June 6, 2011 § Leave a comment
The H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering will have a new chair beginning July 1, 2011. Following a nationwide search, Dr. Jane Ammons, Associate Dean of Engineering for Faculty Affairs and Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering, has been named the first ever female chair of ISyE. She is also the first woman to be named a chair of a school in Georgia Tech’s College of Engineering.
Dr. Ammons was the first woman to graduate with a Ph.D. (1982) from ISyE at Georgia Tech, as well as the school’s first female faculty member. She has authored or co-authored more than 100 refereed and technical publications in the area of manufacturing systems and supply chain engineering in her career. She has a particular interest and expertise in developing closed-loop, environmentally sustainable systems.
Dr. Ammons has received many awards during her tenure at Tech including the WORMS Award for the Advancement of Women in OR/MS (2005), “Spirit of Georgia Tech” Professor (2001), MERITOR Faculty Excellence Award (1999), and the WRC’s Woman of Distinction Award (2003), among many others.
Congratulations to Dr. Ammons and to the school of ISyE! It’s great to see Georgia Tech recognizing the women who have blazed trails in their fields and at the Institute. We wish Dr. Ammons continued success at the Institute and are looking forward to seeing what she accomplishes next!
For more on Dr. Ammons, check out the GT News Room’s press release.