Wadsworth, Harrison 1924-

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WADSWORTH, Harrison 1924-

(Harrison M. Wadsworth, Jr.)

PERSONAL: Born August 20, 1924, in Duluth, MN; son of Harrison M. and Alice D. Wadsworth; married Irene Hawkins, November 16, 1950; children: Harrison M. III, Alice Wadsworth Lunsford. Education: Georgia Institute of Technology, B.I.E., 1950, M.S.I. E., 1955; Case Western Reserve University, Ph.D., 1960. Religion: Episcopal.

ADDRESSES: Home and office—660 Valley Green Dr. N.E., Atlanta, GA 30342; fax: 404-250-1493. E-mail[email protected].

CAREER: Writer. Union Carbide Corp., quality control engineer, 1954–57; Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, instructor in statistics, 1957–60; Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, professor of industrial and systems engineering, 1960–91, professor emeritus, 1991–; H.M. Wadsworth and Associates, Inc. (management consultants), Atlanta, president, 1991–. Registered professional engineer in Ohio; certified quality engineer and quality systems auditor; International Standards Organization, subcommittee chair; Malcolm Baldridge National Quality Award, past examiner and chief examiner; BVQi, contract auditor. Visiting professor at universities in Turkey, China, Lithuania, and Costa Rica; consultant to businesses in Egypt, Tunisia, Turkey, Singapore, Russia, and Lithuania. Military service: U.S. Army, 1943–47, 1950–52.

MEMBER: American Society for Quality Control (fellow; chair of standards committee, 1988–98; chair of Reliability Division, 1995–97; past chair of Quality Management Division), Institute of Industrial Engineers (life member), American Statistical Association (fellow; chair of Atlanta Committee), Sigma Xi, Alpha Pi Mu.

AWARDS, HONORS: American Society for Quality Control, Brumbaugh Award, 1970, Shewhart Medal, 1989, Austin Bonis Award, Howard L. Jones Medal, Distinguished Service Medal, and Fremd-Marshall Award; book of the year award, Institute of Industrial Engineers, 1987, for Modern Methods for Quality Control and Improvement.


(With K.S. Stephens and A.B. Godfrey) Modern Methods for Quality Control and Improvement, Wiley (New York, NY), 1986, 2002.

(Editor) Handbook of Statistical Methods for Engineers and Scientists, McGraw-Hill (New York, NY), 1990 and 1998.