Academic Background

for Dale R. "Zai" Fox, Ph.D.

 


 

Academic Appointments

Myers University - August 2006 to Present: Information Technology

Quinnipiac University - August 1999 to July 2005: Computer Information Systems

Rider University - September 1990 to June 1999: Operations and Information Systems

The University of Tennessee - September 1985 to August 1990: Operations and Information Systems

 


 

Academic Degrees

Purdue University - Ph.D. in Industrial and Systems Engineering, 1984

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University - M.S. in Industrial and Systems Engineering, 1979

Michigan State University - B.A. Mathematics, Systems 1976

 


 

Major Interests

- Computer Networking, Security and Infrastructure
- Computer Information and Decision Support Systems
- Web Programming and Web Databases
- Mathematical, statistical and simulation models used in Marketing and Finance
- Queueing, inventory, reliability, and computer system performance evaluation
- Simulation modeling and output analysis
- Graph theory and network analysis
- Operations, Production and Logistics

 


 

Computer Background

Programming: Emphasis on  JavaScript, Java/JSP/MySQL , PHP/MySQL, C++, ASP/SQL Server, Visual Basic

Utility Software: A variety of Simulation, Statistics, Mathematical Programming, Spreadsheet and Database  Software

 


 

Teaching Experience

Networking
Network Design
Network Administration
Security
Server Side Web Programming and e-Commerce with HTML, VBScript ASPs and SQL
Client Side Web Programming with JavaScript
OOP with Java I - Applets, Applications, Decisions, Loops, Methods
OOP with Java II - GUI Development, JDBC, Servlets and JSP

Visual Basic and Access Databases
Visual Basic and Excel Spreadsheets emphasizing Financial Models
Introduction to Information Technology
Information Systems for Management Planning and Control
Web Publishing emphasizing FrontPage
C++ and C++ Graphics
Production and Operations Management
Stochastic Models
Probability and Statistics I & II
Operations Research I & II
Queueing and Inventory Models
Simulation Modeling and Output Analysis

Other Areas of Interest and Teaching Capability:

Reliability, Analysis of Algorithms,
Data Structures, Quality Assurance, Forecasting/Time Series,
Production Planning and Control, Decision Support Systems

 


 

Research Publications

Refereed Journal Articles

"Resources, Frequency, and Methods: An Analysis of Small and Medium Sized Firms' Public Policy Activities," with Ronald Cook. Business & Society, V39, N1, PP94-113(March 2000).

"Tag Along Trainer: A Computer Based Training System for Sales Call Planning," with Arup Mukherjee and William Strahle. The Academy of Information and Management Sciences Journal, V1, N1, PP45-54 (December 1998).

"Breaking the Silence: A Study of Small and Medium-Sized Firms' First Interaction in the Public Policy Process," with Ronald Cook. The Journal of Small Business Strategy, V7, N3, PP87-98(Fall 1996).

"Optimal Server Allocation in Open Queueing Networks", with R.P. Sundarraj and P. S. Sundararaghavan. Journal of Operational Research, V44, N12, PP549-558, (December 1993).

"An Empirical Analysis of the Research Productivity and the Basis of Salary Rewards for American Business Law Association Members," with Bruce Fisher. Journal of Legal Studies Education, V10, N1, PP1-45, (January, 1992).

"Recursive Solutions For The Generalized Erlang Queueing Systems," with Kingsley Gnanendran, SIAM Journal on Discrete Mathematics, V2, N2, PP 219-230, (May, 1989).

"Block Cutpoint Decomposition for Markovian Queueing Systems," Applied Stochastic Models, V4, N2, PP101-114, (June, 1988).

 

Refereed book chapters, cases and software

"Zyger Pharmaceuticals: Time and Territory Management," with Wendy Ceccucci.  A windows and web based  training simulation and case development for teaching site and sales call planning.
Also located at http://esaighu.net/wzygar/

"Zyger Pharmaceuticals: Time and Territory Management," with Wendy Ceccucci.  Sales Management: Concepts and Cases, Instructor's Resource Guide with Test Bank, Dalrymple, Cron and DeCarlo, Wiley, 7th Edition 2000. 

"Zyger Pharmaceuticals: Time and Territory Management," with William Strahle. Sales Management: Concepts and Cases, Dalrymple and Cron, Wiley, 6th Edition, PP 204-217 1998. This has an accompanying interactive computer simulation for teaching site and sales call planning.

"May Chemicals: Time and Territory Management," with William Strahle. Sales Management Moncrief and Shipp, Addison-Wesley, 1st Edition, 1997 PP360-369. This has an accompanying interactive computer simulation for teaching site and sales call planning.

"Zyger Pharmaceuticals: Time and Territory Management," with William Strahle. Sales Management: Concepts and Cases, Dalrymple and Cron, Wiley, 5th Edition 1994. This has an accompanying interactive computer simulation for teaching site and sales call planning.

 

Refereed Proceedings

"Combining Some Computer System Performance Analysis with Algorithm and Object Development in Teaching," Proceedings of the Southern Association for Information Systems, PP343-350, Savannah, (February, 2004).

"Barriers to E-Learning in Information Systems," with Bruce White and William Tastle, Proceedings of ISECON, San Diego, (November, 2003).

"Analyzing Strategic Management Using a Web Enabled Model," with Raymond Papp, Proceedings of the Southern Association for Information Systems, PP 313-317, Savannah, (March 2003).

E-Commerce Strategy Development: The Strategic Alignment Imperative, with Raymond Papp, Proceedings of AMCIS 2002, Dallas, (August 2002).

"Pedagogical Lessons from Designing a Forecasting Tool," with Arup Mukherjee, Proceedings of the Southeastern InfORMS, PP   , Myrtle Beach, (October 2000).

"Tag Along Trainer: A DSS for Training Sales People in Sales Call Planning," with Arup Mukherjee and William Strahle, Proceedings of the Southern Association for Information Systems , PP 156-158, Atlanta, (April, 1998).

"The BBQ Queueing Network Model: A Windows-Based DSS," Proceedings of the Northeast Decision Sciences Institute , PP 27-29, Boston, (March, 1998).

"A Comparison of Small and Medium-Sized Firms' Public Policy Activities: What Helps," with Ronald Cook. SBIDA 21st National Small Business Consulting Conference Proceedings , Black Hills State University, Spearfish, SD, PP 126-132 (January, 1997).

"Determinants of Research Success of Law Professors: Law Review, Law School Honors, and Law School Quality," with Bruce Fisher. Proceedings of American Business Law Association, Toronto, (August, 1990).

 

Research in Progress

"The Strategic Alignment Model and Comparing Strategies Between Bricks and Mortar and Online Firms," with Raymond Papp

"Using the Queueing Networks for Computer System Performance Evaluation"

"Graph Theoretic Techniques for Performance Measures in Markov Processes, Chains and Semi-Markov Processes," with James Solberg.

"Subgraph Generation for Performance Measures for Markovian and Semi-Markovian Processes", with James Solberg.