Date: June 19, 2007
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PNC Names its Most Influential MBA Instructor
WESTVILLE – Dr. Thomas Brady III, Purdue University North Central associate professor of Industrial Engineering Technology, was awarded the Most Influential Instructor for the PNC MBA Program from the students of the MBA Program’s first graduating class.
The 14 graduates of the MBA program selected Brady for this award to recognize him as the instructor who made the most impact in their lives throughout the entire 18 months program. According to the students, he encouraged their learning abilities, shared knowledge with them that they could take with them in the real world and made a big difference in their professional and personal lives.
Brady is the acting department chair of Engineering Technology and associate professor of Industrial Engineering Technology in the College of Engineering and Technology at PNC. For the MBA program, Brady teaches Operations Management, Quantitative Methods I and Quantitative Methods II.
A native of Michigan City, Brady joined Purdue University in 1992 as executive director of the Center for the Management of Manufacturing Enterprises in the Krannert Graduate School of Business at Purdue University in West Lafayette. Brady had been in charge of the day-to-day operations of the Center for the Management of Manufacturing Enterprises, an industry-funded center at Purdue University focusing on management issues in manufacturing. Brady joined the PNC faculty in August, 1998.
A graduate of Purdue University, Brady earned his B.S. degree in Engineering Management in 1981, his M.S. degree in Industrial Engineering in 1991 and completed his Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering at Purdue University in December 1996. His dissertation was entitled “Prescriptive Simulation: A Heuristic Approach” and focused on using heuristic algorithms to optimize computer simulation models of manufacturing systems.
His areas of expertise and interest include industrial engineering, production/operations management, computer simulation modeling, manufacturing systems design and analysis, and operations research.