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W. J. Fabrycky

1932 -

Wolter J. Fabrycky is Chairman of Academic Applications International and the Lawrence Professor Emeritus of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Virginia Tech.

Fabrycky received the Ph.D. in Engineering in 1962 from Oklahoma State University, the M.S. in Industrial Engineering in 1958 from the University of Arkansas, and the B.S. in Industrial Engineering in 1957 from Wichita State University. Dr. Fabrycky taught at both Arkansas and Oklahoma State and then joined Virginia Tech in 1965 where he served as Founding Chairman of Systems Engineering, Associate Dean of Engineering, and then as Dean of Research for the University.

The Institute of Industrial Engineers recognized Fabrycky with the Hotlzman Distinguished Educator Award in 1990, the Maynard Book of the Year Award in1993, the Grant Award in 1994, and the Wellington Award in 2004. Dr. Fabrycky received the Lohmann Medal from the College of Engineering at Oklahoma State in 1992 and the Armitage Medal from the Society of Logistics Engineers in 2004. Wolt received INCOSE’s Pioneer Award, jointly with Ben Blanchard, in 2000. He is a listed in Who's Who in Engineering and Who's Who in America.

Dr. Fabrycky was elected to the rank of Fellow in the Institute of Industrial Engineers in 1978, the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 1980, the International Council on Systems Engineering in 1999, and the American Society for Engineering Education in 2007. In 2005, Fabrycky founded and became President of Omega Alpha, the Systems Engineering Honor Society and he is the current President of Alpha Pi Mu, the Industrial Engineering Honor Society. He served or currently serves on the National Boards of ABET, APM, ASEE, IIE, INCOSE, and OAA.

Six Prentice Hall textbooks were co-authored by Fabrycky. He has served as editor of the Prentice Hall International Series in Industrial and Systems Engineering since 1972.

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