Boucher Replaces Hartman as Editor of The Engineering Economist

Jane Fraser presents Dr. Joseph Hartman with a commemorative plaque

GAINESVILLE, FL:  Dr. Joseph Hartman, Professor and Chair of Industrial and Systems Engineering, concluded his eight-year tenure as Editor-in-Chief of The Engineering Economist, a quarterly refereed journal published by Taylor and Francis for the Institute of Industrial Engineers and American Society of Engineering Education.  The journal is dedicated to “the problems of capital investment.”

Hartman, who is succeed by Dr. Thomas Boucher, Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Rutgers University, served as Editor since 2004 after previously serving as an Area Editor for six years.  During Hartman’s tenure, the journal underwent a number of changes.  These included moving from a paper-based submission system to an email system to its current online, web content management system.  More importantly, the journal was selected by Thomson Reuters for coverage in both the Social Science and Science Citation Indexes and it received its first impact factor this year.

“I want to thank the Area Editors, the Editorial Board, and all of our supporters in the Engineering Economy community,” said Hartman.  “I am proud of what we have accomplished over these years and I look forward to the journal’s continued growth under Dr. Boucher’s leadership.”

Members of the Engineering Economy community thanked Hartman for his service over the years at the latest ASEE annual meeting.  Jane Fraser (shown here) presented Hartman with a commemorative plaque.  (Photo credit to Dr. Gene Dixon of East Carolina University.)