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Creese, Robert C.

Professor Emeritus - Industrial and Management Systems Engineering; Constructed Facilities Center


Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, 1963 
Master of Science in Industrial Engineering, The University of California at Berkeley, 1964 
Doctor of Philosophy with a major in Metallurgy, The Pennsylvania State University 1972

Dr. Robert C. Creese is a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with a prolific career in Metallurgy, Manufacturing, and Cost Estimation for Manufacturing. Dr. Creese worked as an Industrial Engineer at U.S. Steel from 1964-1966, taught Industrial Engineering and Metallurgy courses at Penn State University from 1966-1972 and 1976-1979, taught Metallurgy courses and started a Management Engineering Program at Grove City College during 1972-1976, and taught Industrial Engineering Courses at West Virginia University from 1979-2014. He is currently a Professor Emeritus in the Dept. of Industrial & Management Systems Engineering.

Research Focus Areas

Industrial and Management Systems

Research Interests

Cost engineering, cost estimating, and cost modeling applied to manufacturing processes 
Constructed facilities systems 
health care systems 
environmental waste reclamation and recovery systems 
Lean manufacturing

Teaching Interests

Cost engineering 
Cost estimating 
Cost modeling 
Engineering economics 
Manufacturing processes 
Metal casting 
Material properties

Special Interests

Project Based Education and in educational administration systems. He has done research at Aalborg University in Denmark, the leading university on Project Based Education.

Professional Societies

American Foundry Society 
AACE, International (Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering 
The American Society for Engineering Education 
The American Society for Metals(ASM) 
The Iron and Steel Society of AIME 
Society of Manufacturing Engineers 
American Welding Society 
International Society of Parametric Analysts 
Society of Cost Estimating and Analysis