OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

Leavengood, Scott

Position Type: 
Faculty
Job Title: 
Associate Professor and Director of the Oregon Wood Innovation Center
Department: 
Outreach and Engagement
Wood Science & Engineering
Office Location: 

130 Richardson Hall

Phone Number: 
(541) 737-4212
Fax Number: 
(541) 737-3385
Education: 
Ph.D. Systems Science/ Engineering Management, Portland State University
M.S., Forest Products, Oregon State University
B.S., Wood Science & Technology, Colorado State University
Educational Background: 
Ph.D. Dissertation: Identifying Best Quality Management Practices for Achieving Quality and Innovation Performance in the Forest Industry: http://dr.archives.pdx.edu/xmlui/handle/psu/6946

Master's Thesis: Performance Analysis of the Hardware and Software Components of an Optical Scanning System for Monitoring Lumber Sizes: http://hdl.handle.net/1957/18373
Research Areas: 
  • Forest Products Business and Marketing
Bio: 
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.

Advising

Graduate Major Advisor
Graduate Students: 
Courses Taught: 
WSE 465
Renewable Materials Manufacturing Experience
Selected Publications: 
  1. Leavengood, S. 2015. Quality Management. Wood-Based Entrepreneurs Toolkit. OSU Forest Research Laboratory, Contributions in Education and Outreach No. 3g.
  2. Leavengood, S. 2015. Operational Planning. Wood-Based Entrepreneurs Toolkit. OSU Forest Research Laboratory, Contributions in Education and Outreach No. 3f.
  3. Leavengood, S. and J.E. Reeb. 2015. 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 10 pp. (revision and update of 1999 publication)
  4. Leavengood, S. and J.E. Reeb. 2015. Statistical Process Control. Part 9 - Process Capability Analysis. Performance Excellence in the Wood Products Industry Series. OSU Extension and Experiment Station Communications. EM 9111 9 pp.
  5. Leavengood, S. and J.E. Reeb. 2015. Statistical Process Control. Part 8 - Attributes Control Charts. Performance Excellence in the Wood Products Industry Series. OSU Extension and Experiment Station Communications. EM 9110 9 pp.
  6. Leavengood, S. and J.E. Reeb. 2015. Statistical Process Control. Part 7 - Variables Control Charts. Performance Excellence in the Wood Products Industry Series. OSU Extension and Experiment Station Communications. EM 9109 19 pp.
  7. Leavengood, S. 2014. Wood Products Extension at Oregon State University - the Oregon Wood Innovation Center (OWIC). eXtension.org Wood Products Community of Practice. June 13, 2014.
  8. 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.
  9. 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