Neal Lewis

Contact Information:

(860) 552-9757
nlewis4@unl.edu

Assistant Professor of Practice

Academic Degrees

  • Ph.D., Engineering Management, University of Missouri - Rolla
  • MBA, University of New Haven
  • B.S., Chemical Engineering, University of Missouri - Rolla

Certifications

  • CPEM

Dr. Neal Lewis, CPEM, received his Ph.D. in engineering management and B.S. in chemical engineering from the University of Missouri – Rolla (now Missouri S&T), and his MBA from the University of New Haven. He has over 25 years of industrial experience at Procter & Gamble and Bayer, and two US patents on Coffee processing. He has taught at Fairfield University, Oregon State University, UMR, Marshall University, the University of Bridgeport, and the University of New Haven. He has over 100 publications and presentations, including 2 books, 2 best journal article awards, and 4 best conference paper awards. Neal is a Fellow of ASEM and a member of ASEE.

Appointment

  • 100% teaching

Curriculum Vitae (CV):

Areas of Research and Professional Interest

  • Engineering management
  • Engineering economics
  • Operations management
  • Pharmaceutical manufacturing

Research Profiles:

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Inventions/Patents

  • Robusta coffee, US Patent 4,234,613
  • Treatment of robusta coffee, US Patent 4,226,891

Courses Taught

  • EMGT 807, Project Management
  • EMGT 809, Engineering Economy for Decision Making
  • EMGT 822, Production and Operations Management
  • EMGT 905, Strategic Management and Planning
  • EMGT 806, Decision and Risk Analysis

Experience

Oregon State University, Instructor (part time), 2017 - 2020

Fairfield University, Adjunct, 2017 - 2020

University of New Haven, 2016 - 2018

University of Bridgeport, 2007 - 2016

Marshall University, 2004 - 2007

University of Missouri - Rolla, 2001 - 2004

Bayer Corporation, 1995 - 2001

Procter & Gamble, 1974 - 1995

Honors and Awards

ASEE Engineering Economy Division Best Paper Award, ASEE 2021 National Conference, July 2021

ASEM World Headquarters Service Award, October 2019.

ASEM World Headquarters Service Award, October 2018.

“Determining When Simplified Agile Project Management is Right for Small Teams,” recognized as one of top five most cited articles and 2nd highest Altmetric score in Engineering Management Journal for 2018 by publisher Taylor and Francis

ASEE New Engineering Educators Division Best Paper Award, ASEE 2017 National Conference, June 2017

Fellow, American Society for Engineering Management, October 2016

Certified as a Professional Engineering Manager (PEM) by the American Society for Engineering Management, 2014

Merl Baker Award for service to the Engineering Management Division of ASEE, 2013

ASEE Professional Interest Council #1 Best Paper Award, (14 divisions) ASEE 2012 National Conference

ASEE Engineering Economy Division Best Paper Award, ASEE 2012 National Conference

Honorable Mention, 2012 Financial Education Association Annual Conference

“Can We Capture the Value of Option Volatility” recognized as the most downloaded article in The Engineering Economist for 2011 by publisher Taylor and Francis

“Waiting Cost Models for Real Options” recognized as one of five most cited articles in The Engineering Economist, 2009-2011 by publisher Taylor and Francis

Eugene L. Grant Award for best article in The Engineering Economist, 2009

Ted Eschenbach Engineering Management Journal Best Article Award, 2005

Outstanding Teaching Commendation Award, University of Missouri - Rolla, 2005

Chancellor’s Fellowship, 2001 – 2004

2nd Place Student Paper, American Society for Engineering Management National Conference, 2003      

Alpha Iota Delta (honor society in Decision Sciences), 2002

Quality Excellence Awards, Bayer Corporation (1997, 1998, 1998, 2000, 2001)

Sigma Beta Delta (honor society in Business, Management, and Administration), 1999

Omega Chi Epsilon (honor society in Chemical Engineering), 1974

Tau Beta Pi (honor society in Engineering), 1973

Funding

NASA, 2016. J. Pallis and N. Lewis (via CT Space Grant College Consortium). "Development of the next phase of a high altitude robotic puppet," $199,738.

CT Space Grant College Consortium, 2014. N. Lewis, J. Pallis, S. Patel. “Engaging Young Explorers in Ballooning,” Faculty Seed Research Grant, $6,000.

 National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance, 2013. N. Lewis, G. Selig, A. McAdams, A. White. “Interdisciplinary Course in New Product Commercialization,” $30,000.

 National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance, 2012. N. Lewis, J. Pallis, N. Gupta, A. McAdams, R. Yelle. “New Product Commercialization with Interdisciplinary Student Teams,” $8,000.

National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance, 2011. N. Lewis, J. Pallis, N. Gupta. “Develop a Center for Student Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the CTech IncUBator@University of Bridgeport.” Planning grant, $8,000.

Seed Grant application (September 2009), “Modeling Manufacturing Performance for Manufacturing Efficiency Improvement,” $6,860 approved. 

State of West Virginia Office of Technology, 2006. J. Biros and N. Lewis. "Information Technology Management Certification Program." $22,600.

National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance, 2005. P. Logan, N. Lewis, and S. Simonton. "Supporting E-Team formation in Solving the Economic and Environmental Issues of West Virginia." $24,000.

Selected Publications

Lewis, Neal A. and Ted G. Eschenbach, "Including Risk in a Case Study of When to Start Social Security Benefits," ASEE National Conference, July 2021.

Newnan, Donald G., Ted G. Eschenbach, Jerome P. Lavelle, and Neal A. Lewis, Engineering Economic Analysis, 14th edition, Oxford University Press, 2020.

Wheeler, Ed, Neal A. Lewis, and Ted G. Eschenbach. Study Guide accompanying Engineering Economic Analysis, 14th edition, Oxford University Press, 2019.

Newnan, Donald G., Ted G. Eschenbach, Jerome P. Lavelle, and Neal A. Lewis, Engineering Economic Analysis, 13th edition, Oxford University Press, 2017.

Lewis, Neal A. "Chapter 10 Teamwork," and "Chapter 11 Project Management" in William C. Oakes and Les L. Leone, Engineering Your Future, A Comprehensive Introduction to Engineering, 9th edition, Oxford University Press, 2017.

Eschenbach, Ted G. Neal A. Lewis, Joseph C. Hartman, and Lynn E. Bussey. The Economic Analysis of Industrial Projects, 3rd edition, Oxford University Press, 2015.

Eschenbach, Ted G. and Neal A. Lewis, “Risk, Standard Deviation, and Expected Value: When Should an Individual Start Social Security?” The Engineering Economist, Vol. 64, No. 1, 2019, pp. 24-39.

Lewis, Neal A. “Book Review: Infrastructure Investment, An Engineering Perspective,” The Engineering Economist, Vol. 61, No. 2, 2016, pp. 156-159.

Nicholls, Gillian M., Neal A. Lewis, and Ted G. Eschenbach. “Determining When Simplified Agile Project Management is Right for Small Teams,” Engineering Management Journal, Vol. 27, No. 1, 2015, pp. 3-10. One of top 5 cited articles, 2018; 2nd highest Altmetric score, 2018.

Lewis, Neal, Jerome Lavelle, and Ted Eschenbach, “The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and Teaching Engineering Economy”, 2019 International Conference, American Society for Engineering Education, Tampa, Florida, June 2019.

Nicholls, Gillian M, and Neal A. Lewis, "Using a Course Learning Management System to Promote Academic Honesty," 2017 National Conference, American Society for Engineering Education, Columbus, Ohio, June 2017. Winner, Best Paper award in the New Engineering Educators division.

Recent Presentations

Lewis, Neal A. and Ted G. Eschenbach, “New Results on When to Begin Social Security,” 2019 International Conference, American Society for Engineering Management, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, October 2019.

Eschenbach, Ted and Neal Lewis, “Investing for Retirement – Incorrect or Missing Guidelines” 2019 International Conference, American Society for Engineering Management, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, October 2019.

Kauffmann, Paul; Neal Lewis, and David Wyrick, “Strategic Initiatives and Revenue Growth Plans – Future ASEM Directions,” 2018 International Conference, American Society for Engineering Management, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, October 2018.

Eschenbach, Ted and Neal Lewis, “Covering Depreciation and Taxes in Engineering Economy Classes,” 2018 International Conference, American Society for Engineering Management, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, October 2018.