Dr. Sampson Gholston is a professor and Interim Department Chair in the Industrial and Systems Engineering and Engineering Management Department at The University of Alabama in Huntsville. He has extensive industry experience in applied statistics, quality engineering and continuous improvement, with prior experience at the GM Saturn Corporation as a Lead Supplier Quality Engineering and as a consultant to Delphi Automotive, International Paper, and Dakin America. He is a Lean Six Sigma Master Black and has been an examiner for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award since 2010, and the Florida Sterling Award since 2011.