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strategic planning. She has a Ph.D. in engineering and an M.S. in environmental engineering from the University of Southern California and a B.S. in physics from the University of California, Los Angeles.

F.Stan Settles is a professor and chair of industrial and systems engineering at the University of Southern California. Prior to his current role he served as program director for design and integration engineering at the National Science Foundation (NSF). Dr. Settles was on loan to the NSF from Arizona State University in Tempe, where he was a research professor in the Department of Industrial and Management Systems Engineering. In 1992 and early 1993 he served as assistant director for industrial technology in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. Dr. Settles had a 30-year career with Garrett/AlliedSignal (now Honey well), primarily in Phoenix, Arizona. He held a number of positions in design and project engineering, manufacturing, and general management including manager of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, division director of Planning, division vice president of Manufacturing Operations, and corporate director of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering. He is a fellow and past president of the Institute of Industrial Engineers, a senior member of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, a member of the American Society for Quality, the American Society for Engineering Education, and the Institute for Operations Research and Management Science. His teaching and research interests are in the areas of quality management, engineering project management, and manufacturing systems engineering. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and served as the chair of the National Research Council's Board on Manufacturing and Engineering Design from 1994 to 1999. He has an M.S.E. and a Ph.D. in industrial engineering from Arizona State University. He holds B.S. degrees in both industrial engineering and production technology from LeTourneau University.

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