Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Personnel Profile

Bruce Marsh, Associate Professor and Chair

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Education

Doctor of Industrial Technology (DIT), 1996, University of Northern Iowa , Cedar Falls,Iowa.

Dissertation: "An Investigation of Diameter Measurement Repeatability Using A Coordinate Measuring Machine and a Multi-Baseline Repeatability Assessment Methodology."

Master in Industrial Technology (MIT), 1993, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio.

Thesis: "The Effect of Diameter and Probe Hit Variations on Circular Measurement Repeatability Optimization in Coordinate Measurement."

Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology, 1983, University of Southwestern Louisiana, Lafayette, Louisiana.

Current and Other Positions

Chair, Department of Industrial Technology, College of Engineering, Texas A&M University-Kingsville, July 2005 to Present.

Associate Professor, Department of Industrial Technology, College of Engineering, Texas A&M University-Kingsville, 2002 to Present.

Assistant Professor, Department of Industrial Technology, College of Engineering, Texas A&M University-Kingsville, 1998 to 2002.

Special Projects Coordinator, Ag-Based Industrial Lubricants (ABIL) Research Project, University of Northern Iowa, Waverly, Iowa, 1996-98.

Teaching and Research Assistant, Department of Industrial Technology, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, Iowa, 1993-96.  Doctoral candidate.

Research Assistant with the Center for Quality, Measurement, and Automation (CQMA), College of Technology, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio, 1991-93.  Masters candidate.

Instructor, English as a Second Language (ESOL), American School of El Salvador, San Salvador, El Salvador, Central America, 1986-88.

Areas of Emphasis

Quality Area:  Quality Assurance, Dimensional Metrology, Data Analysis and Decision Making,

Manufacturing Area:  Manufacturing Productivity, Fluid Power, Energy and Power Technology

Other Areas:  Industrial Employment Seminar, Computer Applications in Industrial Technology

Refereed Publications (3 peer review)

Marsh, B. & Miller, M.  (2004).  Dimensional Metrology Labs:  A Format for Structure and Integration.  Journal of Industrial Technology, Volume 20, Number 3, (8 pages).

 Marsh, B.  (2003).  Energy and Power Technology:  A Perspective for the 21st Century.  Journal of Industrial Technology, Volume 19, Number 4, (8 pages).

 Marsh, B.  (2002).  A Consolidated Approach to Productivity Assessment.  Journal of Industrial Technology, Volume 18, Number 2, (8 pages).

 Marsh, B.  (2000).  Integrating Spreadsheet Templates and Data Analysis into Fluid Power Instruction.  Journal of Industrial Technology, Volume 16, Number 4, (7 pages).

 Marsh, B.  (1996).  A Methodology for Improving CMM Repeatability:  Feature-Based Repeatability Assessment and Optimization.  Journal of Industrial Technology, Volume 12, Number 4, (7 pages).

 Marsh, B.  (1995).  Dimensional Metrology:  A Quality Emphasis for Industrial Technology Curriculums.  Journal of Industrial Technology, Volume 11, Number 4, (4 pages).

Refereed Conference Papers (2 peer review)

Heidari, F., Marsh, B., & Miller, M.  (2004, October),  How to Change the NAIT Certification Exam to Make it a Benchmark for All Industrial Technology Programs:  A Survey of Industrial Technology Chairs,  NAIT Conference Proceedings (5 pages).

Heidari, F. & Marsh, B.  (2003, November).  Structuring a Course in Data Analysis and Decision Making Utilizing Excel", NAIT Conference Proceedings, (8 pages).

Heidari, F. & Marsh, B.  (2002, November).  Dimensional Metrology Labs:  A Workable Format of Integration", NAIT Conference 2002 Proceedings, (10 pages).

Marsh, B. & Miller, M.  (2002, November).  Energy and Power Technology:  A Perspective for the 21st Century", 2002, NAIT Conference 2002 Proceedings, (8 pages).

Heidari, F., Marsh, B. & Miller, M.  (2001, November).  Assessing and Benchmarking Efficiency and Effectiveness within Manufacturing and Service Operations", NAIT Conference Proceedings, (10 pages).

Marsh, B. (2001, November).  Enhancing Fluid Power Instruction Using Spreadsheet Programs and Templates", NAIT Conference Proceedings, (7 pages).

Heidari, F., Marsh, B. & Miller, M.  (2000, November).  Enhancing Statistical Quality Control (SQC) Instruction Through the Use and Application of Spreadsheet Programs and Templates", NAIT Conference Proceedings, (5 pages).

 Heidari, F., Marsh, B., & Miller, M.  (2000, November).  Student Recruitment and Retention Strategies", NAIT Conference 2000 Proceedings, (4 pages), (co-author).

Marsh, B.  (1996, November).  An Investigation of Diameter Measurement Repeatability Using A Coordinate Measuring Machine And A Multi-Baseline Repeatability Assessment Methodology".  2nd Annual Quality & Metrology Symposium Proceedings, Center for Quality, Measurement, and Automation, Bowling Green State University, (14 pages).

Marsh, B.  (1995, November).  Performance Enhancement of CMMs Through Feature-Based Repeatability Assessment and Optimization", Proceedings for the 1st Annual Quality & Metrology Symposium Proceedings, Center for Quality, Measurement, and Automation, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio, (13 pages).

Professional Presentations

Marsh, B.  "Six Sigma analysis Using MS Excel”, NAIT Conference 2008, Nashville, Tennessee, November 19-22, 2008.

 Heidari, F., Marsh, B., & Miller, M.  "How to Change the NAIT Certification Exam to Make it a Benchmark for All Industrial Technology Programs:  A Survey of Industrial Technology Chairs", NAIT Conference 2004, Louisville, Kentucky, October 20-23, 2004.

 Heidari, F. & Marsh, B.  "Senior Project:  A Key Course in Developing Industrial Technology Student’s Knowledge of Design, Manufacturing Processes and Production", NAIT Conference 2004, Louisville, Kentucky, October 20-23, 2004.

 Heidari, F. & Marsh, B.  “Structuring a Course in Data Analysis and Decision Making Utilizing Excel", NAIT Conference 2003, Nashville, Tennessee, November 19-21, 2003.

Heidari, F., Marsh, B. & Miller, M.  "The New Image for Industrial Technology:  A Model for Excellence and Growth", NAIT Conference 2003, Nashville, Tennessee, November 19-21, 2003.

Heidari, F. & Marsh, B.  "Dimensional Metrology Labs:  A Workable Format of Integration", NAIT Conference 2002, Panama City, Florida, November 6-9, 2002.

Marsh, B. & Miller, M.  "Energy and Power Technology:  A Perspective for the 21st Century", NAIT Conference 2002, Panama City, Florida November 6-9, 2002.

Heidari, F., Marsh, B. & Miller, M.  "Developing an Inexpensive CD for Prospective Students", NAIT Conference 2002, Panama City, Florida, November 6-9, 2002), (co-presentor).

Heidari, F. & Marsh, B.  "Layout and Simulation of Manufacturing Facilities", NAIT Conference 2002, Panama City, Florida, November 6-9, 2002), (co-presentor).

Heidari, F., Marsh, B. &  Miller, M.  "Assessing and Benchmarking Efficiency and Effectiveness within Manufacturing and Service Operations", NAIT Conference 2001, Detroit, Michigan, November 1-4, 2001.

Marsh, B.  "Enhancing Fluid Power Instruction Using Spreadsheet Programs and Templates", NAIT Conference 2001, Detroit, Michigan, November 1-4, 2001.

Heidari, F. & Marsh, B.  "Converting Bitmap Images to Vector Files for CAD/CAM Integration", NAIT Conference 2001, Detroit, Michigan, November 1-4, 2001), (co-presentor).

Heidari, F. Marsh, B., & Miller, M.  "Design and Layout of a Manufacturing Cell", NAIT Conference 2001, Detroit, Michigan, November 1-4, 2001), (co-presentor).

Heidari, F. Marsh, B., & Miller, M.  "Industrial Technology vs Industrial Management:  Is There a Difference?  Which is More Recognized", NAIT Conference 2001, Detroit, Michigan, November 1-4, 2001), (co-presentor).

Heidari, F. Marsh, B., & Miller, M.  "Enhancing Statistical Quality Control (SQC) Instruction Through the Use and Application of Spreadsheet Programs and Templates", NAIT Conference 2000, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, November 1-4, 2000.

Heidari, F. Marsh, B., & Miller, M.  "Student Recruitment and Retention Strategies", NAIT Conference 2000, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, November 1-4, 2000), (co-presentor).

Heidari, F. & Marsh, B.  "Developments in the Teaching of Automation Courses", NAIT Conference 2000, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, November 1-4, 2000), (co-presentor).

Marsh, B.  "Performance Enhancement of CMMs Through Feature-Based Repeatability Assessment and Optimization", November 1995, Proceedings for the Annual Quality & Metrology Symposium, Center for Quality, Measurement, and Automation, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio.

Marsh, B.  "An Investigation of Diameter Measurement Repeatability Using A Coordinate Measuring Machine And A Multi-Baseline Repeatability Assessment Methodology", November 1996, Proceedings for the Annual Quality & Metrology Symposium, Center for Quality, Measurement, and Automation, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio.

Internal Funding Proposals Approved

HEAF Grant, College of Engineering, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2009 with approved funding amounts of $13,000, $16,000, $12,000, $14,000, $18,000 respectively.

ITEN equipment proposal to update ITEN computer lab with a Mac G4 server, 32 IMac computers, additional network printers, and software upgrades.  Support of classroom activities and research endeavors.

HEAF Grant, College of Engineering, 2001, 2002,with approved funding amounts of $22,550 and $10,250  respectively.

ITEN equipment proposal to update ITEN computer lab with a Mac G3 server, 32 Mac computers, network printers, networking hardware, and software to provide computer support for departmental courses as well as internet access of course-based files and documents by ITEN students and faculty.  Dissemination of research results attributable to equipment and course integration:

(1)   "Structuring a Course in Data Analysis and Decision Making Utilizing Excel", NAIT Conference Proceedings, November 2003.

(2)   "Assessing and Benchmarking Efficiency and Effectiveness within Manufacturing and Service Operations", NAIT Conference 2001 Proceedings, November 2001.

(3)   "Enhancing Fluid Power Instruction Using Spreadsheet Programs and Templates", NAIT Conference 2001 Proceedings, November 2001.

(4)   "Integrating Spreadsheet Templates and Data Analysis into Fluid Power Instruction", 2000, Journal of Industrial Technology, Volume 16, Number 4.

(5)   "Enhancing Statistical Quality Control (SQC) Instruction Through the Use and Application of Spreadsheet Programs and Templates", NAIT Conference 2000 Proceedings, November 2000.

HEAF Grant, College of Engineering, 1999 and 2002, $58,500 and $2,650, respectively.

ITEN equipment proposal for optical comparator, CMM hardware upgrade, and 10 sets of digital and analog measuring instruments (micrometers, calipers, and dial indicators) for Dimensional Metrology course (established Fall 1998, first offered Fall 1999).  Dissemination of research results attributable to equipment integration:

(1)   "Dimensional Metrology Labs:  A Workable Format of Integration", NAIT Conference 2002 Proceedings, November 2002.

HEAF Grant, College of Engineering, 1999 and 2001, $68,560 and $2,000, respectively.

ITEN equipment proposal for 10 Fluid Power Trainers and trainer upgrades for Fluid Power course (course established Fall 1998, first offered Fall 1999).

Professional Associations

Reviewer for Journal of Industrial Technology (JIT), 2001 to present.

National Association of Industrial Technology (NAIT), member since 1994.

American Society for Quality (ASQ), member since 1994.

International Fluid Power Society (IFPS), member since 1999.

Epsilon Pi Tau, member since 2000.

Service Activities

Member, COE Dean Search Committee, Spring 2008

Associate Member of Graduate Faculty, Approved February 2004

Member, Department Curriculum Committee, continuous membership.

Member, Freshman Convocation Committee, 4 years

Member, College Curriculum Committee, 3 years

Member, University Curriculum Committee, 4 years

Member, TAMUK Technology Task Force, 2002, 2 years

Member, Search Committee for Associate Dean of the College of Engineering, 2004

Member, College of Engineering Promotion and Tenure Committee, 2005

Member, College of Engineering Lockheed Martin Teaching Award Committee, 2005


Contact Information

Department of Industrial Management and Technology
IT 100C
MSC 203 Texas A&M University-Kingsville
Kingsville, Texas 78363-8202
voice: (361) 593-2872
fax: (361) 593-2609
email: bruce.marsh@tamuk.edu
Personal Website:

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