Faculty Profiles

Richard Cleary

  • Professor
  • Robert E. Weissman '64 H'94 P'87'90 and Janet Weissman P'87'90 Professor in Business Analytics
Academic Division: Math & Science
781-239-4507

Bio

Professor Rick Cleary is a statistician and mathematician with research and consulting interests in a variety of fields including sports, biomechanics, and statistical approaches to fraud detection and audit risk. Prior to coming to Babson College in 2013, Professor Cleary taught at St. Michael’s College in Vermont, Cornell University, Bentley University, and Harvard University. He has held many leadership positions in the Mathematical Association of America, including six years on the Executive Committee as Associate Treasurer and a term as chair of the Joint Data Committee. He is currently on the Nominations Committee and the Polya lecturer selection committee. Professor Cleary enjoys working with mathematics teachers at all levels to improve statistics education and he gives frequent talks and workshops on ways to encourage statistical thinking. He is active in the Wellesley community as a youth sports coach and he serves on the Board of Directors of the Wellesley Little League.

Academic Degrees

  • Ph D, Cornell University
  • MA, University of Massachusetts (Amherst)
  • BS, State University of New York, College at Oneonta

Academic Interests

Biomechanics; Market Research; Sports Research; Statistics

Courses

  • Degree Courses 2019

    • QTM 3675 PROBABILITY FOR RISK MANAGEMENT
  • Degree Courses 2018

    • QTM 2600 LINEAR ALGEBRA & DYNAMICAL SYS

Publications

Journal Articles

  • Aylesworth, A., , . (2019). Reawakening Creativity for Business Leaders: Removing Obstacles. Journal of Education for Business. Taylor and Francis. link
  • Zimmerman, W.F., Miller, M.A., Cleary, R.J., Izant, T.H., Mann, K.A. (2016). Damage in Total Knee Replacements from Mechanical Overload. Journal of Biomechanics. Vol: 49, Issue: 10, Page: 2068-75. Pergamon Press. link
  • Goodheart, J.R., Cleary, R.J., Damron , T.A., Mann, K.A. (2015). Simulating Activities of Daily Living with Finite Element Analysis Improves Fracture Prediction for Patients with Metastatic Femoral Lesions. Journal of Orthopaedic Research: a journal for musculoskeletal investigation. John Wiley & Sons, Inc..
  • Mann, K.A., Miller, M.A., Goodheart, J.R., Izant, T.H., Cleary, R.J. (2014). Peri-implant bone strains and micro-motion following in vivo service: a postmortem retrieval study of 22 tibial components from total knee replacements. Journal of Orthopaedic Research: a journal for musculoskeletal investigation. Vol: 32, Issue: 3, Page: 355-361. John Wiley & Sons, Inc..
  • Cleary, R.J., Maxwell, J.W., Rose, C. (2014). Fall 2012 Departmental Profile Report. Notices of the American Mathematical Society. Vol: 61, Issue: 2, Page: 158-164. American Mathematical Society. link
  • Miller, M.A., Goodheart, J.R., Izant, T.H., Rimnac, C.M., Cleary, R.J., Mann, K.A. (2014). Loss of cement-bone interlock in retrieved tibial components from total knee arthroplasties. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research. Vol: 472, Issue: 1, Page: 304-313. Springer New York LLC.
  • Cleary, R.J., Maxwell, J.W., Rose, C. (2013). Report on 2011–2012 Academic Recruitment and Hiring. Notices of the American Mathematical Society. Vol: 60, Issue: 5, Page: 586-591. American Mathematical Society.
  • Cleary, R.J., Maxwell, J.W., Rose, C. (2013). 2012-2013 Faculty Salaries Report. Notices of the American Mathematical Society. Vol: 60, Issue: 4, Page: 426-432. American Mathematical Society.
  • Cleary, R.J., Maxwell, J.W., Rose, C. (2013). Preliminary Report on the 2011-2012 New Doctoral Recipients. Notices of the American Mathematical Society. Vol: 60, Issue: 3, Page: 316-324. American Mathematical Society.
  • Cleary, R.J., Maxwell, J.W., Rose, C. (2012). Fall 2011 Departmental Profile Report. Notices of the American Mathematical Society. Vol: 59, Issue: 10, Page: 1423-1431. American Mathematical Society. link
  • Cleary, R.J., Maxwell, J.W. (2012). Annual Survey Doctoral Department Groupings. Notices of the American Mathematical Society. Vol: 59, Issue: 9, Page: 1262-1264. American Mathematical Society.
  • Cleary, R.J., Maxwell, J.W., Rose, C. (2012). Report on the 2010–2011 New Doctoral Recipients. Notices of the American Mathematical Society. Vol: 59, Issue: 8, Page: 1083-1093. American Mathematical Society.
  • Cleary, R.J., Maxwell, J.W., Rose, C. (2012). Preliminary Report on the 2010–2011 New Doctoral Recipients. Notices of the American Mathematical Society. Vol: 59, Issue: 4, Page: 522-530. American Mathematical Society.
  • Cleary, R.J., Maxwell, J.W., Rose, C. (2012). 2011-2012 Faculty Salaries Report. Notices of the American Mathematical Society. Vol: 59, Issue: 3, Page: 410-415. American Mathematical Society. link
  • Cleary, R.J., Maxwell, J.W., Rose, C. (2012). 2011–2012 Faculty Salaries Report. Notices of the American Mathematical Society. Vol: 59, Issue: 3, Page: 410-415. American Mathematical Society.
  • Cleary, R.J., Maxwell, J.W., Rose, C. (2012). 2009-2010 Departmental Profile Report. Notices of the American Mathematical Society. Vol: 59, Issue: 2, Page: 291-300. American Mathematical Society. link

Book Chapters

  • Cleary, R.J., Braun, B., , . (2017). Assessment Chapter, Lead Writer: Instructional Practices Guide. Page: pages 69-177. Mathematical Association of America. link
  • Cleary, R.J. (2015). Benford’s Law as a Bridge Between Accounting and Statistics: Benford's Law: Theory and Applications. Page: 177-190. Princeton University Press. link
  • Cleary, R.J., Thibodeau, J. (2013). Mathematics and Auditing: How Liberal Arts Theory and Business Practice Education Inform Each Other: Shaping the Future of Business Education: Relevance, Rigor, and Life Preparation. Page: 72-82. Palgrave Macmillan.

Presentations

  • Data Science for Mathematicians: What We Already Know and What We Need to Learn. Williams, T. Joint Mathematics Meetings, Baltimore, MD (2019)
  • Advocating for Your Career and Yourself Cleary, R. Abell, M. Tarrant, L. MAA MathFest, Denver CO (2018)
  • Invited Panel on the Instruction Practice Guide: Assessment for Teaching and Learning Cleary, R. Ettinger, B. Yaple, H. Piercey, V. Buckmire, R. SIAM Annual Meeting, Portland, OR (2018)
  • Non-Standard Applications of Mathematics to Sports Cleary, R. Needham High School Analytics Club, Needham, MA (2018)
  • Invited Panel on the Instruction Practice Guide: Assessment for Teaching and Learning Cleary, R. Joint Mathematics Meetings, San Diego, CA (2018)
  • Non-Standard Applications of Mathematics to Sports Cleary, R. MMATYC Spring 2017 Conference, Owings Mills, Maryland (2017)
  • The Mathematics of Social Choice Cleary, R. Teachers as Scholars, Harvard University (2017)
  • What Every Math Teacher Needs to Know About Statistics Cleary, R. AMATYC (American Math. Assoc. of Two Year Colleges), Denver, Colorado (2016)
  • Re-Awakening Creativity in Business Leaders Aylesworth, A. Cleary, R. Marketing Education Association, Denver, Colorado (2016)
  • Mathematics and Public Policy: Fair Elections, Fair Division, Rankings, Networks and More Cleary, R. Teachers as Scholars, Cambridge, MA (2016)
  • Teaching Mathematics with Sports Applications Cleary, R. Joint Mathematics Meetings, Seattle, WA (2016)
  • What Every Mathematician Should Know About Statistics ... and Vice Versa Cleary, R. MAA Seaway Section Annual Meeting, St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY (2015)
  • Non-standard Applications of Mathematics to Sports Cleary, R. Sacred Heart University Mathematics Day, Fairfield, CT (2015)
  • Non-Standard Applications of Mathematics to Sports Cleary, R. Wellesley High School Seminar Day, Wellesley, MA (2015)
  • Teaching the Background for Data Science and Analytics Cleary, R. Joint Mathematics Meetings, San Antonio, Texas (2015)
  • Non standard Applications of Mathematics in Sports Cleary, R. Pi Mu Epsilon (Math Honor Society) Induction, Springfield, MA (2014)
  • Freshman seminar presentation on careers in mathematics Cleary, R. Denison University, Granville, OH (2014)
  • Statistical Methods for fraud detection Cleary, R. Denison University, Granville, OH (2014)
  • Lecture on Mathematics and Sports Cleary, R. Gordon Lecture, Granville, OH (2014)
  • Lecture on mathematics and sports Cleary, R. New Jersey Section Meeting of the Mathematical Association of America, Glassboro, NJ (2014)
  • Teaching a mathematics and sports course Cleary, R. New Jersey Section Meeting of the Mathematical Association of America, Glassboro, NJ (2014)
  • Moving to Big Data: The Changing Practice of Statistics in the Analytics Era Cleary, R. The Twelfth Annual NES/MAA Dinner Meeting in Memory of Kenneth J. Preskenis, Framingham, MA (2014)
  • Interactive talk on mathematics and sports. Cleary, R. Wellesley High School Seminar Day, Wellesley, MA (2014)
  • Non standard Applications of Mathematics in Sports Cleary, R. Babson College Faculty Research Chat, Wellesley, MA (2014)
  • Cleary, R. Teachers as Scholars Workshop, Cambridge, MA (2013)
  • Non-Standard Applications of Mathematics and Sports Cleary, R. Fall 2013 Meeting of the MAA Ohio Section, Cleveland, OH (2013)
  • Some Non-Standard Applications of Mathematics and Sports Cleary, R. Pi Mu Epsilon Induction, Colchester, VT (2013)
  • What Every Mathematician Should Know About Statistics … and Vice Versa Cleary, R. MAA MathFest, Hartford, CT (2013)
  • Some Non-Standard Applications of Mathematics and Sports Cleary, R. Spring 2013 Meeting of the MAA Northeastern Section, Danbury, CT (2013)
  • Cleary, R. Teachers as Scholars Workshop, Cambridge, MA (2013)
  • Cleary, R. Teachers as Scholars Workshop, Cambridge, MA (2013)
  • Some Non-Standard Applications of Mathematics and Sports Cleary, R. , Middlebury, VT (2012)
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Professional Services

  • Committee Chair Mathematical Association of America (2017 - 2019)

Professional Memberships

  • American Association for the Advancement of Science (2016)