The Grado Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering has inducted 9 new members into the ISE Academy of Distinguished Alumni, which recognizes leaders in the field who have served their profession and society with distinction.  

The induction ceremony was held at the ISE Honors and Awards Banquet on April 22, 2019 at the Inn at Virginia Tech.

The Academy of Distinguished Alumni was established by the Industrial and Systems Engineering Department at Virginia Tech and its Advisory Board on October 14, 1993. 

2019 ISE Academy of Distinguished Alumni Inductees


Suraj M. Alexander, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair, Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Louisville
M.S. 1972, Ph.D. 1976

Maria Bothwell

Maria Bothwell
Chief Executive Officer, Toffler Associates
B.S. 1990


Donald E.K. Campbell
President, Persona Medical
B.S. 1990


Kristen Casto, Ph.D.
Colonel, Medical Service Corps, U.S. Army
Ph.D. 2009


Delia Grenville, Ph.D.
Director of Strategy, Corporate Strategic Procument, Intel Corporation
M.S. 1997, Ph.D. 2001


John Kobza, Ph.D.
Department Head, Industrial and Systems Engineering, University of Tennessee
Ph.D. 1993


J. Cole Smith, Ph.D.
Associate Provost of Academic Initiatives and Professor of Industrial Engineering, Clemson University
Ph.D. 2000


Warren Vaneman, Ph.D.
Professor of Practice, Systems Engineering, Naval Postgraduate School
M.S. 1997, Ph.D. 2002


Ingrid Vaughan
Vice President and General Manager, Navigation & Maritime Systems, Northrop Grumman
B.S. 1985