Matthew Liberatore
John F. Connelly Endowed Chair in Management
Faculty Director, Center for Business Analytics
Professor, Management and Operations


Bartley Hall Rm 3072


Management


800 Lancaster Avenue


Villanova, PA 19085




Email: matthew.liberatore@villanova.edu


Phone: (610) 519-4390


www.homepage.villanova.edu/matthew.liberatore



Education:

BA, University of Pennsylvania, 1972


MS, University of Pennsylvania, 1973


PhD, University of Pennsylvania, 1976








Publications:

  • Liberatore, M. and Pollack-Johnson, B., "Improving Project Management Decision Making by Modeling Quality, Time, and Cost Continuously," IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, Vol. 60, No. 3 (August 2013), 518 - 528.

  • Liberatore, M., and Luo, W., "ASP, the Art and Science of Practice: A Comparison of Technical and Soft Skills Required by Analytics and OR Professionals," Interfaces, Vol. 43, No. 2 (March-April 2013), 194 - 197.

  • With T. Miller, "A Practical Framework for Supply Chain Planning," Supply Chain Management Review, March - April, 2011.

  • Liberatore, M., and Luo, W., "INFORMS and the Analytics Movement: The View of the Membership," Interfaces, Vol. 41, No 6 (November-December 2011), 578 - 589.

  • With W. Luo, "The Analytics Movement: Implications for Operations Research," Interfaces, Vol. 40, No. 4 (July-August 2010), 313 - 324.

  • With T. Coghlan, G. Diehl, E. Karson, W. Luo, R. Nydick, B. Pollack-Johnson, and W. Wagner, "The Current State of Analytics in the Corporation: The View from Industry Leaders," International Journal of Business Intelligence Research, Vol. 1, No. 2 (2010), 1 - 8.

  • With W. Luo, "Coordination in Consultant-Assisted IS Projects: An Agency Theory Perspective," IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, 57(2), 2010.

  • With W. Luo, "Achieving IT Consultant Objectives Through Client Project Success," Information & Management, 46(5), 2009.

  • With R. Nydick, C. Daskalakis, E. Kunkel, J. Cocroft, and R. Myers, "Helping Men Decide About Scheduling Prostate Cancer Screening Exam," Interfaces, 39(3), 2009.

  • With H. Bowles, J. Holmes, S. Ratcliffe, R. Nydick, and D. Naylor, "Factors Identified by Experts to Support Discharge Referral Decision Making," Nursing Research, 58(2), 2009.

  • "Critical Path Analysis with Fuzzy Activity Times," IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, 55(2), 2008.

  • With K. Bowles, S. Ratcliffe, J. Holmes, R. Nydick, and M. Naylor, "Discharge Referral Decisions Made by Multidisciplinary Experts Compared to Hospital Clinicians and the Patients' 12-Week Outcomes," Medical Care, 46(2), 2008.

  • With R. Nydick, "The Analytic Hierarchy Process in Medical and Health Care Decision Making: A Literature Review," European Journal of Operational Research, Vol. 189 (2008), 194 - 207.





Honors and Awards:

Best Paper Award for Contribution to Theory, Northeast Decision Sciences Institute, 2012; Certificate of Merit, Institute of Management Accountants, 2007; John Tonkinson Teaching Innovation Award, 1999; Villanova University Outstanding Faculty Scholar, 1992









  • Specialties:

    Business Analytics; Project Management; Operations Management; Supply Chain Management



  • Research:

    Analytics Applications; Project Planning and Scheduling; Supply Chan Planning; Healthcare Operations



  • Courses Taught:

    Operations Management; Supply Chain Management; Decision Technology for Business Application; Project Management; Introduction to Business Analytics



  • Non-Academic Positions:

    Manager of Operations Analysis and Manager of R&D Planning and Evaluation, FMC Corporation: 1976-80; Management Science Analyst, RCA Corporation: 1974-76; Management Research Analyst, University of Pennsylvania: 1972-74; Consulted with FMC Corporation, Rohm & Haas, Campbell Soup, American Olean Tile, Armstrong World Industries, American Cyanamid, Lockhead-Martin, Thomas Jefferson University, U.S. Small Business Administration, Mannington Mills, and iMedium




  • Additional Information:

    At VSB Since 1983






Wenhong Luo
Associate Professor, Accountancy & Information Systems
The John and Rachel Cashwell Emerging Scholar in Management Information Systems


Bartley Hall Rm 3002


Accountancy


800 Lancaster Avenue


Villanova, PA 19085




Email: wenhong.luo@villanova.edu
Phone:(610) 519-5592
Phone:www.homepage.villanova.edu/wenhong.luo

Education:


BS, East China Normal University, 1985


MBA, University of Nijenrode, 1990


PhD, University of Kentucky, 1995








Publications:

  • With Q. Chung & W. P. Wagner, "Strategic Alliance of Small Firms in Knowledge Industries: A Management Consulting Perspective," Business Process Management Journal, 12(2), 2006

  • With S. Chaudhry, "Application of Genetic Algorithms in Production and Operations Management," International Journal of Production Research, 43(19), 2005

  • With D. Strong, "A Framework for Evaluating ERP Implementation Choices," IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, 51(3), 2004

  • With M. Najdawi, "Building Trustworthy Websites: Surveying Consumer Health Portals," Communications of the ACM, 47(1), 2004

  • With M. Liberatore, R. Nydick, Q. Chung, & E. Sloane, "Impact of Process Change on Customer Perception of Waiting Time: A Field Study," Omega, 32, 2004

  • With D. Cook, "The Role of Third Party Seals in Building Trust Online," e-Service Journal, 2(3), 2003







  • Specialties:

    IT project management, E-Business Operations, Business Intelligence, Enterprise Systems Implementations, IT Industries in China




  • Research:

    Consultant-assisted IT projects; online trust; online pricing strategies; data mining in customer relationship management




  • Courses Taught:

    E-Business, Business Technology Management, Programming for Adaptive Problem Solving



  • Non-Academic Positions:

    JDU International



  • Additional Information:

    At VSB Since 2000





Stephen Mahar
The Richard J. and Barbara Naclerio Scholar in Analytics,
Associate Professor, Management & Operations


Bartley Hall Rm 2094


Management


800 Lancaster Avenue


Villanova, PA 19085




Email: stephen.mahar@villanova.edu


Phone:(610) 519-6108








Publications:

  • “Optimizing Marketer Costs and Consumer Benefits Across ‘Clicks’ and ‘Bricks’,” with P. Daniel Wright, K. M. Bretthauer, and R. P. Hill, Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, 42, 2014, 619-641.

  • “Eli Lilly and Company Uses Integer Programming to Form Volunteer Teams in Impoverished Countries,” with W. Winston and P. Daniel Wright, Interfaces, 43(3), 2013, 268-284.

  • “Centralized Nurse Scheduling to Simultaneously Improve Schedule Cost and Nurse Satisfaction,” with P. Daniel Wright, Omega, 41(6), 2013, 1042-1052.

  • "Using Online Pickup Site Inclusion Policies to Manage Demand in Retail/E-Tail Organizations," with Peter Salzarulo and P. Daniel Wright, Computers and Operations Research, 39, 2012, p. 991-999.

  • "Locating Specialized Service Capacity in a Multi-Hospital Network," with Kurt M. Bretthauer and Peter Salzarulo, European Journal of Operational Research 212, 2011, p. 596-605.

  • "Dual Channel Supply Chains: Challenges and Opportunities in E-Fulfillment," with Kurt M. Bretthauer and P. Daniel Wright, Production and Inventory Management Journal, 47(2), 2011, p. 14-30.





Honors and Awards:

  • Barbara and Richard J. Naclerio VSB Scholar award in Analytics, VSB 2014

  • McDonough Family Faculty Award for research excellence, VSB 2014

  • Recipient of the 2011 CSB/ISOM Department Teaching Award (first time awarded)

  • Recipient of the 2010 Discere Aude Award for excellence in teaching at UNCW

  • Recipient of the Cameron School of Business MBA Class of 2009 Outstanding Faculty Award

  • Recipient of the Cameron School of Business MBA Class of 2008 Outstanding Faculty Award

  • Recipient of the 2008 Discere Aude Award for excellence in teaching at UNCW

  • Recipient of the Kelley School of Business William G. Panschar Teaching Excellence Award for the Outstanding Associate Instructor of the Year 2002-2003








  • Research:

    Supply Chain Management, Operations Management, Multi-Channel Supply Chains, Analytics Applications, Health Care Services, Innovative Education in Operations & Decision Sciences




  • Courses Taught:

    EMB1064: Applied Analytics (Executive MBA)
    MGT3170: Data Mining
    VSB2008: Introduction to Business Analytics
    MSA8100: Introduction to Business Analytics (MSA)



  • Non-Academic Positions:

    Product Design Engineer at Dresser-Rand




Bret Myers
Assitant Professor


Bartley Hall Rm 2092


Management


800 Lancaster Avenue


Villanova, PA 19085




Email: bret.myers@uvillanova.edu


Phone: (610) 519-4069



Ph.D., Decision Sciences, Drexel University, 2009


MS, Systems Engineering, University of Virginia, 2006


BS, Business Administration, University of Richmond, 2002








  • Specialties:

    Analytics in Business and Sports; Operations and Supply Chain Management



  • Courses Taught:

    VSB 3008: Operations Management, MBA 8250: Business Operations in the 21st Century, MBA 8147: Analytics in Sports Businesses, VSB 2008: Business Analytics, MBA 8529: Business Analytics Simulation





Robert Nydick
Professor, Management & Operations


Bartley Hall Rm 3077


Management


800 Lancaster Avenue


Villanova, PA 19085




Email: robert.nydick@villanova.edu


www.homepage.villanova.edu/robert.nydick



Education:

BS, Philadelphia University, 1978


MS, University of Pennsylvania, 1980


PhD, Temple University, 1985









Publications:

  • "Factors Identified by Experts to Support Decision Making for Post-Acute Referral," with K. H. Bowles, J. H. Holmes, S. J. Ratcliffe, M. J. Liberatore, and M. D. Naylor, Nursing Research, Vol. 58, No. 2 (2009), 115-122.

  • "Helping Men Decide about Scheduling a Prostate Cancer Screening Exam," with M. J. Liberatore, C. Daskalakis, E. Kunkel, J. Cocroft, and R. Myers, Interfaces, Vol. 39, No. 3 (2009), 209-217.

  • "The Analytic Hierarchy Process in Medical and Health Care Decision Making: A Literature Review," with M. J. Liberatore, European Journal of Operational Research, Vol. 189 (2008), 194-207.

  • "A Survey of Operations Research Models in Homeland Security," with D. Wright and M. J. Liberatore, Interfaces, Vol. 36, No. 6 (Nov.-Dec. 2006), 514-529.





Honors and Awards:

The John Tonkinson Teaching Innovation Award, Villanova University, 1999; The Lindback Award for Teaching Excellence, Villanova University, 1992; Villanova University Faculty Summer Research Award, 1989; The College of Commerce & Finance, Research Award, Villanova University, 1991, 1989; Beta Gamma Sigma, National Honor Society in Business and Management - Awarded Honorary Membership, 1991









  • Specialties:

    Analytic Hierarchy Process; Public Health; Data Mining



  • Research:


    Decision support and education of management science; the analytic hierarchy process in medical decision making settings




  • Courses Taught:

    Business Decision Making; Data Mining; Simulation and Business Analytics



  • Non-Academic Positions:

    Consultant, The Development of Decision Support Systems for Men Considering Prostate Cancer Early Detection (a study funded by Aetna U.S. Healthcare and the Department of Defense), 1998-2001; Consultant,Factors to Support Effective Discharge Decision Making(a study funded by the Department of Health and Human Services, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the National Institute of Nursing Research), 2002



  • Additional Information:

    At VSB since 1987





Alicia Strandberg
Assistant Professor, Management & Operations


Bartley Hall Rm 2081


Management


800 Lancaster Avenue


Villanova, PA 19085




Email: alicia.strandberg@villanova.edu


Phone: (610) 519-4315



BA, Rutgers University


MS, Villanova University


PhD, the Fox School of Business, Temple University








  • Specialties:

    Applied Analytics, Applied Statistical Methods, Robust Methods, Data Mining, Variance Ratio Tests



  • Research:


    Garwood, K. C., Strandberg, A. G., Clements, N. (2016) Optimizing Resources to Better Forecast Future Profits. To appear in Advances in Business and Management Forecasting.


    Garwood, K. C., Strandberg, A. G. (2016) Measuring Agreement among Ranks - Sustainability as an Application: Sustainability Application. To appear in International Journal of Business Intelligence Research (IJBIR).


    Strandberg A.G. and IGLEWICZ B. (2013). Detecting Randomness: A Review of Existing Tests with New Comparisons. Communications in Statistics- Simulation and Computation, 43:5 1187-1201.


    Strandberg A.G. and IGLEWICZ B. (2012). A Nonparametric Test for Deviation from Randomness with Applications to Stock Market Index Data. Communications in Statistics- Simulation and Computation, 42:689-697.




  • Courses Taught:

    Database Management; Enterprise Systems and Applications; Advanced Topics in MIS: CRM and Data Analytics; E -Commerce and ERP Systems; Decision Support and Applied AI



  • Non-Academic Positions:

    Towers Perrin, Voorhees, NJ, May 1998 – August 2004 Senior Specialist Analyst, April 2003 – August 2004 Specialist Analyst, January 2001 – March 2003 Associate Analyst, January 2000 – December 2000





William Wagner
Associate Professor, Accountancy & Information Systems


Bartley Hall Rm 3075


Accountancy


800 Lancaster Avenue


Villanova, PA 19085




Email: william.wagner@villanova.edu


Phone: (610) 519-6446


www.homepage.villanova.edu/william.wagner



Education:
BA, Miami University, 1981
BPhil, Miami University
MA, University of Kentucky, 1985
PhD, University of Kentucky, 1992







Publications:

  • With J. Otto and M. Najdawi, "An Empirical Study of Web Page Switching and Download Times," under review at Human Systems Research, 22, 2003

  • With V. Pant and S. Stiner, "An Introduction to TaxXML and Electronic Tax Filing," forthcoming in September issue of Journal of E -Commerce in Organizations

  • With Q B. Chung and M.K. Najdawi, "The Impact of Problem Domains and Knowledge Acquisition Techniques: A Content Analysis of P/OM Expert System Case Studies," forthcoming in Expert Systems With Applications

  • With J. Otto and Q Chung, "Knowledge Acquisition for Expert Systems in Accounting and Financial Problem Domains," accepted in Knowledge-Based Systems, 2002

  • With M. Zubey and J. Otto, "A Conjoint Analysis of VoIP Features," Internet Research, 2002





Honors and Awards:

Tonkinson Award for Innovative Curriculum, 2001; Villanova Institute for Teaching and Learning grant for distant learning, 1999; Villanova Summer Research Grant, 1999; Carpenter Scholarship, College of Business and Economics (MBA Program), University of Kentucky, 1987; Hagen Fellowship, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Kentucky, 1983; Member of Agora Excavation Staff, Athens, Greece, 1981









  • Specialties:

    Database Management; Introduction to MIS; Telecommunications



  • Research:

    ERP; XML; Expert systems; CRM



  • Courses Taught:

    Database Management; Enterprise Systems and Applications; Advanced Topics in MIS: CRM and Data Analytics; E -Commerce and ERP Systems; Decision Support and Applied AI



  • Non-Academic Positions:

    Decision Science Institute; Association of Information Systems (AIS); Association of Information Technology Professionals





Q Chung
Professor, Accounting & Information Systems


Bartley Hall Rm 3089


Accountancy


800 Lancaster Avenue


Villanova, PA 19085




Email: q.chung@villanova.edu


Phone: (610) 519-7858



BS, Seoul National University, 1982


MBA, SUNY at Albany, 1987


PhD, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1992


M.Div., Westminster Theological Seminary, 2007








  • Specialties:

    Big Data; Information Technology; Trust; Christian Ethics; Distance Education; E-Business; Korea; RFID (Radio Frequency Identification); Strategy; CLEP (College Level Examination Program)



  • Research:


    Information Technology Strategy; Big Data; Trust and Deception in Digital Environment; Distance Education; Mobile Commerce; Radio Frequency Identification (RFID); Healthcare Industry.




  • Courses Taught:

    Business Dynamics; IT as Strategic Lever; Big Data - Theories and Practice; Global Consulting Practicum - Asia; Anatomy of Data Communications; Programming for Adaptive Problem Solving; Business Data Communications; Fundamentals of E-business; Telecommunications Management



  • Non-Academic Positions:

    Engineer, Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., Ltd., Ulsan, Korea, 1982 - 1985.





Rabih Moussawi
Assistant Professor, Finance


Bartley Hall Rm 1003


Finance


800 Lancaster Avenue


Villanova, PA 19085




Email: rabih.moussawi@villanova.edu


Phone: (610) 519-8544



Ph.D. in Finance, The University of Texas at Dallas


MS, The University of Texas at Dallas


MBA, American University of Beirut


B.A. in Economics, with Distinction, American University of Beirut








  • Specialties:

    Hedge Funds; ETFs; Institutional Investors; Investments; Corporate Finance; Corporate Governance



  • Research:


    Do ETFs Increase the Commonality in Liquidity of Underlying Stocks? with Vikas Agarwal, Paul Hanouna, and Christof Stahel. Featured in the podcast Do Exchange Traded Funds Increase Volatility and Liquidity Risk? Villanova School of Business podcast series, 2018..


    ETF Short Interest and Failures-to-Deliver: Naked Short-Selling or Operational Shorting? with Richard Evans, Michael Pagano, and John Sedunov..


    The Granular Nature of Large Institutional Investors, with Itzhak Ben-David, Francesco Franzoni, and John Sedunov. Presented at the NBER Summer Institute 2015 Annual Conference, ASSA's American Finance Association 2016 Annual Conference. NBER Working Paper No. 22247. Featured in the Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation, August 2016...


    Micro-Level Value Creation Under CEO Short-Termism, with Jonathan Cohn and Umit Gurun..


    Do Hedge Funds Really Avoid High Idiosyncratic Stocks? with Itzhak Ben-David and Denys Glushkov..





  • Courses Taught:

    FIN 2323 - Equity Markets and Valuation, MSF 8625 - Quant Finance, MSA 8310 - Advanced Business Applications: Analytics in Fintech & Financial Textual Analysis, FIN 2121 - Special Topics in Finance: Undergraduate Finance Research Seminar





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