Congratulations to Four Members of our ISD Family

Our faculty members are such an important part of the Integrative Systems + Design (ISD) family, so I am excited to share some wonderful news about four of them. Systems Engineering and Design Program Director Bob Bordley has been presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Michigan International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE); Jeff Hartley has been renewed as Adjunct Associate Professor; Art Hyde has been appointed as Associate Professor of Practice and will guide the Automotive Engineering program as Program Director alongside Associate Director James Freudenberg; and Anne Petersen joins us as an Adjunct Research Professor.

Please join me in congratulating Bob, Jeff, Art and Anne!

Professor Diann Brei, PhD
Chair, Integrative Systems + Design


Bob Bordley, PhD
Michigan International Council on Systems Engineering Lifetime Achievement Award

INCOSE is a membership organization designed to connect systems engineering professionals with educational, networking, and career-advancement opportunities in the interest of developing the global community of systems engineers and systems approaches to problems. INCOSE Michigan Chapter President Dean C. Norfleet had this to say about Bob: “The Lifetime Achievement Award is reserved for those who have impacted the systems engineering community in extraordinary ways by making meaningful contributions to our discipline. Our recipient, Robert Bordley, has devoted his career to advancing decision analysis and statistical methods in systems engineering.”


Jeff Hartley, PhD
Adjunct Associate Professor

Jeff Hartley worked at General Motors for 33 years, serving on several staffs including Research and Development, Systems Engineering, Design, and Global Product Research. This breadth of experience has led him to promote the bridging of boundaries between disciplines and the nurturing of shared intuition among the diverse members of design teams. Jeff earned a PhD in Psychology from Arizona State University and brings his unique automotive design development experience to ISD, offering an applied perspective of a complex design environment, as seen through the eyes of a behavioral scientist. His research interest focuses on applying psychological methods and principles to both the production and perception of designed artifacts.


Art Hyde
New Associate Professor of Practice and Program Director of Automotive Engineering

INCOSE is a membership organization designed to connect systems engineering professionals with educational, networking, and career-advancement opportunities in the interest of developing the global community of systems engineers and systems approaches to problems. INCOSE Michigan Chapter President Dean C. Norfleet had this to say about Bob: “The Lifetime Achievement Award is reserved for those who have impacted the systems engineering community in extraordinary ways by making meaningful contributions to our discipline. Our recipient, Robert Bordley, has devoted his career to advancing decision analysis and statistical methods in systems engineering.”


Anne Petersen, PhD
New Adjunct Research Professor

Anne Petersen is the founder and president of Global Philanthropy Alliance, a foundation providing grants to young entrepreneurs in Africa, and is a faculty affiliate in the Africa Studies STEM Initiative and in the Science, Technology, and Public Policy program in the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy. She was the senior vice president of programs for the WK Kellogg Foundation, served as the deputy director and chief operations officer of the National Science Foundation, and was elected to the National Academy of Medicine. Anne has had a highly distinguished career as faculty and administrator at the University of Chicago, Stanford University, University of Minnesota and Pennsylvania State University, and has authored 18 books and more than 350 articles, and is now emphasizing global science policy and philanthropy

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