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Dr. Ina S. Markham
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Ina Markham

Title: Professor, Computer Information Systems & Business Analytics

Year Started at JMU: 1995


Virginia Tech, Ph.D., Management Science, 1992

Virginia Tech, M.B.A., 1987 

Kolkata University, M.A., Economics, 1980

Kolkata University, B.A.(Honors), 1977 

Academic Interests:

Statistics, operations research techniques, and their applications in business.

Professional background:

Consultant, Robson Black & Ghosh (Management Consultants), 1980-1984

Service work:

Editorial Board, International Journal of Productivity and Quality Management

Decision Sciences Institute:

VP Professional Development, DSI Board of Directors, 2015-2016

Chair, Programs and Meetings Committee, 2015-2016

At-Large Vice-President, DSI Board of Directors, 2005-2007

Coordinator, Curricular Issues Mini-conference, 2007

Reviewer and Judge, Doctoral Dissertation Competition, 2001-2002

Chair, Management Science/Operations Research Track, 1999

Panelist, New Faculty Consortiums, 2001 & 2009

Panelist, Doctoral Student Consortiums, 1996 & 1998

Served on various committees 2000-date (too many to list)

          Southeast DSI:

                         Council member, 2004-date

                         President, 2002-2003

                         Program Chair, 2001              

                         Various Vice-President roles, 1995-1999                 

          Southeast INFORMS:

                         Council member, 2001-date

                         President, 1999-2001

          Program Chair, 1997

Personal Interests:

          Reading, photography, and travelling.

Current Courses Taught:

COB 291 Introduction to Management Science

BSAN 392 Descriptive & Predictive Analytics

Key Publications: 

Markham, S.E., Markham, I.S., and Smith, J.W. "At the crux of dyadic leadership: Self-other agreement of leaders and direct reports - Analyzing 360-degree feeback" Leadership Quarterly, 26(6), 2015, pp. 958-977. *Winner of the Warren Holtzman 2016 Award for Research Excellence, VA Tech Dept. of Management*

Markham, S.E., Smith, J.W., Markham, I.S., and Braekkan, K.F. “A new approach to analyzing the Achilles heel of multisource feedback programs: Can we really trust ratings of leaders at the group level of analysis?” Leadership Quarterly, 25, 2014, pp.1120-1142. *Winner of the Warren Holtzman 2015 Award for Research Excellence, VA Tech Dept. of Management*

Palocsay, S.W., and Markham, I.S. “Management Science in U.S. AACSB International-Accredited Core Undergraduate Business School Curricula.” Journal of Education for Business, 89(2), 2014, pp. 110-117.

Markham, I.S. “Assessing the Prediction of Employee Productivity: A Comparison of OLS vs. CART.” International Journal of Productivity and Quality Management, 8(3), 2011, pp.313-332.

Markham, I.S., and Rakes, T.R., "The Effect of Size and Variability of Data on the Performance of Neural Networks and Regression." Computers and Operations Research, 25(4), 1998, pp. 251-263.

Markham, I.S. and Ragsdale, C.T. "Combining Statistical Models and Neural Networks to Solve the Classification Problem in Discriminant Analysis." Decision Sciences, 26(2), March/April 1995, pp. 229-242.

Positions Held:

          2005 – present   Professor, Computer Information Systems & Business Analytics Department, James Madison University

          1999 - 2005   Associate Professor, Computer Information Systems & Management Science, James Madison University

          1995 - 1999   Assistant Professor, Computer Information Systems/Operations Management, James Madison University


College of Business Impact Award, 2014-2015

INFORMS Moving Spirit Award for Outstanding Service, 2012

SE INFORMS Distinguished Service Award, 2003