Executive Master of Engineering Management (EMEM) - St. Paul

Faculty and Staff

Faculty

Ben Baliga, Ph.D., P.E., CPEM, ASEM Fellow

Ben Baliga, Ph.D., P.E., CPEM, ASEM Fellow

  • Professor & Director, Master of Engineering Management Programs
  • Ph.D., 1999, Swinburne University, Australia
  • Lean Six Sigma, Quality Systems Engineering, and Design of Experiments.

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(320) 308-3843 | SCSU Plymouth, Office #114
brbaliga@stcloudstate.edu

Hiral A. Shah, Ph.D., CEI, CPEM, CSM, PMP

Hiral A. Shah, Ph.D., CEI, CPEM, CSM, PMP

  • Professor, ASEM fellow
  • Editor, ASEM Engineering Body of Knowledge (EMBOK).
  • Ph.D. 2008, Eastern Michigan University
  • Project Management, Facilities layout design, Certification exam development, Lean manufacturing, Delphi technique, curriculum development, trends and improvements in online teaching systems.

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(320) 308-6083 | SCSU Plymouth, Office #113
hashah@stcloudstate.edu
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Warren Yu, Ph.D.

Warren Yu, Ph.D.

  • Professor
  • Ph.D. 1988, Washington State University
  • International Engineering Management.

Adjunct Faculty from Industry

William Ballot

William Ballot

  • Engineering Director of Technical & Advanced Sourcing
  • MEM, St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, MN
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota. Minor in Management, University of Minnesota
  • Engineering Director of Technical & Advanced Sourcing; support Research, Technology & Product Development at major Medical Device Developer and Manufacturer.

Richard  Bernett

Richard Bernett

  • Co-Founder/Partner - 3sixty solution llc
  • MBA
  • Bernett holds his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Masters of Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Rolf Jostad, CPEM, ASEM fellow

Rolf Jostad, CPEM, ASEM fellow

  • Director of Engineering Development Services for a major Medical Device Manufacturer (Retired).
  • B.S. in Organizational Administration, University of Northwestern, St. Paul, MN
  • MS in Engineering Management, St. Cloud State University
  • Jostad also holds his machine tool operation technical diploma from Western Technical College in La Crosse, Wisconsin, his bachelor of science in organizational administration from Northwestern College in St. Paul and his Master of Engineering Management from St. Cloud State University.

Walter Nowocin, CPEM, ASEM Fellow

Walter Nowocin, CPEM, ASEM Fellow

  • Life Sciences Product Manager, IndySoft Corporation
  • Associate Editor, ASEM Engineering Management Body of Knowledge (EMBOK)
  • MEM
  • Nowocin holds a B.S.O.E. in business administration with a specialty in technical management from Wayland Baptist University in Plainview, Texas, a Master of Arts in management from Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri and a Master of Engineering Management from St. Cloud State University. He retired from Medtronic as a Senior Engineering Manager.

Joseph Wax

Joseph Wax

  • Principal Engineer, Midcontinent Independent System Operator MEM, St. Cloud State University
  • Wax holds his Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from the University of Minnesota and his Master of Engineering Management from St. Cloud State University.

Rick Bernett

Rick Bernett

  • MBA from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • BA from University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Certified CFPIM by APICS; Certified C.P.M by the ISM
  • Currently partner at 3sixtysolution, manufacturing operations consulting firm. Worked at America Motors, Texas Instruments, Emerson Process (Rosemount), Recovery Engineering and Delkor Systems as Director of Operations. Have been teaching as college instructor over 16 years.

Cory Otto

Cory Otto

  • Sr. Metrology Manager, Boston Scientific
  • Otto holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering degree from the University of Minnesota, Duluth and his Master of Engineering Management from St. Cloud State University.

Roger Hargreaves, P.E.

Roger Hargreaves, P.E.

  • Director, Xcel Energy
  • MEM, St. Cloud State University

Kevin Le

Kevin Le

  • Executive Master of Engineering Management, St. Cloud State University, Minnesota
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota
  • Senior Quality Assurance Engineer/Supervisor at local medical device manufacturers in Twin Cities area. Certified Quality Engineer, Certified Quality Auditor by American Society for Quality (ASQ).

Lamya Ait Sadiq, CAEM

Lamya Ait Sadiq, CAEM

  • Engineer (Medical Device Industry)
  • Masters in Executive Engineering Management, St. Cloud State University
  • B.S,, Mechanical Engineering, St. Cloud State University
  • Lamya is Lean Six Sigma Greenbelt/Black belt Certified through Purdue University.

Marshall Meier

Marshall Meier

  • Director of Engineering, Emerson
  • M.S., Technology Management, University of St. Thomas
  • M.S., Software Engineering, University of St. Thomas
  • B.S., Computer Science, University of North Dakota
Trent Lackie, PMP

Trent Lackie, PMP

  • Project Management Supervisor, Boston Scientific
  • MBA, University of Phoenix
  • B.S., Biochemistry, University of Minnesota

Dr. Changyue Luo

Dr. Changyue Luo

  • Ph.D., Business Management, University of Minnesota
  • B.S., Computer Science, University of Science and Technology of Beijing
  • Dr. Luo is a resident faculty of the College of Management. Dr. Luo’s research interests include product innovation management, machine learning, operations and decision sciences in supply chain. His research appears on peer reviewed journals such IIE Transactions on System Engineering, IIIE Engineering Management, and Engineering Management Review. Prior to pursuing an academic career, he worked as a computer programmer and a project coordinator at the Computing Institute of China.

Annie Bullert

Annie Bullert

  • Adjunct Faculty, Management, Metropolitan State University
  • MBA (HR-OD), 1999, University of St. Thomas
  • M.S., Exercise Science, St. Cloud State University
  • B.S., Marketing, B.S., Community Health, St. Cloud State University
  • Organizational Behavior & Leadership, Management, Entrepreneurship
Dr. Antar Salim

Dr. Antar Salim

  • D.B.A., Argosy University
  • M.B.A., Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville
  • B.S., Chemical Engineering, University of Michigan
  • Antar Salim has a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Michigan. After completing his degree, he worked for Lincoln Electric as a technical sales representative. During his career with Lincoln, he completed his MBA from Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville.

    With a penchant for teaching, he joined Dakota Country Technical College (DCTC) as an Adjunct instructor and Customized Sales Representative.

    After a number of years with DCTC, Antar served as an adjunct instructor for St. Mary’s University, Metro State University, and Rasmussen College.

    After receiving his DBA, in 2013, from Argosy University with a research interest in Emotional Intelligence (EI) and Leadership success, Antar joined the staff at St. Mary’s University in a full time capacity as a core faculty member. For the past five years, Antar primarily teaches economics, finance and statistics.

Terri Erickson, PE

Terri Erickson, PE

  • M.S., Engineering Management, St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, MN
  • B.S., Structural Engineering, University of Minnesota
  • Lean and Strategic Improvement Consultant; Engineering Manager; Structural Engineer.

    Interests include application of operations science to improve project production management systems. Dedicated to improving construction and design services and the teams who deliver them.

Staff

Charlotte Murphy

  • Office Manager

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