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Welcoming Michelle Stallard, new assistant teaching professor of industrial and manufacturing systems engineering

Michelle Stallard

Michelle StallardEducation: MS, Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering, Iowa State University, 2016. BS, Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering, Iowa State University, 2015. 

Research focus: Manufacturing systems and process improvement, engineering management, engineering psychology 

Joins Iowa State from: Global Head of Value Stream Integration positions at Rolls-Royce Aerospace, where I will continue to work while teaching at Iowa State. 

What kind of classroom and teaching experience do you look forward to creating at Iowa State? 

I want to inspire the next generation of engineering leaders to continuously drive to improve their organizations and make a positive impact on those around them. I aim to create a classroom atmosphere that fosters collaboration and individual expression, helps students develop the skill to explain complex ideas with simplicity, and is engaging and interactive, whether it’s a classroom of 20 or 200. 

What drew you to join Iowa State? 

I am excited to give back to a university that has been very impactful to me growing up in eastern Iowa through the 4-H Extension Program, as a Iowa State student involved with clubs on campus (e.g., ISUCF”V”MB, NSCS, IISE, Engineers’ Week), and as an alumni who stays involved in outreach and networking opportunities. Plus, we are a Cardinal and Gold family: my father, Norm Voelker, is a member of the class of ’78  (dairy science), and my husband, Keon Stallard, earned his MEng in ’18 in energy systems engineering!