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Bob Mcquaid Associate Professor of Information Systems Technology Management

John Robert "Bob" McQuaid Jr., PhD

Associate Professor of Information Systems Technology Management
Graziadio Business School

Biography

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.

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

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).

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

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).

Courses

  • BSM 481
  • 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
  • MBFE 656
  • MBFE 660
  • MBFE 670