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Dr. Scott P. Stevens
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JMU Faculty Scott StevensProfessor of Computer Information Systems and Business Analytics 

Started at JMU:
Sept. 1985



Ph.D., Mathematics, The Pennsylvania State University, December, 1987

    Dissertation:  Group-Action Graphs and Ramsey Graph Theory:  Investigating the Ramsey Numbers R(K1,n,     Kk,m) and R(K1,n, Bk,m).

    Dissertation Advisors:  Dr. Torrence D. Parson and Dr. George E. Andrews

    Primary Fields:  Combinatorics, Graph Theory, Neural Networks

    Secondary Fields:  Algebra, Topology, Number Theory, Analysis 

B.S., Mathematics, The Pennsylvania State University, 1979

B.S., Physics, The Pennsylvania State University, 1979

Professional Interests:

Graph theory, combinatorics, game theory, statistics, business analytics, and quantum mechanics.

Personal Interests: 

Reading, science fiction, and wine

Current Courses Taught:

Quantitative Methods, Operations Research, Statistics (univariate and multivariate), Game Theory,

Analytical Methods II (Newtonian Physics and Calculus)

Key Publications:

“Games People Play: Game Theory in Life, Business, and Beyond”.  24-part series on  game theory for the Teaching Company, 2008.

"A Study of the Effectiveness of Web-Based Homework in Teaching Undergraduate Business Statistics" by Scott P. Stevens and Susan W. Palocsay, Decision Science Journal of Innovative Education, accepted, to appear.

"Does Private School Competition Harm Public Schools?  Revisiting Smith and Meier's The Case Against School Choice", with R. Maranto and S. Milliman,  Political Research Quarterly, March 2000.

“An Optimization Model for Planning Natural Gas Purchases, Transportation, Storage, and Deliverability”, with Bopp, A, Kannan, V.,  and Palocsay,  S.:  Omega, International Journal of Management Science 24(5) (1996).

"Using Neural Networks for Trauma Outcome Evaluation", with R. Brookshire, S. Palocsay, W. Sacco, W. Copes, R. Buckman, and J. Smith, European Journal of Operations Research (93)2, Special Issue on Neural Networks, 1996.

"Ramsey Numbers for Stars Versus Complete Multipartite Graphs", Congressus Numerantium 73 (1990).