James S. Dyer
The Fondren Centennial Chair in Business
Professor, Department of Information, Risk and Operations Management
Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin
B.A., University of Texas at Austin
Dr. James S. Dyer holds the Fondren Centennial Chair in Business in the College of Business Administration. He served as chair of the Department of Information, Risk and Operations Management for nine years (1988-97). During the spring semester of 1999 he was the Philip J. Rust Visiting Professor of Business at the Darden Business School at the University of Virginia where he taught courses in decision and risk analysis.
Dr. Dyer's research and teaching interests include risk management and capital budgeting. He has published three books and more than sixty articles on risk analysis and investment science. He received the College of Business Administration Foundation Advisory Council Award for Outstanding Research Contributions in 1999. Jim is the former Chair of the Decision Analysis Society of the Operations Research Society of America (now INFORMS). This group has a membership of over 900 academics and practitioners in the field of decision analysis. He received the Frank P. Ramsey Award for outstanding career achievements from the Decision Analysis Society of INFORMS in 2002.
Dr. Dyer has consulted with a number of companies regarding the application of decision and risk analysis tools to a variety of practical problems, including the Jet Propulsion Laboratories, the RAND Corporation, AEP, IBM, PEMEX and the Department of Energy. Recently, he was the principal investigator of a project that provided an evaluation of alternatives for the disposition of surplus weapons-grade plutonium for the Department of Energy.
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