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Dennis F. Mathaisel

Professor

Academic Division: Math & Science
Babson
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Bio

Dennis Mathaisel is Professor of Management Science at Babson College. He was a Research Scientist at MIT; founder and President of a computer software firm that developed systems for airline scheduling and resource allocation; and he was a Branch Manager for Operations Research at the McDonnell Douglas Corporation. His teaching interests are in the fields of business analytics, management science, and quantitative methods. His research is focused on the sustainability of complex systems, business analytics, and airline scheduling and aircraft operations. He is the author of 39 refereed journal articles as well as three books: Sustaining the Military Enterprise: An Architecture for a Lean Transformation, Auerbach Publications Taylor & Francis Group; Sustaining the Military Enterprise: Enhancing its Ability to Perform the Mission, with J. Manary and C. Comm, CRC Press Taylor & Francis Group; and Engineering for Sustainability, with J. Manary and Ned H. Criscimagna, CRC Press Taylor & Francis Group. Dr. Mathaisel was the MIT co-lead of the Sustainment Operations Team for the Lean Sustainment Initiative for the U.S. Air Force. He has had research assignments with NASA, the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Department of Transportation (Office of the Secretary), Federal Aviation Administration, Pratt & Whitney Aircraft, Flying Tiger Line, Pan American World Airways, Hughes Air West, Olympic Airways, Federal Express, Iberia Airlines, Northwest Airlines, USAir, Continental, Garuda Indonesia, Trans World Airlines, and others. This experience has covered a range of topics including military logistics sustainability, lean enterprise sustainability, decision support systems, vehicle maintenance and routing, equipment acquisition, logistics, scheduling, fleet and route planning, and transport systems analysis and engineering. Dr. Mathaisel's current publications focus on enterprise sustainment. His publications appear in Benchmarking an International Journal, Acquisition Review Quarterly, International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, International Journal of Educational Management, Transportation Science, Journal of Combinatorial Optimization, Computers & Operations Research, Journal of Research on Computing in Education, Journal of Systems and Software, Society of Automotive Engineers, American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics, and the Decision Sciences Institute Proceedings. Dennis Mathaisel was elected as a Full Member of the Institute for Operations Research and Management Sciences (INFORMS). He is also a member of the Decision Sciences Institute (DSI), The Airline Group of the International Federation of Operational Research Societies (AGIFORS), the Mathematical Association of America (MAA), the American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics (AIAA) and the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). He is a private pilot and a previous owner of a Cessna 182 aircraft based at Hanscom AFB, Massachusetts.

Academic Degrees

  • Ph D, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • MS, University of California
  • BS, Northeastern University

Academic Interests

Business Analytics; Math and Sciences; Quantitative Methods

Awards & Honors

  • 2015 - Teaching Innovation Fund: Business Analytics for Sustainability, Babson College
  • 2005 - Best Paper Award
  • 2005 - Best Paper Award
  • 2004 - Best Paper Award
  • 2004 - Best Paper Award

Courses

Degree Courses 2016-2017
  • QTM 2000: CASE STUDIES IN BUSINESS ANALYTICS
Degree Courses 2015-2016
  • QTM 2000: CASE STUDIES IN BUSINESS ANALYTICS
  • QTM 7200: SF DATA MODELS AND DECISIONS
  • QTM 1010: QM FOR BUSINESS ANALYTICS II

Publications

Journal Articles

  • Mathaisel, D.F. (in press). New Venture Sustainability. Journal of American Academy of Business, Cambridge, The, 8. link
  • Mathaisel, D.F. (2015). Is Scalability Necessary for Economic Sustainability?. European Journal of Sustainable Development, 4(2), 275-282. link
  • Mathaisel, D.F., Comm, C.L. (2014). The Value of Health Care Sustainability. Business Review, Cambridge, The, 22(1) link
  • Driscoll, E., Comm, C.L., Mathaisel, D.F. (2013). A Lesson Plan for Sustainability in Higher Education. American Journal of Business Education, 6(2), 255-266.
  • Comm, C., Mathaisel, D.F. (2012). A Lesson Plan for Communicating the Sustainability of an Enterprise . Atlantic Marketing Journal, 1(1), 95-111. link
  • Mathaisel, D.F. (2008). Implementing a Lean Enterprise Approach to Achieve Business Excellence . International Journal of Business Excellence
  • Mathaisel, D.F., Comm, C. (2008). Sustaining Higher Education Using Wal-Mart's Best Supply Chain Management Practices . International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 9(2)
  • Mathaisel, D.F. (in press). Sustaining Higher Education Using Wal-Mart’s Best Supply Chain Management Practices. International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education
  • Mathaisel, D.F. (in press). Adding Value to Service Providers: Benchmarking Walmart. Benchmarking: An International Journal
  • Mathaisel, D.F., Comm, C., (2005). A Case Study in Applying Lean Sustainability Concepts to Universities. International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 6(2)
  • Mathaisel, D.F. (2005). A Lean Architecture for Transforming the Aerospace Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul Enterprise. International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management
  • Comm, C., Mathaisel, D.F. (2005). An Exploratory Analysis in Applying Lean Manufacturing to a Labor-Intensive Industry in China. Asia Pacific Journal of Marketing and Logistics, 17(3)
  • Comm, C., Mathaisel, D.F. (2005). An Exploratory Study of Best Lean Sustainability Practices in Higher Education. Quality Assurance in Education
  • Agripino, M.F., Cathcart, T.P., Mathaisel, D.F., Stamm, D.J. (2005). Meeting the Competitive Challenge. Industrial Engineer, 37(1)
  • Mathaisel, D.F., Agripino, M., Cathcart, T. (2005). Sustaining the Military Enterprise: Architecture for a Lean Transformation. Defense Procurement Analysis
  • Cathcart, T., Comm, C., Mathaisel, D.F. (2004). A Framework for Benchmarking, Classifying, and Implementing Best Sustainment Practices. Benchmarking: An International Journal, 11(4), 403-417.

Books

  • Mathaisel, D.F., Manary, J.M., Criscimagna, N.H. (2013). Engineering for Sustainability. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press
  • Mathaisel, D.F. (2007). Sustaining the Military Enterprise: An Architecture for a Lean Transformation: Auerbach Publications

Cases and Teaching Notes

  • Mathaisel, D.F. (2005). Best Sustainment Practices Case Study: Naval Air (NAVAIR) U.S. Navy, Jacksonville, FL.
  • Mathaisel, D.F. (2004). Best Sustainment Practices Case Study: Lockheed Martin.
  • Mathaisel, D.F. (2004). Best Sustainment Practices Case Study: Rockwell Collins.

Reports

  • Mathaisel, D.F. (2005). Business Case Analysis

Monographs

  • Comm, C.L., Mathaisel, D.F. (2014). Designing an Engineering System for Sustainability. Pfaffikon: Scientific.Net.

Others

  • Mathaisel, D.F. (in press). New Venture Sustainability. New York, NY: Journal of American Academy of Business, Cambridge link
  • Mathaisel, D.F., Manary, J., Crisimagna, N. (2012). 3 Chapters in a book: CRC Press
  • Mathaisel, D.F. (in press). Sustaining Higher Education Using Wal-Mart’s Best Supply Chain Management Practices
  • Mathaisel, D.F. (in press). Adding Value to Service Providers: Benchmarking Walmart

Presentations

  • Applying Five Abilities for Sustainability to Achieve Global Competitiveness
    Mathaisel, D. Applying Five Abilities for Sustainability to Achieve Global Competitiveness American Society for Competiveness 2015 Conference, Falls Church, VA (2015)
  • Can Scalability be a Marketing Liability for Sustainability?
    Mathaisel, D., Comm, C. Can Scalability be a Marketing Liability for Sustainability? Atlantic Marketing Association Annual Conference, Savannah, GA (2015)
  • Is Scalability Necessary for Economic Sustainability
    Mathaisel, D. Is Scalability Necessary for Economic Sustainability 3rd European Conference on Sustainable Development, Rome, Italy (2015)
  • Critical Communications Sustainability
    Mathaisel, D. Critical Communications Sustainability Critical Communications, Barcelona, Spain (2015)
  • Designing an Engineering System for Sustainability
    Mathaisel, D. Designing an Engineering System for Sustainability 2014 3rd International Conference on Mechanics and Control Engineering, Asheville, NC (2014)
  • Health Care Sustainability
    Mathaisel, D. Health Care Sustainability The Global Business, Marketing, Finance & Economics Research Conference, Los Angeles, CA (2014)
  • A Strategy for Promoting Health Care Sustainability
    Mathaisel, D. A Strategy for Promoting Health Care Sustainability 2014 International Academic Conference, San Antonio, TX (2014)
  • A Statistical Definition of Sustainability
    Mathaisel, D. A Statistical Definition of Sustainability 2014 American Statistical Association Conference on Statistical Practice, Tampa, FL (2014)
  • A Strategy to Achieve Sustainable Abilities in Services Marketing
    Mathaisel, D. A Strategy to Achieve Sustainable Abilities in Services Marketing 2013 Society for Marketing Advances Conference, Hilton Head, SC (2013)
  • A Paradigm for Communicating Sustainability to Businesses
    Mathaisel, D. A Paradigm for Communicating Sustainability to Businesses 2013 International Academic Conference, Paris, France (2013)
  • A Model for Achieving Environmental Sustainability through Group Decision Making and Negotiation
    Mathaisel, D. A Model for Achieving Environmental Sustainability through Group Decision Making and Negotiation The 13th International Meeting on Group Decision and Negotiation, Stockholm, Sweden (2013)
  • The Value of Health Care Sustainability
    Mathaisel, D. The Value of Health Care Sustainability Northeast Decision Sciences Institute 2013 Annual Conference, Brooklyn, NY (2013)
  • A Prescription for Healthcare Sustainability Focusing on Marketability
    Mathaisel, D. A Prescription for Healthcare Sustainability Focusing on Marketability 43rd Decision Sciences Institute Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA (2012)
  • A Prescription for Healthcare Sustainability Focusing on Capability and Affordability
    Mathaisel, D. A Prescription for Healthcare Sustainability Focusing on Capability and Affordability INFORMS Annual Meeting 2012: Informatics Rising, Phoenix, AZ (2012)
  • A Prescription for Healthcare Sustainability Focusing on Availability
    Mathaisel, D. A Prescription for Healthcare Sustainability Focusing on Availability 2012 Rome European Academic Conference , Rome, Italy (2012)
  • A Prescription for Healthcare Sustainability Focusing on Dependability
    Mathaisel, D. A Prescription for Healthcare Sustainability Focusing on Dependability 2012 Rome European Academic Conference , Rome, Italy (2012)
  • Telecommunications Quality Abilities
    Mathaisel, D. Telecommunications Quality Abilities Eleventh INFORMS Telecommunications Conference, Boca Raton, FL (2012)
  • A Lesson Plan for Sustainability in Higher Education
    Mathaisel, D. A Lesson Plan for Sustainability in Higher Education Atlantic Marketing Association Annual Conference, Charleston, SC (2011)
  • A Strategy for Enterprise Sustainability
    Mathaisel, D. A Strategy for Enterprise Sustainability International Business & Economics REsearch Conference, Los Angeles, CA (2011)
  • A Prescription to Achieve Economic and Social Sustainability
    Mathaisel, D. A Prescription to Achieve Economic and Social Sustainability Resilience 2011 , Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona (2011)
  • A Prescription to Achieve Economic and Social Sustainability
    Mathaisel, D. A Prescription to Achieve Economic and Social Sustainability Resilience 2011, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ (2011)
  • A Prescription for Sustainability
    Mathaisel, D. A Prescription for Sustainability Decision Sciences Institute Conference, San Diego, CA (2010)
  • A Prescription for Sustainability
    Mathaisel, D. A Prescription for Sustainability Decision Sciences Institute Conference , San Diego, CA (2010)
  • A Lean Enterprise Architecture for Business Process Re-Engineering and Re-Marketing
    Mathaisel, D. A Lean Enterprise Architecture for Business Process Re-Engineering and Re-Marketing International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems, Madeira, Portugal (2010)
  • A Lean Enterprise Architecture for Business Process Re-Engineering and Re-Marketing
    Mathaisel, D. A Lean Enterprise Architecture for Business Process Re-Engineering and Re-Marketing International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems (ICEIS), Madeira, Portugal (2010)
  • A Prescription for Service/ Product Sustainability
    Mathaisel, D. A Prescription for Service/ Product Sustainability International Journal of Arts and Sciences Conference, Orlando, FL (2010)
  • A Prescription for Service/Product Sustainability
    Mathaisel, D. A Prescription for Service/Product Sustainability International Journal of Arts and Sciences Conference , Orlando, FL (2010)
  • Very Light Jets Provide Opportunities for Changing the Business Travel Market
    Mathaisel, D. Very Light Jets Provide Opportunities for Changing the Business Travel Market INFORMS Conference , San Diego, CA (2009)
  • Very Light Jets Provide Opportunities for Changing the Business Travel Market
    Mathaisel, D. Very Light Jets Provide Opportunities for Changing the Business Travel Market INFORMS Conference, San Diego, CA (2009)
  • Changing the Business Travel Market: The Innovation of the Very Light Jet
    Mathaisel, D. Changing the Business Travel Market: The Innovation of the Very Light Jet International Business & Management Research Conference, Honolulu, HI (2009)
  • Sustaining Service in the Very Light Jet Air Taxi Market
    Mathaisel, D. Sustaining Service in the Very Light Jet Air Taxi Market International Academy of Business and Public Administration Disciplines Conference, Orlando, FL (2009)
  • Sustaining Service in the Very Light Jet Air Taxi Market
    Mathaisel, D. Sustaining Service in the Very Light Jet Air Taxi Market International Academy of Business and Public Administration Disciplines Conference , Orlando, FL (2009)
  • Sustaining Higher Education Using Wal-Mart's Best Supply Chain Management Practices
    Mathaisel, D. Sustaining Higher Education Using Wal-Mart's Best Supply Chain Management Practices Decision Sciences Institute Conference, Phoenix, AZ (2008)
  • Opportunities for Decision Support in the Very Light Jet Market
    Mathaisel, D. Opportunities for Decision Support in the Very Light Jet Market INFORMS Conference, Washington, D.C. (2008)
  • Opportunities for Decision Support in the Very Light Jet Market
    Mathaisel, D. Opportunities for Decision Support in the Very Light Jet Market INFORMS Conference , Washington, DC (2008)
  • A Complexity Science Algorithm for Routing and Scheduling Very Light Jets (VLJ's)
    Mathaisel, D. A Complexity Science Algorithm for Routing and Scheduling Very Light Jets (VLJ's) AGIFORS Conference , Montreal, Canada (2008)
  • A Complexity Science Algorithm for Routing and Scheduling Very Light Jets (VLJs)
    Mathaisel, D. A Complexity Science Algorithm for Routing and Scheduling Very Light Jets (VLJs) AGIFORS Conference, Montreal, Canada (2008)
  • Analysis of Using the SERVQUAL Model for Student Faculty Course Evaluations
    Mathaisel, D. Analysis of Using the SERVQUAL Model for Student Faculty Course Evaluations Joint Statistical Meeting , Denver, CO (2008)
  • Analysis of Using the SERVQUAL Model for Student Faculty Course Evaluations
    Mathaisel, D. Analysis of Using the SERVQUAL Model for Student Faculty Course Evaluations Joint Statistical Meeting, Denver, CO (2008)
  • Military Depot Requirements Forecasting: A Reliability-Based Approach
    Mathaisel, D. Military Depot Requirements Forecasting: A Reliability-Based Approach Joint Statistical Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT (2008)
  • Sustaining Service in the Very Light Jet Air Taxi Market
    Mathaisel, D. Sustaining Service in the Very Light Jet Air Taxi Market Western Decision Sciences Institute Conference, San Diego, CA (2008)
  • Sustaining Service in the Very Light Jet Air Taxi Market
    Mathaisel, D. Sustaining Service in the Very Light Jet Air Taxi Market Western Decision Sciences Institute Conference , San Diego, CA (2008)
  • Exceeding the Competition by Implementing a Lean Enetrprise Appraoch for Change
    Mathaisel, D. Exceeding the Competition by Implementing a Lean Enetrprise Appraoch for Change 2008 Applied Bussines Research Conference, Orlando, FL (2008)
  • Applying Wal-Mart's Best Supply Chain Management Practices to the Airline Industry
    Mathaisel, D. Applying Wal-Mart's Best Supply Chain Management Practices to the Airline Industry International Academy of Business and Public Administration Disciplines Conference, Orlando, FL (2008)
  • Sustaining Higher Education Using Wal-Mart’s Best Supply Chain Management Practices
    Mathaisel, D. Sustaining Higher Education Using Wal-Mart’s Best Supply Chain Management Practices Decision Sciences Institute Conference, Phoenix, AZ (2007)
  • Military Depot Requirements Forecasting: A Reliability-Based Approach
    Mathaisel, D. Military Depot Requirements Forecasting: A Reliability-Based Approach Joint Statistical Meeting (JSM), Salt Lake City, UT (2007)
  • Applying Wal-Mart’s Best Supply Chain Management Practices to the Airline Industry
    Mathaisel, D. Applying Wal-Mart’s Best Supply Chain Management Practices to the Airline Industry International Academy of Business and Public Administration Disciplines (IABPAD) Conference, Orlando, FL (2007)
  • Applying Wal-Mart’s Best Practices in Supply Chain Management to the Health Care Industry
    Mathaisel, D. Applying Wal-Mart’s Best Practices in Supply Chain Management to the Health Care Industry Decision Sciences Institute Conference, San Antonio, TX (2006)
  • Lessons Learned from Group Class Projects in a “Real” Sustainable Environment
    Mathaisel, D. Lessons Learned from Group Class Projects in a “Real” Sustainable Environment College Teaching and Learning Conference (CTLC), Florence, Italy (2006)
  • Marketing Sustainable Building Programs: A Case Study in Lowell, MA
    Mathaisel, D. Marketing Sustainable Building Programs: A Case Study in Lowell, MA European Applied Business Research (EABR) Conference, Siena, Italy (2006)
  • Applying a Lean Enterprise Approach to Urban Mass Transit Agencies
    Mathaisel, D. Applying a Lean Enterprise Approach to Urban Mass Transit Agencies Applied Business Research Conference, Orlando, FL (2006)
  • Lessons Learned from Wal-Mart’s Expertise in Supply Chain Management
    Mathaisel, D. Lessons Learned from Wal-Mart’s Expertise in Supply Chain Management Decision Sciences Institute Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA (2005)
  • The Future of Work in Higher Education: A Case Study in Massachusetts
    Mathaisel, D. The Future of Work in Higher Education: A Case Study in Massachusetts Northeast Business & Economics Association Conference, Newport, RI (2005)
  • A Process for Benchmarking, Classifying, and Implementing Best Sustainment Practices
    Mathaisel, D. A Process for Benchmarking, Classifying, and Implementing Best Sustainment Practices European Applied Business Research (EABR) Conference, Athens, Greece (2005)
  • Benchmarking Best Practices for the U.S. Military Sustainment Community
    Mathaisel, D. Benchmarking Best Practices for the U.S. Military Sustainment Community European Applied Business Research (EABR) Conference, Santorini, Greece (2005)
  • Transforming the Public Sector Supply Chain with Private Sector Best Practices
    Mathaisel, D. Transforming the Public Sector Supply Chain with Private Sector Best Practices Production and Operations Management Society (POMS) Annual Conference, Chicago, IL (2005)
  • The Implications of Applying Lean Sustainability Theory to Teaching and Learning
    Mathaisel, D. The Implications of Applying Lean Sustainability Theory to Teaching and Learning College Teaching and Learning Conference, Orlando, FL (2005)
  • A Case Study in Applying Lean Manufacturing to a Labor Intensive Operation in China
    Mathaisel, D. A Case Study in Applying Lean Manufacturing to a Labor Intensive Operation in China 31st Annual Conference of the Northeast Business & Economics Association, New York (2004)
  • Sustaining Public Sector Enterprises: Educating A Lean Transformation
    Mathaisel, D. Sustaining Public Sector Enterprises: Educating A Lean Transformation International Conference on Business, Honolulu, Hawaii (2004)
  • Applying Lean Thinking to the Service Industry: A Study of Three Successful Airlines
    Mathaisel, D. Applying Lean Thinking to the Service Industry: A Study of Three Successful Airlines International Applied Business Research (ABR) Conference, San Juan, Puerto Rico (2004)
  • A Case Study on the Impact of a University Community on a Mid-Sized City’s Economic and Cultural Environment
    Mathaisel, D. A Case Study on the Impact of a University Community on a Mid-Sized City’s Economic and Cultural Environment Southeast Decision Sciences Institute Conference, Charleston, SC (2004)
  • Lessons Learned From a Comparison of Two Integrated Business Curriculums
    Mathaisel, D. Lessons Learned From a Comparison of Two Integrated Business Curriculums College Teaching and Learning Conference, Lake Buena Vista / St. Petersburgh, FL (2004)