School of Industrial Engineering and Management 
College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology,  Oklahoma State University
Engineering North Renovation Update #4
The IEM Reception Area in Engineering North to be named in honor of Dr. David Pratt!
A note from the donor
Jamie (Janota) Matlock 
Jamie Matlock graduated from Oklahoma State University in 2003 with a bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineering and Management. She currently works for Devon Energy Corporation as Planning Manager for the Rockies Business Unit.

After receiving an email from IEM about the renovation project in the third floor of Engineering North and reflecting on her collegiate years in OSU's School of Industrial Engineering and Management, she felt compelled to contribute to this meaningful project for a school that truly served as a foundation for her professional life. According to Jamie, "I have so many fond memories from the 3rd floor in Engineering North!  In addition, it is a privilege to honor a well-known and beloved retired professor, Dr. David Pratt, for the passion and real-life application he brought to our classes. He was a charismatic professor who inspired his students to learn and to have fun while doing so! At the time, I don't know if he realized the impression he made on me. I'm confident that he has many other former students who feel the same way. This opportunity to contribute and honor him is my way of expressing appreciation for the influence he has had on thousands of students over the years."


Jamie, the entire IEM family thanks you for your contributions towards the advancement of IEM. We are touched that you chose to honor a star IEM faculty member in this manner. Thanks in part to your efforts, students will receive 21st century education in 21st century facilities. 
About the honoree
David Pratt 
D r. David B Pratt, PE recently retired after a stellar career as an IEM faculty member for 25 years. During that time, he was also the Undergraduate Program Director for 13 years, working with every undergraduate, one-on-one, to help them graduate on-time from an exceptional engineering education program. Without doubt, and for many reasons, David was recognized as one of the most admired faculty members by the students he taught and counseled. One of the many reasons for his success and recognition as one of IEM's all-time best teachers is the fact that he had substantial experience in industry prior to receiving his doctoral degree.

He served as Manager of Corporate Operations Research for International Paper; Sr. Production Systems Engineer for Garrett Turbine Engine; and Section Director, Operations Research, preceded by Senior OR Analyst and OR Analyst, all for Phillips Petroleum. David's credentials are far too numerous to list, but there are a few things that do stand out. (1) He went through the OSU IEM BS, MS, and PhD programs with a 4.0/4.0 GPA; (2) he received an average 3.74/4.00 instructor evaluation while teaching an average of 7.51 courses per year over 25 years involving over 8,000 students, over 18,000 credit hours, in 18 different course numbers; (3) he served as primary advisor for over 330 completed BS students; (4) he mentored 22 Senior Design Teams; (5) he directed 9 completed Ph.D. students and 114 MS students; and (6) he received five research grants totaling about $900,000.

In addition, David Received the IISE/Joint Publishers Book-of-the-Year Award; the IISE Innovations in Curriculum Award, and the IISE Transactions Technical Paper Award, all national recognitions. He was named the CEAT Outstanding Advisor and has received ten teaching awards. He is also the most appreciated faculty member among industry students in OSU's MS in Engineering and Technology Management online degree program.  
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