Jane Ammons

Professor Emerita




  • Ph.D. Industrial Engineering (1982), Georgia Institute of Technology


  • Industrial Engineering
  • Applied Optimization


Jane Ammons is Professor Emerita in the H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Georgia Tech Georgia Tech. She previously served as the H. Milton and Carolyn J. Stewart School Chair from 2011 to 2014.

Her areas of expertise include supply chain engineering with a special interest in developing closed loop, environmentally sustainable systems. Dr. Ammons has published numerous scholarly articles and book chapters, and she and her students have won several research awards. Dr. Ammons has served as the President of the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE). She is a member of the Technical Committee for the Uganda: Millennium Science Initiative (MSI) Project co-financed by the World Bank. She serves as a Program Evaluator for ABET, the engineering education accreditation organization.​

Dr. Ammons has provided national and international leadership and service on several boards and advisory panels. She has chaired the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) Engineering Advisory Committee and the U.S. NSF Advisory Committee for the Division of Design and Manufacturing. Dr. Ammons has also served as a member of the U.S. NSF Alan T. Waterman Award Committee to recognize the top young U.S. scientist/engineer. She has served as a consultant to the U.S. Army Science Board. Dr. Ammons has served as Secretary of the IIE Board of Trustees and chaired the Trustees of the IIE Scholarship Fund. She initiated the NSF Engineering Scholars program as Chair of the seminal workshop. She has chaired the Computer Equipment Disposal and Recycling Council for the State of Georgia and served as a member of the City of Atlanta Permitting Improvement Project's Stakeholders Group. She is a member of IIE, SME, INFORMS, the American Society of Engineering Education, and has been elected a Fellow of IIE.

At Georgia Tech, Dr. Ammons has been honored with eight teaching/faculty awards at the school and university levels. Dr. Ammons has served as an advisor for the Tau Beta Pi student chapter since 1987 and is engaged in activities to enhance the development of Georgia Tech students and faculty, including women and under-represented groups. At Georgia Tech she served as the NSF ADVANCE Professor of Engineering from 2002-2006 working to advance the career success of women engineering faculty.

Dr. Ammons received her Ph.D. in Industrial and Systems Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. In addition to her academic experience, Dr. Ammons has worked as a plant engineer for an industrial manufacturer and is a registered Professional Engineer in the state of Georgia.