Oct. 28, 2020
Professor James Noble has been named chair for the Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering (IMSE). His duties as chair began Oct. 1, although he had served as interim chair since March 2020.
Prior to his appointment as interim chair, Noble served as the director of undergraduate studies for the department since 2008. He also is the site director of the Center for Excellence in Logistics and Distribution.
Noble earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Oklahoma. He received his master’s and doctorate from Purdue University. He has been at the College of Engineering since 1992. His research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, Boeing, Bayer Crop Science, Ameren Missouri, Hallmark Cards, Honeywell, Leggett & Platt, Schneider Electric, the Midwest Transportation Consortium and the Missouri Department of Transportation.
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