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John E. Kobza, PhD, P.E.

Department Head & Professor


  • University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, Department Head and Professor, Industrial and Systems Engineering
  • Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, Interim Department Chair, Industrial Engineering
  • Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, Senior Associate Dean, College of Engineering
  • Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, Associate Department Head, Industrial Engineering

Courses Taught

  • Engineering Data Analysis
  • Stochastic Modeling
  • Systems Design I
  • Introduction to Engineering
  • Engineering Statistics
  • Production Planning and Control
  • Senior Design Project
  • Queuing Theory
  • Reliability Theory
  • Total Quality Systems


  • Modeling, Analyzing and Designing Systems involving uncertainty and risk
  • Applying Quality Tools to Improve the Performance of Organizations, such as Healthcare Systems


  • PhD, Industrial and Systems Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • MS, Electrical Engineering, Clemson University
  • BS, Electrical Engineering, Washington State University

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