The Industrial Engineering Department at the University of Houston’s Cullen College of Engineering is happy to announce that Nathanial Wiggins, Ph.D., has been hired as a senior lecturer.
For the past 12 years, Wiggins has been a distinguished professor of Engineering and Mathematics at San Jacinto College. He completed his doctorate in Systems and Engineering Management at Texas Tech in December 2020, after earning his M.S. in Mathematical Science from UH Clear Lake in 2009.
Since earning that degree, Wiggins said his goal has been to teach for UH.
“I got my M.S. from UHCL, and there was no doubt that I would be applying for UH when I finished my Ph.D.,” he said. “The Cullen College of Engineering is a top school in the region and the Industrial Engineering Department is amazing. I had actually been bugging Gino for a few years to let me teach a class.”
Wiggins pointed to his experience at San Jacinto as a reason why he was excited to start at UH.
“The Engineering Academy at Katy attracted me because it has the connection to the community college, which I’m comfortable with, and the unique Systems Engineering program, which is exciting,” he said. “I think that the opportunity to move into a teaching position with UH, with the goal of eventually becoming a Teaching Professor, is one that I just couldn’t pass up.”