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John Robert "Bob" McQuaid Jr., PhD

Associate Dean of Operations; Associate Professor of Information Systems Technology Management


Phone:
(805) 379-5808

Email:  bob.mcquaid@pepperdine.edu

John Robert "Bob" McQuaid Associate Professor of Information Systems

Prior to academia, Dr. McQuaid’s industry experience included engineering, operations, and project management positions with U.S. Steel, General Dynamics, and Abbott Laboratories. After receiving his PhD in Management Science from the University of North Texas, he joined Graziadio as a Decision Sciences faculty member in 1998. In addition to teaching classes in both Decision Sciences and Information Systems, he has served in a variety of service and administrative leadership roles including inter alia: Director of the Full-time MBA Program; inaugural Director of the MS in Applied Analytics Program; Chair of the newly created Information Systems and Technology Management discipline; Chaired the Pepperdine Graziadio Business School Full-time MBA Program, Faculty Council, and Personnel Committees; Chairing the University Faculty Council for four years and serving on the University Academic (UAC), Grievance (UGC), and Tenure (UTC) Committees.

He was also Chair of the Faculty Engagement sub-committee during the last WSCUC accreditation review at Pepperdine Graziadio and co-authored the Provost’s policy on Shared Governance approved by all five Pepperdine schools. For the past two years, Bob has also served on the Board of Directors for the Decision Sciences Institute.

PhD in Management Science
University of North Texas
Supporting Areas of Emphasis: Operations Management
Dissertation Title: Machine Combination Analysis Procedure for Selecting Optimal Factory Cell Composition

PhD in Information Systems and Technology
Claremont Graduate Institute
Dissertation Title: Knowledge Integration on Virtual Teams

MBA
Texas Christian University

BS in Mechanic Engineering
Virginia Tech

Education

PhD in Management Science

University of North Texas
Supporting Areas of Emphasis: Operations Management
Dissertation Title: Machine Combination Analysis Procedure for Selecting Optimal Factory Cell Composition

PhD in Information Systems and Technology

Claremont Graduate Institute
Dissertation Title: Knowledge Integration on Virtual Teams

MBA

Texas Christian University

BS in Mechanic Engineering

Virginia Tech

Teaching Experience

Pepperdine University

BSM 481, 1 course.
DESC 593, 2 courses.
DESC 603, 3 courses.
DESC 620, 10 courses.
DESC 624, 2 courses.
DESC 656, 6 courses.
GSBM 670, 34 courses.
ISTM 603, 4 courses.
ISTM 613, 4 courses.
ISTM 627, 1 course.
ISTM 654, 4 courses.
ISTM 660, 9 courses.
MBA 679, 2 courses.
MBAA 662, 17 courses.
MBAA 672, 28 courses.
MBAK 676, 1 course.
MBAM 590, 1 course.
MBAM 593, 1 course.
MBAM 603, 8 courses.
MBAM 613, 3 courses.
MBAM 690, 2 courses.
MBAM 698, 7 courses.
MBFE 654, 9 courses.
MBFE 656, 4 courses.
MBFE 660, 5 courses.
MBFE 670, 2 courses.

Non-Credit Instruction

Simulation, Strategy Simulation EMBA 65 and 66 Lead. (November 27, 2007 - November 28, 2007).

Simulation, Strategy Simulation with G. Whitfield. (November 9, 2007 - November 10, 2007).

MBFE670B.35 Simulation Lead, 27 participants. (October 19, 2007 - October 20, 2007).

Workshop, EMBA 72N Effective Executive Workshop. (August 22, 2007 - August 24, 2007).

Simulation, Strategy Simulation EMBA 64 Lead, 20 participants. (July 26, 2007 - July 27, 2007).

Simulation, Strategy Simulation with G. Whitfield, 30 participants. (July 13, 2007 - July 14, 2007).

Simulation, Strategy Simulation with S. Baumgartner, 24 participants. (June 29, 2007 - June 30, 2007).

Simulation, Strategy Simulation with S. Baumgartner, 24 participants. (June 22, 2007 - June 23, 2007).

Workshop, EMBA 70N Effective Executive Workshop, 14 participants. (April 25, 2007 - April 27, 2007).

Simulation, Strategy Simulation EMBA 62 and 63 Lead. (March 29, 2007 - March 30, 2007).

Simulation, MBFE670B.45 Simulation Lead, 21 participants. (March 2, 2007 - March 3, 2007).

Simulation, Strategy Simulation with J.Green. (February 23, 2007 - February 24, 2007).

Management/Executive Development, Southern California Edison, 20 participants. (November 1, 2006 - November 3, 2006).

Management/Executive Development, Southern California Edison, 20 participants. (May 17, 2006 - May 19, 2006).

Management/Executive Development, Southern California Edison, 20 participants. (March 22, 2006 - March 24, 2006).

Professional Experience

Abbott Laboratories

Senior Manufacturing Engineer/Supervisor, Diagnostics Division. (March 1994 - August 1995).

Senior Facilities Planner - Facilities, Diagnostics Division. (February 1992 - March 1994).

General Dynamics Corporation

Project Engineer - Facilities Planning and Implementation, Fort Worth Division. (March 1989 - February 1992).

Plant Systems Design Engineer - Facilities Design, Fort Worth Division. (January 1986 - March 1989).

Operations Supervisor - Production Department, Structural Trades, Quincy Shipbuilding Division, Quincy Massach. (March 1983 - January 1986)

Professional Memberships

Association for Information Systems.

Decision Sciences Organization. (September 2004 - Present).

Publications

McQuaid, J. R. (2006). Moving from a Mainframe to a Web-Based Design. Journal of Modern Business.

McQuaid, J. R. (2007). Application of Minimal Spanning Tree and Assignment Algorithms to Tractor Scheduling Problem. Decision Sciences Institute.

McQuaid, J. R. (2007). Information Systems Impact Model - Proof of Concept. Americas' Conference on Information Systems.

Presentations

McQuaid, J. R., Decision Sciences Institute National Meeting, "Analytics vs Statistics: The Problem Is...," Decision Sciences, Austin, TX. (November 21, 2016).

McQuaid, J. R., Decision Sciences Institute Annual Meeting, "Analytics Curriculum," Decision Sciences Institute, Seattle, WA. (November 22, 2015).

McQuaid, J. R., 2013 National Decision Sciences Conference, "Creating a Business Analytics Class," Decision Sciences Institute, Baltimore, MD. (November 2014).

McQuaid, J. R., 2013 National Decision Sciences Conference, "Experiences and Advice on Including Analytics in the Curriculum," Decision Sciences Institute, Baltimore, MD. (November 2013).

McQuaid, J. R. (Presenter & Author), Decision Sciences Institute 2012 National Meeting, "A Proposed Model for Knowledge Exchange on Virtual Teams," Decision Sciences Institute, San Francisco, CA. (November 20, 2012).

McQuaid, J. R. (Presenter & Author), Academic Forum, "Using Technology in the Classroom," GSBM, West LA Graduate Campus. (November 8, 2011).

McQuaid, J. R. (Presenter & Author), Cooke, S. (Presenter & Author), Pepperdine Technology and Learning Conference, "Keynote: Successes and Failures of on-line teaching," Pepperdine IT, Malibu, CA. (September 14, 2011).

McQuaid, J. R. (Presenter & Author), 2010 Decision Sciences Institute National Meeting, "Communicating with Students: Automating Personalized Email and Attachments using Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook," Decision Sciences, San Diego, CA. (November 20, 2010).

McQuaid, J. R. (Author Only), Chun, M. W. S. (Presenter & Author), Arling, P. (Author Only), IEEE / IFIP Network Operations and Management Symposium Conference, "Knowledge Management: Integrating Social Networking Technologies and A Generative Learning Environment," IEEE / IFIP, Osaka, Japan. (April 2010).

Briginshaw, J. A. (Presenter & Author), Hunt, C. J. (Presenter & Author), Valadez, R. M. (Presenter & Author), Scott, A. D. (Presenter & Author), McQuaid, J. R. (Presenter & Author), Smith, D. M. (Presenter Only), Academic Forum, "Plagiarism and Use of Turnitin (Panel)," GSBM, West LA. (November 10, 2009).

McQuaid, J. R. (Presenter & Author), Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS 2008), "The Effect of Learning Styles on Academic Performance in Technology on Mediated Learning," Toronto, CAN. (November 2008).

McQuaid, J. R. (Presenter & Author), 2007 Decision Sciences Institute Annual Meeting, "Application of Minimal Spanning Tree and Assignment Algorithms to Tractor Scheduling Problem," Decision Sciences Institute, Phoenix, AZ. (November 18, 2007).

McQuaid, J. R. (Presenter & Author), 2007 Americas' Conference on Information Systems, "Information Systems Impact Model - Proof of Concept," Association for Information Systems, Keystone Colorado. (August 12, 2007).

Valadez, R. M. (Presenter & Author), Smith, D. M. (Author Only), McQuaid, J. R. (Author Only), 82nd WEAI Conference, "Shifts in Senior Home Ownership: Will they impact Economic Forecasting Models?," Western Economic Association International, Seattle, Washington. (June 30, 2007).

McQuaid, J. R., 2003 Decision Sciences Institute National Meeting, "Receiving and Transmitting Data via the Web Using an Access Database and Active Server Pages," Washington, D.C. (November 3, 2006).

McQuaid, J. R., 2003 Decision Sciences Institute National Meeting, "Using Kendall's Coefficient of Concordance and Correlation Criterion to Assess Performance of an Analytical Hierarchy Procedure," Washington, D.C. (November 3, 2006).

McQuaid, J. R., 2003 Decision Sciences Institute Western Region, "Collecting Data Using a Web Interface," Kauai, HI. (March 3, 2006).

McQuaid, J. R., Prybutok, V., 2003 Decision Sciences Institute Western Regional, "Perception and Performance on Multiple Choice versus Free Response Examinations," Kauai, HI. (March 3, 2006).

McQuaid, J. R., Green, J., Association for Business Simulation and Experiential Learning, "The Use of Simulation in an Integrated MBA Curriculum," San Diego, CA. (March 3, 2006).

McQuaid, J. R., 2004 Decision Sciences Institute National Meeting, "Beginning Open Source Software," Boston, MA. (November 20, 2004).

McQuaid, J. R., 2004 Decision Sciences Institute National Meeting, "Proposed Model for Technology Impact and Risk Assessment," Boston, MA. (November 20, 2004).

Service

Editorial and Review Activities

Ad Hoc Reviewer, Papers, "R&D Expenditure Volatility as a Form of Information Disclosure Technology in Society," Technology in Society, 1 review. (July 2012 - September 2012).

Ad Hoc Reviewer, Papers, "Teacher as Cognitive Archaeologist: Study of Teaching Animation Principles to Business Students - Five-Frame Walk Cycle," Decision Sciences Institute, 1 review. (June 2012 - July 2012).

Ad Hoc Reviewer, Papers, "Forecasting Aggregate Retail Sales: the ARIMA model revisited," Decision Sciences Institute, 1 review. (May 2010).

Ad Hoc Reviewer, Papers, "Revenue Maximization in Dutch Auctions with a Poisson Arrival of Bidders," Decision Sciences Institute, 1 review. (May 2010).

Invited Manuscript Reviewer, "State-of-the-Art on Maturity Models for Collaboration," International Conference on Information Systems, 1 review. (July 2009).

Department

(March 30, 2005 - April 7, 2005).

(January 1, 2004 - December 31, 2004).

(September 2003 - December 2003).

Other

Student Recruiter, Executive Programs Support. (January 27, 2007).

Pepperdine University

Chaired Ad-hoc Committee, University Grievance Committee. (September 25, 2015 - January 15, 2016).

Committee Chair, University Academic Council. (January 1, 2015 - December 31, 2015).

Committee Chair, University Technology Steering Committee. (January 1, 2015 - December 31, 2015).

Committee Member, University Tenure Committee, Member. (January 1, 2015 - August 30, 2015).

Chairperson, University Faculty Council, Member. (September 2010 - August 2014).

Committee Member, Ad Hoc Committee on Shared Governance, Member. (May 2012 - January 2014).

Chairperson, Tech and Learning Faculty Steering Committee, Member. (January 2012 - August 2013).

Committee Member, University Tenure Committee, Member. (September 1, 2012 - August 1, 2013).

Chairperson, WASC Faculty Engagement University Working Committee, Chair. (January 2011 - September 2012).

Task Force Member, Assistant Provost Search Committee, Member. (November 1, 2011 - December 15, 2011).

Committee Member, Selection Committee - Associate Provost. (April 2011 - September 2011).

Committee Member, University Grievance Committee, Member. (September 2010 - August 2011).

Committee Member, University Faculty Council, Vice-Chair. (September 2009 - August 2010).

Committee Member, University Faculty Council, Secretary. (September 2008 - August 2009).

Chairperson, University Faculty Council. (September 2007 - December 2007).

(January 1, 2005 - August 1, 2005).

(January 1, 2005 - August 1, 2005).

(September 2004 - April 2005).

Professional

Decision Sciences Institute, Vice President. (April 1, 2015 - April 1, 2017).

Committee Member, DSI - Information Technology Committee, Member. (November 2011 - November 2013).

Reviewer, Paper Review - 2007 Decision Sciences Conference, Member. (April 14, 2007 - May 31, 2007).

Reviewer, Paper Review 2007 Decision Sciences Conference. (April 14, 2007 - May 31, 2007).

Reviewer, Paper Review - AMCIS 2007 Conference, Member. (March 5, 2007 - April 2, 2007).

Reviewer, Paper Review - AMCIS 2007 Conference, Member. (March 4, 2007 - April 2, 2007).

(December 2005).

(December 2005).

(March 2005).

(February 2005).

Public/Community

Set builder for Conejo Elementary Musical. (April 2011 - May 2011).

School

Committee Chair, Full-time MBA Program Committee. (October 1, 2016 - September 1, 2017).

Coordinate the scheduling of the integration module, 670 Coordinator. (September 1, 2015 - September 1, 2017).

Chairperson, GSBM Faculty Council. (September 1, 2015 - September 1, 2017).

Chairperson, GSBM Curriculum Committee. (September 1, 2015 - August 30, 2016).

Academic Director, MS in Applied Analytics. (September 1, 2015 - August 30, 2016).

Committee Member, Personnel Committee, Chair. (September 2010 - August 2013).

Committee Member, Simulation Leads, Member. (September 2009 - August 2013).

Faculty Speaker, Incoming Student Orientation. (August 17, 2013).

Attendee, Meeting, Information and Recruiting sessions. (January 2012 - December 2012).

Committee Member, Executive MBA Program Committee, Member. (September 2010 - December 2011).

Session Chair, EMBA Advisor Workshop. (May 2011 - July 2011).

Chairperson, Bowling with Bob - Faculty Retreat. (February 1, 2011 - March 3, 2011).

Committee Member, Faculty Council, Chair. (September 2009 - August 2010).

Vice Chair, Faculty Council. (September 2008 - August 2009).

Committee Member, Faculty Council, Vice President. (September 2007 - December 2007).

Attendee, Meeting, Simulation Coordinators, Member. (January 2007 - December 2007).

Committee Member, EMBA Committee. (January 2007 - August 2007).

Advisor to Associate Dean Academic Programs, Advisor - EMBA Curriculum Redesign. (January 2007 - May 2007).

Attendee, Graduation, GSBM Graduation. (April 14, 2007).

(December 1, 2005 - December 2, 2005).

(November 17, 2005 - November 18, 2005).

(November 11, 2005 - November 12, 2005).

(October 14, 2005 - October 15, 2005).

(September 2004 - August 2005).

(January 1, 2005 - August 1, 2005).

(March 31, 2005 - April 1, 2005).

(March 18, 2005 - March 19, 2005).

(February 25, 2005 - February 26, 2005).

(February 4, 2005 - February 5, 2005).

(January 2003 - September 2003).

Student Organization

Faculty Advisor, High Tech Club - Full-time MBA Program. (September 2010 - May 2011).