Dr. Erick C. Jones Ph.D

ISCEA - Executive Director of Education & Certification Programs

areas of expertise
  • industrial, manufacturing, and systems engineering
  • strategic planning
  • supply chain management
  • rotating program
  • artificial intelligence and data science
  • Ph.D., from University of Houston,
  • M.S., from University of Houston
  • DBA, Indiana University


Dr. Erick C. Jones, Sr. is an Professor of Industrial, Manufacturing and Systems Engineering and Fellow of AAAS, IISE, and a Distinguished Alumni of the University of Houston. He is the President of the IISB, International Standards Board, and was a Dean in the College of Engineering at UT Arlington responsible for Graduate Studies. He is currently on detail at the United States Department of State as a Senior Analyst for Supply Chains in the Office of the Chief Economist. Jones joined UT Arlington as a distinguished faculty on the Texas STAR program in 2010, after eight years at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln (UNL), where he rose to the rank of Associate Professor with Tenure, and NSF I/UCRC center director for logistics. He held the George and Elizabeth Pickett Endowed Professor of Industrial, Manufacturing and Systems Engineering and served as the Deputy Director of the UT Arlington Homeland Security focused University Center SAVANT and Director of the (RFID & Auto-ID) RAID labs at UTA. Until recently, Jones has served as a rotating program director at the National Science Foundation (NSF) in the Education Directorate on GRFP, GRIP and MAKER. He completed his duties the Engineering Research Centers program as one of only a few to serve in two NSF Directorates. Dr. Jones graduated from Texas A&M University and later attained a Masters and PhD from the University of Houston with most of his secondary education obtained while concurrently working in the industry. Dr. Jones has held positions in industry which include Industrial Engineering Specialist, Director of Engineering, Consultant and Project Manager, and Executive Manager of a “Big 5” Accounting Page 1 of 9 firm. Dr. Jones’ unique background positioned him to develop one of the first and largest academic RFID labs in the country in 2003. Academically, Dr. Jones has received over $9 Million dollars in funding for academic research projects, from organizations such as NASA, The National Science Foundation, Department of Transportation and US State Department to name a few. Dr. Jones’ research activities are internationally recognized in the areas of automated data capture using Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technologies, Quality Control at the Six Sigma level, and Manufacturing Technologies that support the development of “Auto Sensing” technologies. He has published over 165 manuscripts including 3 textbooks. As part of his research efforts, he has advised over 34 Masters Student and 15 Ph.D. students along with 32 undergraduate research students

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ISB (ISCEA International Standards Board) is the world leader in developing and publishing the International Supply Chain Standards. IISB works with Public and Private Organizations to set Global Supply Chain Standards. IISB also works with Governments and Trade Organizations on their Supply Chain Readiness Initiatives. IISB is made up of a 24 member Board of Directors led by a Secretary-General and a President. IISB delegates are ISCEA management, instructors, key ISCEA staff members, ISCEA AKPs (Authorized Knowledge Providers) and selected members of their staff, Ministerial level Representatives of Governments, ISCEA Country Advisory Board Members, and selected group of Global Supply Chain Experts. The invitation only, IISB Bi-Annual Assembly takes place in Switzerland.

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