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Industrial engineering educator

Delbert Lee Kimbler, Industrial engineering educator. Achievements include research in quality and the I.E. function in research and development. Grantee 15 different sponsors, 1980-1998; named Engineering Educator of Year, South Carolina. Society Professional Engineers, Piedmont chapter 1992.


Kimbler,, Delbert Lee was born on September 8, 1945 in Whitman, West Virginia, United States. Son of Delbert and Jewell (Browning) Kimbler.


Bachelor of Science Engineering with distinction, University South Florida, 1976. Doctor of Philosophy in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1980.


Assistant professor department industrial and management system engineering University South Florida, Tampa, 1980—1984, associate professor department industrial management system engineering, 1984—1986. Associate professor department industrial engineering Clemson University, South Carolina, 1986—1990, head department industrial engineering, 1989—1990, professor department industrial engineering, since 1990, chair department industrial engineering, 1995—2000. Retired

Academy adviser Systems Modeling Corporation, State College, Pennsylvania, 1983-1986.

Consultant engineer Chemical Industries Basel Vision Corporation, Georgia, 1992-1993, Industrial Engineering Accrediation, since 2000. Council member College Industry Council for Material Handling Education, Charlotte, North Carolina, 1984-1987. Program evaluator Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, since 1997.

Photography instructor project director Art Center Clemson,South Carolina.


  • Achievements include research in quality and the I.E. function in research and development.


  • Other Work

    • Author: total quality management-Based Project Planning, 1996, (editor) Seasons at Clemson, 2010. Editor: (proceedings) 19th Annual Simulation Symposium, 1986, (standard) American national standards institute Z94. 17 in Industrial Engineering Terminology, 1990, (newsletter) Communications of SIM-Institute of International Education, 1989-1990.

      Senior editor Journal Manufacturing Systems, 1991-2001. Area editor Computers in Indiana Engineering since 2002.


Member, chairman Zoning Board Ajustment, Clemson, 1989-1992. Unit commissioner Boy Scouts American, Clemson, 1990-1992. Member Planning Commission, Clemson, since 1994.

With United States Army, 1966-1970. Member Institute Industrial Engineers (senior, president SIM 1988-1990, Manufacturing System award 1988), American Society for Quality Control (senior), NSPE, American Society for Engineering.Edn., Society Manufacturing Engineers, Sigma Xi, Tau Beta Pi, Alpha Pi Museum.


Married Elisabeth Moore Davidson, May 18, 1967.

Delbert Kimbler,

Jewell (Browning) Kimbler,

Elisabeth Moore Davidson