Leonard Perry, PhD

Leonard Perry
Phone: (619) 260-7558
Office: Belanich Engineering Center 221

Associate Professor, Industrial and Systems Engineering

  • PhD, Arizona State University
  • MSIE, Clemson University
  • BSIE, Ohio University

Dr. Leonard Perry (ISE) has research interests in the area of system improvement via quality improvement methods especially in the area of applied statistics, statistical process control, and design of experiments. Dr. Perry consults, instructs, and collaborates on quality improvement projects with representatives from biotech, health care, defense, and traditional manufacturing institutions. He has been an instructor for the Six Sigma Black belt training at the Six Sigma Institute for three years. He is a UCSD Certified Six-Sigma Master Black-Belt and an ASQ Certified Quality Engineer.

Scholarly Work

  • With Roberts, C., Olson, R., Lord, S., Camacho, M., and Huang, M., "Developing Changemaking Engineers (Year 2)," Paper at ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Columbus, OH, 2017.
  • With Dalrymple, D., "A Study on Methods to Evaluate Teaching Effectiveness," Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference (ISERC), 2016.
  • With Englehart, D., "Reducing Helicopter Maintenance Time using Experimental Design," Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference (ISERC), 2015.
  • "Six Sigma Certification within an Industrial Engineering Program," International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management (IEOM), 2014.
  • With Weber, R., "Maximizing Benefits of Class Projects for Students and Receiving Organization," Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference (ISERC), 2013.
  • With Chase, B., "Should Industrial Engineering Programs Offer a Six Sigma Certification?" Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference (ISERC), 2013.
  • With Wolford, E., Steckel, C., and Ackman, M., "Finding the True Root Cause in the Initial Nursing Assessment using PDCA," Society for Health Systems (SHS) Conference 2008, Las Vegas, NV, 2012.
  • With Ackman, M., Wolfard, E., Steckel, C., and Hill, C., "Changing Nurse Practice, Letting Go of the Nurse History on Admission," Journal of Nursing Administration, vol. 42, no. 9, pp. 435-441, 2012.
  • With Chase, B., "Integrating Six Sigma within the IE Curriculum," Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference (ISERC), Cancun, Mexico, 2010.
  • With Ngo, T., Hall, J., and Kohl, J., "Green Surfboards: Investigation of Product Biodegradability at End of Life," Sports Technology, vol. 3, no. 3, pp. 181-191, 2010.
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