Gerbsch hired as director for South University's Quality Enhancement Plan
Reinhold A. Gerbsch, D.S.c., has recently been named director of South University's Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) and Academic Project Manager.
is a sustained initiative designed to infuse the university's core curriculum with the principles of critical thinking and information literacy.
brings with him over 15 years of experience in higher education, project management, and organizational development.
Since 1999 he has served as a senior partner at LeanEdge, LLC, a consulting company based in Savannah, Ga.
As Director of QEP, Gerbsch will report to Joseph Harm, Ph.D., vice president for academic affairs, and work closely with faculty to assist them in implementing critical thinking and information literacy in their courses.
"Dr. Gerbsch brings with him a unique blend of experience as a professional engineer and as a project manager, leading large initiatives in higher education and business settings," says Harm.
Gerbsch began his career as a research scientist at McDonnell Douglas Astronautics Co. (now The Boeing Co.) in St. Louis, Mo.
He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and earned both his master's and doctoral degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Washington University in St. Louis, Mo. With a post-doctoral fellowship, he continued researching and lecturing at Washington University, where he worked as an engineering analyst and designer of prosthetic heart valves and ventricular assist devices for the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the university's School of Medicine.
Gerbsch is a member of the Project Management Institute and is a registered Professional Engineer.
He has served as a subject matter expert with for the Department of Commerce, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and the Department of Agriculture.