Dr. David Bowen earned B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from UC Berkeley, where he later served as visiting faculty and conducted research as part of the Competitive Semiconductor Manufacturing Program. He taught MBA Operations Management courses at the University of San Francisco and St. Mary's College of Moraga. He founded BOPTIMAL Enterprises consulting firm and was the corporate-wide Education and Training Manager for TEFEN Ltd., an International Industrial Engineering consulting firm. His consulting experience includes projects for State and Federal government agencies as well as private industry. Dr. Bowen has expertise in the following areas: Engineering Education; Creating, Training and Facilitating Improvement Teams; Capacity Modeling; Cycle-time reduction; Overall Equipment Effectiveness; Human Factors Engineering; Engineering Economic Analysis; Mathematical Modeling and Optimization; Process Reengineering; and Sustainable Development. He has international experience in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Middle East, including teaching, consulting, conducting research, and academic accreditation evaluation. He has served as a US Peace Corps Volunteer, a private consultant, a university researcher, an outside accreditor, a representative to The National Council on Science and the Environment's Council of Environmental Deans and Directors, an Encore Service Volunteer and a Faculty Fulbright Scholar.