Scott Leavengood

Associate Professor and Director of the Oregon Wood Innovation Center

Office:
Peavy 121
Phone Number:
541-737-4212
Email Address:

Educational Background

2011 Portland State University
Ph.D. Systems Science/ Engineering Management
Dissertation: Identifying Best Quality Management Practices for Achieving Quality and Innovation Performance in the Forest Industry
1995 Oregon State University
M.S., Forest Products
Thesis: Performance Analysis of the Hardware and Software Components of an Optical Scanning System for Monitoring Lumber Sizes
1992 Colorado State University
B.S., Wood Science & Technology

Areas of Interest

OWIC Director - Linking research and education with needs of Oregon wood products firms; assisting entrepreneurs with market assessments and product testing

Current/Recent Programs

Scott Leavengood is director of the Oregon Wood Innovation Center (OWIC) and has worked in Wood Products Extension with OSU since 1994. As a Wood Products Extension Agent, Scott provided technical assistance and training to manufacturers in south-central Oregon (Klamath County) for approximately 7 years and then in the Portland metro area for 5 years. His primary areas of emphasis for technical assistance are wood technology, quality and process control, and lesser known species utilization.

As director of OWIC, his focus is linking research and education with needs of Oregon wood products firms and assisting entrepreneurs with market assessments and product testing.

Scott also recently completed a Ph.D. in Engineering Management at Portland State University studying best practices in quality management for achieving quality and innovation performance.

Links

Oregon Wood Innovation Center

The Oregon Forest Industry Directory

The Western Juniper Commercialization project 

Western Juniper Manufacturers

Selected Publications

Recent Publications

Leavengood, S. 2014.  The Pacific Northwest – Home to Douglas-fir and a Few ‘New’ Species.  eXtension.org Wood Products Community of Practice. February 18, 2014.

Leavengood, S. 2014. Getting Technical: The Scoop on Wood Hardness.  Series of 5 articles for Hardwood Floors’ National Wood Flooring Association) Green Blog.  March-April, 2014

Leavengood, S. and L. Bull. 2013. Innovation in the Forest Sector. In: “The Global Forest Sector: Changes, Practices, and Prospects”, Hansen, E., R. Panwar, and R. Vlosky editors. Taylor and Francis Publishers. 

Lowell, E.C. and S. Leavengood. 2013. From Wood to Wing: NARA Works to Harness Woody Biomass for Aviation Biofuel. Western Forester 58(3):12-13.

Sichamba, K., J.J. Morrell and S. Leavengood. 2013. Potential for utilizing western juniper (Juniperus occidentalis) biomass for oil extraction and as a fermentation medium. Forest Products Journal 62(7/8):538-540.

Orozco, N., E. Hansen, C. Knowles and S. Leavengood. 2013. Oregon's forest sector innovation system: An investigation towards advanced performance. The Forestry Chronicle, 2013, 89(2): 225-234.

Lamb, A-M, T.U. Daim, and S. Leavengood. 2012. Wood pellet technology roadmap. IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy 3(2): 218-230.

Leavengood, S., T.R. Anderson and T.U. Daim. 2012. Exploring linkage of quality management to innovation. Total Quality Management & Business Excellence. iFirst (online):1-15.

Leavengood, S. 2012. Understanding Oregon Tree Names. OSU Extension and Experiment Station Communications. EC 1502. 5 pp.

Leavengood, S., J.W. Funck, and J.E. Reeb. 2011. A note on face veneer checking in maple plywood. International Wood Products Journal 2(2):120-123.

Leavengood, S. and J.E. Reeb. 2011. Statistical Process Control. Part 6 - Design of Experiments. Performance Excellence in the Wood Products Industry Series. OSU Extension and Experiment Station Communications. EM9045. 16 pp.

Leavengood, S. and T.R. Anderson. 2011.  Best Practices in Quality Management for Innovation Performance. In: Proceedings of the Portland International Conference on Engineering & Technology Management (PICMET), Portland, OR.  9 pp.

Leavengood, S. and T.R. Anderson. 2011.  Quality + Innovation: Adapting Quality Management Practices to Achieve Innovation Performance. Engineered Wood Journal, Spring. p. 25-27.

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Leavengood,
S. and L. Bull. 2013. Innovation in the Forest Sector. In: “The Global Forest
Sector: Changes, Practices, and Prospects”, Hansen, E., R. Panwar, and R.
Vlosky editors. Taylor and Francis Publishers (submitted in 2012, released
December 4, 2013). 

Additional Information

Other Peer-Reviewed Publications

Reeb, J.E., and S. Leavengood. 2010.  Introduction to Lean Manufacturing. Performance Excellence in the Wood Products Industry Series.  OSU Extension and Experiment Station Communications.  EC 1636.  7 pp.

Leavengood, S. and T.R. Anderson. 2010.  Best Practices in Quality Management for Innovation Performance. In: Proceedings of the 53rd International Convention of the Society of Wood Science & Technology. October 11-15, Geneva, Switzerland. 8 pp.

Reeb, J.E., S. Leavengood, and C. Knowles. 2009. Needs assessment of the Oregon forest products industry. Forest Products Journal 59(4): 35-39.

Leavengood, S. 2009. Using the Web to Facilitate Extension Program Delivery and Management. In: A Southern Region Conference on Technology Transfer and Extension in Natural Resources. USDA Forest Service Southern Research Station GTR-SRS-116. Bill Hubbard Ed. 5 pp.

Leavengood, S. and J.E. Reeb. 2009. Statistical Process Control. Part 5 - Cause-and-Effect Diagrams. Performance Excellence in the Wood Products Industry Series. OSU Extension and Experiment Station Communications. Submitted for publication July 09. 11 pp.

Lamb, A-M, T. Daim, and S. Leavengood. 2009. Technology Roadmap: Wood/Bio-energy Pellet "Renewable Energy." In: Technology Management in the Age of Fundamental Change, D. F. Kocaoglu, T. R. Anderson, and D. Milosevic, Eds., Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering and Technology. 18 pp.

Leavengood, S. and T.R. Anderson. 2009. Best Practices in Quality Management for Achieving Quality and Innovation Performance, In: Technology Management in the Age of Fundamental Change, D. F. Kocaoglu, T. R. Anderson, and D. Milosevic, Eds., Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering and Technology. 37 pp.

Leavengood, S. 2008. Developing Markets for Lesser-Known Species: The Case of Western Juniper in Oregon. In: Proceedings of the 51st International Convention of the Society of Wood Science & Technology. November 10-12, 2008. Concepcion, Chile. 9 pp.

D. Nicholls and S. Leavengood. 2003. Processing Red Alder for Maximum Local Benefit. In: Uses and Markets for Alaska Yellow Cedar and Red Alder, Proceedings from an 8-Hour Wood Products Workshop. Bob Gorman (University of Alaska-Fairbanks) and Dave Nicholls (USFS Sitka) Eds. 5 pp.

Reeb, J.E. and S. Leavengood. 2003. Operations Research: Simulating a Manufacturing System: An Introduction. Performance Excellence in the Wood Products Industry Series. OSU Extension and Experiment Station Communications. EM 8837-E. 11 pp.

Leavengood, S. and Western Wood Products Association. 2003. Lumber Shrinkage Estimator. Excel program to estimate shrink and swell for wood. Revision of Wood.xls for WWPA species groupings and adaptation for WWPA website.

Leavengood, S. and I. Petaisto. 2002. WoodDensity.xls. Excel program to calculate density of logs for estimating yields from timber sales. Developed in collaboration with Inga Petaisto, Region 2 Logging Engineer, USDA Forest Service.

Reeb, J.E. and S. Leavengood. 2002. Operations Research: Transportation problem: A special case for linear programming. Performance Excellence in the Wood Products Industry Series. OSU Extension and Experiment Station Communications. EM 8779. 35 pp.

Leavengood, S. 2001. Increasing the Production Capacity of a Work Cell Using Modeling and Simulation, In: Technology Management in the Knowledge Era, D. F. Kocaoglu, T. R. Anderson, and D. Milosevic, Eds., Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering and Technology. 2 pp.

Charlton, B.A., S. Leavengood, and J. Dahm. 2001. Hybrid Poplar Performance. In: Crop Research in the Klamath Basin: 2000 Annual Report (OSU Klamath Experiment Station Annual Report. OSU Agricultural Experiment Station. 5 pp.

Leavengood, S. and J.E. Reeb. 2000. Statistical Process Control. Part 3 - Starting a Program: Pareto Analysis and Check Sheets. Performance Excellence in the Wood Products Industry Series. OSU Extension and Experiment Station Communications. EM 8771. 9 pp.

Leavengood, S. and J.E. Reeb. 2000. Statistical Process Control. Part 4 - Flowcharts. Performance Excellence in the Wood Products Industry Series. OSU Extension and Experiment Station Communications. EM 8772. 11 pp.

Reeb, J.E. and S. Leavengood. 2000. Operations Research: Solving linear programs - duality and sensitivity analysis. Performance Excellence in the Wood Products Industry Series. OSU Extension and Experiment Station Communications. EM 8744. 24 pp.

Leavengood, S. and L. Swan. 1999. Western juniper drying project summaries, 1993-96. General Technical Report PNW-GTR-475, USDA Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station, Portland, OR. 8 pp.

Leavengood, S. and J.E. Reeb. 1999. Statistical Process Control, Part 1: An Introduction. Performance Excellence in the Wood Products Industry Series. OSU Extension and Experiment Station Communications. EM 8726. 19 pp.

Leavengood, S. and J.E. Reeb. 1999. Statistical Process Control, Part 2: How and Why SPC Works. Performance Excellence in the Wood Products Industry Series. OSU Extension and Experiment Station Communications. EM 8733. 27 pp.

Leavengood, S. 1998. Identifying Common Northwest Wood Species: A Woodworker's Guide. OSU Extension and Experiment Station Communications. EM 8688. 16 pp.

Reeb, J.E. and S. Leavengood. 1998. Operations Research: An introduction to models and probability concepts. Performance Excellence in the Wood Products Industry Series. OSU Extension and Experiment Station Communications. EM 8718. 19 pp.

Reeb, J.E. and S. Leavengood. 1998. Operations Research: Using the graphical method to solve linear programs. Performance Excellence in the Wood Products Industry Series. OSU Extension and Experiment Station Communications. EM 8719. 21 pp.

Reeb, J.E. and S. Leavengood. 1998. Operations Research: Using the simplex method to solve linear programming maximization problems. Performance Excellence in the Wood Products Industry Series. OSU Extension and Experiment Station Communications. EM 8720. 27 pp.

Leavengood, S. and J.E. Reeb. 1997. Product and Market Opportunities for Hybrid Poplar in Oregon. OSU Extension and Experiment Station Communications. EM 8667. 4 pp.