Introducing the ASEM Fellows Class of 2021!

08 Oct 2021 7:08 AM | Annmarie Uliano (Administrator)

Javier Calvo-Amodio.  Dr. Calvo-Amodio holds an MSc from The University of Hull Business School (UK) and a PhD in Systems and Engineering Management from Texas Tech University.  Calvo-Amodio is currently an Associate Professor of the Engineering Management and Systems Engineering at Oregon State University. Dr. Calvo-Amodio has international professional experience in quality Assurance with Bachoco, S.A, de C.V. and CAABSA Construtora, S.A. de C.V.  He served as a research assistant at the Environmental Quality Center, Technolgico de Monterrey (Mexico) where he also received a B.S. in Industrial and Systems Engineering.  Dr. Calvo-Amodio has delivered EM workshops, was the 2010 Merl Baker award, a 2021 ASEM Meritorious Service Award and a member of Epsilon Mu Eta.  He has been active in all phases of IACs for a number of years.




Julie Drzymalski.  Dr. Drzymalski holds a PhD in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Lehigh University, an MS in Management Science (Lehigh), a Master of Engineering in Engineering Management from Widener University, and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Polytechnic University.  She is currently Professor and Program Director of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Temple University.  She was most recently Clinical Professor and Program Director of Drexel University’s Systems Engineering and Engineering Management program. She was the NSF IGERT Fellow at Lehigh University.  She has several years of industrial experience that informs her academic work. Dr. Drzymalski has served as a reviewer for multiple EM related journals and is first author on eleven publications.  She was chair of the 2018 and 2019 IAC conference and has served on the Academic Partnership Committee.


Shereazad Jimmy Gandhi.  Dr. Gandhi holds an MS Engineering Management from California State University, Northridge (CSUN) and a PhD in Engineering Management from Stevens Institute of Technology.  Gandhi is currently the Interim Associate Dean of the Tseng College of Graduate, International, and Midcareer Education at CSUN and remains active in EM classroom instruction in the Tseng College’s Leadership Certificate program and Smart Manufacturing program.  He received early promotion to Associate Professor in the Department of Manufacturing Systems Engineering and Management in 2017 and was Director of the Ernie Schaeffer Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship for 5 years at CSUN.  Gandhi has industrial experience as a Board of Directors member and Consultant/Project Manager for various organizations.  He is the 2017 recipient of the ASEM Frank Woodbury Special Service Award and has served as an editor for three editions of ASEM’s Engineering Management Handbook.  Dr. Gandhi has also been a track chair and paper reviewer for ASEM IACs since 2013.


Neslihan Alp. Dr. Alp holds a PhD in Engineering management for the University of Missouri-Rolla, an MS in industrial engineering from Istanbul Technical University, and a BS in Engineering Management from the Istanbul Technical University.  Additionally, Alp holds a Management and Leadership in Education from Harvard Graduate School. She currently is the Dean of the College of Technology at Indiana State University.  She has held positions of increasing responsibility at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga including Associate Dean and Department Head of the Engineering Management and Technology and Director of Engineering Management and Graduate Programs at UTC. Dr. Alp is credited with 66 publications, 53 of which she is first author and 22 of which were ASEM publications.  She has served as a paper reviewer for multiple ASEM IACs.




Ganapathy (Gana) Natarajan. Dr. Natarajan received a PhD in Systems and Engineering Management from Texas Tech University, an MS Engineering Management from the University of Minnesota Duluth, and a B.E., Mechanical Engineering from Anna University. He is currently an Assistant Professor in the College of Engineering, Mathematics, and Science, at the University of Wisconsin Platteville where he teaches eager students in EM related courses such as Production and Operations Analysis, Management of Engineers, Technical Forecasting, Engineering Economics, and Lean Production. He is the lead author on 11 publications and 8 proceedings. Dr. Natarajan is most noted for his service to ASEM as part of the Technical Program for the previous 3 years, the last two as Program co-Chair.  He has served as Track Chair and Session Chair multiple years. He has also served as ASEM’s Director of Communications and was the Founding President of ASEM’s UTT student chapter. Dr. Natarajan is CPEM, a recipient of ASEM Meritorious Service Award and a member of Epsilon Mu Eta.

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