Rick Mathieu serves as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs for the College of Business and as Professor of Computer Information Systems and Business Analytics at James Madison University. In his role as Associate Dean he provides leadership for all graduate and undergraduate programs in a nationally recognized business school serving over 4,500 students. He oversees faculty research and instruction, AACSB accreditation, international programs, the core business curriculum, undergraduate student advising, and all assurance of learning activities within the college.
Rick is currently co-chairing the task force to develop and implement the College of Business 2014-2020 Strategic Plan around the vision “to be a global leader in preparing students to be engaged, principled business professionals and leaders”. As Associate Dean he has overseen the integration of two non-AASCB schools (School of Hospitality, Sport and Recreation Management and School of Strategic Leadership Studies) into the College of Business, the growth and reputation building of JMU’s Innovation MBA and MBA InfoSec programs, the implementation of a differential tuition policy and budget, the development of a ‘leadership’ area of emphasis in the university honors program, and leadership for the college’s annual Rainey/Jackson Business Plan Competition.
Experiential learning and business engagement have been consistent themes through Rick’s academic career. Through his teaching and research he has successfully engaged over twenty-five organizations while at the Cameron School of Business at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, the Cook School of Business at Saint Louis University, and the College of Business at James Madison University. These organizations include: Anheuser-Busch, Boeing, Deloitte Consulting, Futron, General Electric, DRC/HPTi, Interroll Corp., King Commercial Leasing, MicroStrategy, Monsanto, Planet Technologies, Rainmaker Marketing and Schnuck’s Markets. His active engagement in the community has led to appointments to the advisory boards for the Center for Supply Chain Management (St. Louis), Project MEGSSS, Inc. (Mathematics for Exceptionally Gifted Secondary School Students), the Shenandoah Valley Technology Council, and the advisory panel for the Institute of Certified Professional Managers.
From 2005 until 2011 he served as department head and ManTech Professor in the Department of Computer Information Systems & Management Science at James Madison University. During that time, the James Madison University CIS Undergraduate Program was named a “Top 10 Information Technology Program in Nation” by TechRepublic (2008), the CIS program experienced an enrollment growth of 116% in the undergraduate CIS Major, a joint degree program in CIS was developed between Wuhan University (China) and James Madison University, multiple endowed scholarships and endowed faculty development funds were established, and the CIS Industry Partners Program was launched.
From 1999 until 2005 he taught in the Department of Operations Management and Information Technology Management in the John Cook School of Business at Saint Louis University. From 2003 until 2005 he served as department chair. During that time the MIS program was listed as one of the top six undergraduate programs on Saint Louis University’s campus by the Fiske Guide to Colleges. In 2003 he received the Thomas Knapp, SJ, Faculty Member of the Year Award for the John Cook School of Business at Saint Louis University. From 1991 until 1999 he taught in the Department Information Systems and Operations Management in the Cameron School of Business at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.
Rick is active in the information systems and operations management research communities in the areas of enterprise management, business analytics, and supply chain management. He serves on the editorial board for the International Journal of Business Process Integration and Management, the International Journal of Services Sciences, and the International Journal of Services and Operations Management. He serves as a commissioner on ABET‘s Computing Accreditation Commission. He has published over thirty peer-reviewed journal articles, three peer-reviewed book chapters, one book, and thirty-four conference proceedings. His research has appeared in publications such as Communications of the ACM, Journal of Computer Information Systems, Computers and Industrial Engineering, Production Planning and Control, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, and Computers in Industry. He has received fourteen research grants totaling over $138,000.
Following is a link to Rick’s Google Citation Profile.