McGlothlin Named IISE Fellow

The Ergocenter’s Tim McGlothlin receives Fellow Status from the newly renamed Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineering

Fellow Status is the highest classification of Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineering (IISE) membership. Tim McGlothlin, Executive Director of the Ergonomics Center, became the 17th person in the ISE Department to receive Fellow Status from the newly renamed IISE. Fun Fact: NC State’s ISE Department has the highest percentage of IISE Fellows in the country.

The award recognizes outstanding leaders of the profession who have made significant, nationally recognized contributions to industrial engineering.

Fellows have made notable contributions in management, technical innovation and practical innovation. They volunteer time and effort on behalf of IISE while enhancing the institute’s visibility.


In January, members of IIE voted to change their name to the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE) and elected new officers.

The name change aligns IIE with the changing scope of the profession that, while keeping its industrial base, has seen more industrial and systems engineers working with large-scale, integrated systems in a variety of sectors.

The change is consistent with department names in many universities. 44 of the top 65 schools ranked in U.S. News & World Report have incorporated “systems” into their department names.

Professional members elected new IISE officers that will serve for three years. Officers began their terms April along with the official name change.

Congratulations, Tim!