Director - 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. | 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.
John Daly, Ph.D. | Managing People & Organizations
Dr. John Daly is the Liddell Centennial Professor of Communication, the TCB Professor of Management, and University Distinguished Teaching Professor at The University of Texas at Austin. He teaches undergraduate and graduate classes on Interpersonal Communication and Advocacy. He has served as the President of the National Communication Association, the largest association of scholars and teachers of communication in the world. Dr. Daly has published numerous scholarly articles and produced more than a dozen books, most recently Advocacy: Influencing Others and Championing Ideas (Yale, 2012). For his scholarly work he has been recognized as a Fellow of both the National Communication Association and the International Communication Association.
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.
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.
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. | 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.
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.
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.
Heidi Toprac | Engineering Economics
Heidi Toprac is a Senior Lecturer for the Department of Finance in McCombs School of Business. She has 15 years of experience teaching finance classes. Prior to joining McCombs, she held a variety of corporate finance and accounting roles, where she developed and managed several global programs. She has worked in a variety of industries--including retail and high-tech--and on three different continents.