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Rob Shearer Faculty Profile

Rob Shearer

Professor of Decision Science
Business Administration Division, Seaver College
CCB 354


  • DSc, George Washington University, 2005
  • MS, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1999
  • BS, United States Military Academy, 1990


  • Schaffer, R. and R. Shearer (2021). It’s All About the Relationship: Identifying Management Attributes for Quality Nonprofit Partners in Service-Learning. Journal of Service-Learning in Higher Education

  • Burke, J., Goukasian, L., and R. Shearer. (2020). Teaching the Complexity of Dependence With the Triplet Game. Journal of Statistics Education. https://doi.org/10.1080/10691898.2020.1841589

  • Tian, F.,  Labban, A., Shearer, R., and G. Qianmian. (2019). The Impact of Social Media Activity on Nonprofit Donations in China. Voluntas. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11266-019-00168-7

  • Shearer, R. and W. Shearer (2019). The Bayesian Antinomy Resolved. International Journal of Theology, Philosophy, and Science. 5(3): 5-11.

  • 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.
  • 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


  • Nonprofit business analytics


  • Statistical Analysis for Business Decisions
  • Quantitative Analysis
  • Operations Management