Gail W. DePuy

Interim Dean; Professor, Industrial Engineering


As of July 2017, Gail W. DePuy, Ph.D., P.E. is serving as interim dean of Speed School. Prior to her new appointment she served as the Associate Dean for Academic & Student Affairs and a Professor of Industrial Engineering at the University of Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky. Her research focus lies in the areas of production planning, healthcare engineering, and operations research. She received her Ph.D. in Industrial and Systems Engineering from The Georgia Institute of Technology, her M.S.I.E. with a concentration in Human Factors from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, and her B.S. in Industrial Engineering from North Carolina State University. Dr. DePuy has authored over 80 technical papers and has served as Principal Investigator or Co-Principal Investigator on over 1.3 million dollars of funded research. Dr. DePuy is a professional engineer and a member of the Institute of Industrial Engineers, Institute of Operations Research and Management Science, and American Society for Engineering Education.

Teaching Interests

  • Production and Inventory Control
  • Design of Experiments
  • Operations Research

Research Interests

  • Manufacturing Logistics Systems
  • Healthcare Process Engineering
  • Experimental Design