Introduction and request for your insight

Hello everyone,

My name is Lynette Krampf. I have been a member of ASQ off and on for many years. I am embarking on a new challenge. I have started a doctoral degree at the University of Concordia, Wisconsin. The doctoral program is leadership in innovation and continuous improvement. Even though it is early in the program, I sincerely appreciate anyone who has achieved their doctorate. I hope to get your advice. I am investigating dissertation topics on innovation models, design for six sigma, or closed loop quality. I am curious if others have insights they would be interested in sharing or areas they feel are research gaps. If so, please respond to this post. I look forward to your comments and appreciate your support.

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Trish Borzon
1464 Posts

Hi @Lynette Krampf - Welcome to myASQ and thank you for your membership. While I don't have any ideas for you, I will tag some people who might be able to help.

@Elizabeth Cudney, @Aimee Siegler, @Duke Okes, @Grace Duffy , @Steven Kramer, @Jamison Kovach - any suggestions for Lynette?

Grace Duffy
109 Posts

@Lynette Krampf, I wish you well in your research. There is a dissertation by Dr. Jerry Mairani, past Chair of ASQ, which might be of use to you: Toward the Development of an Enhanced Quality Body of Knowledge for the Reduction of Quality Program Implementation and Sustainment Issues By: Jerry J. Mairani A Dissertation Submitted in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Management California Coast University 2014. If you cannot find it on the Internet, please email me at and I will send you my electronic copy I received from Dr. Mairani. Grace Duffy