Holly A. H. Handley is an Assistant Professor in the Engineering Management and System Engineering Department. Her education includes a BS in Electrical Engineering from Clarkson College (1984), a MS in Electrical Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley (1987) and a MBA from the University of Hawaii (1995). She received a PhD in Information Technology and Engineering from George Mason University in 1999. Dr. Handley is a Licensed Professional Electrical Engineer from the state of Washington.
Dr. Handley applies systems engineering principles and experience in computational modeling to conduct research and perform analysis on challenging problems of complex organizational systems. Her research has been funded by the Office of Naval Research, SPAWAR Systems Center, and the Army Research Labs. Dr. Handley has performed analyses on organizational architectures to illustrate how role relationships change as organizations adapt to different environments. She has identified metrics to evaluate distributed role performance as well as standardized engineering products to represent organizational issues in system design. Dr. Handley participated in a panel to develop human view representations to augment system engineering design products to assist in the modeling and simulation of human-system interactions.