Jim joined Purdue in 2015. He holds a B.S. and M.S. in Industrial Engineering from Western Michigan University, and will be awarded a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering in December 2015. Jim has held management and engineering positions in a variety of industries including automotive, consumer goods, and tool & die. His research interests are in the area of resilience in operations. He is a member of the Institute of Industrial Engineers and the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences.