Dr. Ina S. Markham
Professor of Computer Information Systems and Business Analytics
Started at JMU: Fall 1995
Ph.D. Virginia Tech, 1992Major: Management Science
Dissertation: An Exploration of the Robustness of Traditional Regression Analysis versus Analysis using Back-propagation Networks
Minors: Industrial & Systems Engineering; Statistics
M.B.A. Virginia Tech, 1987
Majors: Management Science and Finance
M.A. Kolkata University, Kolkata, India, 1980
B.A. Kolkata University, Kolkata, India, 1977
Major: Economics (Honors)
Statistics, quantitative modeling, and Decision Support Systems
Current Courses Taught:
COB 191 Business Statistics
COB 291 Introduction to Management Science
CIS/BSAN 364 Decision Support Systems
BSAN 392 Descriptive & Predictive Analytics
MBA 610 Quantitative Methods for Management
MBA 656 Business Process 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.
Palocsay, S.W., Markham, I.S., and Markham, S.E. "Utilizing and Teaching Data Tools in Excel for Exploratory Analysis." Journal of Business Research, 63(2), 2010, pp. 191-206.
Markham, I.S. and Palocsay, S.W. "Scenario Analysis in Spreadsheets with Excel's Scenario Tool." INFORMS Transactions on Education, 6( 2), 2006.
Markham, S.E., and Markham, I.S. "Biometeorological Effects on Worker Absenteeism." International Journal of Biometeorology, 49(5), 2005, pp. 317-324.
Wray, B.A., Markham, I.S., and Mathieu, R.G. "An Artificial Neural Network Approach to Learning from Factory Performance in a Kanban-based System" Journal of International Technology and Information Management, 12(2), 2003, pp. 85-98.
Mathieu, R.G., Wray, B.A., and Markham, I.S. "An Approach to Learning from both Good and Poor Factory Performance in a Kanban-based JIT Production System", Production Planning and Control,13(8),2002, pp.715-724.
Markham, I.S., Mathieu, R.G., and Wray, B.A. "A Rule Induction Approach for Determining the Number of Kanbans in a Just-In-Time Production System." Computers and Industrial Engineering, 34(4), 1998, pp. 717-727.
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 Sumichrast, R.T. "A Genetic Algorithm Approach to Routing Delivery Vehicles with Multiple Sources, Destinations and Depots." Applications of Management Science: Engineering, 9, 1996, pp. 157-174.
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.
Markham, S.E., and Markham, I.S. "Self-Management and Self-Leadership Re-examined: A Levels of Analysis Perspective." Leadership Quarterly, 6(3), 1995, pp. 343-359.
Editorial Board, International Journal of Productivity and Quality Management, 2005-present
At-Large Vice-President, Decision Sciences Institute, 2005-2007
Council member, Southeast DSI, 2004-present
President, Southeast DSI, 2002-2003
Council member, Southeast INFORMS, 2001-present
President, Southeast INFORMS, 1999--2001