Professor / Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering; and Department of Industrial Engineering

Research Interests: Dr. Moynihan’s primary areas of research specialization are information systems development (including management information systems, decision support systems, and expert systems), economic analysis, project management, operations analysis, and industrial engineering applications. He has served as principal or co-principal investigator on 37 research grants and contracts that have been funded by NASA’s Johnson, Marshall and Kennedy Space Centers, the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command, the Federal Aviation Administration, BellSouth Telecommunications, Mercedes-Benz, and the foundry industry. Dr. Moynihan currently serves as Assistant Director for the Alabama Industrial Assessment Center. This Department of Energy funded center is dedicated to assisting manufacturing facilities in energy cost reduction, productivity improvement, waste minimization, and pollution prevention. He has published 59 referred journal articles, 13 chapters in books, 42 papers in refereed conference proceedings, and has five software copyrights. Prior to joining The University of Alabama, Dr. Moynihan was employed for ten years by Martin Marietta Orlando Aerospace, where he was a manufacturing engineer, industrial engineer, and a systems analyst for a variety of company programs, including missile defense and fixed wing/rotorcraft avionics. He has also held production supervisor positions in the computer and chemical processing industries.

Funded Research Projects: Approximately $5 million

Teaching Activities: Information systems design, project management, and engineering economics

Short Courses: Developed short courses on project management and engineering economics

Awards: Project Management Institute’s PMP (Project Management Professional) certification, 2013; Department of Energy Center of Excellence Award, 2011; NASA Certificate of Recognition for Technical Innovation, 2008; IIE National Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award 2007; IIE Regional Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award (Southeastern U.S.) 2004 and 2006; SAE Ralph R. Teetor National Engineering Educator Award, 2000; Industrial Engineering Departmental Outstanding Faculty Award 1995, 1999, 2001 and 2007; Order of the Engineer; Alpha Pi Mu.