Student Spotlight

Our students remain active in their current careers while advancing their education. Our graduates leave the program better prepared for leadership opportunities. These are their stories of learning, networking, and creating new opportunities through education. Learn more about what’s it’s like to participate in Ohio University’s online Master of Engineering Management program.

Terry Douds, 2010 MEM graduate and Broadcast Operations Supervisor

2010 MEM graduate and Broadcast Operations Supervisor

Terry currently works full time as Broadcast Operations Supervisor for the WOUB Center for Public Media, the television and radio stations of Ohio University. He graduated in Fall 2010 with a MS in Industrial and Systems Engineering with Specialization in Engineering Management from Ohio University.

In 1979, Terry graduated with a BS in Audio Recording from The Ohio State University. He is a member of the Society for Broadcast Engineers (SBE), the Audio Engineering Society (AES), the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE), Alpha Pi Mu (IE Honor Society), Texnikoi (Engineering Activities Honorary at Ohio State), and Theta Tau Professional Engineering Fraternity.

“I wanted to get into this program to prove to management that I wanted to advance. I was promoted prior to graduating, and now I can directly work with the skill sets I’m learning in class. The degree is constantly helping me to learn and directly affects what I’m doing daily at work, and it’s opening up areas I never considered directly working with. It’s definitely going to help me to boost my career.”

Alisha Milbry, current student and Plant Engineering Supervisor

Current student and Plant Engineering Supervisor

Alisha started Ohio University’s Master of Science in Industrial Systems Engineering with a Specialization in Engineering Management program in January of 2009. She will be graduating in March 2011. She currently holds the position of Plant Engineering Supervisor and has been working full time while getting her masters.

In 2004, she graduated from Ohio University with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology. Alisha is a member of The National Society of Black Engineers, Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc., Society of Women Engineers, and the United Way Key Club.

When you come into an engineering position, you need a technical background. But to advance in management in engineering, you need to have people management skills to relate to others. This program has allowed me to learn the skills I would learn in an MBA program, and it’s also allowed me to keep my technical knowledge and relate to the technical people I’ll be managing.

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