Missouri S&T professor named SEMS president-elect

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On August 29, 2014

Suzanna Long teaches supply chain management     Sam O'Keefe/Missouri S&TA researcher at Missouri University of Science and Technology has been named president-elect of the Society for Engineering and Management Systems (SEMS), a part of the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE).

Dr. Suzanna Long, associate professor of engineering management and systems engineering at Missouri S&T, was elected to the position prior to the 2014 IIE annual conference. After one year of service, Long will be named president of the society.

“I am honored and delighted to be elected by my fellow society members,” says Long. “I look forward to giving back to the group and leading them to the next level.”

SEMS supports IIE members as they advance the state of engineering management practice and research. Besides advanced engineering skills, SEMS leads discussion and knowledge exchange related to engineering and industrial engineering management systems.

“Speaking as an engineering management professional, we live in an increasingly global world,” says Long. “My objective in this role for SEMS is to build our network of global partners and enhance our reputation.”

Long, a member of the Missouri S&T faculty since 2008, earned a bachelor of arts degree in history and a bachelor of science degree in physics from Missouri S&T in 1984. She earned a master of science and Ph.D. degrees in engineering management in 2004 and 2007, respectively, from Missouri S&T. Long has been an IIE board member since 2010 and served as IIE’s invited session chair since 2009. She is a member and co-director of Epsilon Mu Eta, Missouri S&T’s engineering management honor society.

For more information about SEMS and Long’s election, visit iienet2.org/industrialengineer.

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