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Faculty whose research interests contain: Performance
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Long, Susan

Long, Susan
Associate Professor of Managerial Statistics
Director, TRAC Research Center
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Research Topics: Informational technology, E-government, Data-mining, Statistics, Measurement, Research methodology, Data visualization, Causal modeling and structural equations, Evaluating government performance, Freedom of information

Pendelberry, Kimberly

Pendelberry, Kimberly
Adjunct Faculty

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-MS Office (Access, Excel (extensive use pivot tables w/formulas using MS Access data source, scenario manager, plus basics), Word, Powerpoint, Visio
-R – R Commander, Rattle, Neural Networks
-Google Analytics
-Extensive use of Minitab + Minitab Macros
-Some use of SQL queries, creating databases
-Some use of Reliasoft Weibull ++, SAS, JMP
-DOE, SPC, CPK, Weibull, ANOVA, basic statistics

-DFLSS Black Belt
-DMAIC Black Belt & Certification
-Operational Quality Engineer Certification

-Science Olympiad Coaching – Successfully coached Penfield Middle & High School “Bridge Building”
-Sunday School Teaching – Penfield United Methodist Church since 2008
-Music & performance – piano, flute, and harp

Reed, Kira

Reed, Kira
Associate Professor of Management

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Research Topics: Human and intellectual capital, external environment influences (such as the political environment) on firm performance

Wiklund, Johan

Wiklund, Johan
Professor of Entrepreneurship

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Research Topics: Entrepreneurship and mental health, Performance, Growth, Exit, Failure of entrepreneurial firms

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