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Bruce Deruntz

Bruce Deruntz, Leadership Development Program Director, Professor

Dr. Bruce DeRuntz, is a Professor in the School of Applied Engineering and Technology. Dr. DeRuntz received his BS in Industrial Technology from Eastern Illinois University, his MS in Manufacturing Systems, and Ph.D. in Workforce Education and Development from SIUC. He joined the school in 1998 after a successful career as a quality professional in industry working for A.O. Smith Automotive Products, Emerson Electric Corporation and the Manufacturing Extension Program. He teaches classes in Manufacturing Processes, Quality, Industrial Metrology, Project Management I & II, Project Leadership, and Fundamentals of Leadership. He also holds a dual teaching appointment with the College of Business where he teaches Advanced Leadership in the MBA program.

He has been the director of SIU's Leadership Development Program since 2006. He consults with Fortune 500 companies on their organizational and leadership development programs. He is the past Editor of the ASQ's Quality Management Forum and Associate Editor of the Journal of Industrial Technology. He is a Fellow with the American Society for Quality and holds certifications for Six Sigma Black Belt, Quality Engineer and Certified Manager of Quality and Organizational Excellence and a Certified Clifton Strengths Coach.

His research interest is in technical leadership development and is funded by the National Science Foundation. He has received the School’s Outstanding Teacher Award and has also served as the Industry Division President for the Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE).


IMAE 208, IMAE 209, IMAE351, IMAE 442, IMAE 450, QEM 545, QEM 550, BA 509


Outstanding Teacher Award, American Society for Quality Fellow


Dr. Bruce Deruntz
Office: Engineering D119
Phone: 618-453-7829