Dr. George L. Smith

Engineering and Management Consulting

858 Katherien's Ridge Ln.
Columbus OH, 43235

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Analyzes accident scenarios, causes of system failure and human behavior in complex situations.
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Academic Rank.
Contract Professor, School of Allied Medical Professions, 9/?95 - present
Professor Emeritus, 7/1/?95
Associate Dean, Academic Affairs, College of Engineering, 10/?91-6/?93
Adjunct Professor, Industrial Engineering, New Univ. of Lisbon, Portugal 6/?90
Chair, Industrial & Systems Engineering, 7/?82-6/?94
Professor 10/?77-6/?95
Associate Professor 10/?72-10/?77
Assistant Professor 10/?68-10/?72

Degrees and Certifications.
Oklahoma State University, 1969, Ph.D., Industrial Engineering
Lehigh University, 1967, M.S., Psychology
Lehigh University, 1959, M.S., Industrial Engineering
Pennsylvania State University, 1957, B.S., Industrial Engineering
Registered Professional Engineer, Pennsylvania
Arbitrator, Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service

Research Leadership.
Co-Principal Investigator (with W. T. Morris), "The Development of Productivity Measurement Systems for Administrative Computing and Information Services", National Science Foundation, RANN, $125,000.
Project Director, "Developing an Interface Between Engineering and Social Sciences", Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, $300,000.
Principal Investigator, "Some Feasible Bases for the Design of an Alcohol Interlock System", General Motors Corporation, $15,000.
Principal Investigator, "Contingency Planning for Electrical Emergencies", NRRI, U.S. Department of Energy.
Principal Investigator, "Developing Measures of Power Plant Productivity", NRRI, U.S. Department of Energy.
Co-Principal Investigator (with R. W. Backoff), "The Effect of Manpower on the Effectiveness of Fire Fighting", Division of Fire, City of Columbus, Ohio, $50,000.
Principal Investigator, "Course Development for Manufacturing Systems and Engineering", AT&T Foundation, 1986-1989, $90,000.
Principal Investigator, "A Research Agenda for Production and Service Systems", National Science Foundation, 1989, $18,000.
Director, Center for Advanced Studies in Telecommunications, Ohio Bell Foundation, 1988-1989, $500,000.
Executive Administrator, Inland Fisher Guide, United AutoWorkers, Ohio State University Cooperative Research Program, 1989-1992, $530,000.

Other Related Experience.
Visiting Professor, New University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal, Summer 1990
Editor, Human Factors, Journal of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, 1980-1983
Visiting Lecturer, Royal College of Art, London, England, Spring, 1979
Research Assistant, School of Industrial Engineering and Management, Oklahoma State University, September, 1967 - September, 1968
Instructor, Dept. of Industrial Engineer, Leigh University, September, 1960 - September, 1967
Instructor, York Campus, Pennsylvania State University, September, 1959 - September, 1960

Sole Proprietor, Consulting Services
Vice President; LEXPERT; Scientific and Engineering Services for Attorneys
Vice President and Secretary, Breakthrough Performance, Inc.; Business transformation and strategic planning Consultancy ?96-?97

Consultant to Industry: Includes work organizational transformation and strategic planning, productivity and performance measurement, methods improvement and work design, product design and incentives and standards. Expert witness: human performance, human factors engineering, wage and salary administration. Clients have been in electronics, heavy manufacturing, food and chemical processing, meat packing, and light manufacturing and assembly, and health care. Current practice focuses on health care: Grant/Riverside Methodist Hospitals, and Columbus, OH, Health Department. Not-for-profit service agenies: Legal Aid Society of Columbus, Action for Children.

Consultant to Labor Unions: Job evaluation and incentive standards, primarily associated with processing grievances toward arbitration. Past clients include United Food and Commercial Workers, Pottery and Ceramic Workers, Teamsters, and Glass Bottle Blowers. Has taught short courses in time study and work sampling to Meat Cutters, Glass Bottle Blowers and Machinist Unions, and Ohio AFL/CIO Summer School.

Consultant to Government: Performance measurement and productivity assessment. U.S. Dept. of Agriculture (Food Stamp Division), the Ohio Adult Parole Authority, Cuyahoga Court of Common Pleas, the Ohio Department of Mental Health, the Ohio Industrial Commission, the Ohio Department of Development, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services -Office of Ohio Health Plans, the Public Utility Commission of Ohio, Columbus Division of Fire, the Columbus Health Department, and the Botswana National Productivity Center.

Scientific and Professional Societies.
Institute of Industrial Engineers: President Leigh Valley Chapter, 1967; President Columbus Chapter, 1978; Vice President, Columbus Chapter, 1997; Director, Ergonomics Division, 1976-1978; Vice President, Education and Research, 1988-1991; President, Society for Engineering and Management Systems, 1996-1999, Newsletter Editor 1999 ? present, President, World Academy of Productivity Science, 2001 - present

Honors and Awards.
Fellow, Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
Fellow, Institute of Industrial Engineers
Fellow, World Academy of Productivity Science
Everett D. Reese Medal, The Ohio State University - Leadership in Private Philanthropy, 1992 (Co-recipient, Campus Campaign Leadership)
Raymond Q. Armington Award for Meritorious Achievement (OSU).
Tau Beta Pi (Engineering Honorary)
Sigma Xi (Research Honorary)
Alpha Pi Mu (Industrial Engineering Honorary)
Psi Chi (Psychology Honorary)
C. E. MacQuigg Award (Outstanding Teaching, OSU, College of Engineering.)
Institute of Industrial Engineers: Special Citation, Significant Accomplishment in Industrial Applications of Ergonomics, 1982; Distinguished Service Award as President of the Society for Engineering and Management Systems, 1997.
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