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Denise Ford Jackson, PhD

Adjunct Associate Professor


Denise Ford Jackson worked as a Systems Engineer for Union Carbide Nuclear Division (later Martin Marietta Energy Systems) and later as faculty in the Industrial & Systems Engineering Department at The University of Tennessee (Knoxville and Space Institute).   Since retiring from the University of Tennessee, she has consulted for several educational organizations and nonprofits as a Process Improvement Specialist, concentrating on Change Management and Organizational Behavior.

Professional Activities: Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) Examiner and Commissioner (IISE); Review Panelist for National Science Foundation (NSF) and Department of Labor (DOL)

Boards: Tennessee Valley Mediation Association and the Community Mediation Center

Certifications: Tennessee Rule 31 Mediator, listed in General Civil and Family.

Courses Taught

  • Theory and Practice of Engineering Management
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Productivity and Quality
  • Management of Technology


  • BS, Industrial Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA.
  • MS., Industrial Engineering, University of TN, Knoxville, TN.
  • Ph.D., Industrial Engineering, University of TN, Knoxville, TN.

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