Sura Alqudah, PhD
Dr. Al-Qudah's primary background is in quality assurance and lean systems. Al-Qudah’s formal education is in Industrial and Systems engineering with her Ph.D. dissertation involved applied operations research and optimization in the healthcare industry. Her research focused primarily on systems/process improvement (Lean Six-Sigma) and applied operations research & modeling for various domains/systems including manufacturing, healthcare and education. This includes the utilization of various tools and methodologies to help streamline the processes involved in these domains/systems. Al-Qudah’s teaching philosophy is mainly focused on student-center learning by creating an interactive learning environment in the classroom. This helps to engage the students in real-life problems to help them connect theory with practice. Dr. Al-Qudah is a member of the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE), the American Society for Quality (ASQ), and the Society of Women Engineers (SWE), as well as Alpha Pi Mu honor society. Dr. Al-Qudah holds a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certificate.
Educational & Professional Experience
Ph.D., Industrial and Systems Engineering, Binghamton University (August 2014)
M.S., Industrial and Systems Engineering, Binghamton University (August 2010)
B.S., Electronics Engineering, Yarmouk University, Jordan (August 2004)
- Alqudah S., Brobst J., Litzler E., Davishahl J., Klein A., “Becoming Engaged Engineering Scholars: Insights from Year 1”, 127th Annual American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE); 2020.
- Davishahl J., Alqudah S., “Complete Work: Investigation of Sense of Belonging to Engineering in Introductory Classes,” 127th Annual American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE); 2020.
- Klein A. (PI), Alqudah S. (co-PI), VanderStaay S., Brobst J., “DUE-1834139: Becoming Engaged Engineering Scholars (Bees): Success Programs for Retention in Engineering”, Awarded August 2018. $957,532, National Science Foundation. December 2018 to November 2023
- Alqudah S., Froning* A., Sumpter* K., Ortega Martinez E.*, Alqudah, A., “A Novel Design of an Ergonomic Surgical Body Support System”, Industrial & Systems Engineering Research Conference (ISERC), Orlando, FL, May 18-21, 2019.
- El-Sharo M., Alqudah S., Panco J., "Maintaining Visual Workplace in Outpatient Clinics Using Kanban And 5S", Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference (ISERC), Orlando, FL, May 18-21, 2019.
- Alqudah S., Davishahl J., Davishahl E., and Greiner M. “Work-In-Progress: Investigation of Sense of Belonging to Engineering in Introductory Classes,” 125th Annual American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE); Salt Lake City, Utah, on June 24–27, 2018.
- Alqudah S., "A Study of the AIAG Measurement System Analysis (MSA) Method for Quality Control," Journal of Management and Engineering Integration (JMEI), Issue 10, No. 2, Winter 2017.
- Alqudah S., Romond N*., “Engineering Technical Writing-Proficiency Classes: An Assessment,” Industrial & Systems Engineering Research Conference (ISERC), Pittsburgh, PA, May 20-23, 2017.
- Alqudah S., El-Sharo M., Al-Momani E., “Optimizing Manufacturing Scheduling in a Job Shop Using Discrete Event Simulation,” Industrial & Systems Engineering Research Conference (ISERC), Anaheim, CA, May 21-24, 2016.
- Applied Ergonomics & Human Factors
- Engineering Education Pedagogies
- Applied Operations Research and Continuous Improvement
Selected Awards & Honors
- Excellence in Teaching Award, “The National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS),” Sigma Alpha Pi, (S18).
- Scholars week Outstanding Students Award – Faculty advisor role (S18).
- Three ASSIST travel grants funded by NSF (EEC-1548200), Academic Leadership for Women in Engineering (ALWE) (F16, F17, F18).
- Academic Award for “Achievements in Teaching and Learning at WWU and Beyond”, Teaching and Learning Academy (S16).
- NASA Academy for Aerospace Quality travel award (S16).
- Alpha Pi Mu Honor Society (Awarded 2013).