Prof Kennedy Retires- June 2002
Dr. W. J. "Biff" Kennedy received the best wishes of department and college colleagues, family and friends at a reception held in his honor at the Clemson Alumni Center yesterday. He had been recognized by Clemson IE students for his teaching, advice and good humor at the department Recognition Dinner last week. Dr. Mike Leonard, department chair, is seen presenting Dr. Kennedy with a plaque recognizing his service to the department at right.
Dr. Kennedy joined the Clemson IE faculty in 1984 as a professor of industrial engineering from a faculty position at University of Utah. He began his higher education with a B.S. in mathematics and physics from Whitman College, followed by service as a Naval Officer and M.S. in mathematics at the Naval Postgraduate School. He received his doctorate in industrial engineering and operations research at Virginia Tech. He is best known professionally for his work in energy management and maintenance, and for his work in professional registration. Students know him best for his classes in simulation and senior design, and as undergraduate coordinator for the past eight years.
He is a Fellow of the Institute of Industrial Engineers, an active Rotarian, an avid woodworker, volunteer electrician for Habitat for Humanity, and member of the Seneca Presbyterian Church choir. The faculty were joined by members of all these communities as well as his wife, son, daughter and son-in-law in wishing him well in his retirement.