David Lyth

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David Lyth
Professor and Engineering Management Graduate Advisor
(269) 276-3368
E-222 Floyd Hall, Mail Stop 5336
Mailing address: 
Department of Industrial and Entrepreneurial Engineering and Engineering Management
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
Research interests: 
  • Quality management
  • Service quality
  • Production and operations management


  • 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