Two-time Arizona State University graduate Dr. Fran Zenzen was appointed chief operating officer of the ASU Research Enterprise (ASURE) in May 2014. At ASURE she oversees all business development, research and operational functions. Zenzen brings to ASURE more than 30 years of experience in defense and security. Prior to joining ASURE she was director of business development at General Dynamics, focusing on soldier systems and intelligence applications. In addition to her responsibilities at ASURE, Zenzen regularly teaches at ASU and is active in alumni affairs.
Zenzen is a member of the Institute of Electrical Engineers, Society of Women Engineers, Institute of Industrial Engineers, American Society of Quality, and the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences. She is a published author and regularly is requested to speak at technical conferences focused on software reliability modeling and subcontractor performance.
She received her Ph.D. in industrial engineering and reliability from Arizona State University and also has an MBA from ASU, a master’s in electrical engineering from Syracuse and a bachelor’s in electrical engineering from Lehigh University.
Ph.D., Industrial Engineering and Reliability, Arizona State University
MBA, Arizona State University
M.E., Electrical Engineering, Syracuse University
B.S., Electrical Engineering, Lehigh University