Alum Charles Noon Wins 2014 Professional Award in Industrial Engineering

Charles “Chuck” Noon is the Regal Entertainment Group Professor of Business and currently serves as head of the department of Business Analytics and Statistics at the University of Tennessee.

A Louisville native, Dr. Noon graduated from University of Louisville’s Speed School in 1982 after completing his B.S. and M.Eng. degrees in Industrial Engineering. As part of these degree programs, he completed his cooperative internships at the Procter & Gamble Company in Cincinnati. During his final year at UofL, he also gained process improvement experience working part time for a healthcare consulting company based in Michigan.

After graduating from Speed School, he attended the University of Michigan where he earned a Ph.D. in Industrial & Operations Engineering. Dr. Noon joined the College of Business Administration at the University of Tennessee (UT) in 1987 as an assistant professor in the Management Science Program.

In 1998, Dr. Noon was part of a faculty team that developed UT’s innovative and highly-ranked Physician Executive MBA program. To complement his academic work, he co-founded X32 Healthcare, LLC which provides education and consulting services to healthcare systems on process improvement, patient flow, capacity planning, and staff scheduling. Dr. Noon has worked with hundreds of healthcare organizations throughout North America, South America, Europe and the Middle East, and co-authored a leading book on emergency department operations improvement.

Dr. Noon also teaches in his department’s Masters and PhD programs. He is the recipient of numerous teaching awards and has published extensively in the areas of optimization modeling and operations improvement. In his current leadership role, Dr. Noon has facilitated the design and implementation of new degree programs in Business Analytics.