Operations Research/ Management Science
Statistics/Research Methods
Decision Sciences

Teaching excellence
Teaching and learning
Technology and education

Ph.D. - 1976, North Texas State University
M.B.A. - 1970, Nicholls State University
B.S. - 1968, Mississippi State University

Sample Publications

2016: "A SWOT Analysis of Big Data," Journal of Education for Business, Volume 91, Issue 5. 2016. (Co-authors: Dileepan & Wheatley).


2013: "Predicting Demand for Interlibrary Loan Requests," The Bottom Line: Managing Library Finances, Volume 26, Issue 3, 2013. (Co-authors: Dileepan & Murgai).


2013: "Using Control Charts to Monitor Students' Grades When Using a Weighted Average," International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research, Volume 3, (10), October 2013. (Co-author: Shepherd).


2012: "A Simulation Model of the Arrival, Flow, and Usage Pattern of Library Resources by the Patrons." The Bottom Line: Managing Library Finances. Volume 25, Number 4 2012. (Co-authors: Dileepan & Murgai).


2012: "Testing the Transformation Hypothesis of Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs)." SAM: Advanced Management Journal, Summer Issue (Co-authors: Laudemand and Helms).


2012: "The Effect of Custom Song Compositions on Brand Personality: An Empirical Study", The International Journal of Business, Marketing, and Decision Sciences (Spring 2012). (Co-authors: Saulpaugh & Huffman).


2012: "Quality as a Gap Analysis of College Students' Expectations.", Quality Assurance in Education. Volume 19, Number 4, 2012. (Co-authors: Jackson & Helms).


2012: "Course 360:-Business Statistics, An Online Course." Cengage Learning 2012


2011: "Improving the Quality of Higher Education:  Addressing the First Year College Student’s Expectations of a Technology-Enhanced Classroom.”  (Co-Authors Jackson and Helms). “Research in Higher Education.”



Professional Activities and Memberships
Alpha Society
Decision Sciences Institute
Delta Gamma Sigma
Delta Sigma Pi
Golden Key National Honor Society
Literati Club

Honors and Awards
Received Scrappy's Professor of the Year Award (2015)
Received the Student Government Association's Outstanding Professor Award (2009-2010)
Received “ Highly Commended Award of Excellence” from Emerald Literati Network for the paper that was published in 2008 entitled “An Exponential Smoothing Model for Predicting Traffic in the Library and the Reference Desk” (2009)
Received the “Outstanding Paper Award of Excellence” for the paper entitled “A Multiple Regression Model for Predicting Reference Desk Staffing Requirements” (2007)
Appointed as Alexander and Charlotte Guerry Professor (2000)
The College of Business's Outstanding Professor Award (1998 - 99)
The School of Business Administration's Outstanding Professor Award (1990 - 91)
Recipient of The Student Government Association's Outstanding Professor Award. (1990-91)
The Student Government Association's Outstanding Professor Award Nominee (1983-84, 1985-86, 1986-87, 1990-91)
Inducted as an honorary member of Golden Key National Honor Society (1984)
Appointed as Henry Hart Professor of Business Administration (1982)