Dr. Lesia Crumpton-Young serves as Professor the Industrial Engineering and Management Systems Department at The University of Central Florida and is the author of the “You’ve Got the Power” Workbook Series. Dr. Lesia L. Crumpton-Young is the recipient of the 2006 Women of Color Educational Leadership Award. Dr. Lesia L. Crumpton-Young-Young received the 1999 Janice A. Lumpkin, Educator of the Year Golden Torch Award from the National Society of Black Engineers. Dr. Lesia L. Crumpton-Young received the 1997 Black Engineer of the Year Education Award. This award is given to the candidate whose qualifications place him/her in the ranks of the nation’s highest achievers in the field of engineering. Also, Dr. Crumpton-Young was the 1st African American female to receive a Ph.D. in Engineering from Texas A&M University.
Dr. Crumpton-Young serves as the Co-Director of the NSF Industry/University Cooperative Research Center for e-Design. Previously, Dr. Crumpton-Young served as the Department Chair of Industrial Engineering and Management Systems at The University of Central Florida, also she previously held the position of Associate Dean of Engineering at Mississippi State University (MSU). Also, Dr. Crumpton-Young previously served as the developer and director of the Ergonomics/Human Factors Program and Experimentation Laboratory during her tenure at Mississippi State University. Dr. Crumpton-Young received her BS, MS, and Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from Texas A&M University. She has published over 150 scholarly publications. Her research has been supported by NSF, ONR, NASA, and DOE; also, she has worked on many industrial research projects with companies such as UPS, IBM, Caterpillar, Intel, Garan Manufacturing, Southwest Airlines, and Lockheed Martin.
She is a married and a mother of two daughters, ages six and eight.