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Dr. Susan W. Palocsay

palocssw@jmu.edu
Contact Info

JMU Faculty Fernando Pargas

Professor, Computer Information Systems & Business Analytics

Year Started at JMU: 1990

Education:  



The George Washington University, Washington, D.C.

D.Sc., Operations Research, 1991

The George Washington University, Washington, D.C.

M.S., Operations Research, 1986

James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia

B.S., Mathematics, 1982

Academic Interests:

Data mining, optimization and simulation modeling, statistical analysis, and business process design and improvement

Professional background:

August 1983-June 1990       Systems Engineer, Member of Technical Staff

The MITRE Corporation, McLean, Virginia.

June 1982-August 1983       Associate Programmer/Analyst

Planning Research Corporation, McLean, Virginia.

Service work:

Associate Editor for Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, 2011-present.

Topical Editor for Education, Wiley Encyclopedia of Operations Research and Management Science, 2013-present.

Secretary/Treasurer for INFORM-ED (Education) Forum of INFORMS, 2009-13.

Treasurer for the Women in OR/MS Forum of INFORMS, 2002-12.

Personal Interests:

Dog training and reading

Current Courses Taught:

BSAN/CIS 393 Predictive Analytics and Data Mining

COB 291 Introduction to Management Science

Key Publications:

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

Brookshire, R. G. and Palocsay, S. W.  “Factors Contributing to the Success of Undergraduate Business Students in Management Science Courses.”  Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, 3(1), 99-108, 2005.

Palocsay, S. W. and White, M.  “Neural Network Modeling in Cross-Cultural Research:  A Comparison with Multiple Regression.”  Organizational Research Methods, 7(4), 389-399, 2004.

Falk, J. E. and Palocsay, S. W.  “Image Space Analysis of Generalized Fractional Programs.”  Journal of Global Optimization, 4, pp. 63-88, 1994.

Falk, J., Palocsay, S., Sacco, W., Copes, W., and Champion, H.  “Bounds on a Trauma Outcome Function via Optimization.” Operations Research, 40, pp. S86-S95, January-February, 1992.

Positions Held:

2002-Present  Professor, Computer Information Systems and Business Analytics Department, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia.

1996-2002     Associate Professor, Computer Information Systems/Operations Management Department, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia.

1990-1996     Assistant Professor, Department of Information and Decision Sciences, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia.

Awards:

KPMG Faculty Scholar, CIS & BSAN Department, 2014-present.

College of Business Dean’s Impact Award, 2014-15.

College of Business 2003-04 Madison Scholar

College of Business 2002-03 Distinguished Teacher Award

Decision Sciences Institute Doctoral Dissertation Award for dissertation entitled "Nonconvex Fractional Programming", 1992