Jeff Goldberg

Jeff Goldberg
University of Arizona, United States of America
Dean of the College of Engineering

Jeff Goldberg was appointed Dean of the College of Engineering in 2009. He is a professor in the College’s systems and industrial engineering department, where he has been a faculty member since 1985.

From 2005 to 2009 he was the College’s Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, and remains dedicated to increasing student retention rate, improving the classroom experience for students, and increasing the diversity of the engineering student population.

Jeff received his PhD in industrial and operations engineering in 1984 from the University of Michigan, and his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Cornell in 1979 and 1980. His main research area is the design of emergency response systems. He has helped design ambulance systems in more than 10 metropolitan areas in the U.S. and Canada.

He is a past recipient of the Shingo Prize for excellence in manufacturing and was a visiting professor at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. He also worked on research projects at Vector Research in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and at Bell Laboratories in New Jersey. He is CEO of Silver Oak Research, a management consulting company that specializes in the design of emergency response systems.

In 1999 he received the UA El Paso Natural Gas Foundation Faculty Achievement Award for outstanding teaching and research. His textbook, The Design and Analysis of Lean Production Systems, won the Book of the Year Award from the Institute for Industrial Engineering in 2003.


Jeff is golf nut with a 12 handicap and loves taking cruises with his wife. He has rooted for the Pittsburgh Steelers his entire life and had UA season basketball tickets for more than 30 years.