Kathryn D. McIver is a doctoral candidate in business administration with the University of Maryland and a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt. She holds an MBA from Syracuse University and is the Lead Instructor for the Evidence Based Management Association. During her time with EBMA, she has been integral in developing the Certified Evidence Based Manager program.
Before focusing on professional development and training, McIver held executive-level operations and consulting roles where she led and advised department leaders on topics such as strategic planning, Lean Six Sigma implementation, key performance indicator development, operational excellence, and operations management. She also serves as a Lean Six Sigma curriculum developer creating online training for Yellow, Green, and Black Belt students, in addition to teaching Black Belt courses. McIver is a past Chair of the Denver section of the ASQ and has published on the topics of applying game theory to organizations, selecting the appropriate methodology and tools for project success, and case studies on Lean Six Sigma implementation.
She has spoken at ASQ, PMI and trade organizations to contribute to increasing the caliber of professionals in the workplace. Her professional areas of interest include organizational success factors, mitigating chaos and complexity in organizations, and bridging the scholar-practitioner gap in evidence-based management applications.
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