Craig G. Downing, Ph.D., CMfgE
Department Head and
Associate Professor of Engineering
Office Number: DL109
received his doctorate in Workforce
Education and Development and MS in
Manufacturing Systems from Southern
Illinois University Carbondale. Dr.
Downing has over 12 years experience
teaching Manufacturing, Management, and
Mathematics at the post-secondary
level. Additionally, he has amassed 10
years of industrial experience, four
years as a Process Engineer and six
years as a private consultant for
organizations such as Lockheed
Martin/NASA, Parker Hannifin, and Crain
Enterprises. His interests are rooted
in Industrial-Academic relationships,
Quality Management System Development,
and Production/Operations Management.
He has multiple
publications/presentations related to
his areas of interest and continually
explores new research opportunities
related to Quality and Operations
Management. He is a certified Six
Sigma Black Belt.
Richard E. Stamper,
of Professional Experiences,
Engineering Management and
Office Number: DL112
Rick Stamper received
his Ph.D. from the University of
Maryland in 1997 where he worked in the
Institute for Systems Research.
His industrial experience
includes positions as an area manager at
Proctor & Gamble and Design Team Leader
He also spent one year at the
Toshiba Appliance Engineering Laboratory
in Yokohama Japan as part of a technical
exchange between GE and Toshiba.
In 2004, he formed a small
company to develop medical devices.
He holds two patents for halo
He has served as an expert
witness in both patent and product
He is a registered professional
engineer and is a member of ASEE, ASME
He has been teaching at
Rose-Hulman since 1998 and received the
Deans Outstanding Teacher Award in
2006. Rick is also registered as a
patent agent before the U.S. Patent and
William Drummy, J.D.
Bill has always specialized in trial
work and has tried hundreds of jury
trials all over south central Indiana as
well as Federal Court in Indianapolis, Terre Haute and Evansville.
accomplishment is the recognition by his
peers, reflected in his induction as a
fellow of the
College of Trial Lawyers
He is also an advocate with the
American Board of Trial Advocates (an
organization consisting of trial lawyers
who have tried a minimum of 50 jury
trials) and has been named an Indiana
Super Lawyer each year since its
inception, 2004, 2005 and 2006.
Bill and his family live on a 90 acre
farm east of Terre Haute, where Bill
spends his time tinkering with old
automobiles, doing a bit of farming,
gardening and tending to the family's
three horses, a few bee hives and a
small herd of registered Texas Longhorn
Bill is an active road bicyclist.
William Kline, Ph.D.
Office Number: DL113
Bill Kline received his PhD in
Mechanical Engineering from the
University of Illinois. In addition to
his teaching experience at the
University of Illinois in Mechanical and
Industrial Engineering, he served for
many years as chief operating officer of
an automated machine tool system company
which he co-founded. He brings
experience in manufacturing, systems and
operations. He has several technical
publications in refereed journals,
technical conferences, trade journals or
textbooks relating to machining process
modeling or machine tool sensing,
monitoring and diagnostics.
Thomas Mason, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus - Engineering Management
Tom Mason was the founding Head of the Engineering
He was also founding Vice President for
Entrepreneurship & Business Planning of Rose-Hulman
Ventures. In addition to teaching, he has also
served Rose-Hulman as Head of Humanities and Social
Sciences, Vice-President for Administration and
Finance, founding director of the institutes MSEM
Program and Interim Vice President for Development.
While on a three-year leave from Rose-Hulman, Tom
served as CFO and CEO of a 140-person network
management systems business. He has been advisor or
director for several high tech firms and has been
involved in national efforts to integrate
entrepreneurship and engineering education. Dr.
Mason received his PhD in economics from the
University of Pittsburgh and his BA in economics
from Geneva College.
Terry Schumacher, Ph.D.
Office Number: DL111
Terry Schumacher received the PhD in
Systems Science from Portland State
University in 1992. He has conducted
research in the design of training
simulations, scenario planning, and
changing organizational culture. He is
interested in Learning Organizations,
Constructivism, and the use of
multimedia technologies in planning and
education. His work history includes 7
years as a policy analyst in the
electric utility industry, 3 years in
strategic activities in the European
Computer-Industry Research Centre, and 2
years as a Research Fellow in multimedia
at the Open University.
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