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Chatham University

Business Administration (MBA) Faculty and Staff

Mike Sherwin Ph.D., P.E.

Mike Sherwin

Adjunct Business Faculty
Joined Chatham : 2016

Academic Areas of Interest

Business Analytics, Systems Thinking, Supply Chain Management, Risk Mitigation, Decision Science, Root Cause Analysis, Operations Research, Six Sigma, Lean, Change Management, Quality Management, Reliability

Personal Areas of Interest

Sports, Fly Fishing

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Mike Sherwin is currently Senior Manager, Quality Assurance – Supplier Quality Excellence at Curtiss Wright in Cheswick, PA where he is responsible for implementing risk-based preventive measures and processes within the commercial nuclear and defense industry supply bases. Previously, he has held positions in operational excellence, plant management, project management, quality management, regulatory affairs, and process engineering at the Director, Manager, and technical contributor levels of Fortune 500 and start-up organizations serving the biotechnology, aerospace, defense, energy, plastics, adhesives, electronics, tooling, and high purity metal powder industries. In addition to being a member of the Adjunct Faculty at Chatham University, he as taught at Duquesne University and Robert Morris University. Mike holds a BS in Materials Science and Engineering (Penn State University), MBA (Carnegie Mellon), MS in Industrial Engineering (Penn State University), and a PhD in Industrial and Systems Engineering (Mississippi State University) where his research focused on reliability analytics and risk mitigation in supply chains. In addition to being a Licensed Professional Engineer and ASQ Certified Six Sigma Black Belt, he is a member of INFORMS, IIE, and previously served on Penn State University's Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering Society's Advisory Board.




  • ASQ Certified Six Sigma Black Belt
  • Professional Engineer (PE084940)


  • 2008 Kennametal AMSG-EPG Excellence in Leadership Award
  • 2009 Kennametal Value Business System Award for Product Development Technical Excellence