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Work in Progress: It’s Not a Matter of Time!

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2019 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


Tampa, Florida

Publication Date

June 15, 2019

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June 15, 2019

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June 19, 2019

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Multidisciplinary Engineering Courses

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Multidisciplinary Engineering

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Julian Ly Davis University of Southern Indiana

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Julian received his Ph.D. from Virginia Tech in Engineering Mechanics in 2007. He spent a semester teaching at community college in the area and then spent two years at University of Massachusetts continuing his research in finite element modeling and biomechanics and continuing to teach. He has been at the University of Southern Indiana since 2010.

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Tom McDonald University of Southern Indiana

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Tom McDonald is an Associate Professor in the Engineering Department at the University of Southern Indiana. He serves as the Director for the MS Industrial Management and the BS Manufacturing Engineering programs. He earned his BSIE and MSIE degrees in Industrial Engineering from Clemson University and his PhD in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Virginia Tech.
His research and teaching interests primarily include online homework, lean manufacturing, discrete event simulation and modeling, and engineering economy. Tom has been involved in lean manufacturing and modeling of production lines since 1999.

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Bradley Lane Kicklighter University of Southern Indiana Orcid 16x16

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Brad holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (1989) and an MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Purdue University (2001).

His past work experience includes eleven years at Delphi (formerly Delco Electronics) as an Advanced Project Engineer, eleven years at Whirlpool Corporation as a Lead Engineer/Solution Architect, and three years at Ivy Tech Community College as an Instructor/Program Chair of Pre-Engineering. Since 2015, he has been employed at the University of Southern Indiana as an Assistant Professor of Advanced Manufacturing.

He holds three patents, has served as an IEEE section officer since 2004, and has been a Licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Indiana since 2005.

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Davis, J. L., & McDonald, T., & Kicklighter, B. L. (2019, June), Work in Progress: It’s Not a Matter of Time! Paper presented at 2019 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Tampa, Florida. 10.18260/1-2--33635

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