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Dr. Raul Chavez-Negrete

Raul Chavez-Negrete Professor of Practice
Master of Engineering Coordinator

Department of Industrial Engineering
116 Freeman Hall, Clemson University
Clemson, SC 29634-0920

Phone: (864) 656-1364
Fax: (864) 656-0795


BS, Civil Engineering

MS, Civil Engineering (Project Management)

DBA (Management)

Interest Areas

Supply Chain Management, Quality Management, Organizational Change, Process Improvement, Project Feasibility Studies, Engineering Economics, Project Management, and Operations Management. Application of leadership and managerial principles in engineering.

Courses Taught

IE 8530: Foundations of Quality
IE 8580: Case Studies in Supply Chain and Logistics
IE 8590: Capstone Design Projects
IE 3840: Engineering Economics

Professional Society Membership

American Society for Quality (ASQ)
Project Management Institute (PMI)


Fulbright Scholar

Industry and Program Development Experience

More than 25 years of combined experience in leadership roles in industry and Academia. Total Quality Management Internal Auditor, Technical Superintendent and Marketing Manager for a Subsidiary of a Multinational Company (manufacturing), Project and Fixed Assets Manager for a leading bank abroad, consultant in process improvement and project evaluation, planning, and control for major projects in manufacturing, construction and land development, and services. Associate Dean of Business, Chair of Management, and Statewide Program Director of Graduate and Professional Studies for several SACS-COC universities. Chair of Assessment and leading organizational change initiatives in industry and Higher Education. Developed several online graduate concentrations in Project and Quality Management, Supply Chain Management, Leadership, and Management. More than 20 years of teaching experience as full-time faculty for several universities in the USA and abroad.


Served in the past as member of the Rappahannock River Region Community Foundation Board, Fredericksburg, VA, the Valley Micro-Enterprise Alliance and the VMRC Board in Harrisonburg, VA. SIC Board member and founder of the Latinx Mentoring Program at Walhalla High School, SC. Member of the Strategic Marketing and Citizen’s Review Committee, United Way, Fredericksburg, VA.

Peer-Reviewed Presentations and Proceedings

Chavez, R. (2018).  Implementing project management methodologies in social entrepreneurship initiatives in Developing Nations: Methodology for training SE project managers. GLOBE, Global Conference in Business and Economics. Association of North America Higher Education International (ANAHEI). University of South Florida, Sarasota.

Srivastava, M., & Chavez, R. (2013). Profiling sustainability curriculum in AACSB Schools. Fourth International Conference of the Association of Global Management Studies, U.C. Berkley.

Chavez, R. (2012). Leading multinational teams in global projects: A Total Quality Management (TQM) perspective using Quality Circles and Internal Audits. Third International Conference of the Association of Global Management Studies, Harvard Faculty Club, Boston, MA. March 5-6, 2012.

Chavez, R., & Christopher, G. (2012).  Strategic implications of applying the Deming’s Cycle to reverse logistics networks . 18 th International Research Conference, the Deming Institute, NYC.  February 27-28, 2012.

Chavez, R. (2011). Exploring the impact of the DREAM Act on the U.S. economy and educational system. Latino Culture Conference, University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, VA.

Chavez, R., & Hockenberry, D. (2011). Collaborating social ventures with Deming's Principles. The Deming Institute, New York, NY.

Chavez, R. (2010). Impact of quality management in earned value management: A theoretical framework. International Conference for the Association of Global Management Studies, Las Vegas, NV.

Chavez, R. (2008, April). International business etiquette and protocols.  Interdisciplinary Conference, King’s College, PA.

Seminars and Training Manuals

Chavez, R. (2011). Strategic importance of a sustainable enterprise orientation in quality management initiatives. Second Business Colloquium, UMW, Fredericksburg, VA.

Chavez, R. & Ames, L (2010). Strategic implications of social networking in business and online learning. Faculty Academy Conference, Summer 2010, Fredericksburg, VA.

Chavez, R., & Payne, S. (2008, October). The role of diversity in faculty governance.  Faculty Governance Conference, Fredericksburg, VA. 

Chavez, R. (2006, May). To blend or not to blend: Design, results, and comparison of a hybrid versus a traditional residential graduate course in Project Management. The Faculty Academy Conference, Fredericksburg, VA.

Chavez, R. (2005). Building project management skills. Training Manual. Executive Seminar in Project  Management, Fredericksburg, VA.

Chavez, R. (2005). Skills update for experienced project managers: Financial evaluation and control. Training Manual. Executive Seminar in Project Management, Fredericksburg, VA.

Chavez, R. (2002). Project management for executives: A pragmatic approach towards project planning, evaluation, and control. Training Manual. Executive Seminar in Project Management, Harrisonburg, VA.