Kenneth E. Case is Regents Professor Emeritus of Industrial Engineering and Management at OSU. He is a graduate of OSU (BSEE, MSIE, and Ph.D.) and taught at both Virginia Tech and OSU for 35 years. His primary interests are in quality and reliability engineering, and economic analysis. He has been Project Director on 25 sponsored research projects, published over 100 articles, and co-authored four books. As a consultant, he has assisted 60 organizations over 35 years.
Ken was elected in 1990 to the National Academy of Engineering and to the International Academy for Quality. He is a licensed professional engineer and was the Outstanding Engineer in Oklahoma in 1987. He holds five ASQ certifications, and is a Six Sigma Black Belt. He was a Senior Examiner on the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award from 1988 to 1990, and on the Panel of Judges from 1991 to 1993. He received the Quality Oklahoman Award from Governor Brad Henry in 2003 and the Oklahoma Medal for Excellence in College / University Teaching from the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence in 2005.
Ken is a Fellow of the American Society for Quality which he served as President in 2003-4. He is also a recipient of the Eugene L. Grant Medal. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Industrial Engineers, which he served as President in 1986-87. In 2002 he became the 29th person since 1962 to receive the Frank and Lillian Gilbreth Industrial Engineering Award, the highest honor presented by the Institute.