Gerald Nadler

Expert in strategic thinking, creative problem-solving, and new technology in the workplace

Professor Emeritus in Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering

IBM Chair Emeritus in Engineering Management


  • creative problem-solving
  • strategic planning and thinking
  • thinking like a leader
  • asking smart questions
  • quality management and productivity improvement
  • design approaches and innovation
  • methodology in systems planning, design and implementation
  • people-oriented approaches to integrating new technologies in the workplace
  • systems integration

Additional Information

  • Commissioner, Los Angeles County Quality and Productivity Commission
  • Listed, Who’s Who in America and 10 other Who’s Who directories
  • Recipient, 24 honors and awards
  • Member, National Academy of Engineering
  • Fellow and life member, Institute of Industrial Engineers
  • Fellow, American Society for Engineering Education
  • Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • Fellow, Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences
  • Member, Engineering Management Society of IEEE
  • Member, Academy of Management
  • Member, Institute for High-Performance Planners
  • Member, World Future Society
  • Member, Board of Directors, USC Credit Union

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