Mary Besterfield-Sacre

Mary Besterfield-Sacre is Associate Professor and Fulton C. Noss Faculty Fellow in the Department of Industrial Engineering. Dr. Sacre's principal research interests are in engineering education assessment and evaluation methods. In the area of assessment and evaluation, Dr. Sacre has written numerous conference and journal papers and has given many workshops and presentations. Her research in this area has been funded by the NSF, Department of Education, Sloan Foundation, Engineering Information Foundation, and the NCIIA. She has served as an associate editor for the Journal of Engineering Education and is currently associate editor for the Applications in Engineering Education Journal. Additionally, she co-authored the book Total Quality Management, 3rd Edition (Prentice Hall). Prior to joining the faculty, Dr. Sacre worked as an industrial engineer with ALCOA and with the U.S. Army Human Engineering Laboratory. She received her B.S. in Engineering Management from the University of Missouri-Rolla, her M.S. in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University, and a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh.