Karl E. Burgher, Ph.D., P.E. has been a professor and administrator at multiple institutions for over 25 years, working extensively with the private and government sectors on soft money educational- , research- , and outreach- projects. Karl specializes in change management, strategic planning, contract acquisition, reorganization, pricing, and start-ups. Prior to taking the position at ISU he was associated with the Engineering Management and Systems Engineering Department at the Missouri University of Science and Technology (formerly – the University of Missouri-Rolla), where he taught Management, Project Management, and Entrepreneurial Studies to graduate and undergraduate students. He has collaborated with faculty and administrators from dozens of institutions including Colorado, Kansas, and Michigan State Universities, Middlebury College, The University of Utah, Haskell Indian Nations University, and Little Big Horn College.
Karl’s career experiences include holding the positions of Professor (tenured in Mining Engineering, Civil Engineering Technology, and Business), Center Director, Interim Chair, Vice President of Research and Contracts, Interim Chief Technology Officer, and President. He has also performed extensive consultation in construction as an explosive’s engineer, community and technical outreach, and socio- and economic-development. Karl earned both a B.S. and an M.S. in Mining Engineering from Michigan Technological University, specializing in engineering and costing, and a B.S. in Economics and a Ph.D. in Mining Engineering, specializing in pricing and econometric modeling, both from the University of Missouri-Rolla.
Dr. Burgher may be reached by calling the Presidents office at 812-237-4000.