His industry experience includes positions as Vice President for Engineering and Technology, Nastec Corporation; Corporate Executive and Director of Programming Applied Technology, ITT Corporation; Assistant to the Director of The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory; and Director of Software Policy for Air Force Systems Command, his last assignment of a 20- year Air Force career. He is a former Director of ICONNEX Corporation; Advisory Board Member to Tartan Laboratories, Inc.; Member of the National Research Council; and President or Board Member of several civic, social and religious organizations.
Throughout his professional career, Dr. Manley has been dedicated to making constructive changes in the strategic direction and management of a wide variety of enterprises, with a technical emphasis on organizational development, project management, and large-scale, real-time information systems improvement. He has been instrumental in successfully starting up industry, government, not-for-profit, and university organizations, and in helping others do the same.
Professor Manley holds a Bachelor of Metallurgical Engineering degree from Cornell University, M.S. in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research, and Ph.D. in Operations Research and Systems Management Engineering, both graduate degrees from the University of Pittsburgh.
His current research interests include continuous improvement of manufacturing
and service enterprises, with emphasis on
macro-modeling and reengineering enterprise-wide information systems which support an interacting mixture of people, embedded computers, and machines.
Rafe, Gary and Manley, John H., "Assessing Quality Issues in Interactive Video Teleconferencing-based Graduate Level Engineering Courses, Journal of Engineering Education, 10 pp, January 1999
"Defining and Validating Embedded Computer Software Requirements Using the ECS, OTPM and IPFA," in Proceedings of the 23rd Annual Software Engineering Workshop, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland, December 9-10, 1998, 10 pp.
Rise Above the Rest: The Power of Superior Information, Knowledge, and Wisdom, Third Edition; Cathedral Publishing, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1998, 371 pp.
Manufacturing Enterprise Reengineering: A Success Strategy, Cathedral Publishing, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1996, 240 pp., 1996.
"Enterprise Information System Modeling for Continuous Improvement,"in Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Computers & Industrial Engineering, Miami, Florida, March 4-6. 1996, in Computers & Industrial Engineering, Vol. 31, No. 1/2, October 1996, pp. 273-276.
Stoehr, Robert A., Manley, John H., Kuhn Howard A., "Collaboration Between Geographically Separated Project Team Members in the Distance Learning Environment," in Manufacturing Education for the 21st Century, Volume III, Preparing World Class Manufacturing Professionals, Society of Manufacturing Engineers, Dearborn, Michigan, 1996, pp. 407-409.
"Complex Distance Learning Systems Analysis and Design," in Proceedings of the 1995 Annual International Conference on Industry, Engineering, and Management Systems, March 13-15, 1995, Cocoa Beach, Florida, pp. 590-595.
"Reengineering Obsolescent Manufacturing Information Systems: A Success Strategy," Proceedings of the 1994 Conference on Industry, Engineering, and Management Systems, March 14-16, 1994, Cocoa Beach, Florida, pp. 24-30.
Committee Co-author, Toward a New National Weather Service - - Weather for Those That Fly, National Weather Service Modernization Committee, Commission on Engineering and Technical Systems, National Research Council, National Academy Press, Washington, D.C., March 1994, 100 pp.
"Embedded Systems," in Encyclopedia of Software Engineering, Vol. 1, John J. Marciniak, Ed., Wiley-Interscience, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York, 1994, pp. 454-458.