Michael Johnson

Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering Technology

Associate Professor

Program Coordinator


Office: 118B Thompson
Phone: 979.845.4902
Email: mdjohnson@tamu.edu

Curriculum Vitae
Google Scholar Profile

Research Interests

  • Cost modeling and analysis of product development and manufacturing systems
  • Computer-aided design methodology
  • Product development project management
  • Engineering education

Awards & Honors

  • College of Engineering Excellence in Teaching Award (2017-2018)
  • Southeastern Conference Academic Leadership Development Program Fellow (2017-2018)
  • Charlotte and Walter Buchanan Faculty Fellow in ETID – 2017
  • Association of Former Students Distinguished Achievement Award in Teaching – College Level – 2016
  • Faculty Excellence Award: Teaching, Research, and Service, ETID – 2016
  • Service Excellence Award, Department of Engineering Technology and Industrial Distribution - 2014
  • Corrie and Jim Furber ’64 Faculty Fellow in Engineering Technology and Industrial Distribution (2012-2013)
  • Texas A&M University College of Engineering William O. and Montine P. Head Fellow – 2012
  • Teaching Excellence Award, Department of Engineering Technology and Industrial Distribution – 2011
  • Honorary Member – Tau Alpha Pi Honor Society (Inducted 2011)
  • Senior Member – IEEE – 2011
  • Student-led Award for Teaching Excellence (SLATE) – Fall 2009


  • Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2004
  • S.M., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2001
  • B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Michigan State University, 1999 (High Honors; Honors College)

Selected Publications

Johnson, M.D., Nepal, B., Hasija, N., “An Examination of Decisions Maker’s Intrinsic Characteristics and Their Effects on the Valuation of Supplier Attributes,” 2016 American Society for Engineering Management Annual Conference, Charlotte, NC, No. 55.

Johnson, M.D., Wang, J., 2015. “A Method for Assessing Required Course-related Skills and Prerequisite Structure,” European Journal of Engineering Education, 40 (3): 297-308.

Johnson, M.D., Ozturk, E., Yalvac, Valverde, L., B., Peng, X., Liu, K., “Examining Adaptive Expertise: A Novel Comparison of Student and Practicing Engineer CAD Modeling Performance”, ASME 2015 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Houston, TX, IMECE2015-50296.

Johnson, M.D., Sawaya, W.J., Natarajarathinam, M., 2013, “A Methodology for Calculating the Comprehensive Cost of Manufacturing Offshoring,” International Journal of Production Research, 51 (18): 5549-5564.

Johnson, M.D., Narayanan, A., Sawaya, W.J., 2013, “Exploring the Effects of Course and Instructor Characteristics on Student Evaluation of Teaching across a College of Engineering,” Journal of Engineering Education, 102 (2): 289-318.