Oscar A. Saenz
Professor of Practice
Enterprise and Logistics Engineering
Dr. Saenz has more than seventeen years of teaching experience in Higher Education. Currently, he serves as Professor of Practice in the Enterprise and Logistics Engineering Department, College of Engineering and Computing at FIU. He worked as (Teaching track) Assistant Professor in the Industrial Engineering Department at West Virginia University, and he was, during eleven years, Project Director of a Mathematics and Science Partnership Project (MSP), Professor and Department Head of the Industrial Engineering Department at a private university in Puerto Rico.
Dr. Saenz has advised Continuous Improvement/Lean Capstone projects in multiple industries (e.g., aerospace, pharmaceutical, medical devices, food & beverages, insurance, healthcare), published several research papers in the STEM education area, written ABET reports leading to BSIE program accreditation/reaccreditation, and taught graduate courses in Advanced Engineering Project Management, Advanced Production Planning & Control, Total Quality Management, and Supply Chain Management. Before joining the Academia, Dr. Saenz worked for fifteen years in industry as Production Manager and Project Manager leading multiple Organization and Feasibility Projects. Projects proposal preparation and negotiation, project planning, scheduling, hiring and organizing teams, directing activities to achieve the required deliverables quality, monitoring and controlling the plan were typical functions performed.