Enterprise Instructors

Ruth Archer

  • Director of Continuous Improvement
906-487-3180
raarcher@mtu.edu
136W Wadsworth Hall

Teaching Interests

  • Lean Culture, Processes, Methods, and Tools
  • Leadership Skills
  • Effective Teams
  • Positive Psychology

Specialties

  • Continuous Improvement using Lean Principles
  • Developing Lean Leaders
  • Facilitating Continuous Improvement Events
  • Advisor for Leaders in Continuous Improvement (LCI) and Silver Wings student organizations
Jim Baker

Jim Baker

  • Executive Director, Innovation and Industry Engagement
906-487-2228
jrbaker@mtu.edu
ATDC 210

Specialties

  • Intellectual property/patents
  • Technology licensing
  • Corporate research
  • Spin-off/start-up business development
Richard J. Berkey

Richard J. Berkey

  • Director of Industry Engagement and Educational Partnerships
  • Director, The Enterprise Program
  • Advisor, Supermileage Systems Enterprise

Specialties

  • Corporate/Industry Sponsorship
  • Product Development
  • Program Management
  • Lean / Six Sigma / Design for Six Sigma Methodologies
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MaryFran Desrochers

  • Instructor, School of Business and Economics

Teaching

  • Team Dynamics/Decision Making

Degree

  • MS in Instrumental Sciences, University of Arkansas at Little Rock
  • BS in Mechanical Engineering, Michigan Technological University

Dana M. Johnson

  • Professor of Supply Chain and Engineering Management, School of Business and Economics
  • Affiliated Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics, College of Engineering
906-487-2803
dana@mtu.edu
Academic Office Building 121

Teaching Interests

  • Procurement and Supply Chain Management Fundamentals
  • Operations Management
  • Project Management
  • Quality Engineering/Six Sigma
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Statistics

Research Interests

  • Supply chain management and modeling
  • Service quality and patient experience in healthcare
  • Integrated management systems (IMS)
  • Benchmarking and performance measurement
  • Assessment standards and IMS

Guy Meadows

  • Director, Great Lakes Research Center
  • Adjunct Professor, Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences
  • Research Professor, Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
906-487-1106
gmeadows@mtu.edu
GLRC 307

Research Interests

  • Large scale field experimentation in the Inland Seas of the Great Lakes and coastal oceans
  • Nearshore hydrodynamics and prediction
  • Autonomous and semi-autonomous environmental monitoring platforms (surface and sub-surface)
  • Underwater acoustic remote sensing
  • Marine engineering
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Rebecca Middlebrook

  • Tech MBA┬« Program Manager
906-487-3055
ramiddle@mtu.edu
Academic Office Building 107

Specialties

  • Educates people about the benefits, options and opportunities of the Tech MBA program
  • Helps guide students through the selection and admission process for the MBA program

Michael E. Mullins

  • Professor, Chemical Engineering
906-487-1445
memullin@mtu.edu
Chem Sci 202B

Teaching Interests

  • Thermodynamics
  • Reactor Design

Research Interests

  • Catalysis, reactor design, and thermodynamics
  • Engineered nanostructures
Mary Raber

Mary Raber

  • Assistant Dean of Academic Programs, Pavlis Honors College
  • Director of Global Leadership
  • Co-Director of the Innovation Center for Entrepreneurship

Specialties

  • Engineering Education Research
  • Leadership Development
  • Program Management
  • Product Development Process
  • Design Thinking
  • Lean Startup

John Sandell

  • Associate Professor, Chemical Engineering
906-487-2557
jfsandel@mtu.edu
Chem Sci 202C

Research Interests

  • Fire protection and environmental engineering

Valorie Troesch

  • Adjunct Faculty, Pavlis Honors College
906-482-4041
vtroesch@mtu.edu
M&M 722

Research Interests

  • Theoretical and Applied Ethics
  • Qualitative Research in Education

Specialties

  • Engineering Ethics Pedagogy
  • Qualitative Program Evaluation and Assessment