Timothy Greene

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Timothy J. Greene
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
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3073 Seibert Administration Building, Mail Stop 5204
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Office of Academic Affairs
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5204 USA

Dr. Timothy J. Greene was named as Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Western Michigan University in August 2008, after serving as Dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences and Professor of Industrial and Entrepreneurial Engineering and Engineering Management since April 2005.

During Greene's tenure as provost, the Office of Academic Affairs continues to play a critical role in advancing the mission of the University through several important planning initiatives. The Academic Affairs Strategic Plan builds on the University’s Strategic Plan. Greene served as chair of the University's Strategic Planning Committee in 2011. The strategic plan builds upon the University's foundational strengths of being Learner Centered, Discovery Driven and Globally Engaged. The Board of Trustees approved the strategic plan in December 2011.

Prior to joining Western Michigan University, Greene served as the Dean of the College of Engineering and as Assistant Vice President for Research and Academic Affairs at The University of Alabama. Greene was the Associate Dean for Research in the College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology at Oklahoma State University from 1995 to 1999. Between 1991 and 1995 he was Professor and Head of the School of Industrial Engineering and Management at OSU. He was on the Virginia Tech Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering faculty from 1980 to 1991 serving as assistant department head for the last five years. Greene received a bachelor's degree in astronautical and aeronautical engineering from Purdue University in 1975. He also has a M.S. (1977) and Ph.D. (1980) from Purdue University in industrial engineering.

Greene was elected president-elect of Institute of Industrial & System Engineers in 1996. He served as president of the international professional organization from April 1997 through March 1998 when he began a year as immediate past president. He served on the IISE Board of Trustees for eight years. He was the recipient of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award in 1986, and IISE recognized him in 1987 with their Outstanding Young Industrial Engineer Award. In 1999 Greene was elected Fellow of the Institute.

Greene has managed research totaling over $15,000,000. He has graduated over 30 M.S. and nine Ph.D. students. As an author he has written or co-written over 50 articles or book chapters and has given technical presentations in eight different countries. His expertise is primarily in scheduling, operations management, leadership and change management.