Bio :: Craig Downing

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Craig Downing

Department Head and Associate Professor of Engineering Management
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

Craig G. Downing is Department Head and Associate Professor of Engineering Management at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. His teaching responsibilities are focused on delivering graduate-level instruction related to Operations and Quality Systems. His interests are rooted in Academic-Industrial partnerships, Process Improvement, and Action Research in Engineering Management. Further, serves as one of the champions for leading and implementing entrepreneurial initiatives on and off campus. He is a certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt, certified Manufacturing Engineer, and Professional Engineering Manager.

Originally, from Chicago, Illinois, Craig received his BS (Mechanical Engineering Technology), MS (Manufacturing Systems), and PhD (Workforce Education and Development) from Southern Illinois University Carbondale. While teaching at Southeast Missouri State University Craig finished an additional BS (Applied Mathematics and Statistics). This completed his formal education.

Craig is married to Carla and they have two children and two grandchildren.