’s areas of research interest include investments, intelligent systems, computational intelligence, enterprise risk management, quantitative finance, price forecasting, hedge funds, endowments and portfolio management.
Following the completion of his bachelor’s degree, Enke worked for McDonnell Douglas for two years before returning to Missouri S&T to pursue an advanced degree in engineering management. He held teaching positions at the University of Michigan-Dearborn and Binghamton University-State University of New York before joining S&T as an assistant professor of engineering management and systems engineering in 2000.
Enke was named associate professor at S&T in 2006. In 2007, he was named associate professor and H. Michael and Laurie Krimbill Faculty Fellow of Finance at the University of Tulsa. He was named chair of the department in May 2011.
Enke earned a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering in 1990 and master of science and Ph.D. degrees in engineering management in 1994 and 1997, respectively, all from Missouri S&T.