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Charles R. Standridge
Professor and Assistant Dean
Phone: 616-331-6759
Department: Engineering & Computing, Seymour & Esther Padnos College of
  • Analytics in Academic Administration
  • Simulation
  • Intelligent Transportation Systems and Congestion Relief
  • Logistics
Charles R. Standridge, Ph.D. has 30 years of professional experience -- 20 years in academia and 10 in industry. He has performed many simulation applications, developed commercial simulation software, and taught simulation at three universities. He has extensive consulting experience in the design and analysis of logistics operations, particularly in the chemical industry. He is the principal investigator for the Congestion Relief by Travel Time Minimization in Near Real Time project funded by the Michigan-Ohio University Transportation Center. Standridge is the author of more than 75 publications including three books, more than 20 refereed journal articles, and more than 40 conference papers. He has received federal funding from numerous sources including the National Science Foundation, the Health Care Financing Administration, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration as well as corporate funding from General Dynamics, InfoFUSION, and Shell Chemical Company. His teaching interests are in the concurrent use factory physics, lean manufacturing, and simulation in introductory undergraduate and graduate courses using a case-based approach. He also teaches in the areas of facility layout and material handling. He is an active participant and leader in professional conferences such as Frontiers in Education, the INFORMS Practice Conference, and the Winter Simulation Conference. He received bachelor's degree in computer science from Washington University in St. Louis and master's and Ph.D. degrees in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University.