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Charlie Edmonson

Professor Emeritus

School of Engineering: Department of Engineering Management, Systems, and Technology


Email: Charlie Edmonson
Phone: 937-229-2853
Kettering Laboratories Room 321
Website: Visit Site


  • 1993–Present  University of Dayton, Professor, Industrial Engineering Technology
  • 1988-93           Wright-Patterson AFB, Director, Air Force Packaging Evaluation Activity
  • 1982-88           Wright-Patterson AFB, Branch Chief, Materials Handling Engineering
  • 1978-82           Homestead AFB, Fla., Chief Industrial Engineering Branch
  • 1976-78           Carswell AFB, Texas, Chief Industrial Engineering Branch
  • 1973-76           RAF Wethersfield, England, Base Civil Engineer
  • 1970-73           Nellis AFB, Nevada, Chief Industrial Engineering
  • 1969-70           Osan AB, Korea, Chief Technical Design
  • 1964-67           Beale AFB, California, Mechanical Design Engineer

Selected Publications

  • Edmonson, C. P. (2012). Integrating business process simulation software into a facilities layout course. ASEE Conference.
  • Edmonson, C. P. (2010). Facilities design, the handbook of technology management. New Jersey: Wiley.
  • Edmonson, C. P. (2008). A method of pacing on-line courses: Blending asynchronous assessments and recorded lectures with synchronous lectures. ASEE Conference.
  • Edmonson, C. P., & Summers, D. C. (2007). Integrating teamwork across the curriculum. ASEE Conference.
  • Summers, D. C., & Edmonson, C. P. (2006). Creating cultural understanding in engineering technology curricula. ASEE Conference.
  • Edmonson, C. P., & Summers, D. C. (2005). Structuring a project management course to develop team skills. ASEE Conference.
  • Edmonson, C. P., & Segalewitz, S. (2005). A blended online engineering technology course using web conferencing technology. ASEE Conference.
  • Edmonson, C. P., & Summers, D. C. (2004). Using project management skills to improve the outcome of student projects. ASEE Conference.
  • Edmonson, C. P., & Summers, D. C. (2003). Distance learning: Things to be aware of or wary of when combining a resident course with a distance learning course. ASEE Conference.
  • Blust, B., & Edmonson C. (2001). Increasing diversity within the field of engineering: Closing the minority gap. ASEE Conference.
  • Edmonson, C., & Untener, J. (1998). A study of engineering technology graduates. ASEE Conference.

Honors and Awards

  • School of Engineering Vision Award
  • KEEN Fellow
  • Ohio Magazine Excellence in Education Award
  • Epsilon Delta Tau Professor of the Year.
  • Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers
  • Lexington Who’s Who
  • Institute of Industrial Engineers, Dayton Chapter, President’s Award
  • Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Man of the Year
  • Honorary Member of Tau Alpha Pi, National Engineering Technology Honor Society

Courses Taught

  • IET-230 Work Measurement
  • IET-316 Quantitative Analysis
  • IET-317 Industrial Economic and Financial Analysis
  • IET-323 Project Management
  • IET-332 Facilities Layout Design
  • IET-408 Lean Management
  • IET-418 Cost Estimating and Control
  • IET-435 Human Factors


  • Public Administration, Nova University, ABD
  • M.S., Industrial Engineering, University of Pittsburgh
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Tennessee State University

Professional Activities

  • Journal of Engineering Technology, Subscription Editor, Manuscript Editor, Production Editor, Editor-in-Chief
  • Institute of Industrial Engineers, Treasurer, Programs Vice President, Dayton Chapter
  • Institute of Industrial Engineers, UD Student Chapter Adviser
  • American Society for Engineering Education, member
  • Project Management Institute, member
  • Applied Ergonomics Society, member
  • Professional Order of Engineering Technology, founding member of the UD Chapter

Research Interests

  • Distance and Online Learning
  • Lean Management