Dr. Aldo McLean joined the CECS faculty in 2010, and since that time has been actively involved in the life of College, the University, and the community. A native of Panama, Dr. McLean previously taught at the University of Louisville, where he earned his Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering. He holds the Professional Engineer license and is an American Society for Quality Certified Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence. His areas of expertise include operations and supply chain management, transportation logistics, quality control, and engineering management. Dr. McLean was hired as a part of the expansion of the Engineering Management and Construction Management programs in the College, and has served as advisor to both the student chapter of the Associated General Contractors and the Engineering Management Club. He recently facilitated a panel discussion attended by CECS students and the public. The event focused on Workforce Readiness as part of the College’s Speaker Series, and featured presentations by three outstanding CECS alumni.
Dr. McLean’s College and University-wide service entails a wide range of commitments including work as a member of the ABET Task Force, CECS Undergraduate Curriculum Committee, University Graduate Council, Faculty Senate, and International Studies Committee, to name a few. In addition, his community service involvements include work with the Enterprise Center, the City of Chattanooga, and the Erlanger Medical Center. The foci of Dr. McLean’s applied research initiatives have been in the areas of engineering management as well as service operations, and he has directed more than two dozen Master’s Level Student Capstone projects. His professional affiliations include membership in the Institute of Industrial Engineering, the American Society of Engineering Management, the American Production and Inventory Control Society, and the American Society for Quality.