Dr. Mary McShane-Vaughn
Dr. Mary McShane-Vaughn earned her PhD in Industrial Engineering and an MS in Statistics from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and a BS in Industrial Engineering from General Motors Institute (now Kettering University) in Flint, Michigan. She is currently principal partner at University Training Partners, a company that develops and delivers Lean Six Sigma training for corporations and universities.
Dr. McShane-Vaughn has created and delivered Yellow, Green and Black Belt training courses to hundreds of students, both in-person and online. Over the past six years she has enthusiastically delivered more than 50 Yellow, Green and Black Belt courses for her university and corporate clients.
Previously, Mary was a tenured faculty member at Southern Polytechnic State University in Marietta, Georgia, now Kennesaw State University. For eight years she directed and grew the Master of Science in Quality Assurance program and taught statistics, statistical quality control, linear regression and design of experiments online in the graduate program. Her research interests include industrial statistics, robust experimental design and distance learning course delivery methods.
Before her career in academics, Dr. McShane-Vaughn worked for 15 years as a quality engineer and statistician in the automotive, medical device manufacturing, consumer products testing and revenue management industries.
Mary served as the Six Sigma Black Belt Exam Chair for the American Society for Quality (ASQ) from 2010-2012, and was an examiner for the Georgia Oglethorpe Award, Georgia’s equivalent of the National Malcolm Baldrige Award. She currently serves on the editorial review board for ASQ’s Six Sigma Forum. She is the author of three textbooks: The Probability Handbook, The Probability Workbook, and Lean Six Sigma Leadership. Dr. McShane-Vaughn is a senior member of the American Society for Quality and a member of the American Statistical Association. She holds ASQ certifications as a Six Sigma Black Belt, Quality Engineer and Reliability Engineer.
Mr. David Foxx is a leader in successfully deploying business transformation across diverse industries including design, service, retail, healthcare, medical device, pharmaceuticals, logistics, automotive, aerospace, and manufacturing. He has held chief quality, operational, and consulting leadership roles in international to small companies and in support of the commercial and public sectors. David has extensive experience in strategy, change management, innovation and design of product, service and process, business process re-engineering and Lean Six Sigma. David consistently demonstrates proven success working from C-level throughout all work levels including providing hands-on contributions to technical solutions resulting in improved quality, increased productivity and improved customer satisfaction directly impacting the bottom line.
Mr. Foxx earned his Masters of Business Administration from University of Phoenix, his Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from University of Texas at El Paso, and his Certificate in Pharmacology and Healthcare Administration at Academy of Health Sciences associated with Creighton University. He also holds the following certifications: Certified Lean Master, Certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt, Certified Design and Innovation Master Black Belt, Certified Six Sigma Black Belt – American Society for Quality (ASQ), Project Management Professional PMP, Supply Chain Management Certification, ISO 9001 Lead Auditor, Kepner Tregoe Problem Solving and Decision Making Facilitator, and Quality Function Deployment – Hoshin Planning Facilitator.
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