Pawley Lean Institute

Pawley Hall, Room 460K
456 Pioneer Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4482
(location map)
(248) 370-4542


The Oakland University Pawley Lean Institute will award the Dennis and Carlotta Pawley Endowed Professorship in Lean Learning to support research that will advance knowledge and theories of Lean learning and/or facilitate the work of University faculty to educate students about Lean principles.

The faculty recipient will be given the honorary title of “Pawley Professor in Lean Studies” for three consecutive years.

Eligibility/Application Requirements

Applicants must:
  • Be a faculty member who encourages Lean learning educational activities, research and/or outreach at Oakland University
  • Submit a proposal summarizing their plans and budget requirements that involve curriculum/program development, research and/or service
  • Submit a letter of support for their proposed project(s) from the faculty’s department chair
View full submission requirements here:

The Dennis and Carlotta Pawley Endowed Professorship in Lean Learning

A selection committee consisting of the deans of the schools of Business Administration, Education and Human Services, as well as Engineering and Computer Science will annually review a list of eligible applicants and determine the number and amount of awards each year. The award will start the following fall semester.

Interested applicants should send a copy of their proposal and any relevant support documentation to the mailing address below:

Pawley Lean Institute
460K Pawley Hall
Oakland University
2200 Squirrel Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4401

For more information, contact the Pawley Lean Institute at (248) 370-4542 or