“Project Management for Project Engineers:
Beyond the Textbooks”
Academic Partnership Webinar Series
Gene Dixon, PhD, MBA, CPEM
Presenter: Gene Dixon, PhD, MBA, CPEM
Executive Director, American Society for Engineering Management
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
9:00 -10:00 am U.S. Eastern Time
This interactive discussion will focus on Gene’s years of working on various projects as a project engineer for a contractor to the Department of Energy. These projects included an $8 billion new facility to process improvements, and what it was like to schedule projects before desktop/laptops/tablet computers. Today, project management should focus about managing project risks. Ask a question, and let’s see what we can learn together. Here’s a starter: what is the biggest risk to, or in, any project?
About the presenter:
Gene Dixon is the Executive Director of the American Society for Engineering Management (ASEM) and is a retired university Professor having taught aspiring engineers at the undergraduate level for 14 years. He is a certified Professional Engineering Manager and has held positions with Union Carbide, Chicago Bridge & Iron, E.I. DuPont & deNemours, Westinghouse Electric, CBS, Viacom, and the Washington Group over a span of 28 years. His work experience includes project engineer, program assessor, senior shift manager, TQM coach, production outage planner, and a remediation engineer. He has given presentations as a corporate trainer, a teacher, and a motivational speaker.
He received a Ph.D. in Industrial and Systems Engineering with a concentration in Engineering Management from The University of Alabama in Huntsville, a Master of Business Administration from Nova Southeastern University and a Bachelor of Science in Materials Engineering from Auburn University. Dixon’s academic studies culminated with the publication of, An Exploration of the Relationship of Organizational Level and Measures of Follower Behaviors, A Dissertation in 2005. He has authored several research articles and book chapters on the follower component of leadership and has conducted research concerning student capstone projects, engineering education, and the leadership processes. He is a fellow of the ASEM and served as secretary, president-elect and was the 2015 ASEM President.
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