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Industrial and Management Systems Engineering



Dr. Paul Savory
Associate Professor


Dr. Paul Savory

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Dr. Paul Savory

Education

  • Ph.D., 1993 Arizona State University (Industrial Engineering)
  • M.S., 1989 Oregon State University (Operations Research/Statistics)
  • B.S., 1988 Oregon State University (Computer Science)

Recently Published In

  • Journal of Industrial Engineering and Management
  • Transformative Dialogues
  • MountainRise
  • Academic Leader
  • Computers & Industrial Engineering

Research Interests

  • Discrete-Event Simulation Software and Methodology
  • Healthcare management
  • Engineering Education
  • Assessment of Student Learning

Projects

  • Healthcare Operation Analysis
  • Healthcare Analytics Certificate program
  • VA MidWest Mountain Veterans Engineering Resource Center
  • C-Leap (Classroom Learning, Engagement, Attitudes, and Perceptions) Survey

Curriculum Vitae

Personal Description


Dr. Paul Savory is an Associate Professor in the Department of Industrial and Management Systems Engineering. His teaching and research interests include engineering education, discrete-event computer simulation, engineering management, healthcare management, and operations research. He has received numerous department, college, and university awards for his teaching effectiveness with the most recent being the Holling Family Distinguished Engineering Educator Award. In 2003, he was inducted into the UNL Academy of Distinguished Teachers.

Education


  • Ph.D., 1993 Arizona State University (Industrial Engineering)
  • M.S., 1989 Oregon State University (Operations Research/Statistics)
  • B.S., 1988 Oregon State University (Computer Science)

Research Interests


  • Discrete-Event Simulation Software and Methodology
  • Healthcare management
  • Engineering Education
  • Assessment of Student Learning

Selected Publications


Books

  • P. Savory, A. Burnett, and A. Goodburn (2007), Inquiry Into the College Classroom: A Journey Toward Scholarly Teaching, Jossey-Bass, ISBN: 978-1-933371-25-2.
  • D. Bernstein, A. Burnett, A. Goodburn, and P. Savory (2006), Making Teaching and Learning Visible: Course Portfolios and the Peer Review of Teaching, Jossey-Bass Ð Anker Series, ISBN: 978-1-882982-96-7.

Articles

  • P. Savory and R. Williams (2010), “Estimation of Cellular Manufacturing Cost Components Using Simulation and Activity-Based Costing," Journal of Industrial Engineering and Management, Volume 3, Issue 3, pp. 68-86.
  • P. Savory and A. Goodburn (2009),“Using Electronic Faculty Course Portfolios to Showcase Classroom Practices and Student Learning,” Transformative Dialogues, Volume 3, Issue 2
  • A. Goodburn and P. Savory (2009), “Integrating SOTL Into Instructional and Institutional Processes,” MountainRise, Volume 5, Issue 3
  • P. Savory and A. Goodburn (2009) "Inquiry into the College Classroom," Academic Leader, Volume 25, Issue 3 (March), p. 1-8 (2 p).
  • A. Guru and P. Savory (2006), "A Template-Based Data Specification Framework For Modeling Physical Security Systems," Computers and Industrial Engineering, Volume 50, Issue 3, pp. 195-201.
  • S. Chan, J. Ohlmann, S. Dunbar, C. Dunbar, S. Ryan, and P. Savory (2002), "Operations Research Methods Applied to Workflow in a Medical Records Department," Health Care Management Science. Volume 5, No. 3, pp. 191-199.
  • G.T. Mackulak and P. Savory (2001), "A Simulation Based Experiment For Comparing AMHS Performance In A Semiconductor Fabrication Facility," IIIE Transactions on Semiconductor Manufacturing. Volume 14, No. 3, pp. 273-280.
  • P. Savory, R.E. Williams, and R. Rasmussen (2001), "Combining Activity-Based Costing with the Simulation of a Cellular Manufacturing System," Journal of Design and Manufacturing Automation. Volume 1, No. 3, pp. 221-229.
  • P. Savory and J. Olson (2001), "Guidelines for Using Process Mapping to Aid Improvement Efforts," Hospital Material Management Quarterly, Volume 22, No. 3, pp. 10-16.
  • R. Rasmussen, P. Savory, and R. E. Williams (1999), "Integrating Simulation with Activity-Based Management to Evaluate Manufacturing Cell Part Sequencing," Computers and Industrial Engineering, Volume 37, pp. 757-768
  • J. Olson and P. Savory (1999), "Road Rescue Implements a Continuous Process Improvement Framework," Journal of Manufacturing Systems, Volume 18, No. 2, pp. 152-155.
  • G. Saghi, K. Reinholtz, and P. Savory (1998), "A Multithreaded Scheduler for a High-Speed Simulator," Software Practices and Experiences, Volume 28, No. 6, pp. 641-656
  • P. Savory and G. Saghi (1997), "Simulating Queue Scheduling Policies for a Spacecraft Simulator," Interfaces, Volume 27, No. 5, pp. 1-8.
  • P. Savory and G.T. Mackulak (1997), "An Aggregation Procedure for Simulating Manufacturing Flow Line Models," Computers and Operations Research, Volume 24, No. 11, pp. 1963-1073. • J.L. Meyer and P. Savory (1997), "Selecting for Random Drug Testing at Union Pacific Railroad," Interfaces, Volume 27, No. 5, pp. 58-67.
  • P. Savory and G.T. Mackulak (1996), "The Impact of Intelligent Tools on Simulation Methodology," International Journal of Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering, Volume 6, No. 1, pp. 135-168.
  • P. Savory and G.T. Mackulak (1996), "Cycle Time Estimation for Simulating a Tandem Queueing Systems Using Aggregation Techniques," Transactions for the Society of Computer Simulation, Volume 13, No. 3, pp. 125-133.
  • J.K. Cochran, G.T. Mackulak, and P. Savory (1995), "Simulation Project Characteristics in Industrial Settings," Interfaces, Volume 25, No. 4, pp. 104-113.
  • G.T. Mackulak, P. Savory, and J.K. Cochran (1994), "Ascertaining Important Features for Industrial Simulation Environments," Simulation, Volume 63, No. 4, pp. 211-221.
  • P. Savory (1994), "Making the Move From Student to Teacher: Steps in the Faculty Search Process," Industrial Engineering, Volume 26, No. 10, pp. 60-61.
Teaching Portfolio
  • P. Savory (2009) "Course Portfolio for IMSE 440/840: Discrete Event Simulation." Available at: http://go.unl.edu/vqe (select Click Here button at the bottom of page)
Software Demonstration Applications (peer reviewed)

Editorial Positions


  • Area editor (simulation) for the journal Computers and Industrial Engineering
  • Editorial Board Member • MountainRise (a journal dedicated to scholarship of teaching and learning) • 2009 – Current
  • Editorial Board member • International Journal of Mathematics in Operational Research (Publisher: InterScience; ISSN (Online): 1757-5869 and ISSN (Print): 1757-5850) • 2008 – current •
  • Editorial Board member • International Journal of Electronic Transport (Publisher: InterScience; ISSN (Online): 1742-6960 (Online) and ISSN (Print): 1742-6952) • 2008 – current

Awards


  • Awarded Holling Family Distinguished Engineering Educator Award for UNL College of Engineering (2006-2009)
  • Awarded Certificate of Recognition for Contribution to Students by UNL Parent Association (2007)
  • Awarded Props for Profs Award by the UNL College of Engineering Student Advisory Board (2007)
  • Nominated by University of Nebraska as 2005 U.S. Professor of the Year (2005)
  • Named a Research Fellow with the National Center for Information Technology in Education (2005)
  • Selected for membership in the University of Nebraska Academy of Distinguished Teachers (2004 – Current)
  • Awarded Outstanding Advisor by the College of Engineering Student Advisory Board (2004)
  • Awarded Holling Family Master Teacher Award for the College of Engineering (2004)
  • Nominated by University of Nebraska as 2004 U.S. Professor of the Year (2004)
  • Received Newcomer Award by the Omaha Chapter of the American Red Cross (2001)
  • Awarded Certificate of Recognition for Contribution to Students by UNL Parent Association (2000)
  • Awarded Honorable Mention in 1998 Instructional Innovation Competition of the Decision Sciences Institute (1998)
  • Awarded Nebraska Legislative Award for Distinguished Teaching (1997)
  • Awarded Assistant Professor Service Award for UNL College of Engineering (1997)
  • Awarded Assistant Professor Teaching Award for the College of Engineering (1996)
  • Awarded Certificate of Recognition by NASA/ASEE Summer Faculty Fellowship Program (Summer 1996)
  • Nominated for Tau Beta Pi Engineering Professor of the Year for UNL (1996)
  • Nominated for Outstanding Teacher by the Associated Students of University of Nebraska (1996)

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