Jenna Johnson

Jenna Johnson

Assistant Clinical Professor

Office: Engineering on the Coast
P 228.497.7669

Jenna Johnson, Ph.D., is an assistant clinical professor and undergraduate coordinator for the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the Gulf Coast Campus. She is a three-time Mississippi State University graduate who received her B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering in 2013, 2018 and 2021, respectively.

Before joining the ISE Department in 2019, Jenna worked in aerospace manufacturing, shipbuilding, and manufacturing consulting. Specializing in Six Sigma and Lean methodologies, Jenna is certified Six Sigma Black Belt via the American Society for Quality. Previous Six Sigma projects include reducing turnaround time of pathology laboratory results at a regional hospital using statistical process control and utilizing gage repeatability and reproducibility analysis to identify and eliminate root causes of material shortages at an appliance manufacturing plant.

Jenna’s research area of interest is engineering education. Her findings regarding engineering discipline depth and its impacts on occupational alignment and engineering identity have been published in the International Journal of Engineering Education. She is an active member of the American Society for Engineering Education and the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers.


  • Ph.D., Industrial Engineering, Mississippi State University, 2021.
  • M.S., Industrial Engineering, Mississippi State University, 2018.
  • B.S., Industrial Engineering, Mississippi State University, 2013.