Dr. Patricia Polastri

Personnel Profile

Patricia Polastri, Assistant Professor of Management & Technology

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PhD.    Technology Management, Indiana State University.                                

M.S.     Business Administration, International Marketing, Central Missouri State University        

B.S.      Business Administration, Marketing, Orebro University,   


Assistant Professor of Management & Industrial Technology, Texas A&M University

Research Fellow at Indiana State University

Research Fellow at University of Central Missouri

Classes taught:   

  • IMEN 5344    Lean Management

  • IMEN 5355    Project Management

  • ITEN 3323      Cost Estimating
  • IMEN 5300    Research Methods

  • IMEN 5320    Supply Chain Management.

  • ITEN 3313     Energy Systems.

  • ITEN 3349     Lean Management

  • HRD 335       Technology and International Development.

  • TMGT 131     Introduction to Manufacturing.

  • IMT 421        Research & Development.

  • MGT 140       Understanding Business.

  • BUS 220       Dynamics of Professional Success.

  • FIN 200        Fundamentals of Finance.

  • FIN 307        Applied Personal Financial Management.

  • TMGT 195     Computer Applications.                         

  • INDM 5020    International Industrial Management.

  • INDM 4260    Organizational Dynamics.

  • INDM 4010    Industrial Management.


  • P. Polastri, T. Alberts, "Developing a globalized and sustainable mindset in 21st Century students". 9th World Conference on Engineering Education. Lebanon, Beirut. October, 2013
  • P. Polastri, M.Affan Badar, “Globalization as Perceived by Indiana’s Automotive Manufacturing Industry” . International Conference on Agile Manufacturing Systems December 2011, Agra, India.
  • Dr. Donald Harby, C. Chuenprasertsuk, P Polastri, “A New Approach to Teaching Programmable Logic Controllers” Proceedings of the ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, June 2007, Honolulu, HI.
  • P.Polastri, “Made in America, still Matters!” Association of Technology, Management and Applied Engineering (ATMAE). November 2013. New Orleans, Louisiana
  • P.Polastri and T. Alberts, “Educating the future workforce: A Matter Skills” Management and Applied Engineering (ATMAE). November 2013. New Orleans, Louisiana.



  • P. Polastri, "Developing a Sustainable Mind in 21st Century Students", Association of Technology, Mananagement and Applied Engineering (ATMAE). November 2015,  Pittsburgh, PA 
  • P. Polastri, "Made in America, Still Matters!" Association of Technology, Management and Applied Engineering (ATMAE). November 2013, New Orleans, LA.
  • P. Polastri, T. Alberts, "Educating the future workforce: A Matter of Skills" Associaiton of Technology, Management and Applied Engineering (ATMAE), November 2013, LA
  • P. Polastri, “Assessing The Educational Needs Of The American Manufacturing Industry” Institute of Industrial Engineering (IIE), Annual Conference, Orlando, FL May 2012.
  • P. Polastri and M. A. Badar, “Globalization as Perceived by Indiana’s Automotive Manufacturing Industry”, SSAM/ISPE International Conference on Agile Manufacturing Systems ICAM2011, Dec. 18-20, 2011, Agra, India.
  • P.Polastri, Dr. J. Smallwood, “Green Manufacturing”, P. Polastri, ASQ SME ASM Meeting, Wabash Valley Chapter, February 2010, Terre Haute, Indiana.
  • P. Polastri, G. Townsend, “Technology and Ethics, A Global Issue in Crisis", National Association of Industrial Technology (NAIT) Annual Conference and Exposition, October 2007, Panama City, Florida.
  • P. Polastri, Dr. D. Harby, C. Chuenprasertsuk, “A New Approach to Teaching Programmable Logic Controllers”, ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, June 2007, Honolulu, Hawaii. Presented by Dr. Donald Harby.
  • P. Polastri, T. Alberts, “Engineers Are Needed, Yeah!  But What Kind?”, Association of Technology, Management and Applied Engineering (ATMAE). November 2011. Cleveland, Ohio.
  • P. Polastri, “Revisiting On-shoring”, Dauch Center for the Management of Manufacturing Enterprises Fall Conference, Krannert School of Management, Purdue University, Sept 16, 2011LaFayette, Indiana.



  • APICS.  Association for Operations Management, 2010- present
  • ISM. Institute for Supply Management, 2010 – present
  • ATMAE. Assn. of Technology, Management & Applied Engineering, 2006 - present
  • SME. Society of Manufacturing Engineering, 2006 - present
  • AME American Manufacturing Excellence, 2013 - present
  • MANUFACTURING EXECUTIVE, Community for Manufacturing Leadership, 2011- present
  • AMA. American Management Association, 2011 - present
  • AMA. American Marketing Association, 2012 – present




Dr. Polastri joined Texas A&M University after numerous years in the global business arena where she acquired substantial international experience in the management of manufacturing enterprises throughout Europe. She has developed extensive knowledge and skills related to the various facets of both the application, as well as the administration of items related to industrial manufacturing management within the global marketplace. Her key areas of interest are globalization, manufacturing, supply chain management, international business, and industrial ethics. She currently serves as a manuscript reviewer for the International Journal of Modern Engineering. Dr. Polastri is a faculty member in the Industrial Management & Technology Department, and is currently the Faculty Advisor for the TAMUK student chapter of the Society of Manufacturing Engineering, and is also initiating a student chapter for the Association for Manufacturing Excellence.


  • Co-Chair of the International Association of Journals and Conferences (IAJC) in the division of Business, Information Technology, and Computer Science
  • Corpus Christi - City Council Food Advisory Board 2014 -2016
  • ATMAE manuscript reviewer, Management Division 2014 - present
  • Regional/Urban Development Assistance (R/UDAT) - Corpus Christi - project, 2014
  • SME Student Advisor - 2012 present
  • CASA - Coastal Bend - Court Appointed Special Advocate, 2014 - present


  • International Business
  • Entreprenourship
  • Lean Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Globalization, Outsourcing/Offshoring
  • Emerging Markets 
  • Global Manufacturing & Logistics
  • Sustainability and economic growth
  • International Ethics and Marketing
  • Lean & Green Manufacturing


Issue Nr. 2 - November 2015

Issue Nr. 1 - October 2014 



2014 TAMUK Professor of the Year

2015 TAMUK Professor of the Year

2015  SME Distinguished Faculty Advisor Development Award

Contact Information

Industrial Management and Technology
IT 101
MSC 203 Texas A&M University-Kingsville
Kingsville, Texas 78363-8202
voice: 361-593-2125
fax: 361-593-2609
email: patricia.polastri@tamuk.edu
Personal Website:

This page was last updated on: January 21, 2016