William R. Peterson, PhD

William R. Peterson, PhD
Editor of Industrial and Systems Engineering

William (Bill) R. Peterson earned a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Auburn University and doctorate in Industrial and Systems Engineering from The Ohio State University. In the twenty-five years between theses two degrees he served as an infantry officer in the US Army, as an industrial engineer and engineering manager, and as a production supervisor and a plant manager. He has worked in a wide variety of industries to included steel pipe manufacturing and fabrication, pharmaceutical device manufacturing, fabrication of multilayer circuit boards and electronic/electrical components, manufacturing of oil well service equipment (trucks, computers, and down-hole tools), and power protection devices. During his time in industry he also earned an MBA from what is now the University of Nebraska – Kearney.

Bill has taught industrial engineering, manufacturing engineering, engineering management, industrial management, technology management, and/or manufacturing engineering technology at Florida International University, the University of Minnesota Duluth, Western Michigan University, Mercer University, Old Dominion University, Arizona State University, and Minnesota State University Mankato.

Bill has served as president of The American Society for Engineering Management (ASEM); president of Epsilon Mu Eta (EMH), The Engineering Management Honor Society; president of the Society for Engineering and Management Systems (SEMS), a society within the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE); and as chair of two divisions of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), the Industrial Engineering Division and the Engineering Management Divisions. Bill is a Fellow of ASEM and a Founding Member of EMH. Contact Bill at drbillpeterson [at] aol [dot] com.