Douglas Montgomery

Regents’ Professor of Industrial Engineering and Statistics, Arizona State University

Douglas Montgomery, PhD, is a leader in the fields of engineering and statistics, specializing in design and analysis of experiments, statistical methods for process monitoring and optimization, and the analysis of time-oriented data. Montgomery has consulted with more than 200 businesses, including Motorola, AT&T, Boeing, IBM, The Coca-Cola Company, Lucent Technologies, Dial Corporation, Dow Chemical, Amoco, Georgia-Pacific, Monsanto Chemicals, Alcoa and Eli Lilly. His work on major projects has led organizational efforts to design experiments and response surface methods; implement statistical process control; develop, characterize and optimize processes; apply time series analysis and design forecasting systems; and design and analyze physical distribution systems.

Montgomery holds a doctorate from Virginia Polytechnic Institute, where he received both his master’s and bachelor’s degrees in industrial engineering as well. He is a prolific writer who has authored 16 books and more than 180 technical papers on the application of statistics to industrial problems.

His honors and awards include the Shewhart Medal, the Brumbaugh Award, the Hunter Award, the Shewell Award and the Ellis R. Ott Award. He is a Fellow of the American Statistical Association, the American Society for Quality Control, the Royal Statistical Society and the Institute of Industrial Engineers. He is an Elected Member of the International Statistical Institute.