Brian McCarthy has been teaching in the KU Edward Campus' engineering management graduate master program for more than four years. He has taught the following courses: EMGT 809 - Personal Development for the Engineering Manager; EMGT 823 - Management of Engineering Projects; EMGT 867 - Advanced Operations Management; and EMGT 862 - Manufacturing Systems Integration. He has also participated on several MSEM Graduate Student Committees.
In addition to his current faculty appointments with KU, Brian has maintained an active engineering management consulting practice since 2014 with specializations in Lean Enterprise and Six Sigma, Industrial Engineering, Operations Management, Continuous Improvement, and other process improvement methods and systems.
Brian has a wealth of experience in a variety of industries and disciplines including: manufacturing, automotive, operations, industrial engineering, printing, health care, Lean and Six Sigma. He consulted with a variety of small, medium and large sized organizations during a 17-year career at Mid-American Manufacturing Technology Center (MAMTC) and Missouri Enterprise, part of the NIST Nationwide Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Program.
Brian earned a B.B.A in Management from the University of Wisconsin, a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from UW-Appleton, and an M.S. in Engineering Management from the University of Kansas - Edwards Campus.
Brian has also been active over the years in the following professional organizations: Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE), Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), American Society for Quality (ASQ), and Joint Engineering Council (JEC) of the Kansas City Area.