Craig G. Downing, Ph.D., CMfgE
Department Head and Associate Professor of Engineering Management
Office Number: DL109
Craig Downing 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.