Scott  Stevens


Professor, Computer Information Systems & Business Analytics
Year Started at JMU: 1985
Contact Info

  • 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
  • Quantum mechanics
Personal Interests
  • Reading
  • Science fiction
  • Wine
Courses Taught
  • COB 191 - Business Analytics I
  • BSAN 390 - Statistical Modeling for Business Analytics
  • HON 200 - Game Theory
Awards and Recognitions
  • Kenneth Bartee Award for Teaching Innovation, 2018
  • Kenneth Bartee Award for Teaching Innovation, 2010
  • COB Distinguished Teaching Award, 2008
  • Otto Brenner Award for Outstanding Professor, 1999-2000
  • Carl L. Harter Distinguished Teacher for James Madison University, 1999
Key Publications

Babik, D., Stevens, S.P., Waters, A. & Tinapple, D. (2020).The Effects of Dispersion and Reciprocity on Assessment Fidelity in Peer-Review Systems: A Simulation Study, IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies.

Palocsay, S.W., Stevens, S.P. & Novoa de Oro, L.J.  (2020). STRATA:  An Excel-Based Tool for Effective Analysis of Assessment Instrument Results, INFORMS Transactions on Education.  

Stevens, S.P. & Palocsay, S. (2017). Teaching Use of Binary Variables in Integer Linear Programs:  Formulating Logical Conditions, INFORMS Transactions on Education, 18(1), 28-36.

Stevens, S., Waters, A., Babik, D. & Tinnaple, D. (2016). Efficacy of peer review network structures: The effects of reciprocity and clustering, International Conference on Information Systems.

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