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Cerry Klein Professor

Cerry M. Klein is a professor in the Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering Department and planning and operations facilitator for the College of Engineering at the University of Missouri. Klein is a recipient of the notable William T. Kemper Fellowship for Teaching Excellence, as well as the Gold Chalk Award for Excellence in Graduate Education and the Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award from the Society of Automotive Engineers. Klein has specialized in the development of decision-making tools and modeling, as well as algorithmic development for manufacturing and service systems. Among the industrial and government institutions that have funded Klein’s research are the National Science Foundation, the Office of Naval Research, McDonnell Douglas, Ameren Missouri, Union Electric and the Missouri Department of Transportation.

Technical Focus

  • Integrated production systems
  • Logistical systems
  • Manufacturing processes


  • PhD and MS from Purdue University
  • BS from Northwest Missouri State University