Douglas Evans

Senior Lecturer in Management Sciences

Operations and Business Analytics

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

  • BUSOBA 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, 2321, 3230, and AcctMIS 2200, 2300, and BusMHR 2292; or 3230, ISE 2040, and Stat 3440 or equiv., and enrollment in BSET program.

  • BUSOBA 7242 - Six Sigma Principles

    Familiarizes students with the Six Sigma process improvement methodology by practicing with its tools. Supplemented with an online textbook from Moresteam.com, project simulation that runs throughout the semester and Minitab statistical software. Prereq: MBA 6273.

  • BUSOBA 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.

  • BUSOBA 4251 - Six Sigma Projects

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

  • BUSOBA 3230 - Introduction to Operations Management: Improving Competitiveness in Organizations

    Introduction to operations and supply chain management to improve manufacturing and service organizations; analyzing, controlling and improving resources and processes to increase productivity, generate value-added output and meet business goals. Prereq: Econ 2001.01, and 2002.01, and Stat 1430, or equiv.; or Math 1151 or 1154, and enrollment in BSET program. Not open to students with credit for 3130, or to students enrolled in UExp or PreBSBA-PR.