Dr. William SchellDr. William Schell (PE, PEM) earned his Ph.D. in Industrial and Systems Engineering – Engineering Management from the University of Alabama in Huntsville.  He is currently an Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at Montana State University.  Schell’s research is focused on organizational development, specifically models of leadership development and the role of leadership in change management processes.  His recent work in this area won the 2014 Eschenbach Prize from the American Society of Engineering Management. Throughout his fourteen-year industry career – American Express (Director – Global Business Transformation), Wells Fargo (VP – Operations Engineering) and PrintingforLess.com (VP – Strategy and Development) – he was responsible for designing and implementing large scale change initiatives to improve business performance.  This work included development of organizational development tools (e.g. knowledge management systems, employee training programs, etc.) needed to support the creation and management of many programs to transform organization culture and drive higher organizational performance.