Faculty Spotlight

A quality system is the goal of every engineer regardless of his or her field; just ask Associate Professor and Director of Ohio University’s online Engineering Management program, David Koonce. An accomplished engineer and educator, David is an industrial engineer focused on quality system design and integration for industrial and manufacturing applications. Learn more about David and the other faculty of Ohio University’s online Engineering Management Program on our Engineering Management faculty page.

David Koonce

Associate Dean, Graduate College and Associate Professor, ISE Department

Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering

Russ College of Engineering and Technology

David A. Koonce is the Program Director of the Ohio University online Master of Engineering Management degree program, and he led the proposal effort to create this degree program. He holds three degrees from Louisiana State University, including a Doctorate of Philosophy in Engineering Science, a Master of Science in Industrial Engineering, and a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering. His dissertation focused on: “An Integrated Multiple Manufacturing Data Source Blackboard Control Architecture”.

In addition to his teaching, Dr. Koonce applied his engineering skills as a software engineer for swissinfo / Swiss Radio International in Bern, Switzerland. He has also represented the Institute of Industrial Engineers as the regional vice president, and he is also a member of the American Society for Engineering Education, Alpha Phi Mu – Industrial Engineering Honor Society and Tau Beta Pi – Engineering Honor Society.

Dr. Koonce currently teaches courses focusing in engineering statistics, data analysis and integration, design of experiments, information systems engineering, database information systems, and system modeling. He focuses on the processes of software integration, computer integrated manufacturing and data mining, which ultimately lead engineers to build better systems resulting in more cost-effective and more reliable results.

“We started this program to fulfill a request from a population of students looking for technical expertise to apply directly to their workplace,” said Dr. Koonce. “We didn’t design it from what the faculty wanted to teach, but from what the students needed in terms of skills set, and then we brought in the expertise to teach these subjects. This degree is very customer-focused.”

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