Deji Badiru is professor and head of department of Systems Engineering and Management at the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT). He was previously head of Industrial & Information Engineering at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, and former professor of industrial engineering and Dean of University College at the University of Oklahoma. He is a registered professional engineer. He is a fellow of the Institute of Industrial Engineers and a Fellow of the Nigerian Academy of Engineering. He holds BS in Industrial Engineering, MS in Mathematics, and MS in Industrial Engineering from Tennessee Technological University, and Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Central Florida. His areas of expertise include mathematical systems modeling, project modeling, analysis, management and control, economic analysis, productivity analysis and improvement. He is the author of several books and technical journal articles. He is a member of several professional societies and honor associations. He has won awards for his teaching, research, and managerial accomplishments.