James Gross

James Gross

Summary

Leader, manager and change agent with primary focus on higher education and growing businesses.         

Highly skilled in strategic planning, performance measurement, quality and lean/six sigma methods. 

Well versed in change leadership methods and principles. 

Outstanding team builder, educator, trainer and leader.

Work History

Work History
Oct 2005 - Present

Educational Administrator

Chippewa Valley Technical College

Coordinate and lead a wide variety of technical programs, multiple campus locations, customized training and technical services, campus expansion efforts and entrepreneurial projects.

Aug 2002 - Oct 2005

Dean, Business Division

Fox Valley Techncial College

Dean of Business Division, overseeing 50 full time faculty plus Associate Deans and other staff.

Responsible for substantive curriculum and program development as well as business-focused technical services and training.

Jun 1998 - Sep 2002

Consultant

Grant Thornton LLP / Catalyst

Consultant to manufacturers in Lean Manufacturing, Balanced Scorecard, Strategy Mapping, Six Sigma  and other performance improvement methods. 

Aug 1987 - May 1998

Associate Professor & Team Leader

University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh

Professor in MIS and POM.  Team Leader. Associate Dean.

Aug 1981 - Jun 1987

Assistant Professor

Millikin University

Professor of Operations Management and Industrial Engineering.

Education

Education
Sep 1982 - Aug 1987

PhD

University of Illinois
Jun 1977 - Aug 1978

MSIE

Master's degree in Industrial Engineering with Operations research focus.

Aug 1974 - May 1977

BSIE

BSIE, Presidential Scholar, Highest Academic Distinction.

Certifications

Certifications

PE

State of Indiana

CIRM

APICS