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Neil Littell

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

Neil Littell, Ph.D., PMP                                        

Dr. Neil Littell is an Associate Professor, Director of Project Management Programs, 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 Project Management Professional (PMP #1876209) and a Certified Senior Manufacturing Specialist (CSMS) from the Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE).

Dr. Littell is passionate about sharing his experiences with students and companies about being an effective project and program manager. His research interests are helping companies design, develop, and deploy digital transformation projects and assisting them in defining their digital engineering strategy. 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 and digital transformation projects for many companies, including some Fortune 100 companies.

Research Interests:

Strategic Project and Program Management, Digital Transformation, Digital Engineering, Product Lifecycle Management, Process Analysis and Improvement

All Degrees Earned:

Ph.D. in Leadership and Workforce Development (2013); M.S. in Technology (2005); B.S Industrial Technology (2004); B.S. Trade and Technical Studies (2004) from Mississippi State University. A.A.S in Drafting and Design from Holmes Community College (2002)

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 ;