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Office: Baun Hall 205
E-mail: afernandez@pacific.edu
Phone: 209.946.3061

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Engineering Management
Baun Hall 205
Abel Fernandez
Program Director
School of Engineering & Computer Science
3601 Pacific Avenue
Stockton, CA 95211

Abel Fernandez

Academic Background

Ph.D., Industrial Engineering , University of Central Florida, 1995.

M.B.A., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1976.

M.E., Electric Power Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1976.

B.S., Electric Power Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1974.

Teaching Interests

  • Project management
  • Systems engineering
  • Engineering economy
  • General engineering

Research Interests

  • Project management
  • Engineering education
  • Risk and decision making

Selected Publications


Kauffmann, Paul J., Kim, Kwang-Jae, and Fernandez, Abel A., "Use of a Logit Choice Model for Evaluating Advanced Technology Feasibility." Economic Evaluation of Advanced Technologies: Techniques and Case Studies, Edited by Jerome P. Lavelle, Hapmpton R. Liggett, and Hamid R, Parsaei, New York, Taylor and Francis Publishers, 2002, pp. 69-82.

Fernandez, A., Jacobs, D., Kauffman, P., Sizemore, D., "Assessing Community Fire Risk: A Decision Analysis Based Approach", Applied Fire Science in Transition Series, Volume IV, Special Problems in Fire Protection Engineering, Edited by Paul R. De Cicco, Baywood Publishing Company, Inc.,Volume IV, 2000, pages 67-76.


Abel, K., Fernandez, A.,"ABET Accreditation of Engineering Management Programs: Established Versus New Programs – the Similarities and Differences", Engineering Management Journal,  March 2005, V17, N1, pages 3-7.

Chambers, D., Fernandez, A.,"The Quality of Learning", Quality Progress, V37, N3, March 2004, pages 50-56.

Wagner-Weicke, C., Kaur, S., Fernandez, A., Jain, R.,"Application of a Method for Selecting and Evaluating Environmental Technologies with Commercial Potential", International Journal of Technology Transfer and Commercialisation, V2, N4, 2003.

Kauffmann, P., Jacobs, D., Fernandez, A.,"Use of Bayesian Probabilities to Identify and Improve Distribution Center Error Rates", Production and Inventory Management Journal, V43, N1/2, 2002, pages 1-5.

Kauffmann, P., Fernandez, A., Keating, C., Jacobs, D., Unal, R. "Using Quality Function Deployment to Select the Courses and Topics that Enhance Program Effectiveness", Journal of Engineering Education, V91, N2, April 2002, pp. 231-238.

Keating, C., Fernandez, A., Jacobs, D., Kauffmann, P.,"A Methodology of Analysis of Complex Sociotechnical Processes", Business Process Management Journal, V. 7, No. 1, 2001.

Jacobs, D., Fernandez, A., and Keating, C.,"Analyzing High Technology Complex Processes: A Study in a Research-Oriented Organization", Research and Technology Management Journal, V. 43, No.2, 2000, pages 8-12.

Kauffmann, P., Unal, R., Fernandez, A., Keating, C.,"A Model for Allocating Resources to Research Programs by Evaluating Technical Importance and Research Productivity", Engineering Management Journal, V 12, No. 1, 2000, pages 5-8.

Jacobs, D., Keating, C. and Fernandez, A.,"Team Based Approach for Sociotechnical Analysis of Complex Processes", Engineering Management Journal, V 12, No. 1, 2000, pages 15-22.


Fernandez, A., Saviz, C., Burmeister, J.,"Homework as an Outcome Assessment: Relationships Between Homework and Test Performance", 2006 ASEE National Conference, June 2006.

Burmeister, J., Fernandez, A., Ausban, K."Dynamic statics: lights, camera, action", Proceedings of the ASEE Spring 2005 Conference, April 2005, PS.05-10.

Burmeister, J. and Fernandez, A."Dynamic statics: preliminary cooperative learning findings", Proceedings of the ASEE Spring 2004 Conference, April 2004.

Martin, J. and Fernandez, A.,"Knowledge Management Assessment Strategy: How Does One Measure Success?", Proceedings of the 24th National Conference of the American Society for Engineering Management, October 2003.

Martin, James (A. Fernandez, Faculty Advisor),"Implementing a Corporate Knowledge Management Vision at a Plant Level: Will Management Adopt the Concept?", Proceedings of the 17th National Conference on Undergraduate Research, March 2003.

Weick, C.W., Kaur, S., Fernandez, A.,"Application of a Method for Selecting and Evaluating Environmental Technologies with Commercial Applications", Proceedings of NTTC Conference, July 2002.

Kauffmann, Paul, Fernandez, Abel, Keating, Charles, Jacobs, Derya, Unal, Resit,"Selection of Curricular Topics Using Extensions of Quality Function Deployment", Proceedings of the 2000 American Society for Engineering Education Conference, June 2000. 

Kauffmann, Paul, Fernandez, Abel, Keating, Charles, "Using Conditional Probability to Develop a Distribution Center SPC Plan", Proceedings of the 2000 Industrial Engineering Research Conference, May 2000.