Department of Marketing and Management Sciences

Dr. Leonard Presby

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Office:   V3051
Phone:   973-720-2538
Email:PresbyL@wpunj.edu
Office Hours:   By appointment

Department: Marketing and Management
Position: Professor
Area Specialization: Applied Statistics, Computer Applications and Management Science.

 Professional Degrees:

Ph.D.Operations Research New York University
MS, Mathematical Methods in Operations Research and I.E., Columbia University
D.D., M.S. History, Yeshiva University
B.A. Physics, Yeshiva University

Previous Appointments:

  • Director of Management Information Systems, Bronx Lebanon Hospital
    Lehman College,City University of New York: Taught Math Statistics and Computer Science

Primary Research Interests:

  • Applied Statistics, Computer Applications, Management Science, e-learning

Representative Publications:

  • (2011)
  • (2010) paper acceped on "More Adaptive Learning Please " for presentation at the International Academy of Business and Public Administration Disciplines (IABPAD) Conference, January 3-6, 2010 at the DoubleTree Castle Hotel in Orlando, Florida.
  • (2010) article accepted for publication in the IABPAD Conference Proceedings.
  • (2008) invited to Speak in Harvard Graduate School of Education, 3/24 at the WSEAS Conference on Management
  • (2008) paper accepted for Journal of Applied Business & Economics "Can an Angel Become Our Friend?"
  • (2008) paper accepted Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education (SITE)Conference Las Vegas, 3/05
  • (2008) invited to Speak in Harvard Graduate School of Education, 3/24 at the WSEAS Conference on Management
  • (2008) paper accepted for Journal of Applied Business & Economics "Can an Angel Become Our Friend?"
  • (2008) paper accepted Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education (SITE)Conference Las Vegas, 3/05
  • (2007)"Getting To Know Your Angel" " at the E-Learn 2007--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, Quebec City, Canada, October 15-19
  • (2007) Angel to our Rescue Journal of College Teaching & Learning
  • (2007) paper accepted at the IASTED International Conference on Advanced Technology in Education (CATE 2007), October 9, Beijing
  • (2007) paper presented at the World Conference on E-Learning in Government, Healthcare, & Higher Education  Quebec City, Canada 10/07
  • (2007), Should Angels and Pads be invited to Universities?" at the IASTED International Conference on Computers and Advanced Technology in Education in Beijing China (10/07),
  • (2007) Can an Angel Become Friends With an IRS System? at the National Business and Economics Conference, Puerto Rico, 3/5
  • (2007) Angel to our Rescue Journal of College Teaching & Learning (TLC). (2008) paper accepted for publication in the Journal of Applied Business and Economics Can an Angel Become Our Friend?"(2007) "Using an Angel and an IRS Agent to Improve Class Performance," at the Nationtional Business and Economics Society conference, Puerto Rico, March 5
  • (2006)"What Do Angels and IRS Have in Common?"paper accepted for publication and presentation, at the Association for Global Business, Newport Beach, California, 11/18
  • (2006) "Enhancing Student Learning with only a Click" published in The Business Review, Cambridge (accepted for listing in PROQUEST (ABI/INFORM), CABELL’S and ULRICH’S) Vol. 6, Num. 1, December)
  • paper accepted for presentation and publication at the International Applied Business Research Conference in Cancun, March 20
  • (2005) paper accepted for presentation and publication in refereed proceedings, "Using Multimedia to help the Traditional and Nontraditional student" at the ABEAI Conference, Kauai, Nov 16 (2005) paper accepted for poster presentation at the NJEDge.Net Conference, Plainsborough, N.J. Nov 3
  • (2005) "Distance Learning Student Evaluation from Customized Video Supplements" College Teaching & Learning Conference, paper accepted for presentation and proceedings at Walt Disney World, Florida, 1/3
  • (2005) "Enhancing Multimedia in E-Learning by Creating a CD" presented at Society for Applied Learning Technology, Kissimmee, 2/16
  • (2005) "Can a Technology Applications Course Deliver what Business Chiefs Want" , presented at the ABR Conference, Puerto Villarta, 3/18 (Voted best paper)
  • (2005) "Enhancing Management Decision Making in an MIS Online Course" accepted for presentation at the International Resource Management Association, San Diego, 5/15
  • (2005) "Utilizing Multimedia to Help Physically Challenged Students without their really knowing it" accepted for presentation at World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Communications, Montreal 6/27
  • (2005) "How to Reduce Cheating in an Online Course" selected for presentation at the 2005 ANGEL User Conference program , Indianapolis, 6/2
  • (2005) paper accepted for presentation and publication, "E-Learning, IT and the Physically Challenged" ,Global Management & Information Technology Research Conference, N.Y. 5/25
  • (2005) paper accepted for publication, Syllabus Conference at UCLA in June
  • (2005) paper accepted for presentation and proceedings at Association for Global Business, Cancun, Mexico at Camino Real Cancun Resort Nov 21
  • (2004) "Business Leaders Expectations from a Technology Application Course" ,paper accepted for presentation and proceedings at Information Systems Education Conference Newport Rhode Island, November 4
  • (2004) "Online Dishonesty - Is There A Solution? "paper accepted for presentation and proceedings at the Conference Applied Business and Entrepreneurship Association Maui, Hawaii, November 16
  • (2004) "Assessing Student Feedback from Personal Multimedia Supplements" paper accepted for presentation and proceedings at the IABE-2004 Annual Conference in Las Vegas October 17-21
  • (2004) "Raising IT Students Level of Proficiency in Online and Traditional Courses Utilizing A Personalized Tutorial CD Rom: A Successful Case Study,"The Journal of College Teaching & Learning"
  • (2004) "Benefiting from Students Comments Utilizing a CD in an online MIS course", paper accepted for presentation and proceedings at Northeast Business and Economics Association, New York City, N.Y. September 26
  • (2004) Paper accepted for presentation at the Third Global Conference on Business and Economics in Amsterdam, Netherlands, July 7
  • (2004) "Furthering Multimedia in Distance Learning by Creating and Integrating a Personalized CD-An Effective Technique, accepted for presentation and Proceedings at ED-MEDIA 2004-World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications in Lugano, Switzerland, June 21
  • (2004) "Quality e-Learning on a Shoestring Budget - A Case Study", presentation and proceedings at The 2004 College Teaching & Learning Conference, January 5-9, 2004, Orlando, Florida
  • (2004) "The Impact of Using A Personalized CD in Distance Learning or Lets Learn More and See Who You Are" for presentation and proceedings at The International Academy of Business and Public Administration Disciplines (IABPAD) Conference, New Orleans, Lousianiana, January 23
  • (2004) "Creating and Implementing an Effective online Environment utilizing a Customized CD, for presentation and proceedings at the European Applied Business Research Conference, Edinburgh, Scotland, June 22
  • (2003) "Raising IT Students of Proficiency in Online and Tradistional Courses Utilizing a Personalized Tutorial CD Rom- A Successful Case Study presentation and proceedings at the International Conference on Computers in Education, Hong Kong, 12/6
  • (2003) "Information Technology Course Fundamentals: IT/IS Time to Take a Closer Look" for presentation and proceedings at the Global Conference on Business presented in London, England, July 5-7
  • (2003) paper, "Distance Learning With a CD: An Oxymoron?" presention and proceedings at the Global Business and Technology Association Conference to be held in Budapest, Hungary, July 8-12
  • (2003) paper accepted for presention, July 29, at Stanford University for Syllabus Conference in San Jose, CA
  • (2003) "IS/IT Courses in Colleges: IS IT moving too fast? A Case Study, for presentation and proceedings at the Hawaii International Conference on Business, June 18-21 , Honolulu, Hawaii.
  • (2003) "Multimedia applications in Online delivery" for presntation and proceedings at the ED-MEDIA-World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications, June 21-28 Honolulu, Hawaii
  • (2003) paper accepted for presentation at the European Applied Business Research Conference, June 9-13, Venice, Italy
  • (2003) "Preassessment for technology courses", for presentation and proceedings at the International Business & Economics Research Conference, March 17-21, Acapulco, Mexico
  • (2003) "Information Technology: Are Colleges Assuming Too Much?", for presentation and proceedings at the National Business and Economics Society Conference, March 5-8, St. Thomas
  • (2002) "Does e-learning promote or demote Student Scholarship Objectives?" E-learning technology and content for higher education-web edition, September 12
  • (2002) "E-Learning on the College Campus: A Help or Hindrance? A Case Study, Information Management, (Publication of the Information Resources Management Association), Volume 15, Number 3/4
  • (2002) "Statistics: Performance, Delivery and Assesment for Graduates and Undergraduates: Is there a Difference?":The 2002 International Business & Economics Research Conference, Ocotber 7, Las Vegas, Nevada, (selected as best paper )
  • (2002) Contributed to the article "Online and Traditional Degrees", e-learning for Coroporate, Government and Higher Education, by Sukuri,j, September
  • (2002)" What Do I Really Need to Know in Statistics in the Year 2002" presented at the Syllabus Conference, July 2002, Santa Clara, California.
  • (2002) Nyaboga, A.B. and Presby L. "Structural Properties and the Implementation of Effective Networks": The International Business & Economics Research Conference, October 9, 2002 in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • (2002) "Statistical Topics Necessary for Success for MBA Students": Hawaii International Conference on Business, June 2002, Honolulu, Hawaii
  • (2002) "The Problem of Providing Appropriate Information Technology in College and Graduate School" International Applied Business Research Conference, March 2002 in Puerto Vallerta Mexico.
  • (2001) "Don't Waste My Time: Emphasizing the Right IT Topics for College and MBA Students,": Syllabus Conference, November 2001, Boston
  • (2001) "Increasing Productivity in Production and Operations Management,"The Journal-Technological Horizons in Education
  • (2001) "Seven Tips for Highly Effective Online Courses," Syllabus-New Dimensions in Education Technology

Representative Industrial Work/Consulting Experience:

  • Executive Computer Network: Instructor of Business Computer Software Packages
  • Fairleigh Dickinson University Graduate School: Taught Statistics and Quantitative Decision Techniques
  • Yeshiva University: Taught MIS and Business Statistics
  • Sy Syms School of Business: Advisory board
  • William Paterson University: Developed Distance learning course in POM, Business Technology
  • John Wiley & Sons: Participated in Focus Group for new text book
  • Conference Session chair at The International Business & Economics Research Conference, October 9, 2002, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Wadsworth Publishing: Wrote database questions for computer textbook by Duffy
  • Microsoft: Served as consultant for release of dBase IV
  • New York Islanders Hockey Team: Performed statistical analysis which was published in Journal of Sports Medicine
  • United States Tennis Association: Performed statistical analysis
  • Random House Publishing: Developed software for Apple and IBM microcomputer to accompany my book, COMPSTAT ( the first book, 313 pages, to combine microcomputers and statistics learning )
  • Reviewed 59 books and software for publishing companies since 1990.
  • Published the book Understanding dBASE III, Houghton Mifflin Publishing Co.
  • Published the book Understanding dBASE IV, Houghton Mifflin Publishing Co.
  • Published the book Minitab Workbook for Statistics for Management and Economics, Allyn and Bacon Publishing

Current Courses Offered:

  • MGT320: Business Technology Applications
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  • MGT305: Management Information Systems
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  • MGT 305 Management Information Systems - ONLINE
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  • MGT 431 Production and Operations Management
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MBA COURSES

  • BSCO 605 Statistics for Quantitative Analysis
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  • MGT 550 Computers and Applications
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