Brad Fox, executive director of the Master of Engineering Management Program at Duke University’s Pratt School of Engineering, has been elected to the IEEE Engineering Management Society’s Board of Governors. Fox will serve a three-year term, beginning January 1.
“Brad Fox’s appointment to the EMS Board of Governors is an opportunity to advance engineering management and is recognition of his credentials the stature and quality of Duke’s Master of Engineering Management program,” said Jeff Glass, Hogg Family Director of Engineering Management and Entrepreneurship. “Brad’s participation on the board will even more strongly connect our educational program to an influential professional community.”
Fox said one of his goals as a Board of Governors member is to increase awareness of engineering management as a discipline. He also plans to advocate engineering management tools and techniques, and foster such practices as a means of continuous career development.
“I recently made a career change and left the corporate world to join Duke University's Master of Engineering Management Program,” said Fox, who came to Duke in 2004 from GE Consumer Products in Cleveland, Ohio. “I made this change to better prepare engineers for careers as engineering managers and leaders.”
Fox gained engineering management experience at GE Consumer Products, Kobe Steel USA, Inc., and IBM Burlington. He has a PhD in materials science from the University of Virginia, and a BS in materials engineering from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.