Engineering Management


Director - Steve Nichols J.D., Ph.D.

Director - Steve Nichols J.D., Ph.D.
As the Director of the M.S.E. in Engineering Management, Dr. Nichols focuses on creating and nurturing a culture of technology innovation, creativity, leadership, and entrepreneurship in the program.

Caroline Bartel, Ph.D.

Caroline Bartel, Ph.D. | Managing People & Organizations
Caroline Bartel, associate professor at the McCombs School of Business, received her B.A. in psychology from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and her M.A. and Ph.D. in organization psychology from the University of Michigan. Bartel's research and teaching focus on sustaining employee engagement in the workplace, particularly in organizations and professions undergoing change.

Eric Bickel, Ph.D.

Eric Bickel, Ph.D. | Strategic Decision & Risk Analysis
J. Eric Bickel is an Associate Professor and Area Coordinator for the Graduate Program in Operations Research and Industrial Engineering (Department of Mechanical Engineering) at The University of Texas at Austin. In addition, Professor Bickel directs the Center for Petroleum Asset Risk Management (CPARM).

Rich Crawford, Ph.D.

Rich Crawford, Ph.D. | Creativity, Innovation & Product Development
Dr. Richard H. Crawford is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin and is the Temple Foundation Endowed Faculty Fellow No. 3. Dr. Crawford’s research interests cover a wide spectrum of topics in computer aided mechanical design, design theory and methodology.

Doug Dierking, PhD.

Doug Dierking, Ph.D. | Art & Science of Negotiations
Dr. Dierking is a senior lecturer and assistant department chair in the department of management at the McCombs School of Business. Dr. Dierking’s research interests include organizational culture, effective employment on-boarding and retention practices, leadership development and succession planning.

Bob Duvic, Ph.D.

Bob Duvic, Ph.D. | Engineering Economics
Dr. Duvic, Distinguished Senior Lecturer, Department of Finance, received his B.A. from Tulane University, M.S. from the Florida Institute of Technology, M.B.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Duvic’s areas of research include corporate capital budgeting, international corporate financial management and international foreign exchanges markets.

Norman Kaderlan, Ph.D.

Norman Kaderlan, Ph.D. | Advanced Marketing Management
Dr. Kaderlan received his B.S. from MIT, and his M.S. and Ph.D from The University of Wisconsin-Madison. Over the past twenty years, he has focused on assisting companies, communities and countries to develop the infrastructure and processes to bring innovations to the marketplace.

Director - Bruce McCann, Ph.D.

Bruce McCann, Ph.D. | Managing Projects & Processes
Dr. McCann holds a B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin. During twenty-five years with Schlumberger he held positions in the US and France: Engineering management positions as Section Manager, Project Manager, Department Manager and VP Engineering.

Manny Newburger, J.D.

Manny Newburger, J.D. | Legal Issues for Engineering Managers
Professor Newburger is a partner with the law firm of Barron & Newburger. He teaches a course on Consumer Protection DTPA. Professor Newburger is known nationally for his expertise in consumer and commercial law, consulting on FDCPA compliance across the world and on defense of Fair Debt cases across the U.S.

Gaylen Paulson, Ph.D.

Gaylen Paulson, Ph.D. | Art & Science of Negotiations
Dr. Paulson's research and teaching focus on the strategic aspects of interacting with people, including negotiations, conflict management, and persuasion. He has offered programs and consulting services with organizations including 3M, Bayer, Dell, HEB, the Texas Nurses Association, and many others.