HOUSTON, TX, July 3, 2007 – Two faculty members from the C. T. Bauer College of Business – Professor Everette Gardner and Assistant Professor Leiser Silva – have received professional recognition for their work in the field of Decision and Information Sciences (DISC).
Professor Everette Gardner, who has a Ph.D. in Operations Management and is a Vietnam veteran with 20 years in the Navy, has just been named a Fellow of the International Institute of Forecasters. Professor Gardner’s 1985 article, “Exponential Smoothing: The State of the Art,” recently was ranked as the third most influential article in forecasting published during the last 25 years. The two authors ranked above Professor Gardner on the list are the winners of the 2003 Nobel Prize in economics, Robert Engle and Clive Granger. Professor Gardner has received numerous teaching awards from the University of Houston and is a world-recognized author and consultant on forecasting and operations management.
Professor Gardner also made three presentations on forecasting in June throughout North America. In Montreal, he spoke to the Ernst & Young Airline Auditors Conference on forecasting the usage of frequent flyer miles. he spoke at a Houston meeting of the American Production and Inventory Control Society’s top management night on forecasting for operations management. In New York, he spoke to the International Symposium on Forecasting on trend extrapolation.
Assistant Professor Leiser Silva, who has a Ph.D. in Information Systems, has been appointed as a visiting research fellow at the London School of Economics. He recently gave two seminars there: (1) “Fighting against windmills: the implementation of strategic information systems and deep structures“; and (2) “A tale of an academic journey: from the LSE to business schools in North America.” Assistant Professor Silva also traveled to Cambridge University to give a seminar highlighting a recent MIS Quarterly article. His areas of research expertise include power and politics in the adoption and implementation of information systems, with an emphasis on public organizations.
For more information on the accomplishments of Professor Gardner and Assistant Professor Silva and the work of the Bauer’s Decision and Information Sciences Department.
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The C.T. Bauer College of Business has been in operation for more than 60 years at the University of Houston main campus. Through its five academic departments, the college offers a full-range of undergraduate, masters and doctoral degrees in business. The Bauer College is fully accredited by the AACSB International – the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. In August 2000, Houston business leader and philanthropist Charles T. (Ted) Bauer endowed the College of Business with a $40 million gift. In recognition of his generosity, the college was renamed the C.T. Bauer College of Business.