Lesley Strawderman

Lesley Strawderman

International Paper Chair and Professor

Office: 260D McCain Hall
P 662.325.7214

Lesley Strawderman, Ph.D., P.E. received her Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from Pennsylvania State University in 2005. She has also received a M.S.I.E. from Pennsylvania State University and a B.S.I.E. from Kansas State University. She joined the Industrial and Systems Engineering faculty in August 2006.

Dr. Strawderman’s research interests center around human factors and ergonomics. She is particularly interested in the use of usability metrics in service quality improvement. Her research has also included topics such as health care process improvement, consumer product design, cognitive processing, safety, engineering education, and transportation systems. Dr. Strawderman has taught courses in the areas of human factors, safety systems, work measurement, engineering statistics, and project management.

Dr. Strawderman’s publications have appeared in journals such as Human Factors in Manufacturing, Transportation Planning and Technology, International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance, Journal of Emergency Management, Computers and Industrial Engineering, in addition to numerous conference proceedings. She is registered Professional Engineer (PE) in Mississippi and an active member of IIE, HFES, and ASEE.


  • Ph.D., Industrial Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, 2005.
  • M.S.I.E., Pennsylvania State University.
  • B.S.I.E., Kansas State University.