Douglas  Evans

Douglas Evans

Senior Lecturer in Management Sciences

Management Sciences

Background

Douglas E. Evans is a senior lecturer in the Management Sciences department. He joined Fisher in 2010 after spending 12 years in industry, where he gained experience in the manufacturing, service and medical sectors. At Fisher, he teaches business statistics, industrial designed experiments, lean/Six Sigma principles and lean/Six Sigma projects.

In his Six Sigma projects class, Evans works with local businesses and nonprofits to identify challenges for a team of Fisher students, who he then mentors throughout the semester. One team of students Evans mentored worked with Ohio State’s facilities department and helped it realize an annual hard savings of over $200,000 through process improvement implementation.

Evans joined Fisher from Quest Diagnostics, where he was director of Lean Six Sigma training. He also worked as a senior consultant at George Group, where he implemented blended learning, and Corning, where as a senior statistician he conducted many statistically designed experiments to help double the yield of glass. One of his most notable contributions was discovering the root cause of a glass defect that plagued the business for more than two years. Evans also worked at General Electric, where he became a lean/Six Sigma Master Black Belt. Prior to his industry career, Evans served in the U.S. Air Force for more than 20 years before retiring.


Areas of Expertise

  • Statistics
  • Design of experiments
  • Operational excellence

Education

  • Master's in Mathematics/Applied Statistics, University of West Florida
  • Bachelor's in Electrical Engineering, University of Maryland

Courses

  • BUSMGT 4250 - Six Sigma Principles

    Designed to familiarize students with the Six Sigma process improvement methodology and to provide them an opportunity to practice using Six Sigma Black Belt tools. Prereq: 2320 (330), 2321 (331), 3230 (630), and AcctMIS 2200 (211), 2300 (212); and BusMHR 2291 or 2292 (BusADM 499.01). Not open to students with credit for 710.

  • BUSMGT 4251 - Six Sigma Projects

    Six Sigma Projects class. Prereq: 4250 (710). Not open to students with credit for 711.

  • BUSMGT 7244 - Six Sigma Projects

    Teams of students apply the Six Sigma body of knowledge through a real-world project at an area company. Projects will follow the DMAIC body of knowledge as students and coaches work through its tollgates to achieve process improvement. Prereq: 7242 or 7243. Not open to students with credit for 811.

  • BUSMGT 4239 - Managing Process Improvement

    Describes the basics of establishing and managing a Lean process in service, office and manufacturing operations. We will look at how we can add value in delivery of goods or services to the customer. Prereq: 2320 (330), 2321 (331), 3230 (630), and AcctMIS 2200 (211), 2300 (212), and BusMHR 2291 or 2292 (BusADM 499.01). Not open to students with credit for 739.

  • BUSMGT 7241 - Lean Enterprise Leadership

    Introduces the skills and discipline needed to lead and learn in a continuous improvement environment in a hands-on, participative manner. Students who complete the class can immediately contribute to an organization's efforts in continuous improvement, whose principles are used by many leading organizations in all sectors to outpace competitors year after year. Prereq: Enrollment in MBA, WPMBA, or MBLE program. Not open to students with credit for 840.