Disciplines: Business and Engineering
Linda Ann Riley, Ph.D., is the Engineering Program Coordinator and Professor of Engineering for the School of Engineering, Computing and Construction Management at Roger Williams University (RWU). Previously, she held the position of Associate Department Head for the Department of Industrial Engineering at New Mexico State University (NMSU). In addition, she served as the founder and Director of the Advanced Modeling and Simulation Laboratory at NMSU and Director of a university-wide economic development research center funded by the Department of Commerce. Dr. Riley has extensive business and engineering consulting experience. Her focus area for consulting is productivity/process improvement in manufacturing and service industries using Six Sigma, Lean, Value Stream, and simulation methodologies. As well, she is an active researcher, teacher, and author in the areas of simulation modeling, system optimization, and engineering design. She has been teaching for 32 years and has taught the Engineering/Business/Manufacturing Capstone Design course for 20 years. Dr. Riley has also written or co-authored over 120 academic/research publications and over 150 research proposals. She earned an M.S. in Industrial Engineering as well as a Ph.D. in Logistics from New Mexico State University, completed a two-year post-graduate fellowship at Brown University, and earned an M.B.A. from Suffolk University and an undergraduate degree from Boston University.