EIC Hires an Executive Director of Academic Programs

Prior to 2013, Dr. Jacobsen was the Associate Dean – Environmental Studies At the Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC) and Director of the center for Energy Conservation and Advanced Manufacturing (ECAM). Dr. Jacobsen led a college-wide effort to engage in selected process improvements, innovations, and new initiatives. He had responsibility for all energy programming at ECAM where he developed labs, faculty, certificates, courses, programs and other areas relating to quality, sustainability and environmental stewardship, including new degrees titled Sustainable Facilities Operations, Environmental Health and Water Quality Technology and Quality Engineering Technology as well as an advanced diploma in Power Engineering and three certificates in Energy Engineering Technology, Sustainable Facilities and Energy Modeling. His new book, Sustainable Business & Industry is being adopted across the country as a textbook for graduate and undergraduate business and industry coursework.

Prior to his appointments at MATC and ECAM he was the operations manager for the City of Milwaukee where he managed 220 buildings and a large operations staff with a host of energy technologies and expert systems. During this time, Joe was also the EEOC intake advisor and chaired the diversity committee for the Department of Public Works. Joe has consulted with fortune 500 companies’ operations research projects and energy improvement projects. Over the past 15 years, Joe has taught sustainable business and industry, power engineering, decision and management science at the associate degree, bachelor’s degree, master’s degree and Ph.D. levels in the United States, Europe, Asia and South America. He received his interdisciplinary Ph.D. from Marquette University in applications of nonlinear dynamics.

Dr. Jacobsen has been awarded numerous grants from the US Department of Energy and the National Science Foundation as well as numerous other State and Local awards.

Joseph J. Jacobsen