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John Y. Easley

Lecturer in Industrial Engineering (2007 – Present)


Contact Information:


         Phone:  (318) 257-3165






Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering, Mississippi State University (2007)

M.S. in Industrial Engineering, Mississippi State University (2000)

B.S. in Business Management, University of North Alabama (1996)



Background Information

Dr. John Easley, Lecturer in Industrial Engineering, received a B.S. degree in Business Management from the University of North Alabama.  He received M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Industrial Engineering from Mississippi State University.  His Ph.D. research focused on virtual enterprises and five key management challenges facing the brokers organizing these ventures.  More specifically, John developed a conceptual model that brokers can apply as a methodology for systematically developing a virtual enterprise and thereby proactively addressing potential problems. 

While at Mississippi State, John also held a lecturer position (2001 – 2007) and taught courses in Work Analysis and Design, Industrial Ergonomics, Engineering Economics, Linear Programming, and Statistics.  His teaching honors include having received four consecutive (2004-2007) faculty appreciation awards from the student organizations of N.S.B.E. (National Society for Black Engineers) and I.M.A.G.E. (Increasing Minority Access to Graduate Education).  In 2004, he received the Most Outstanding Teacher award from these same organizations.


While at Tech

Dr. Easley arrived at Louisiana Tech in the Fall of 2007.  He thoroughly enjoys the university, the town of Ruston, and most of all the quality students that he is blessed to have in his classes.  Dr. Easley was presented with an Outstanding Teaching Award from the College of Engineering and Science in 2011. 

The following is a list of the courses Dr. Easley has taught at Louisiana Tech.


ENGR 120:  Engineering Problem Solving I

ENGR 121:  Engineering Problem Solving II

INEN 101:  Computers in Engineering

INEN 300:  Engineering Economic Analysis

INEN 301:  Industrial Cost Analysis

INEN 400:  Engineering Statistics I

INEN 414:  Industrial Ergonomics

INEN 509:  Economics and Decision Making

INEN 514:  Statistical Analysis for Six Sigma

FINC 577:  Managerial Accounting and Finance for Engineers


Personal Information

Away from work, Dr. Easley enjoys playing sports, especially basketball.  In fact, he played basketball for the University of North Alabama while completing his undergraduate degree.  While at North Alabama, the Lions made it to the ‘Elite Eight’ and lost to the eventual National Champions by three points. 

In addition, Dr. Easley volunteered with the Mississippi State University men’s basketball team while pursuing his doctoral degree.  While working with the team, the Bulldogs made it to the NCAA tournament four consecutive years and won an SEC Tournament Championship, two SEC Western Division championships, and an overall SEC Championship.  To date, those four years are the best (in terms of number of wins) in school history.