Chair, Director of Graduate Studies, Director of Undergraduate Studies, P.E., Professor
E3437 Lafferre Hall
James S. Noble is a professor and chair of the Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering at the University of Missouri and MU Site Director for the graduated NSF I/UCRC Center for Excellence in Logistics and Distribution (CELDi). Noble is currently working on research related to integrated production systems, humanitarian logistics and supply chain system design. His research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, Bayer, Boeing, Hallmark Cards., Honeywell FMT, Medline, Ameren, UMB Financial, the U.S. Economic Development Administration, the Midwest Transportation Consortium and the Missouri Department of Transportation. He received the Society of Manufacturing Engineers Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineering award in 1997. He was honored with the William T. Kemper Fellowship for Teaching Excellence in 2022 and received the 2014 Win Horner Award for Innovative Writing Intensive Teaching. He was elected a Fellow of the Institute for Industrial and Systems Engineering (IISE) in 2019. He is a registered professional engineer in Missouri.
PhD from Purdue University
MS from Purdue University
BS from the University of Oklahoma