biosketch for Tim Greene

biosketch for Tim Greene


Timothy J. Greene, Ph.D.

July, 2012

Dr. Timothy J. Greene was named as Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Western Michigan University in August, 2008, after serving as Dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences and Professor of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering since April, 2005.

During Dr. Greene's tenure as Provost, the Office of Academic Affairs continues to play a critical role in advancing the mission of the university through several important planning initiatives. A new Academic Affairs Strategic Plan was approved by the Board of Trustees in 2010. The university participated in a successful accreditation visit with the Higher Learning Commission during the same year. Dr. Greene served as chair of the university's Strategic Planning Committee in 2011. The strategic plan builds upon the university's foundational strengths of being Learner Centered, Discovery Driven and Globally Engaged. The Board of Trustees approved the strategic plan in December 2011.
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Prior to joining Western Michigan University, Dr. Greene served as the Dean of the College of Engineering and as Assistant Vice President for Research and Academic Affairs at The University of Alabama. Dr. Greene was the Associate Dean for Research in the College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology at Oklahoma State University from 1995 to 1999. Between 1991 and 1995 he was Professor and Head of the School of Industrial Engineering and Management at OSU. He was on the Virginia Tech Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering faculty from 1980 to 1991 serving as Assistant Department Head for the last five years. Dr. Greene received a BS degree in Astronautical and Aeronautical Engineering from Purdue University in 1975. He also has a MS (1977) and Ph.D. (1980) from Purdue University in Industrial Engineering.

Dr. Greene was elected President-elect of Institute of Industrial Engineers in 1996. He served as President of the international professional organization from April 1997 through March 1998 when he began a year as Immediate Past President. He served on the IIE Board of Trustees for eight years. He was the recipient of the SME Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award in 1986, and IIE recognized him in 1987 with their Outstanding Young Industrial Engineer Award. In 1999 Dr. Greene was elected Fellow of the Institute.

Tim has managed research totaling over $10,000,000. He has graduated over 30 MS and nine Ph.D. students. As an author he has written or co-written over 50 articles or book chapters and has given technical presentations in eight different countries. His expertise is primarily in scheduling, operations management, leadership and change management.

Tim Green, Provost Timothy J. Greene, Provost

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