Academic, Professional and
Government Experience
National Science Foundation Washington, D.C.
Director, Decision, Risk & Management Science Program

Administered review and recommended awards of grants from a $3 million budget.
  • With other grant officers, successfully lobbied for creation of a social sciences directorate at NSF.
  • Awarded first grants to industry as part of NSF's private sector initiative.
  • Successfully championed the funding of educational grants to teach students decision-making.
  • Successfully lobbied for doubling the research budget on biotechnology social impact research.
Teaching Experience
University of Michigan,  Ann Arbor, MI
Adjunct Professor, Industrial & Operations Engineering Department

Taught Course in Decision Analysis
University of Michigan,  Dearborn, MI
Adjunct, Lecturer, School of Management
Taught Courses in Operations Management
Oakland University,  Rochester, MI
1995- 2000 Adjunct Full Professor, Systems Engineering Department

Taught courses in engineering risk analysis at Oakland University campus
Taught courses at Vienna on behalf of Oakland University and Vienna Technical University
Wharton,  Philadelphia, PA
Guest Lecturer, Marketing
Professional Activities
Program Chair, Section on Marketing in Statistics, American Statistical Association,2002-2004.
General Chair, Section on Risk Analysis,American Statistical Association,1997-9
Program Chair, Risk Analysis Section, American Statistical Association,1996-7
Program Chair, Risk Analysis Section, American Statisticial Association,1995-6
Member, Council of Representatives(for Risk Analysis), American Stat. Association,1994
Member, Council of Sciences, International Society for Bayesian Analysis,1994-1995
Session Chair,1987, International Society of Forecasting
Session Chair,1989, Southern Economic Association Meeting
Program Committee,International Symposium on Automotive Technology & Automation
Advisor on NSF Contract

Councilmember, Decision Analysis Society, 2002-2005.
Chair, INFORMS Award Committee for the Teaching of Practice
Councilmember, Institute for Operations Research & Management Science(INFORMS),1995.
Councilmember, Operations Research Society of America(ORSA), 1994.
Member, Management Sciences Roundtable (Member, Membership Subcommittee)
Chair, Marketing Strategy Committee, Institute of Management Sciences(TIMS),1993-4.
Co-Chair, Fall 1994 TIMS/ORSA Program Committee(Responsible for invited papers)
Member, Meetings Committee, INFORMS,1995.
Councilmember, ORSA/TIMS Decision Analysis Section(1987-1990).
Chair, ORSA/TIMS Marketing Strategy Committee(1993-1994)
Decision Analysis Cluster Chair, 1987,1994 TIMS/ORSA Meetings
Session Chair:1985,1986,1988,1992 TIMS/ORSA Meetings
Vice-President, Southeast Michigan Chapter of ORSA/TIMS,1992-1995
Secretary, Southeast Michigan Chapter of ORSA/TIMS, 1987
Co-Founder, Southeast Michigan Chapter
American Marketing Association
Review Board, Journal of Marketing
Ad Hoc Reviewer, Management Science, Jr. of Academy of Mgt., Production & Operat.Mgt. Soc.

Vice-President for Publications, Production & Operations Mgt Society(1999-)
Vice-President for Finance, Production & Operations Mgt Society(1995-1996)
Member, Board of Governors,Production & Operations Mgt Society(1992-1994)
Area Editor, Production & Operations Mgt Journal(1993-1995)
Member, Josephy Orlicky Operations Mgt Award Committee(1993)

Session Chair,1987, International Society of Forecasting
Session Chair,1989, Southern Economic Association Meeting
Program Committee,International Symposium on Automotive Technology & Automation
Advisor on NSF Contract

Expert Witness, House Subcommittee on Research And Science Education (House Committee on Science and Technology) on `the contribution of the social sciences in the Energy Challenge’) (Sept.25,2007)
National Advisory Council on Environmental Policy--Envir. Protection Agency
Member, Pollution Measurement Subcommittee
Chairperson, Materials Accounting Data Working Party
Member, Toxic Data Reporting Subcommittee

James Madison College, Michigan State University
Alumni Association President, 1985-8, Boardmember,1981-3,Vice-President,1984-5
Vice-Chair, James Madison College Board of Visitors, 1995-1997
Chair,Program Committee, James Madison College Board of Visitors,1997-1998

Delivered many papers at:
TIMS/ORSA, International Federation of Operations Research, International Society of
Forecasting, Public Choice, Bayesian Research Conference, American Physical Society,
Economic Sciences & Public Choice Conference, Foundations of Utility & Risk Conference, Judgement/Decision making Conference, NBER-NSF Seminar on Bayesian
Inference in Econometrics & Statistics, University of Chicago, Northwestern University,
University of Michigan, University of Arizona, University of California at Irvine.
Ad Hoc Reviewer for
Physics Letters, IEEE Transactions, JASA, Mgt Science, International Economic Review,
American Political Science Review, Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, National Science
Foundation grant applications, Kentucky Planning Office grant applications.

Institute for Operations.Research & Mgt Science
International Society for Bayesian Analysis
International Platform Association
American Economic Association
American Statistical Association
Judgment/Decision Making Society

Society for Risk Assessment
American Physical Society
Royal Economic Society Public Choice Society
Phi Beta Kappa
Phi Kappa Phi

National Merit Scholarship
National Science Foundation 3-Year Fellowship
Alumni Distinguished Scholarship, Michigan State University
Lilly Fellowship
Listed,Who's Who in the Midwest;
Listed, Who's Who in Frontiers of Science & Technology,
Listed, The Directory of Distinguished Americans,
Honored Member, Strathmore's Who's Who Registry of Business Leaders

Award of Excellence, General Motors R&D, for R&D Project Selection Process.
1998 President’s Council Award, General Motors Corporation, for work on Portfolio Concepts Process
2002 UAW-GM People Make Quality Happen Award
2003: GMNA Award for Creative & Incredible Performance in Engineering Design
2004 GM Chairman’s Honors
2006 Decision Analysis Publication Award
2008 INFORMS Fellow
Omega Rho Honor Society