Photo of Dr. Cecelia WigalDr. Cecelia Wigal, P.E.

Contact Information

Office:  442 EMCS
Curriculum Vitae


Ph.D., Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences-Systems Analysis, Northwestern University, 1998
M.S., Electrical Engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology, 1991
B.S., Electrical Engineering, Ohio Northern University, 1985

Certifications or professional registrations

  • Professional Engineer Registration (active): Ohio

Current membership in professional organizations

  • American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)
  • Institute of Operational Research and Management Science (INFORMS)
  • Production and Operations Management Society (POMS)
  • American Association of University Women (AAUW)
  • Society of Women Engineers (SWE)

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.