100 Institute RD
Affiliated Department or Office
Corporate & Professional Education
Foisie Business School
BS Aerospace and Mechanical Sciences Princeton Summa Cum Laude 1973
MS Environmental Engineering Stanford 1974
PhD Environmental Engineering Stanford Sigma Xi 1978

Dr. Monat is a Professor of Practice and Director at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, where he teaches courses in Operations Risk Management, Systems Thinking, System Optimization, Operations Management, Business Practices, and Project Management. Dr. Monat has both management and teaching experience in the medical device, separations, food & beverage, consulting, and environmental industries, having served as President of Harvard Clinical Technology, President of Business Growth Specialists, Inc., as Sr. Vice-President of Pall Corporation, and in a variety of positions for Koch Membrane Systems, Inc. 

Dr. Monat’s current research interests include applications of systems thinking, employee performance metrics, business applications of logistic regression, self-organization and emergence, project risk management, and operations risk analysis. He has a B.S. in Aerospace and Mechanical Sciences from Princeton, and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering from Stanford.

Scholarly Work

Monat, J. P., "Explaining Natural Patterns Using Systems Thinking," American Journal of Systems Science, Vol. 6 No.1, 2018 2018

Monat, J. P., and Gannon, T.F., “Two Professors’ Perspective on Competency-Based Education,” J. of Competency-Based Education, 2018, in press 2018

Monat, J. P., and Gannon, T.F., Using Systems Thinking to Solve Real-World Problems, College Publications, London, 2017 2017

Monat, J. P., and Gannon, T.F., Using Systems Thinking to Analyze ISIS, American Journal of Systems Science, Vol. 4 No. 2, pp. 36-49. doi: 10.5923/j.ajss.20150402.02. 2015

Monat, J. P., and Gannon, T.F., “What Is Systems Thinking? A Review of Selected Literature Plus Recommendations,” Am. J. of Systems Science, 4:2 2015