Dr. Bryan W. Booker
School of Engineering Technology
158 Sill Hall
- Doctorate degree in Industrial Engineering from Western Michigan University
- Master degree in Engineering Management from Western Michigan University
- Bachelor degree in Industrial Engineering from Iowa State University
Professional SummaryHe spent four years with Goodyear Atomic working as an industrial engineer in the recycling and assembly division of a uranium enrichment facility. He invested 20 years with the office furniture manufacturer, Haworth Inc., serving a variety of engineering and management roles. While completing his doctorate requirements, he worked as a Senior Management Consultant for Resource Dynamics International.
Interests and Expertise
EM505 – Managing Engineering and Technology
EM509 – Engineering Project Management
EM511 – Manufacturing Engineering Fundamentals
EM520 – Engineering Valuation and Economic Analysis
EM531 - Engineering Management Analysis
EM547 – Management of Research and Development
EM558 – Lean Production
EM669 – Lean Leadership Standards and Integration
QUAL320 – Industrial Quality Control
COT705 - Technology Innovation and Transfer
COT711 - Advanced Research Design & Applied Statistics
Selected PublicationsBooker, B.W. (2015). Should Knowledge-Worker Job Descriptions Fit the Job or the Worker? Technology Interface Journal, 16(1), 100-111.
Booker, B., & Tucker, W. (2014). Push-and-pull lean strategy evaluation for online graduate courses. International Journal of Quality and Service Sectors, 6, 213-220.
Selected PresentationsBooker, B., & Tucker, W. (2013). Improving Economic Competitiveness by Enhancing Human Capital: Evaluating Push-and-Pull Lean Strategies in Online Graduate Courses, Quality and Service Sciences - International Conference - Lean Management Track, Portoroz, Slovenia.
Booker, B. (2014). Structured On-the-Job Assembly Training Methods: Selection of Media, Methods and Job Aides to Enhance Training Effectiveness and Retention, Workshop on Lean and Six-Sigma, March 26th, 2014, Lawrence Technological University
Booker, B., & Tucker, W. (2015). Lowest Level Employee Engagement in Quality System Compliance: Audits, and Improvement. 18th Toulon- Verona International Conference
Booker, B. (2015). Person-Job Variation Reduction through OJT Training Triggered by Augmented Reality, World Scientific Engineering Academy Society (WSEAS) Conference, Hosted by Michigan State University, September 20th, 2015.
Professional Memberships and Affiliations
Registered as Professional Engineer – State of Michigan 1987 through 2019