Jane Chumley Ammons
Jane Ammons serves as the Associate Dean of Engineering for Faculty Affairs and Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Her areas of expertise include production systems design and analysis, manufacturing systems, reverse logistics, and continuous quality improvement. Dr. Ammons received her Ph.D. in Industrial and Systems Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and her M.S.I.E. and B.S.I.E. cum laude from the University of Alabama. In addition to her academic experience, Dr. Ammons has worked as a plant engineer for an industrial manufacturer and is a registered Professional Engineer in the state of Georgia.
Dr. Ammons is an active researcher who has published numerous scholarly articles and book chapters. She and her students have won several research awards. At Georgia Tech, Dr. Ammons has been honored with eight teaching/faculty awards at the school and university levels. Dr. Ammons has served as an advisor for the Tau Beta Pi student chapter since 1987 and is engaged in activities to enhance the development of Georgia Tech students and faculty, including women and under-represented groups. At Georgia Tech she served as the NSF ADVANCE Professor of Engineering from 2002-2006 serving to advance the career success of women engineering faculty.
Dr. Ammons has provided national and international leadership and service on several boards and advisory panels. She has chaired the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) Engineering Advisory Committee and the U.S. NSF Advisory Committee for the Division of Design and Manufacturing. She has also served as a member of the U.S. NSF Alan T. Waterman Award Committee to recognize the top young U.S. scientist/engineer. Dr. Ammons has served as a consultant to the U.S. Army Science Board. Dr. Ammons has served as Secretary of the IIE Board of Trustees and chaired the Trustees of the IIE Scholarship Fund. She initiated the NSF Engineering Scholars program as Chair of the seminal workshop. She has chaired the Computer Equipment Disposal and Recycling Council for the State of Georgia and served as a member of the City of Atlanta Permitting Improvement Project’s Stakeholders Group.
Currently Dr. Ammons serves a member of the Technical Committee for the Uganda: Millennium Science Initiative (MSI) Project co-financed by the World Bank. She serves as a Program Evaluator for the engineering education accreditation body (ABET), as an external advisor to the Virginia Tech ADVANCE program. She is a member of IIE, SME, INFORMS, the American Society of Engineering Education, and has been elected a Fellow of IIE.