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Richard J. Puerzer

Associate Professor of Engineering


Degrees

PHD, 1997, Univ Pittsburgh Pittsburgh; MS, 1991, Univ Pittsburgh Pittsburgh; BS, 1989, Univ Pittsburgh Pittsburgh


Bio

Areas of specialization:

Research in the assessment of engineering education, especially at small schools; engineering managment; healthcare management systems, and the application of engineering tools and techniques in the game of baseball.

Academic Interests:

Discrete Event Simulation, Engineering Management, Automatic Data Collection Tools, and Healthcare Systems Management.

Courses Taught:

Engg 9A: Introduction to Engineering
Engg 100: Engineering Economic Analysis
Engg 101: Numerical Methods

ENGG 110: Project Management

Engg 119: Methods Engineering
Engg 156: Industrial and Systems Engineering and Operations Research I
Engg 158: Industrial and Systems Engineering and Operations Research II
Engg 185: Random Processes
Engg 186: Design and Analysis of Experiments
Engg 188: Operations Research Optimization Techniques
CSC 132: Computational Modeling
CSC 187: Linear Programming

Most recent publications:

Puerzer, R.J., “Gene Bake, Pioneer,” Black Ball, (McFarland), Vol. 4, No. 1, Spring 2011.

Albanese, M and R.J. Puerzer, “The Design of a Robust Tool for the Measurement of Understanding the Impact of Engineering Solutions,” Proceedings of the Spring 2007 ASEE Mid-Atlantic Section Regional Conference, April 13-14, 2007.

Slonim, S and R.J. Puerzer, “Developing Methods for Assessing (Diverse) Lifelong Learning Skills,” Proceedings of the Spring 2007 ASEE Mid-Atlantic Section Regional Conference, April 13-14, 2007.

Billo, R., J.D. Porter, and R.J. Puerzer, “Architecture for the Design of Industrial Information Systems,” chapter in Handbook of Industrial & Systems Engineering, ed. by Adedeji B. Badiru, CRC Press, 2006.

Puerzer, R.J., “The Chicago Cubs’ College of Coaches,” The National Pastime: A Review of Baseball History, Society for American Baseball Research, Number 26, 2006.

Subramanian, N., R.J. Puerzer, Chung,  “A Comparative Evaluation of Maintainability: A Study of Engineering Department's Web Site Maintainability,” Proceedings of the 21st IEEE International Conference on Software Maintenance,  September 26-29, 2005, pp 669 – 672.

Puerzer, R. J., "Applying Automatic Data Collection Tools for Real-Time Patient Management," in Creating Knowledge-Based Healthcare Organizations, ed. by Dr. Nilmini Wickramasinghe, Dr. Jatinder N. D. Gupta and Dr. Sushil K. Sharma, Idea Group, 2005.

Puerzer, R. J. , "The Development of a Multi-Disciplinary Master's Degree Program in Engineering Management," Proceedings of the Fall 2003 ASEE Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference, October 24-25, 2003. (cd-rom).

Puerzer, R. J., "From John McGraw to Joe Torre: Industrial Management Styles Applied Throughout the History of Major League Baseball," in Across the Diamond: Essays on Baseball and American Culture, ed. by Edward J. Rielly, Haworth Press, 2003.

Puerzer, R. J., "Engineering Baseball: Branch Rickey's Innovative Approach to Baseball Management," Nine: A Journal of Baseball History and Culture, (University of Nebraska Press) Vol. 12, No. 1, Fall 2003.

Rooney, D. M. and R. J. Puerzer, "The Smaller Engineering School and its Industrial Advisory Board: An Effective Partnership?," Proceedings of the IEEE ASEE Frontiers in Education Conference, November 2002, (cd-rom).

Puerzer, R. J., "From Scientific Baseball to Sabermetrics: Professional Baseball as a Reflection of Industrial Engineering in Society," Nine: A Journal of Baseball History and Culture, (University of Nebraska Press) Vol. 11, No. 1, Fall 2002.

Puerzer, R. J. and D. M. Rooney, "The Alumni Survey as an Effective Assessment Tool for Small Engineering Programs," Journal of Engineering Education, Vol. 91, No. 1, January 2002, pp. 109-116.

Puerzer, R. J. and D. M. Rooney, "The Use of the Graduating Senior Exit Interview as an Effective Assessment Tool," Proceedings of the Fall 2001 ASEE Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference, November 2-3, 2001. (cd-rom).

Puerzer, R. J., "From Scientific Baseball to Sabermetrics: Professional Baseball as a Reflection of Engineering and Management in Society," Proceedings of the 2001 Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American Culture, June 5-7, 2001.

Billo, R.E., Bidanda, B., and Puerzer, R.J., "How to Implement AIDC Systems in Industrial Environments," Proceedings of Automatic Identification and Data Capture Technology & Application Annual Conference, June 1997.

Cleland, David I., Bursic, Karen M.,Puerzer, Richard J., Vlasak, A. Yaroslav, "Project Management Casebook," (Project Management Institute, Upper Darby, PA), 1997.

Cleland, David I., Bursic, Karen M.,Puerzer, Richard J., Vlasak, A. Yaroslav,"Project Management Casebook Instructor's Manual," (Project Management Institute, Upper Darby, PA), 1997.

Bidanda, Bopaya, Shuman, Larry, and Puerzer, Richard, "On Teaching Computer Aided Concepts to Industrial Engineers," The Engineering Design Graphics Journal, Volume 56, Number 2, 1992, pp.11-18.

Professional & technical memberships:

Member of the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE)
Member of the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE)
Society for American Baseball Research (SABR)

Editorial Board: Nine: A Journal of Baseball History and Culture, 2008-Present

Outside Interests:

Interested in Baseball as both a fan and researcher, Reading, Book Collecting, and Music


Recent Courses Taught

Course Title Level
CSC 132 COMPUTATIONAL MODELING Undergraduate
CSC 143R STATS METHODS FOR SPORTS DATA Undergraduate
CSC 185 METH OF RANDOM PROC Undergraduate
CSC 186 DESIGN&ANALYSIS OF EXPERIMENTS Undergraduate
CSC 187 LINEAR PROGRAMMING Undergraduate
ENGG 100 ENGINEERING ECONOMY Undergraduate
ENGG 101 (MA) NUMERICAL METHODS Undergraduate
ENGG 119 METHODS ENGINEERING Undergraduate
ENGG 156 INDEP PROJ IN ENGG OPER RES I Undergraduate
ENGG 158 INDEPENDENT STUDY Undergraduate
ENGG 185 METH RANDOM PROC Undergraduate
ENGG 186 DESGN&ANLYS-EXPERMTS Undergraduate
ENGG 188 OPER RSCH OPTIM TECH Undergraduate
ENGG 196 INTERNSHIP IN ENGINEERING Undergraduate
ENGG 198 INDEPENDENT HONORS THESIS Undergraduate
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