I work in the field of operations research. This specialty uses mathematical models to analyze and improve the performance of systems in business and the public sector. My current research involves models of military combat. These models can help us understand issues in international security studies and in military history. I have analyzed missile warfare at sea (e.g., anti-ship cruise missiles), rocket defenses on land (e.g., Israel's Iron Dome), and key battles in history (e.g., Balaclava, Gettysburg, and Coral Sea).
I have also collaborated on research to help university students make better decisions about their studies. We have examined how students respond to feedback about their grades, and how well they perform when repeating courses.
I have been a Fulbright visiting research chair at Norwich University, and a visiting professor at the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School.
Most of my research papers are available on Brock University's Digital Repository site.
I teach courses in quality improvement, game theory, and operations management. I hold several professional certifications from the American Society for Quality.
Associate professor, Brock University
Associate professor, Carleton University
Assistant professor, Carleton University
Assistant professor, Royal Military College of Canada
University of British Columbia, PhD in Business (Management Science)
Influence of target and actual grades on studying intentions, The International Journal of Management Education 15 #1 49-59
Is the second time the charm for students repeating introductory finance?, Journal of Financial Education 41 #1 32-49
Refighting Pickett’s Charge: mathematical modeling of the Civil War battlefield, Social Science Quarterly 96 #4 1153–1168
A counterfactual study of the Charge of the Light Brigade, Historical Methods 48 #2 80-89
The salvo combat model with a sequential exchange of fire, Journal of the Operational Research Society 65 #10 1593-1601
The performance of new and repeating students in introductory economics, Journal of the Academy of Business Education 15 Spring 84-96
Modeling short-range ballistic missile defense and Israel’s Iron Dome system, Operations Research 62 #5 1028-1039
To repeat or not to repeat a course, Journal of Education for Business 88 #6 339-344
A preliminary study of grade forecasting for students, Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education 11 #2 193-210
The salvo combat model with area fire, Naval Research Logistics 60 #8 652-660
American Society for Quality
Institute for Operations Research & Management Science
Canadian Operational Research Society
Society for Military History
International Studies Association
Stochastic Analysis And Modelling (010406)
Simulation And Modelling (080110)
Interdisciplinary Engineering Not Elsewhere Classified (091599)
Higher Education (130103)
Quality Management (150313)
Defence Studies (160604)
Historical Studies Not Elsewhere Classified (210399)
Operations Research (010206)
Fulbright Visiting Research Chair (2013-2014), Chancellor's Chair for Teaching Excellence (2012-2015), Research Achievement Award (2005)