Dr. Susan Murray, professor of engineering management and systems engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology was named Fellow of the American Society for Engineering Management (ASEM) at the 34th International Annual ASEM Conference, held Oct. 2-5 in Minneapolis. Murray joined the S&T faculty in 1994 as an assistant professor of engineering management. She was named an associate professor in 2000 and was named professor in 2012. She served as associate chair of engineering management graduate studies at S&T from 2007 to 2008.
Murray is also a member of Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society, Epsilon Mu Eta and the University of Missouri President’s Academic Leadership Institute. She has received numerous awards, including the Baker Service Award and Best Paper Award from Engineering Management Division ASEE Conferences and a Certificate of Appreciation from the American Society of Safety Engineering. She was named Missouri S&T’s Woman of the Year in 2000.
Murray earned bachelor of science and Ph.D. degrees in industrial engineering from Texas A&M University in 1985 and 1994, respectively. She earned a master of science degree in industrial engineering from University of Texas-Arlington in 1988.
Several other S&T faculty and students were also honored during the conference. They include:
Dr. Hongyan Chen, who earned a Ph.D. in engineering management in 2012 from S&T, won the best dissertation award for her work titled “Two Essays on the Domain Translation from Financial Options to Real Options.” Dr. Ruwen Qin, assistant professor of engineering management and systems engineering at S&T, was her advisor.
Missouri S&T’s engineering management and systems engineering department won the ASEM Founder’s Award for Best Graduate Program.
Cory Brennan, a Ph.D. student from Rolla, Mo., won second place in the Merl Baker Award for Best Student Paper competition for his paper titled “Passive Solar Energy Technology: Impact on Energy Infrastructure.” Dr. Suzanna Long, assistant professor and associate chair of graduate studies for the EMSE department at S&T, is his advisor.
Four S&T undergraduate students won the case study competition for their work titled “Managing Engineering Paradigm Shifts.” The team members include Brenda Ellis, a senior in engineering management from Olathe, Kan., Katy Hendricks, a senior in engineering management from Shawnee, Kan., Mireille Paquette, a senior in engineering management from Chesterfield, Mo., and Delaney Sexton, a junior in engineering management from Independence, Mo. Dr. Ivan Guardiola, assistant professor of engineering management and systems engineering at S&T, is their advisor.