Mi Kyong Newsom is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Management Science. She rejoined Fisher in 2016 and is responsible for the coordination and teaching of the undergraduate core operation management courses. Dr. Newsom also teaches Lean Six Sigma in Fisher’s EMBA and MBOE programs. She received the Student Athlete Advising Board Faculty Recognition and multiple letters of commendation from the Dean for outstanding teaching performance.
As the program leader for Pathways for Women’s Excellence in Supply Chain Careers, Dr. Newsom serves as mentor and coach for the scholarship women recipients throughout their freshmen academic year resulting in summer internships from the financial sponsors, Motorist Mutual Insurance and Wendy’s Quality Supply Chain Cooperative. She also serves as faculty advisor for 2nd Chance, a student organization that promotes literacy for kids with incarcerated parents.
Prior to joining Fisher, Dr. Newsom spent 12 years in a variety of technical and commercial roles for Eastman Chemical Company, including coauthoring a patent for 1,4cyclohexanedicarboxylic Acid in polyester powder coatings. She then moved to the business side of Eastman Chemical Company where she was certified as six sigma commercial black belt that resulted in savings over $30 million from her two key projects in feedstock hedging and commercial pricing.
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