Jessye Talley
Jessye Talley
Assistant Professor, Morgan State University
Washington, DC

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Jessye Talley is a professor at Morgan State University within the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering. She is also the Co-Founder of Sisters Scholars. This group is a support for PhD students going through their various degree programs. My research allows me to solve problems using mathematical models and simulations using computers. Some of my projects include: 1. A model that will determine the best amount of people and resources to respond to the Aids to Navigation on the waterways after a hurricane. 2. Helping to develop a simulation to determine seaport productivity if disruptions or threats arise. 3. Developing model to calculate consumers sickness and determine strategies to prevent from food contamination events. Outside of engineering I love to do different sewing projects, crocheting, movies and traveling. I am thankful to have the opportunity to encourage and be an example to girls to pursue STEM careers. I look forward to any questions you may have about engineering or life. Know that you can do anything you put your mind to.
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PhD Industrial and Systems Engineering, North Carolina A&T State University, 2016 M.S. Industrial and Systems Engineering, North Carolina A&T State University, 2011 B.S. Industrial Engineering, North Carolina A&T State University, 2008
Volunteer Opportunities
  • I am willing to be contacted by educators for possible speaking engagements in schools or in after school programs or summer camps.
  • I am willing to serve as science fair judge or other temporary volunteer at a local school.
  • I am willing to be interviewed by interested students via email.
  • I am willing to participate in a conference call with a group of interested students who would like to know about my career.
Latest Questions
  • Alyssa

    Added Sunday, January 27, 2019 at 4:43 PM

    Hello, I am a sophomore college student in need of advice. I originally decided to be a civil engineering major in my first year of school because I thought the jobs were interesting. However, my professor recommended that I look into industrial engineering because it suits my personality and my skill set better. I have been comparing civil jobs vs. industrial jobs. What I have gathered is that there is (currently) a better job outlook and slightly higher pay for civil engineers. In ...

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    Jessye Talley, Morgan State University
    Answered Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at 10:35 AM
    Hello Alyssa,
    I am an Industrial Engineering professor. Industrial Engineering is a very diverse field and I believe the job outlook is great. We do everything from cost estimation, human factors, operations research, manufacturing, process improvement  ...
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  • Belen

    Added Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at 8:43 PM

    Hi! I would like to know if you can help me... Im studying industrial engineering. I like it but I also find very interesting programming languages. I have been thinking about a career change. Maybe I can be a Software Engineer but I'm not sure if i want to leave behind industrial engineer ( I'm in my third year!)... Can I be an industrial engineer and, also, work in IT sector? Thanks! (Sorry for my english, I'm from Argentina :) )
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    Jessye Talley, Morgan State University
    Answered Wednesday, July 5, 2017 at 5:47 PM
    Hello Belen,
    You definitely can use programming in Industrial Engineering. We have a specific concentration that focuses specifically on that called Operations Research. Operations Research actually uses programming to come up with tools to solve ...
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  • Kacey, Los Angeles County, CA

    Added Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at 3:26 PM

    I graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Graphic Design in Spring 2014 but now am deeply regretting it. As much as I love art, it lacks the calculation and logic I desire from subjects like math and science. I've had an unfulfilling career in the fashion industry and really want to pursue industrial engineering, hopefully in the product development field. Would I need to get another Bachelor's Degree in engineering? Or would I be able to get into a Master's program with my art degree? Thank ...
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    Jessye Talley, Morgan State University
    Answered Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at 3:26 PM
    Hello Kacey,
    I am happy you are interested in Industrial engineering. Product development is really a fun area, especially because now you can get into 3D printing and things of that nature. To just start with the Masters maybe be possible depending ...
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