ISEEM Professor, Dr. Phillip Farrington, has been on UAH's College of Engineering faculty since 1991, serving as Director of Distance Learning (2002 to 2008) and Interim Dean of Engineering (2008 to 2010). Over the course of his career, Dr. Farrington has secured over $5 million in external research funding and published over 90 technical articles and papers. He has graduated 15+ Ph.D. students and more than 80 master’s students. Dr. Farrington was recently honored with a Certificate of Appreciation by the office of Alabama Governor Robert Bentley for his service on the Alabama Robotic Technology Park (RTP) Executive Board.

Dr. Farrington's Complete CV


  • Ph.D., Industrial Engineering and Management, Oklahoma State University, 1991
  • M.S., Industrial Engineering, University of Missouri, 1984
  • B.S., Industrial Engineering, University of Missouri, 1983

Classes Taught


  • American Society for Theatre Research
  • Association for Theatre in Higher Education
  • Modern Language Association

Recent Publications

  • “Transitioning from Teaching Lean Tools to Teaching Lean Transformation,” Journal of Enterprise Transformation, June 2014, (G. A. Harris, K.B. Stone, T. Mayeshiba, P.J. Componation, and P.A. Farrington).
  • “Building a Path to Elegant Design,” Proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Management 2014 International Annual Conference, October 15-18, Virginia Beach, Virginia, (M. Watson, M. Griffin, P.A. Farrington, L. Burns, W. Colley, P. Collopy, J. Doty, S. Johnson, R. Malak, J. Shelton, Z. Szajnfarber, D.R. Utley, M.Yang).
  • “Systems Engineering and Project Success in Government and Commercial Organizations,” Proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Management 2013 International Annual Conference, October 2-5, Minneapolis, Minnesota, (P.J. Componation, M. Dorneich, G. Hu, P.A. Farrington, J.L. Hansen).
  •  “Proactive/Responsive Market Orientation and Marketing – Research and Development Integration,” Journal of Product Innovation Management,   Volume 30, Issue 4, July 2013, (P. Lamore, D. Berkowitz, and P.A. Farrington) pp. 695–711.
  • “Value-Based Assessment of DoD Acquisitions Programs, ” Conference on Systems Engineering Research (CSER '13), Eds.: C.J.J. Paredis, C. Bishop, D. Bodner, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, March 19-22, 2013. (I. Maddox, P. Collopy, and P.A. Farrington).