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Ruth Archer

  • Director of Continuous Improvement
  • PhD, Business Administration with a specialization in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Northcentral University
  • MBA, St. Mary's University in San Antonio, Texas
  • BS, Electrical Engineering, Michigan Technological University
  • Lean Systems Certification, University of Kentucky and PROSCI Change Management Certification



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

Professional Affiliations

  • Lean Higher Ed (HE) Global Steering Committee and Chair of the Lean HE Americas Division
  • Michigan Performance Excellence (MIPEx) Examiner and former Baldrige National Quality Award Examiner, National Institute of Standards and Technology
  • Events Committee, Michigan Lean Consortium

Teaching Interests

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

Links of Interest

Continuous Improvement at Michigan Tech

Gemba Academy

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