Areas of Interest
Dr. Wigal's areas of interest include system analysis and process improvement.
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Dr. Cecelia M. Wigal is a Professor in the College of Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. She received her Ph.D. from Northwestern University (1998), MSEE from Illinois Institute of Technology (1991), and BSEE from Ohio Northern University (1985). Dr. Wigal teaches freshmen and upper level interdisciplinary design courses and upper level industrial engineering courses. Her primary engagement activity is improving the lives of those with physical and mental disabilities. Her primary areas of research include complex system analysis and quality process analysis with respect to nontraditional applications such as service systems. Dr. Wigal is also interested in engineering education reform to address present and future student and national and international needs. Dr. Wigal is a member of ASEE (American Society for Engineering Education) where she has served in various officer positions for the Southeast Section, INFORMS (Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences), and AAUW (American Association of University Women). Dr. Wigal is an ABET Program Evaluator for General Engineering.