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Meet the Faculty

Rob Shearer

Associate Professor of Decision Science

Division: Business Administration Division
Office: Center for Communication and Business (CCB) 354
Phone: (310) 506-4075
E-mail: robert.shearer@pepperdine.edu

  • D.Sc., George Washington University, 2005
  • M.S., Georgia Institute of Technology, 1999
  • B.S., United States Military Academy, 1990
Courses:
  • Statistical Analysis for Business Decisions
  • Quantitative Analysis
  • Operations Management
Key Awards/Affiliations:
  • International Symposium on Military Operations Research Award for Best Paper, 2008
  • Omar Bradley Fellowship for the Study of Mathematical Sciences, 2007
  • Finalist, Department of the Army Dr. Wilbur B. Payne Memorial Award for Excellence in Analysis (best implemented study in the Department of the Army), 2006
  • Military Operations Research Society David Rist Prize (best implemented study in the Department of Defense), 2005
  • Military Operations Research Society Richard H. Barchi Prize (best paper presented at the annual symposium), 2001
Academic Interests:
  • Nonprofit business analytics
Selected Works:
  • Shearer, R. and T. Clark (2016). Are We Drawing the Correct Conclusions? Regression Analysis in the Nonprofit Literature. Canadian Journal of Nonprofit and Social Economy Research. 7(1): 22-28.
  • Shearer, R., Martinez, M., Deats, J., and W. Shearer (2016). The Tragedy of the Waves. Sports, Business, and Management: An International Journal. 6(1): 97-105.
  • Shearer, R. and K. Carpentier (2015). Determining the Optimal Donation Acceptance Policy for Nonprofit Stores. Nonprofit Management and Leadership. 26(1): 59-71.
  • Shearer, R. and L. Whitaker (2012). Theory Applied: Experience Tours at the Naval Postgraduate School. INFORMS Transactions in Education. 13(1): 28-30.
  • Shearer, R. (2011). Operations Analysis in Iraq: Sifting Through the Fog of War. Military Operations Research. 16(2): 1-9.
  • Shearer, R. and B. Marvin (2010). Recognizing Patterns of Nation-State Instability that Lead to Conflict. Military Operations Research. 15(3): 17-30.
  • Shearer, R, and B. Marvin(2009). Anticipating Terrorist Safe Havens from Instability Induced Conflict. Computational Methods for Counterterrorism, 12: 229-248. Berlin : Springer.
  • Shearer, R(2007). Forecasting Israeli-Palestinian Conflict with Hidden Markov Models. Military Operations Research. 2(4): 5-15.