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Neil Littell

Neil Littell
Associate Professor and Kraft Family Scholar Director of Project Management Programs Graduate Coordinator, ETM
Stocker Center 124D

Neil Littell, Ph.D., PMP                                        

Dr. Neil Littell is an Associate Professor and Kraft Family Scholar at Ohio University within the Russ College of Engineering and Technology in the Department of Engineering Technology and Management. Dr. Littell is a certified PMP and earned a Doctorate of Philosophy in Leadership and Workforce Development (2013) from Mississippi State University. Dr. Littell also received a Masters in Technology from Mississippi State University (2005). Additionally, he holds Bachelor of Science degrees in both Industrial Technology and Trade and Technical Studies from Mississippi State University (2004). Dr. Littell also has an Associate of Applied Science degree in Drafting and Design from Holmes Community College (2002).

Dr. Littell is an accomplished business manager with more than 15 years of experience providing results-oriented leadership.  His previous positions include the PLM Coordinator at the Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems at Mississippi State University from 2004-2008.  He was Director at Large for Dassault Systemès Community of Experts, COE, the World’s largest users group of Dassault PLM products from 2008 to 2012. Dr. Littell is passionate about helping companies implement digital engineering solutions to enable them to develop products faster, with fewer resources, and with higher quality. He frequently works as a consultant on engineering data management projects for many companies, including some Fortune 100 companies.

Research Interests:

Digital Engineering, Product Lifecycle Management, Process Analysis and Improvement, Model-Based Definition, Strategic Project and Program Management

All Degrees Earned:

Ph.D. Leadership and Workforce Development at Mississippi State University

MS Technology at Mississippi State University

BS Industrial Technology at Mississippi State University

BS Trade and Technical Studies at Mississippi State University

AAS Drafting and Design at Holmes Community College

Journal Article, Academic Journal (5)

  • Hartman, S., Littell, W. (2020). Crossing Colleges: The Impact of an Engineering Design Collaboration on Early Childhood Teacher Candidate Development. 4. 41: 384-402.
  • Littell, N., Hartman, S. Crossing Colleges: The Impact of an Engineering Design Collaboration on Early Childhood Teacher Candidate Development. The Journal of Teacher Education.
  • Littell, N. (2018). Defining Product Lifecycle Management: Comparing the Perspectives of Users and Consultants. 3. Journal of Business and Management Sciences; 6: 76-81.
  • Walsh, K., Boso, E., Haftman, J., Littell, N. (2018). Variable Negative Stiffness Device for Seismic Protection of Building Structures through Apparent Weakening. 9. Journal of Engineering Mechanics; 144: 1-16.
  • Littell, N., Hartman, S. (2017). Lessons Learned in Cross-College Collaborations: An Engineering and Early Childhood Education Design Project. 1. Technology Interface International Journal; 18: 57-63.

Conference Proceeding (6)

  • Shraim, M., Littell, N. (2019). Tolerance Stack-up Analysis in Manufacturing-Based Capstone Projects. American Society for Engineering Education.
  • Shraim, M., Littell, N., Kuruppalil, Z. (2018). The role of Measurement System Analysis in Capstone Production.. Orlando Florida: 2018 IAJC Conference.
  • Littell, N., Hartman, S. (2017). Combining Early Childhood Education and Engineering Students to Create a Multidisciplinary Design Experience. . 124th ASEE Annual Conference.
  • You, Y., Littell, N. (2017). Incorporating descriptive simulation of integrated manufacturing systems to an engineering technology capstone course. American Society of Engineering Education.
  • Littell, N., Deering, P. (2016). Leveraging Automatic Identification and Data Capture in an Undergraduate Engineering Technology Capstone Course. . Columbus, OH: Capstone Design Conference Proceedings;
  • Littell, N. (2016). Components of Product Lifecycle Management and Their Application within Academia and Product Centric Manufacturing Enterprises.. ASEE: ASEE-EDGD ;