Over 50 years ago, in December 1971, Dr. Thom Hodgson was photographed teaching a production/inventory control class for Industrial & Systems Engineering (ISE) at the University of Florida (UF). Today, he is Professor Emeritus with North Carolina State University. Dr. Hodgson had a long and successful career that spanned over decades working in both industry and academia. Dr. Hodgson taught with ISE at UF from 1970-1983. In this news report from 1979, Dr. Hodgson explains the importance and relevance of Industrial and Systems Engineering, which still holds true over 88 years after the department’s inception.
Everyone at UF ISE wishes Dr. Hodgson the best in his future endeavors, and we thank him for helping pave the way for future generations to learn at the UF ISE Department.