Matthew Liberatore

Matthew Liberatore

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

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Bartley Hall Rm 3072
800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085

Phone: (610) 519-4390


BA, University of Pennsylvania, 1972
MS, University of Pennsylvania, 1973
PhD, University of Pennsylvania, 1976


  • 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


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


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


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