Title: Engineering Educator (Retired)
Company: Bradley University
Location: Eureka, Illinois, United States
Dennis E. Kroll, PhD, CSIIIE, Retired Engineering Educator, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in teaching.
After a long, fruitful career as an industrial engineering educator, Dr. Kroll continues to contribute to his industry as the founding editor of the Journal of Industrial Engineering Design, and has been an active member of the community of Eureka, Illinois as a member of the police pension board and the liquor commission. He was a professor of industrial and manufacturing engineering at Bradley University from 1981 to 2015, with the final title of professor emeritus, and served as an advisor of the BSIE program at Bradley from 1997 to 2004.
Born in Chicago to Witold Charles Kroll and Lillian Mary Kroll, Dr. Kroll attended St. Patrick High School and went on to earn a BS in industrial engineering, cum laude, from Bradley University. Dr. Kroll served as a specialist with the Illinois Army National Guard, and entered the workforce as a development engineer for the Western Electric Export Corporation while working on an MS in industrial engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He gave his talents to American manufacturing for many years before ultimately becoming a planning engineer with new product development at the western electric division of AT&T. He returned to academia as a computer lab coordinator for Bradley University, and earned a PhD with the University of Illinois in 1989. Dr. Kroll continued to manage both laboratory resources and degree programs through his time at Bradley.
Besides education, Dr. Kroll offered his expertise as a consultant with a number of engineering firms. In addition to civic roles in Eureka, he contributed to the church committee of the city of Peoria, Illinois from 1973 to 2012, and was a precinct committeeman for the Woodford County Republican Committee. In addition to many published works and contributions to the industry, Dr. Kroll has been invited as a speaker to numerous conferences. He has been a member of numerous American engineering societies, especially the American Society for Engineering Education. Dr. Kroll is the proud father of Steven Edward and Brian Christopher, and enjoys fishing, gardening, cooking, and history.
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