Marlene A. Smith
Associate Professor
Business Analytics

BUSB 5202

Education

PhD Economics, University of Florida
MA Economics, University of Florida
BA Mathematics and Economics, Denison University

Areas of expertise 

Predictive Analytics
Forecasting
Model Selection

Publications and presentations

"A technical/strategic paradigm for online executive education," Decision Sciences Journal of Innovation Education, 2017.

"Required collaborative work in online courses: A predictive modeling approach," Decision Sciences Journal of Innovation Education, 2015.

"Output from statistical predictive models as input to eLearning dashboards," Future Internet, 2015.

"Forecasting emergency department arrivals: A tutorial for emergency department directors," Hospital Topics, 2013. (with M.J. Cote, D. Eitel, and E. Akcali).

"The impact of price discrimination on consumer surplus at popular music concerts," Economics Letters, 2013. (with E. Woodrow Eckard).

"The Revenue Gains from Multi-Tier Ticket Pricing: Evidence from Pop Music Concerts," Managerial and Decision Economics, 2012. (with E. Woodrow Eckard).

“Missteps in Multiple Regression Student Projects: Beyond Association-Not-Causation,” The American Statistician, 2011.

“Artifacts, Identification & Support for Change after an Acquisition,” Leadership and Organization Development Journal, 2011. (with S. Kovoor-Misra).

“Forecasting the Demand for Emergency Department Services.” In J. Shiver and D. Eitel (Eds.), Optimizing Emergency Department Throughput, Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press. 2010. (with M. Cote, E. Akcali, and D. Eitel).

“Managing Case Discussions in Introductory Business Statistics Classes: Practical Approaches for Instructors,” The American Statistician, 2009. (with P.G. Bryant).

“Valuing the Institution: An Expanded List of Factors Influencing Faculty Adoption of Online Education,” Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2009. (with M. Parthasarathy).

“Student to Student Interaction Revisited: A Case Study of Working Adult Business Students in Online Courses,” Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, 2009. (with D. Kellogg).

“Balancing Averse Impact, Selection Errors, and Employee Performance in the Presence of Test Bias.” In J. Outtz (Ed.), Adverse Impact: Implications for Organizational Staffing and High Stakes Selection. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass/Wiley. 2009. (with H. Aguinis).

“In the Aftermath of an Acquisition: Triggers and Effects on Perceived Organizational Identity,” Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, 2008. (with S. Kovoor-Misra).

“Understanding the Impact of Test Validity and Bias on Selection Errors and Adverse Impact in Human Resource Selection,” Personnel Psychology, 2007. (with H. Aguinis).

Practical Data Analysis: Case Studies in Business Statistics, Volumes I, II, and III, Richard D. Irwin Publishing Company, 1999. (with Peter Bryant).

Instructor’s Guide to Practical Data Analysis: Case Studies in Business Statistics, Volumes I, II, and III, Richard D. Irwin/McGraw-Hill, 1999. (with Peter Bryant).

"Data Analysis," The Handbook of Technology Management, CRC Press and IEEE Press, 1999.

“Developing Case-Based Business Statistics Courses,” The American Statistician, 1998. (with W.C. Parr).

“Gauging the Relative Importance of Long-Term and Short-Term Business Strategies Using Non-Nested Regression Models” 1996 Proceedings of the Decision Sciences Institute, Decision Sciences Institute, 1996 (with J. Zahrly).

"Teaching Cases," (with W.C. Parr), 1995 Making Statistics More Effective in Schools of Business, California State University at Sacramento, 1995.

"Throwing Out the Baby With the Bathwater: Reinventing the Required Business Statistics Course," University of Tennessee, 1995.

"Re-Thinking the Required Business Statistics Course," (with P. Bryant), 1994 Making Statistics More Effective in Schools of Business, Rutgers University, 1994.

"Resource Allocation in High Technology Firms: Managerial Strategies and Empirical Results," Journal of High Technology Management Research, 1993 (with J. Zahrly).

"Non-nested Hypothesis Tests of Competing Firm Strategies of Profit Formation," Proceedings of the 1991 Business and Economic Statistics Section of the American Statistical Association, 1991 (with J. Zahrly).

"Statistical Inference in Nonstationary Markov Models with Embedded Explanatory Variables," Journal of Statistical Computation and Simulation, 1991 (with C.M.L. Kelton).

"Multiple and Pairwise Non-nested Tests of the Influence of Taxes on Money Demand," Journal of Applied Econometrics, 1991 (with D.J. Smyth).

"Choosing Among Multiple Nonlinear Non-nested Regression Models with Different Dependent Variables: An Application to Money Demand," Economics Letters, 1990 (with D.J. Smyth).

"Unifying Chow's Demand for Money via the Multiple Cox Test," Economics Letters, 1990 (with D.J. Smyth).

"Income or Wealth in Money Demand: Comment," Southern Economic Journal, 1988.

"Estimation Efficiency for Markov Chain Models," Journal of Statistical Computation and Simulation, 1987 (with C.M.L. Kelton).

"Nonlinear Programming Solutions to the Nonstationary Markov Model," Communications in Statistics: Computation and Simulation, 1986 (with C.M.L. Kelton).

"Multiple Model Testing for Nonnested Heteroskedastic Censored Regression Models, " Journal of Econometrics, 1983 (with G.S. Maddala).

“Who Are We? Perceived Organizational Identity after an Acquisition,” (with S. Kovoor-Misra), presentation at the Western Academy of Management Conference, 2008.

“Web-based MBA Instruction: The Value of Student Interaction Revisited,” (with D. Kellogg), Proceedings of the Western Decision Sciences Meetings, 2007.

“A New Framework for Understanding the Impact of Test Validity and Fairness on Selection Errors and Adverse Impact,” (with H. Aguinis), presentation at the SIOPS conference. 2006.

“Openness to Organizational Identity Change: Antecedents and Consequences,” (with S. Kovoor-Misra), UCD Business School Research Presentation, 2003.

“Developing Case-Based Business Statistics Courses,” (with Bill Parr), 1999 Annual Meeting of the American Statistical Association, 1999.

"The Role of Statistics in Business," the Dean's Business Breakfast, College of Business, University of Colorado at Denver, October, 1992.

"Data Analysis and Case Studies in Introductory Business Statistics Courses," (with P. Bryant), Eleventh Annual Conference of the Colorado-Wyoming Chapter of the American Statistical Association, 1992.

"Non-nested Hypothesis Tests of Competing Firm Strategies of Profit Formation," (with J. Zahrly), 1991 Joint Statistical Meetings, 1991.

"Long-Term vs. Short-term Strategies in High Technology Organizations," (with J. Zahrly), 2nd International Conference on Strategic Leadership in High Technology Organizations, 1990.

"Statistical Inference in Nonstationary Markov Models with Embedded Variables," (with C.M.L. Kelton), Winter 1989 Econometric Society North American Meetings, 1989.

"Multiple Non-Nested Tests of the Relationship Between Taxes and Money Demand," (with D.J. Smyth), 148th Annual Meetings of the American Statistical Association, 1988.

"Separate Hypothesis Tests of the Relationship Between Taxes and Money Demand," Proceedings of the 1988 Business and Economic Statistics Section of the American Statistical Association, 1988 (with D.J. Smyth).

"A Test of Separate Families of Hypotheses for Limited Dependent Variable Models," Winter 1982 Econometric Society North American Meetings, 1982.

Awards

Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence, 2012 Best Paper Award, “Artifacts, identification & support for change after an acquisition,” Leadership and Organization Development Journal, 2011 (with S. Kovoor-Misra)

2006 and 2008 Professor of the Year, 11-Month MBA Program. University of Colorado Denver

1994 Outstanding Teacher of the Year, College of Business, University of Colorado Denver

Best Interdisciplinary Paper Award. Decision Sciences Institute Meetings, “Gauging the Relative Importance of Long-Term and Short-Term Business Strategies Using Non-Nested Regression Models,” 1996

Affiliations

Journal refereeing and reviewing: Management Science, The Review of Economics and Statistics, The Journal of Macroeconomics, the Quarterly Journal of Business and Economics, the Journal of Business and Economics, the Academy of Management Learning and Education, and The American Statistician

Professional association memberships: American Statistical Association, American Mathematical Association, Colorado/Wyoming Chapter of the American Statistical Association

External evaluator for academic promotion cases

Committee member: Making Statistics More Effective in Schools of Business

Chair or committee member for five doctoral dissertations and two Master’s theses

Chair, Business School Internal Affairs Committee

Director of Decision Sciences

MBA Course Coordinator and Outcomes Assessment Chair

Chair, Online MBA Review Committee

Human Subjects Research Committee

Chair, Undergraduate Curriculum Review Task Force

Intellectual Contributions Committee for AACSB Accreditation

MBA Outcomes Assessment Task Force

Campus-wide Retention, Tenure, and Promotion Committee

Women's Issues Committee of the Faculty Assembly

Chair, Faculty Advising Initiative Task Force

Campus-wide Steering Committee for Academic Computing & Information Technology