Ph.D. Industrial Engineering, University of Oklahoma, 2012. Advisor: Kash Barker.

M.S. Management Science and Engineering, Stanford University, 2009

M.A. International Affairs, The George Washington University, 2003

B.S. Mathematics with Computer Science Option and B.A. History and French, Indiana-Purdue University at Fort Wayne, 2001

Work Experience

Assistant Professor, Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering, Iowa State University (ISU), Ames, IA, 2015-present

Research Associate, Ames Lab, Ames, IA, 2016-present

Assistant Professor, Defense Resources Management Institute, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA, 2012-2015

Co-Instructor for two courses (Applied Engineering Statistics and Decision and Risk Analysis), School of Industrial and Systems Engineering, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, 2011-2012

Teaching and Research Assistant, School of Industrial and Systems Engineering, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, 2009-2011

Summer Doctoral Institute Fellow, Center for International Business Education and Research, The George Washington University, Washington, DC, 2011

Course Assistant, Department of Management and Science Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, 2008-2009

Summer Associate, The RAND Corporation, Pittsburgh, PA, 2007

Senior Associate, The Cohen Group, Washington, DC, 2003-2006

Honors and Awards

Best Paper Award (with student Ramin Giahi and Prof. Chao Hu), Engineering Economy Track, Institute of Industrial & Systems Engineers Annual Meeting, 2019

Black & Veatch Fellowship, 2017

Finalist, Public Sector Operations Research Best Paper Competition, INFORMS, 2017

Finalist, Manufacturing & Service Operations Management (MSOM) Practice-Based Research Competition, 2017

Miller Faculty Fellowship, “Engaging students through online testing modules for a high-enrollment engineering economics course,” ISU, 2017

Judith Liebman Award for Outstanding and Sustained Contributions to Student Chapters, Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences, 2012

Best Paper Award, Homeland Security Track, Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference, Institute of Industrial Engineers, 2012

First Place in Engineering at the University of Oklahoma’s Student Research and Performance Day, 2011 and 2012

Overall Outstanding Graduate Student in the University of Oklahoma, 2011

Best Poster Award at the Society for Risk Analysis Annual Meeting, 2011

Student Merit Award from the Engineering and Infrastructure Specialty Group for the Society for Risk Analysis, 2010

Professional Societies

Editorial Board, Engineering Economist Journal, current

Society for Risk Analysis (Chair, Defense and Security Group, current; Chair, Engineering and Infrastructure Specialty Group, 2013)

Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences

Institute of Industrial & Systems Engineers (Program Director and President-Elect, Engineering Economy Division, current)