• Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • Associate Professor
  • Associate Department Head for Undergraduate Studies
Michael Johnson

Educational Background

  • 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)

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

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.