CBU Names Sedrick Director of Graduate Engineering

Dr. Gregory A. SedrickMemphis – Gregory A. Sedrick, Ph.D. P.E. has been appointed the Director of Graduate Engineering at Christian Brothers University (CBU). In this position, Sedrick will oversee the Master of Science in Engineering Management (MSEM) and the Master of Engineering Management (MEM) programs.

With over 30 years of teaching, research and professional experience in the engineering field, Sedrick comes to CBU from the University of Tennessee where he served as Director of the Engineering Management and Distance Education Programs. Previously, he was Executive Director of the Tennessee Small Business Development Center Network, Founder and Executive Director of the New Economy Institute, has served on faculty and academic administration at numerous colleges and universities.

Sedrick has been appointed twice to the Tennessee Governor’s Committee for Distance Education implementation teams of the Tennessee Board of Regents System and the University of Tennessee System. He also served as lead consultant to numerous public and private firms in the area of technological competitiveness.  His current research interest include technology based economic development, performance measurement and enhancement, and technical workforce development.

In announcing the position, Dr. Eric Welch, dean of engineering, notes, “We are very excited to have Dr. Sedrick lead our graduate engineering program.  He has a wealth of experience in academic leadership as well as extensive experience in industry and the legislative process.  His leadership will help CBU provide technical professionals the education they need to become leaders in the engineering management profession.”

Sedrick has been a Fellow of the American Society for Engineering Management since 1994, twice recipient of the Sarchet award for contributions to the engineering management profession, elected to the Academy of Engineering Management in 2005, and is a registered Professional Engineer.  During the 2001 national celebration of Engineers Week, Sedrick was selected as “Engineer of the Year.”        

Sedrick earned both his Bachelors of Science in Engineering Management and Ph.D. in Engineering Management from the University of Missouri-Rolla. He received a Masters in Science in Systems Management from Florida Institute of Technology.

Also offered through CBU’s Graduate Engineering are courses that lead to a Master’s Certificate in Information Technology, Certificate in Quality and to a Certificate in Packaging. The programs’ purpose is to prepare students to successfully address supervisory and managerial needs in a technical environment. In addition to regular classroom instruction, all courses for the MSEM degree are available on-line via the Distance Education Network (DEN) for students beyond the commuting distance to the CBU campus.

For more information about CBU’s Graduate Engineering programs, call (901) 321-3283;
(866) 770-MSEM (toll free) or email
memp@cbu.edu .

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