William Clark

Professor Emeritus of Materials Science Engineering clark.31@osu.edu

Gordon Clark is currently a Professor Emeritus of Integrated Systems Engineering at The Ohio State University (OSU) and a Principal of Clark Solutions.  At OSU, he taught courses in system simulation, manufacturing systems, stochastic processes, and queueing theory starting in 1967.  In 1996, he became a member of a team which completed thirty-three performance-improvement assessments of manufacturing companies by 1998.  His recent consulting activities emphasize statistical analysis of data to improve quality.   

He is active in professional organizations.   He is a Fellow on the American Society for Quality (ASQ).   He was the chair of the ASQ Statistics Division in 2007. He was the webmaster for ASQ’s Columbus Section and ASQ’s Statistics Division. He was chair of the Web Services Committee for ASQ’s Division Affairs Council.  He has been the program chair for the Winter Simulation Conference.  He was a co-chair of an ASQ conference (The Institute for Continual Quality Improvement), and a co-chair of the Joint Technical Communities Conference.  He is the author of the ASQ’s Statistics Division blog (http://community.asq.org/statistics), and he writes the Process Improvement Column for the division newsletter, The Statistics Digest.  He has been the program chair for the Fall Technical Conference.  He is a Certified Six Sigma Black Belt, and he has taught the Six Sigma Black Belt certification class for the Columbus Section of ASQ.  He is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Ohio.  He is a past associate editor of three professional journals, and he has authored 53 papers in professional journals and conference proceedings.