Dr. Bruce DeRuntz
Leadership Development Program Director, Professor
Phone: (618) 453-7829
Dr. Bruce DeRuntz, CQE is a Professor in the Department of Technology. Dr. DeRuntz received his BS in Industrial Technology from Eastern Illinois University, his MS in Manufacturing Systems from SIUC, and his Ph.D. in Workforce Education and Development from SIUC. He joined the department in 1998 after a successful career as a Quality Professional in industry working for A.O. Smith Automotive Products, Emerson Electric Corporation and the Manufacturing Extension Program. He teaches classes in Manufacturing Processes, Quality, Industrial Metrology, Project Management I & II, Project Leadership, and Fundamentals of Leadership. He also holds a dual teaching appointment with the College of Business where he teaches Advanced Leadership in the MBA program.
He consults with Fortune 500 companies on the development of human resources for six sigma and project management teams. He is the Editor of the ASQ's Quality Management Forum and the Associate Editor of the Journal of Industrial Technology. He is a Fellow with the American Society for Quality and holds certifications for Six Sigma Black Belt and Quality Engineer.
His research interest is in Technical Leadership Development and is funded by the National Science Foundation. He has received the department’s Outstanding Teacher Award and has also served as the Industry Division President for the Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE).
IMAE 208, IMAE 209, IMAE351, IMAE 442, IMAE 450, QEM 545, QEM 550
Outstanding Teacher Award, American Society for QualIMAEy Fellow