Dr. Donald N. Merino is a tenured Professor of Technology Management in the Wesley J. Howe School of Technology Management and Professor of Engineering Management in the Charles V. Schaeffer School of Engineering. Dr. Merino was named the Alexander Crombie Humphreys Chair of Economics Engineering for five years, effective September 2002.
He is the founding EMTM Academic Program Director and is now Director Emeritus. While EMTM Program Director, the EMTM program won the American Society of Engineering Management (ASEM) Academic Excellence Award in 1999 (the first time this award was given) and again in 2003 (the only graduate program to win this award twice).
In 1993, Dr. Merino received two Centennial Awards from the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) in the fields of Engineering Management and Engineering Economy. These awards were given to major contributions to their fields over the last 100 years. He is a Fellow and past President of the ASEM. He has received ASEM's the highest honor, the Bernard R. Sarchet Award, in 1996 and the Engineering Management Division of ASEE's highest honor, the Bernard R. Sarchet Award in 2001. Dr. Merino was elected a Fellow of the ASEE in 1992.
He has authored a major text in Engineering Economics. Dr. Merino has won the Stevens best teacher award for full professors, the Morton Award. He teaches and publishes research in the areas of engineering economics, TQM, decision analysis and concurrent engineering.
Prior to joining Stevens, Dr. Merino spent 25 years in industry in executive positions in Standard Brands, Exxon, Mobil and Celanese (Hoescht). During his industrial career, Dr. Merino helped initiate the Quality Management Program at Celanese, developed corporate, business, and technical plans and directed corporate new business activities.
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