- 124 Academic Offices Building
Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Management, School of Business and Economics
- PhD in Industrial Engineering and Business Administration, Wayne State University, 1999
- MS in Industrial Technology, Eastern Michigan University, 2000
- MS in Manufacturing Engineering, Wayne State University, 1995
- MBA, Northern Michigan University, 1981
- BS in Business Administration, Michigan Technological University, 1980
- Professional Certifications: CQE - Certified Quality Engineer, CQA - Certified Quality Auditor, CQMgr - Certified Quality Manager, CSSGB - Certified Six Sigma Green Belt, CPA - Certified Public Accountant - State of Michigan (licensed), CMA - Certified Management Accountant
Johnson has over 30 years of experience including industrial, consulting, and academia starting at Michigan Tech in 1981 as an accounting instructor. Upon her departure in 1984, she worked for a variety of manufacturing and consulting firms, ultimately owning her own business supplying training and consulting primarily to the automotive industry in quality engineering and supply chain management, business assessment, and project management. In 1999, Johnson returned to the School of Business and Economics to teach operations management related courses. Johnson is married to Mark Johnson, Associate Professor (SOT), and they have three children – Anastasia, Vassiliy, and Maximillian, and their dog Baby.
Working with the Advanced Powertrain Research Center (APRC) and the Sustainable Futures Institute (SFI) at Michigan Tech, Dr. Johnson and a team of interdisciplinary researchers developed simulation and optimization models to identify the number of biofineries or biomass fired power plants in the upper portion of the lower peninsula of the State of Michigan. The optimization model developed for the Forestry Biofuels Statewide Collaboration Center for the Department of Energy and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation is plug and play allowing for sensitivity analysis.
Dr. Johnson has supported multiple interdisciplinary research teams at Michigan Tech through the development of business and optimization models since 2006. Her work is widely published in Biomass and Bioenergy, Renewable Energy, and several other publications. She is regularly invited to submit her work in this area for conferences and journals. She and her collaborators have several refereed journal articles currently under review. Dr. Johnson has over 50 refereed publications including the work related to liquid and solid biofuels for the transportation and power industries respectively.
- Operations Management
- Project Management
- Quality Engineering and Management
- Quantitative Methods
- Supply chain management and modeling
- Infrastructure integration and management
- Business and cost feasibility in implementing environmentally sustainable management practices, including alternative energy technologies
- Benchmarking and performance measurement
- Lean practices in service operations
- Zhang, F., Johnson, D.M., and Johnson, M.A. (2012) “Development of a Simulation Model of Biomass Supply Chain for Biofuel Production,” Renewable Energy: An International Journal, forthcoming.
- Johnson, D.M. (2011) “Teaching Effectiveness as Measured by Student Evaluation of Teaching (SET): An Empirical Study,” International Journal of Information and Operations Management Education, Vol. 4, No. 3/4, pp. 212-228.
- Zhang, F., Johnson, D. M., Sutherland, J. W. (2011). Johnson, D. M. (Ed.), "A GIS-Based Method for Identifying the Optimal Location for a Facility to Convert Forest Biomass to Biofuel," (vol. 35, # 9, pp. 3951-3961) . Biomass & Bioenergy.
- Johnson, D.M., Halvorsen, K.E., and Solomon, B.D. (2011) “Upper Midwestern U.S. Consumers and Ethanol: Knowledge, Beliefs and Consumption" (vol. 35, #4, pp. 1454-1464). Biomass & Bioenergy
- Mukherjee, A., Johnson, D.M., Jin, Y., and Kieckhafer, R. (2010) “Modeling and simulating co-dependent infrastructure systems to manage and mitigate crisis scenarios,” International Journal of Critical Infrastructures, Vol. 6, No. 1, pp. 52-72.
- Johnson, D. M. (2009). Solomon, B. D., Luzadis, V. A. (Ed.), "Cost and Financial Feasibility of Bioenergy: Regional Case Studies of Two Electric Power Technologies," Renewable Energy from Forest Resources in the United States. Great Britian: Taylor & Francis.
- Froese, R.E., Miller, C.A., Shonnard, D.R., Koers, K.P., and Johnson, D.M. (2010) “An evaluation of mitigation options for greenhouse gas emissions from coal-fired power plants in the US Great Lakes States,” (vol. 34, pp. 251-262). Biomass & Bioenergy
- Johnson, D.M., Hodur, C.M., Sickels, T.N., Skinner, P. (2009) “A Pedagogical Approach Integrating Research and Applied Learning in a Graduate OM Course”, International Journal of Information and Operations Management Education, Vol. 3, No. 2, pp. 149-163.
- Johnson, D.M., Froese, R., Waterstraut, J.R., Whitmarsh, J.H., Martin, A, and Miller, C. (2009). “Business Viability of Biomass Co-Firing and Gasification for Electricity Generation,” International Journal of Environmental Engineering, Vol. 1, No. 4, pp. 405-431.
- Johnson, D. M. (2009). Solomon, B. D., Luzadis, V. (Ed.), "Market Analysis and Considerations for Alternative Energy Technologies", Great Britain: Renewable Energy From Forest Resources in the United States - Taylor & Francis.
- Quinn, A., LeMay, G., Larsen, P., Johnson, D. M. (2009). "Service Quality in Higher Education," (2nd ed., vol. 20, pp. 139-152). Total Quality Management and Business Excellence Journal.
- Froese, R., Waterstraut, J., Johnson, D. M., Shonnard, D., Whitmarsh, J., Miller, C. (2008). "Economic and Financial Viability of Lignocellulosic Ethanol," (Vol. 18, pp. 23-45). Environmental Quality Management Journal.
- Johnson, D. M., Hokanson, D. R., Zhang, Q., Czupinski, K. D., Tang, J. (2008). "Feasibility of Water Purification Technology in Rural Areas of Developing Countries," (Vol. 88, pp. 416-427). Elsevier: Journal of Environmental Management. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2007.03.002
- Johnson, D. M., Sun, J., Johnson, M. (2007). "Integrating Multiple Manufacturing Initiatives: Challenge for Automotive Suppliers," (Vol. 11, pp. 41-56). Measuring Business Excellence Journal.
- Hokanson, D. R., Zhang, Q., Cowden, J. R., Troschinetz, A. M., Mihelcic, J. R., Johnson, D. M. (2007). Johnson, D. M. (Ed.), "Challenges to Implementing Drinking Water Technologies in Developing World Countries," (Vol. 43, pp. 31-38). The Environmental Engineer: Applied Research and Practice Journal.