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
MaryFran Desrochers portrait

MaryFran Desrochers

Instructor, School of Business and Economics

906-487-3489
mfdesroc@mtu.edu
117 Academic Office Building

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

Adjunct Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics, College of Engineering

906-487-2803
dana@mtu.edu
121 Academic Office Building

Teaching Interests

  • Operations Management
  • Project Management
  • Quality Engineering and Management
  • 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

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

Rebecca Middlebrook

Tech MBA® Program Manager

906-487-3055
ramiddle@mtu.edu
107 Academic Office Building

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 305B

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, Pavlis Institute for Global Technological Leadership

Professor of Practice

Specialties

  • Engineering Education Research
  • Leadership Development
  • Program Management
  • Product Development Process

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