David Lyth

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David Lyth
(269) 276-3368
E-222 Floyd Hall, Mail Stop 5336
Mailing address: 
Engineering Design, Manufacturing and Management Systems
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5336 USA
  • Ph.D., Production and Operations Management, Michigan State University, 1987.
  • M.S., Business, Western Michigan University, 1979.
  • B.S., Business Administration, Michigan Technological University, 1973
Teaching interests: 
  • Quality management.
  • Service quality.
  • Production and operations management.

Research projects

  • An investigation into the importance of corporate culture during the implementation and management of an ISO-9000 quality system.
  • Improving quality through continuous improvement by training all personnel in manufacturing improvement techniques.


  • Recipient of "Dean's Award for Teaching" 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997 from Western Michigan University.
  • Decision Sciences Institute, Instructional Innovation Competition 1994 - Honorable Mention.
  • Recipient of "Outstanding Teaching Award", 1981, School of Business Administration, Michigan Technological University.
  • Certified by the American Society for Quality: Certified Quality Engineer, 1976, recertified in 1997 Certified Quality Technician Mechanical Inspection, 1976. Certified Quality Technician Nondestructive Testing 1975.

Professional memberships

  • American Production and Inventory Control Society.
  • Decision Sciences Institute.
  • Operations Management Association.
  • International Service Quality Association.