Brian Smith

Brian Smith

Associate Professor and Undergraduate Coordinator

Office: 260G McCain Hall
P 662.325.7950

Brian K. Smith, Ph.D., PEM holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from Mississippi State University along with Master of Science and Ph.D. degrees in Industrial Engineering from University of Arkansas. He is a Professional Engineering Manager, certified by the American Society for Engineering Management. Dr. Smith has over ten years of engineering and management experience with Global 500 companies.

Dr. Smith’s research interests are in the area of management systems engineering involving complex system modeling, process improvement, and performance measurement. He conducts research within a variety of applications including healthcare, transportation, new product development, and natural systems modeling.

Dr. Smith leverages his industry experience with academic expertise in management systems engineering, optimization, and decision analysis to provide novel breakthroughs and solutions. His work is published in Quality Management Journal, Engineering Management Journal, and International Journal of Data Analysis Techniques and Strategies.

Dr. Smith serves on the board of directors for the Institute of Industrial Engineering (IIE): Society for Engineering and Management Systems and is a past board member of the American Society for Engineering Management. He is a four-time track chair for the Engineering Management Track of the IIE Annual Conference and Expo.


  • Ph.D., Industrial Engineering, University of Arkansas.
  • M.S., Industrial Engineering, University of Arkansas.
  • B.S., Industrial Engineering, Mississippi State University.