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Craig G. Downing, Ph.D., CMfgE

Department Head and Associate Professor of Engineering Management

Office Number: DL110A
Phone:  812-877-8822
E-mail: craig.downing[at]rose-hulman[dot]edu

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 Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt.

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Eva Andrijcic, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Engineering Management

Office Number: DL110F
Phone:  812-877-8893
E-mail: eva.andrijcic[at]rose-hulman[dot]edu

Eva Andrijcic received her PhD and MS in Systems and Information Engineering from University of Virginia, where she worked at the Center for Risk Management of Engineering Systems. She received a BS in mathematics from Randolph-Macon Woman’s College. Her major interests are in the areas of risk analysis and management, critical infrastructure management and protection, interdisciplinary engineering education, and risk education. She has worked on several large research projects, including projects for the Department of Homeland Security and the Mitre Corporation. Eva has several publications in the area of risk analysis and systems engineering, and she is a member of the Society for Risk Analysis, American Society for Engineering Education, and International Council on Systems Engineering.

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Sa’d Hamasha, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Engineering Management

Office Number: DL110E
Phone: 812-877-8258
E-mail: hamasha[at]rose-hulman[dot]edu

Sa’d Hamasha received his PhD in Industrial and Systems Engineering from the State University of New York at Binghamton in 2015, and received his MS in Industrial Engineering and BS in Biosystems Engineering from Jordan University of Science and Technology in 2010 and 2007, respectively. He worked for 3 years during his doctoral study as a Research Associate at the AREA Consortium - Universal Instrument Corporation. His research interests are in the area of quality and reliability engineering, reliability of microelectronics manufacturing, and statistical modeling and analysis. Dr. Hamasha has several publications in peer reviewed journals and international conferences, and many presentations in industrial consortiums. He is a certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt. He has several awards and honors including two outstanding conference papers and the Academic Excellence Award in Industrial and Systems Engineering. He is also an active member of the Institute of Industrial Engineers, Surface Mount Technology Association, and Alpha Pi Mu Honor Society.

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Grant Hoffman

Professor of Practice – Entrepreneurship

Office Number: DL110D
Phone: 812-877-8856
E-mail: hoffmagt[at]rose-hulman[dot]edu

Grant Hoffman returns to Rose-Hulman after 10 years of industrial leadership in medical device development.  After graduating from Rose-Hulman with degrees in Mechanical (BS) and Biomedical Engineering (MS), he developed implantable valve and stent technology at a multinational medical device company headquartered in Indiana. His passions lie in creating device concepts for unmet clinical needs, and continues to work in this space. Most recently, he worked as Innovations Officer for Cleveland Clinic Innovations, working alongside physicians to commercialize state-of-the-art technologies and improve the quality of patient care. He holds 13 US and International patents as well as multiple publications in the field.

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Thomas P. James, Ph.D, P.E.

Professor of Entrepreneurship

Office Number: DL110C
Phone: 812-877-8170
E-mail: james3[at]rose-hulman[dot]edu

Thomas James received his PhD in Mechanical Engineering and an Executive MBA from Marquette University. He has a MS in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. Dr. James is a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and is a registered Professional Engineer (PE). His major interests are new product development and global business ventures. He teaches courses in management and entrepreneurial studies. In addition to teaching, Dr. James directs the ESCALATE program, a living-learning community focused on integrating entrepreneurship and technical disciplines. Dr. James is also an avid inventor with over a dozen patents and he has several publications in peer reviewed journals related to his research in biomechanical systems. Prior to joining academia, he worked in the consumer products industry for 13 years where he was the Director of Engineering at Milwaukee Electric Tool. Following an acquisition by Techtronic Industries, he became the Senior Vice President of Global Engineering for the power tools division, headquartered in Hong Kong, where he lived and worked.

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William Kline, Ph.D.

Associate Dean of Innovation and Professor of Engineering Management

Office Number: B201
Phone:  812-877-8136
E-mail: William.Kline[at]rose-hulman[dot]edu

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.

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Bill Riley

Director, Case Study Initiative

Office Number: DL110B
Phone: 812-877-8508
E-mail: riley[at]rose-hulman[dot]edu

Bill Riley brings five years of college teaching experience and five years of professional communications and fundraising experience to the Case Study Initiative at Rose-Hulman. As director of the initiative, Bill is responsible for developing a repository for entrepreneurial engineering-focused case studies—and relevant classroom materials—at Rose-Hulman. Bill received an MFA in creative writing from The Ohio State University and a BA in communications from DePauw University.

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Terry Schumacher, Ph.D.

Associate Professor - Engineering Management

Office Number: DL110G
Phone:  812-877-8964
E-mail: Terry.Schumacher[at]rose-hulman[dot]edu

Terry Schumacher received his PhD in Systems Science from Portland State University in 1992. He has conducted research in the design of training simulations, scenario planning, the N-K model, and changing organizational culture. He is interested in the impact of culture on strategy, innovation management, virtual teams, and the use of multimedia 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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Rick Stamper, Ph.D.

Interim Vice President of Academic Affairs
Professor of Engineering Management and Mechanical Engineering

Office Number: H202
Phone:  812-877-8956
E-mail: rick.stamper[at]rose-hulman[dot]edu

Rick Stamper received his PhD 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 at GE.  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 orthoses.  He has served as an expert witness in both patent and product liability disputes.  He is a registered professional engineer and is a member of ASEE, ASME and SME.  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 Trademark Office.


Thomas Mason, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus - Engineering Management

E-mail: Thomas.Mason[at]rose-hulman[dot]edu

Tom Mason was the founding Head of the Engineering Management Department. 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.

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Kristin White

Administrative Assistant

Office Number: DL110
Phone:  812-877-8568
E-mail: white4[at]rose-hulman[dot]edu

Kristin White received her MA in Educational Leadership from Concordia University Chicago in 2009 during her tenure at Wesmere Elementary in Plainfield, Illinois, where she taught physical and health education for six years. She received her BS in Physical Education Teacher Education from Illinois State University in 2005. Kristin and her husband Brian, who serves as the Offensive and Recruiting Coordinator for Football at Rose-Hulman, reside in Terre Haute.