Thomas G. Groleau, Ph.D.
Carthage College
Kenosha, WI 53140-1994

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Ph.D. Business Administration - University of Kentucky: Gatton College of Business and Economics
Area:Decision Science and Information Systems
M.S. Operations Research - University of Kentucky: College of Arts and Sciences
B.A. Mathematics - St. Norbert College

CURRENT POSITION - Professor, Department of Management and Marketing, Carthage College

Business Administration Faculty (Professor 2013-present, Associate Professor 2004-2013, Assistant Professor 1999-2004): Responsibilities include academic advising and teaching a variety of business classes focusing in analytics, quantitative methods, management and technology. Participated in the Carthage Symposium interdisciplinary studies program, Heritage Studies core curriculum, and Entrepreneurial Studies in the Natural Sciences minor.

Division Chair: (2010-2015): Oversaw department operations including budgets, schedules, and faculty development; served on the Provost Advisory Team and Academic Senate; directed divisional assessment and strategic planning; directed semi-annual advisory committee meetings and monthly division meetings.

Business Administration Department Chair (2004-2010): Responsibilities included budgeting, hiring adjuncts, scheduling classes, observing and evaluating junior faculty, overseeing curriculum and catalog content, approval of transfer courses, program assessment and annual accreditation reporting, grade appeals, managing endowed scholarship awards, coordinating with Freshman advisors.

Tech Fellow (Fall 2003 to Fall 2009) Responsibilities included Blackboard training and support for faculty, Excel and Adobe workshops, Consulted on tech issues (network software, operating systems, etc.)

Committee/Service Work: Quantitative Reasoning Task Force, Curriculum Planning Committee, Chapman Executive in Residence Program Director, Faculty Representative to the Board of Trustees, Heritage Oversight Committee, Student Faculty Judicial Review Committee, Social Science Division Secretary

PRIOR ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE

Full-time Faculty:
Bethel
College Business Division (Mishawaka IN)
University of Kentucky College of Business and Economics (Lexington KY)

Adjunct Faculty:
Lexington Community College Mathematics Department
(Lexington KY)
UW-Parkside College of Business (Kenosha WI)
Ferris State University College of Business (Big Rapids MI)

PRIOR INDUSTRIAL EXPERIENCE

Kentucky Utilities (Lexington, KY) Wrote business applications for a batch-processing mainframe environment. Developed the rerouting sub-system of the Customer Information System and eliminated 90% of print errors from the Bill Print sub-system.

ADVISORY WORK FOR

CMS Management Services, South Bend IN
De Vroomen Holland Garden Products, Russell IL
Greentree Applied Systems, Lexington KY
Milwaukee 7 Regional Economic Development Campaign, Milwaukee, WI
Downtown Racine Business Improvement District, Racine WI
Racine County Economic Development Corporation, Sturtevant WI
Westosha Lakes Church, Paddock Lake, WI
Salem Grade School Technology and Educational Review Committees, Salem WI

ACADEMIC PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

"Pimp My Spreadsheet", INFORMS 2014 Annual Meeting, November 2014, San Francisco, CA

"Spreadsheet Templates for Teaching Business Statistics", INFORMS 2013 Annual Meeting, October 2013, Minneapolis, MN

“Spreadsheet Shifting Sands: Is There an App for That?”, INFORMS 2012 Annual Meeting, October 2012, Phoenix, AZ

“Interdisciplinary Student Research in Data Mapping and Statistics”, with J. Rivera, Council on Undergraduate Research Conference, June 2012, Trenton, NJ

“Lessons and Failures at Plastic Injection Molding, Inc.” (Poster Session) INFORMS Conference on Business Analytics and Operations Research, April 2011, Chicago, IL

“Pre-Analytics with Cash for Clunkers”, INFORMS 2010 Annual Meeting, November 2010, Austin, TX

“Using PivotTables in Business Statistics”, INFORMS 2008 Annual Meeting, October 2008, Washington, D.C.

“GIS and Business Statistics”, INFORMS 2008 Annual Meeting, October 2008, Washington, D.C.

“Southeast Wisconsin: Economic Problems and Promise”, Report of the A.W. Clausen Center for World Business, (contributing author), June 2008.

“The Emerging Competition from Within”, Emerging Trends in Business Education, IACBE Annual Meeting, April 2008, Newport Beach, CA

“A Statistics and Geography Clustered Pair Experiment at Carthage College”, INFORMS 2006 Annual Meeting, November 2006, Pittsburgh, PA

“Using Mock Debates in the Classroom to Explore Ethics and Intellectual Property Rights”, INFORMS 2005 Annual Meeting, November 2005, San Francisco, CA.

“Why Are You Here? A Study of Foreign Investment in the Midwest U.S.”, IFORS 2005 Triennial Meeting, July 2005, Honolulu, HI.

“Tour de France Winners (Can Lance win Six?)”, Journal of Statistics Education Data Archive Posted January 2003.

"Dutch Delight (Case Study)", Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Meeting of the Decision Sciences Institute, November 2002, San Diego, CA.

"Zarco, Incorporated: A Deming-Inspired, Opening Day Operations Management Experiential Learning Activity", with K. Watson & T. Polito, Proceedings of the 2002 Meeting of the Southeast Decision Sciences Institute, February 2002, Hilton Head, SC.

“Fact, Fiction or Prediction: An Integrative Lecture for Information Systems Classes”, Proceedings of the 2000 CBFA Annual Conference, October 2000, Buffalo NY.

“Fact, Fiction or Prediction: An Interactive Lesson for Information Systems Classes (with Initial Data Collection)”, INFORMS 2000 Annual Meeting, November 2000, San Antonio TX.

“An Inventory Management Game”, Sponsored Session, INFORMS Spring 1999 Meeting, May 1999, Cincinnati OH.

Liberal Arts and Business Studies: Friends or Foes, with Lemler, B., Proceedings of the 1998 CBFA Annual Conference, October 1998, Langley B.C.

Faculty Development Panel, CBFA Annual Conference, “Teaching Business in Century 21”, October 1997, Nashville, TN.

“LINA: The Life Insurance Needs Analyst”, educational video for Decision Support Systems: A Knowledge Based Approach by C. W. Holsapple and A. B. Whinston, West, ST. Paul, MN. 1996. Video edited by C. W. Holsapple, Wenhong Luo, and Kenneth S. Sims.

“Workload Balance: An Alternative Goal in Cell Formation”, with Bernardo, J., Proceedings of the 26th Annual Meeting of the Decision Sciences Institute, Boston MA, November 1995.

"Marketing Life Insurance With Expert Systems", Kentucky Initiative For Knowledge Management, Research Paper #47, DSIS Department, College of Business and Economics, University of Kentucky, Lexington KY, 1993

"The Effect of a Waiting Time Criterion on the Quality of Tissue Match in Cadaveric Kidney Transplants - Phase II", with Bernardo, J., Proceedings of the 24th Annual Meeting of the Decision Sciences Institute, Washington D.C., November 1993.

"The Effect of a Waiting Time Criterion on the Quality of Tissue Match in Cadaveric Kidney Transplants - Phase I" TIMS/ORSA Joint Meeting, May 1993, Chicago IL.

REVIEWS AND TRADE PUBLICATIONS

“Analytics Reveal: Opportunity Hidden in Numbers”, Carthaginian, Vol 92, No 3, Spring 2013.

“Spreadsheets will NOT save OR/MS”, OR/MS Today -Issues in Education, Vol 26, No 1, February 1999.

Book Review: Ethics in Modeling, Interfaces, Vol 28, No 1, January-February 1998.

“The Four P’s of Consulting”, APICS the Performance Advantage – The Consultant’s Forum, Vol 6, No 7, July 1996

Software Review: “Scientific Workplace”, ORMS Today, Vol 23, No 2, April 1996

COMMUNITY PRESENTATIONS

"Data Driven Decisions", Presented to the Aptar Beauty Executive Board in Schaumberg, IL, 5/25/10.

"Lies, Damn Lies, and Statistics", Presented to the Seaquist Closures Executive Board, 7/23/09.

"Pareto Analysis: What is it and why should you care?", Presented at the De Vroomen Holland Garden Products annual sales meeting, 11/09/01.

“Intellectual Property Rights and Technology: A Mock Debate”, with Renaud, C., Carthage College Chapel Series, 3/05/01.

“Comments on Racism”, Carthage College Chapel Series, 2/11/00.

“Y2K: How Concerned Should You Be? (not much)”, Presentation made at Evangelical Free Churches in Antioch IL (1/99), South Bend IN (3/99), and Itasca IL (5/99).