James Noble - Mizzou Engineering

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James Noble

Chair, Director of Undergraduate Studies, P.E., Professor

E3437 Lafferre Hall

Phone: 573-882-9561

Email: noblej@missouri.edu

Industrial and Systems Engineering | ISE - Chair | ISE - Directors


James S. Noble is a professor and chair of the Department of Industrial and 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

Technical Focus

Integrated production system design

Logistics and distribution

Material flow systems


CELDi Website