Paul Griffin to Become Penn State\'s Head of IE
After twenty years of service at the Stewart School of ISyE, Paul Griffin has accepted an offer to become the new department head of industrial engineering at Penn State University, effective August 15th.
With the appointment, Griffin will become the Peter and Angela Dal Pezzo Department Head Chair of the Harold and Inge Marcus Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering. He replaces Richard Koubek, who left Penn State to join the faculty of Louisiana State University as Dean of Engineering. Penn State's IE department, which celebrated its 100th anniversary earlier this year, was the first industrial engineering department in the world. The department is currently ranked among the nation's top five IE programs according to US News & World Report.
After earning his Ph.D. in industrial engineering from Texas A&M University in 1988, Griffin joined the faculty of Georgia Tech as a professor. He served as the Associate Chair of Undergraduate Studies in the Stewart School of ISyE from 2002 to 2007 before returning to a faculty full-time position. As Co-Director of SCL's Center for Health Care Logistics, his research and teaching interests have included health logistics and supply chain coordination. Recently, Griffin and two colleagues were honored with the IIE Transactions Best Paper Award in Scheduling and Logistics for their paper "Coordination of Marketing and Production for Price and Leadtime Decisions."