Dr. Sampson Gholston Assistant Professor, Industrial & Systems Engineering and Engineering Management Biography In conjunction with his role as an Assistant Professor, Dr. Sampson Gholston serves as faculty advisor for the student chapters of the Institute of Industrial Engineers and the Society of Manufacturing Engineers. He has extensive industry experience in quality engineering and continuous improvement, with prior the GM Saturn Corporation as a Lead Supplier Quality Engineering and as a consultant to Delphi Automotive, International Paper, and Dakin America. He has a Lean Six Sigma Black and has extensive industry recognition to his credit, including the the Martin Luter King, Jr. Award. He has served as an Examiner for the Baldrige National Quality Award since 2010, and the Florida Sterling Award since 2011. Dr. Gholston is working with two health care facilities to implement continuous improvement activities. Education Ph.D., Quality Engineering, The University of Alabama in Huntsville, 1999 M.S., Industrial Engineering, University of Alabama, 1993 B.S., Engineering Technology, Austin Peay State University, 1991 Classes Taught ISE 390 - Probability and Statistics I ISE 424 - Introduction to Statistical Quality Control ISE 428 - Senior Design I ISE 523 - Introduction to Statistical Quality Control ISE 641 - Advanced Quality Control Affiliations Institute of Industrial Engineers Society of Manufacturing Engineers Recent Publications Stein C., Etzkorn, L., Gholston, S., Farrington, P., Utley, D., Cox, G., and Fortune, J., “Semantic Metrics: Metrics Based on Semantic Aspects of Software,” Applied Artificial Intelligence, Vol. 23, Issue 1, January 2009, pp. 44-77. Youngblood, A., Componation, P., Gradl, P., And Gholston, S., “Considering Risk Within Net Present Value: Calculations for Government Projects” The Engineering Economist: A Journal Devoted to the Problems of Capital Investment, Volume 54 Issue 2, 2009, pp. 152. Anderson, M., Abdullah, Y, Gholston, S., And Jones, S., "Development of a methodology to predict through trip rates for small communities" ASCE Journal of Urban Planning Development. June 2006. Kioutas, Nicolas, Paul J. Componation, Gholston, S. and Alisha D. Youngblood, “A Common Framework for Valuing Technology Development Projects Using Real Options,” The Engineering Economist. Anderson, M., Abdullah, Y, Gholston, S., And Jones, S., "Development of a methodology to predict through trip rates for small communities" ASCE Journal of Urban Planning Development.