Dennis F.X. Mathaisel

  • Professor
Academic Division: Math & Science
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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,
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Courses

  • Degree Courses 2019

    • QTM 7200 MI DATA MODELS AND DECISIONS
    • QTM 2623 PROGRAMMING WITH R FOR BUSINESS ANALYTIC
  • Degree Courses 2018

    • QTM 2000 CASE STUDIES IN BUSINESS ANALYTICS
    • QTM 2623 PROGRAMMING WITH R FOR BUSINESS ANALYTIC
    • QTM 7200 BL1 DATA MODELS AND DECISIONS
    • QTM 7200 SF DATA MODELS AND DECISIONS

Publications

Journal Articles

  • Mathaisel, D.F., Comm, C.L. (2018). The use of analytics to market the sustainability of “Unique” products. Journal of Marketing Analytics. Vol: 6, Issue: 4, Page: pp. 150–156. Palgrave Macmillan UK. link
  • Mathaisel, D.F., Comm, C.L. (2016). The Role of Analytics in Business Sustainability. Journal of Scholastic Inquiry: Education. Vol: 7, Issue: 1, Page: 104-121. Center for Scholastic Inquiry. link
  • Mathaisel, D.F. (2015). Is Scalability Necessary for Economic Sustainability?. European Journal of Sustainable Development. Vol: 4, Issue: 2, Page: 275-282. European Center of Sustainable Development. link
  • Driscoll, E., Comm, C.L., Mathaisel, D.F. (2013). A Lesson Plan for Sustainability in Higher Education. American Journal of Business Education. Vol: 6, Issue: 2, Page: 255-266. Clute Institute for Academic Research.
  • Comm, C., Mathaisel, D.F. (2012). A Lesson Plan for Communicating the Sustainability of an Enterprise . Atlantic Marketing Journal. Vol: 1, Issue: 1, Page: 95-111. Atlantic Marketing Association. 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. Vol: 9, Issue: 2.
  • Mathaisel, D.F. (2007). Sustaining Higher Education Using Wal-Mart’s Best Supply Chain Management Practices. International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education.
  • Mathaisel, D.F. (2006). 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. Vol: 6, Issue: 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. Vol: 17, Issue: 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. Vol: 37, Issue: 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. Vol: 11, Issue: 4, Page: 403-417.

Books

  • Comm, C.L., Mathaisel, D.F. (2014). Designing an Engineering System for Sustainability: Applied Mechanics and Materials: Mechanics and Control Engineering III, Chapter 10: Innovative Technologies in Area of Industrial Engineering and Management. Vol: 704, Page: 474-478. Scientific.Net.
  • Mathaisel, D.F., Manary, J.M., Criscimagna, N.H. (2013). Engineering for Sustainability: Sustaining the Military Enterprise Series. Page: 518. CRC Press.
  • Mathaisel, D.F. (2007). Sustaining the Military Enterprise: An Architecture for a Lean Transformation. Page: 312. Auerbach Publications.

Cases and Teaching Notes

  • Mathaisel, D.F. (2018). Analytics for the Sustainable Products: The Case of Sustainable Beef: Analytics for the Sustainability of Unique Products. Harvard Business Publishing.
  • Mathaisel, D.F. (2018). Analytics for the Sustainability of Unique Products: The Case for Hemp: Analytics for the Sustainability of Unique Products. Page: 7. Harvard Business Publishing.
  • 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.

Book Chapters

  • Mathaisel, D.F., Comm, C.L. (2013). A Syllabus for Resilience in Higher Education: Sustainability Assessment Tools in Higher Education Institutions: Mapping Trends and Good Practices Around the World. Page: 291-308. Springer.

Reports

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

Conference Proceedings

  • Mathaisel, D.F. (2018). Using Interactive Analytic Visualizations to Market Organic Products: Analytics for the Sustainability of Unique Products. Dennis F.X. Mathaisel. link

Other

  • Mathaisel, D.F., Manary, J., Crisimagna, N. (2012). 3 Chapters in a book: Engineering Sustainability. CRC Press.

Presentations

  • Using Interactive Analytic Visualizations to Market Organic Products Mathaisel, D. Society for Marketing Advances Annual Conference, West Palm Beach, FL (2018)
  • Computer Science in the Data Science Curriculum Mathaisel, D. Liberal Arts Data Science, Sarasota, FL (2018)
  • The Use of Business Intelligence to Market the Sustainability of “Unique Products” Mathaisel, D. 2017 Atlantic Marketing Association Annual Conference, Williamsburg, VA (2017)
  • Analytics for Sustainability Mathaisel, D. International Academic Research Conference, Scottsdale, AZ (2016)
  • Can Analytics Play a Role in Sustainable Development Mathaisel, D. Organization for Advancement of Strategic and International Studies, Orlando, FL (2016)
  • Applying Five Abilities for Sustainability to Achieve Global Competitiveness Mathaisel, D. American Society for Competiveness 2015 Conference, Falls Church, VA (2015)
  • Can Scalability be a Marketing Liability for Sustainability? Mathaisel, D. Comm, C. Atlantic Marketing Association Annual Conference, Savannah, GA (2015)
  • Is Scalability Necessary for Economic Sustainability Mathaisel, D. 3rd European Conference on Sustainable Development, Rome, Italy (2015)
  • Critical Communications Sustainability Mathaisel, D. Critical Communications, Barcelona, Spain (2015)
  • Designing an Engineering System for Sustainability Mathaisel, D. 2014 3rd International Conference on Mechanics and Control Engineering, Asheville, NC (2014)
  • Health Care Sustainability Mathaisel, D. The Global Business, Marketing, Finance & Economics Research Conference, Los Angeles, CA (2014)
  • A Strategy for Promoting Health Care Sustainability Mathaisel, D. 2014 International Academic Conference, San Antonio, TX (2014)
  • A Statistical Definition of Sustainability Mathaisel, D. 2014 American Statistical Association Conference on Statistical Practice, Tampa, FL (2014)
  • A Strategy to Achieve Sustainable Abilities in Services Marketing Mathaisel, D. 2013 Society for Marketing Advances Conference, Hilton Head, SC (2013)
  • A Paradigm for Communicating Sustainability to Businesses Mathaisel, D. 2013 International Academic Conference, Paris, France (2013)
  • A Model for Achieving Environmental Sustainability through Group Decision Making and Negotiation Mathaisel, D. The 13th International Meeting on Group Decision and Negotiation, Stockholm, Sweden (2013)
  • The Value of Health Care Sustainability Mathaisel, D. Northeast Decision Sciences Institute 2013 Annual Conference, Brooklyn, NY (2013)
  • A Prescription for Healthcare Sustainability Focusing on Marketability Mathaisel, D. 43rd Decision Sciences Institute Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA (2012)
  • A Prescription for Healthcare Sustainability Focusing on Capability and Affordability Mathaisel, D. INFORMS Annual Meeting 2012: Informatics Rising, Phoenix, AZ (2012)
  • A Prescription for Healthcare Sustainability Focusing on Availability Mathaisel, D. 2012 Rome European Academic Conference , Rome, Italy (2012)
  • A Prescription for Healthcare Sustainability Focusing on Dependability Mathaisel, D. 2012 Rome European Academic Conference , Rome, Italy (2012)
  • Telecommunications Quality Abilities Mathaisel, D. Eleventh INFORMS Telecommunications Conference, Boca Raton, FL (2012)
  • A Lesson Plan for Sustainability in Higher Education Mathaisel, D. Atlantic Marketing Association Annual Conference, Charleston, SC (2011)
  • A Strategy for Enterprise Sustainability Mathaisel, D. International Business & Economics REsearch Conference, Los Angeles, CA (2011)
  • A Prescription to Achieve Economic and Social Sustainability Mathaisel, D. Resilience 2011, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ (2011)
  • A Prescription to Achieve Economic and Social Sustainability Mathaisel, D. Resilience 2011 , Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona (2011)
  • A Prescription for Sustainability Mathaisel, D. Decision Sciences Institute Conference , San Diego, CA (2010)
  • A Prescription for Sustainability Mathaisel, D. Decision Sciences Institute Conference, San Diego, CA (2010)
  • A Lean Enterprise Architecture for Business Process Re-Engineering and Re-Marketing Mathaisel, D. International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems, Madeira, Portugal (2010)
  • A Lean Enterprise Architecture for Business Process Re-Engineering and Re-Marketing Mathaisel, D. International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems (ICEIS), Madeira, Portugal (2010)
  • A Prescription for Service/ Product Sustainability Mathaisel, D. International Journal of Arts and Sciences Conference, Orlando, FL (2010)
  • A Prescription for Service/Product Sustainability Mathaisel, D. International Journal of Arts and Sciences Conference , Orlando, FL (2010)
  • Very Light Jets Provide Opportunities for Changing the Business Travel Market Mathaisel, D. INFORMS Conference, San Diego, CA (2009)
  • Very Light Jets Provide Opportunities for Changing the Business Travel Market Mathaisel, D. INFORMS Conference , San Diego, CA (2009)
  • Changing the Business Travel Market: The Innovation of the Very Light Jet Mathaisel, D. International Business & Management Research Conference, Honolulu, HI (2009)
  • Sustaining Service in the Very Light Jet Air Taxi Market Mathaisel, D. International Academy of Business and Public Administration Disciplines Conference , Orlando, FL (2009)
  • Sustaining Service in the Very Light Jet Air Taxi Market Mathaisel, D. 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. Decision Sciences Institute Conference, Phoenix, AZ (2008)
  • Opportunities for Decision Support in the Very Light Jet Market Mathaisel, D. INFORMS Conference, Washington, D.C. (2008)
  • Opportunities for Decision Support in the Very Light Jet Market Mathaisel, D. INFORMS Conference , Washington, DC (2008)
  • A Complexity Science Algorithm for Routing and Scheduling Very Light Jets (VLJ's) Mathaisel, D. AGIFORS Conference , Montreal, Canada (2008)
  • A Complexity Science Algorithm for Routing and Scheduling Very Light Jets (VLJs) Mathaisel, D. AGIFORS Conference, Montreal, Canada (2008)
  • Analysis of Using the SERVQUAL Model for Student Faculty Course Evaluations Mathaisel, D. Joint Statistical Meeting , Denver, CO (2008)
  • Analysis of Using the SERVQUAL Model for Student Faculty Course Evaluations Mathaisel, D. Joint Statistical Meeting, Denver, CO (2008)
  • Military Depot Requirements Forecasting: A Reliability-Based Approach Mathaisel, D. Joint Statistical Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT (2008)
  • Sustaining Service in the Very Light Jet Air Taxi Market Mathaisel, D. Western Decision Sciences Institute Conference , San Diego, CA (2008)
  • Sustaining Service in the Very Light Jet Air Taxi Market Mathaisel, D. Western Decision Sciences Institute Conference, San Diego, CA (2008)
  • Exceeding the Competition by Implementing a Lean Enetrprise Appraoch for Change Mathaisel, D. 2008 Applied Bussines Research Conference, Orlando, FL (2008)
  • Applying Wal-Mart's Best Supply Chain Management Practices to the Airline Industry Mathaisel, D. 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. Decision Sciences Institute Conference, Phoenix, AZ (2007)
  • Military Depot Requirements Forecasting: A Reliability-Based Approach Mathaisel, D. Joint Statistical Meeting (JSM), Salt Lake City, UT (2007)
  • Applying Wal-Mart’s Best Supply Chain Management Practices to the Airline Industry Mathaisel, D. 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. Decision Sciences Institute Conference, San Antonio, TX (2006)
  • Lessons Learned from Group Class Projects in a “Real” Sustainable Environment Mathaisel, D. College Teaching and Learning Conference (CTLC), Florence, Italy (2006)
  • Marketing Sustainable Building Programs: A Case Study in Lowell, MA Mathaisel, D. European Applied Business Research (EABR) Conference, Siena, Italy (2006)
  • Applying a Lean Enterprise Approach to Urban Mass Transit Agencies Mathaisel, D. Applied Business Research Conference, Orlando, FL (2006)
  • Lessons Learned from Wal-Mart’s Expertise in Supply Chain Management Mathaisel, D. Decision Sciences Institute Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA (2005)
  • The Future of Work in Higher Education: A Case Study in Massachusetts Mathaisel, D. Northeast Business & Economics Association Conference, Newport, RI (2005)
  • A Process for Benchmarking, Classifying, and Implementing Best Sustainment Practices Mathaisel, D. European Applied Business Research (EABR) Conference, Athens, Greece (2005)
  • Benchmarking Best Practices for the U.S. Military Sustainment Community Mathaisel, D. European Applied Business Research (EABR) Conference, Santorini, Greece (2005)
  • Transforming the Public Sector Supply Chain with Private Sector Best Practices Mathaisel, D. Production and Operations Management Society (POMS) Annual Conference, Chicago, IL (2005)
  • The Implications of Applying Lean Sustainability Theory to Teaching and Learning Mathaisel, D. College Teaching and Learning Conference, Orlando, FL (2005)
  • A Case Study in Applying Lean Manufacturing to a Labor Intensive Operation in China Mathaisel, D. 31st Annual Conference of the Northeast Business & Economics Association, New York (2004)
  • Sustaining Public Sector Enterprises: Educating A Lean Transformation Mathaisel, D. International Conference on Business, Honolulu, Hawaii (2004)
  • Applying Lean Thinking to the Service Industry: A Study of Three Successful Airlines Mathaisel, D. 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. Southeast Decision Sciences Institute Conference, Charleston, SC (2004)
  • Lessons Learned From a Comparison of Two Integrated Business Curriculums Mathaisel, D. College Teaching and Learning Conference, Lake Buena Vista / St. Petersburgh, FL (2004)
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Professional Memberships

  • Society for Marketing Advances (2018)
  • Mathematical Association of America (MAA) (1984)
  • Airline Group of IFORS (AGIFORS) (1978)
  • American Statistical Association (ASA) (1978)
  • Institute for Operations Research and Management Science (INFORMS) (1978)
  • International Federation of Operational Research Societies (IFORS) (1978)