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Daniel Tracy

Dan Tracy
Professor
Economics, MIS and Decision Sciences, School of Business
UB Beacom Hall 106
Phone: 605-677-6487
Bio:
Dr. Tracy holds a BS in Health Services Administration and an MBA from The University of South Dakota, and a PhD in Decision Sciences from Washington State University.
Teaching Interests:
Dr. Tracy currently teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in production/operations management, lean management, and quantitative analysis.
Research Interests:
Dr. Tracy's research interests include data envelopment analysis, applied optimization, lean management, and pedagogical design/development.
Education:
  • Ph D, Decision Sciences, Washington State University, 2001
  • MBA, University of South Dakota, 1993
  • BS, Health Services Administration, University of South Dakota, 1992
Research:
  • Beacom Opportunity Fund, Beacom School of Business, (2008 - 2008)
  • Beacom Opportunity Fund, Beacom School of Business, (2009 - 2011)
  • Faculty Research Grant, University of Tennessee at Martin, (2005 - 2005)
  • USD Mobile Computing Initiative Grant, Center for Teaching and Learning, (2009 - 2011)
Grants:
  • Beacom Opportunity Fund, Beacom School of Business, (2011 - 2011)
  • Faculty Development Grant, University of Tennessee at Martin, (2005 - 2005)
  • USD Faculty Travel Grant, Center for Teaching And Learning, (2008 - 2008)
Publications:
  • Wergin, R., Muller, R., Tracy, D., (2014), An Analysis of Small Town Retail Pull Factors in a Rural State, Conference on International Business and Contemporary Issues in Business, iss. 21.
  • Wergin, R., Tracy, D., Gillispie, M., (2013), An Update of Retail Trade Patterns in South Dakota, Conference on International Business and Contemporary Issues in Business, iss. 21.
  • Dykstra, D., Tracy, D., Wergin, R., (2013), An Empirical Look at Business Students’ Attitudes towards Laptop Computers in the Classroom, Journal of Learning in Higher Education.
  • Knight, J. E., Tracy, D., (2012), Labor Productivity Analysis for Picking Operations, The Business Review: Cambridge, vol. 17, iss. 2, pp. 1-9.
  • Wergin, R., Tracy, D., Dykstra, D., (2011), An Investigation into Student Personality and Their Attitudes Toward Laptop Use in the Business School Classroom, Journal of Learning in Higher Education, vol. 7, iss. 2, pp. 7-15.
  • Rieman, M. W., Tracy, D., Knight, J. E., (2011), Course Design Feature Selection by Key Stakeholders: Building a Better Supply Chain Between Business and Academia, International Conference on Learning and Administration in Higher Education.
  • Dykstra, D., Tracy, D., Wergin, R., (2010), A Profile of Students and Their Attitudes Toward Laptop Use in the Business School Classroom, International Conference on Learning and Administration in Higher Education.
  • Wergin, R., Tracy, D., Dykstra, D., (2010), An Investigation into Student Personality and Their Attitudes Toward Laptop Use in the Business School Classroom, International Conference on Learning and Administration in Higher Education.
  • Rieman, M. W., Tracy, D., Knight, J. E., Allen, S. L., (2010), Business Course Design Preferences: Are Faculty and Students Ever on the Same Page?, International Conference of the American Institute of Higher Education, vol. 3, iss. 1.
  • Redman, A. L., Gullett, N. S., Tracy, D., (2010), Return and Risk in Mutual Fund Portfolios: The Impact of Real Estate Mutual Funds, Journal of Business and Economic Perspectives, vol. 36, iss. 1, pp. 106-121.
  • Knight, J. E., Tracy, D., Allen, S., (2010), Using Six Sigma to Evaluate the Reliability of a Teaching Assessment Rubric, The Business Review: Cambridge, vol. 15, iss. 1, pp. 1-8.
  • Knight, J. E., Allen, S., Tracy, D., (2010), Using Six Sigma to Evaluate the Reliability of a Teaching Assessment Rubric, The Global Management & Information Technology Research Conference.
  • Korte, L., Tracy, D., Rieman, M. W., (2009), Identification of Productivity Relationships and Interactions Using Scale-DEA: A Look at Bank Merger Targets, Academic Business World International Conference.
  • Tracy, D., Knight, J. E., Rieman, M. W., (2009), Strengthening the Supply Chain between Business and Academe through Course Design Feature Selection, Journal of Learning in Higher Education, vol. 5, iss. 1, pp. 1-12.
  • Tracy, D., Knight, J. E., Rieman, M. W., (2009), Student versus Employer Course Design Preferences: Can Both Educational Stakeholders Be Satisfied?, International Conference on Learning and Administration in Higher Education.
  • Tracy, D., Knight, J. E., Rieman, M. W., (2009), Strengthening the Supply Chain Between Business and Academe Through Course Design Feature Selection, Journal of Learning in Higher Education, vol. 5, iss. One.
  • Allen, S. L., Tracy, D., (2008), An Unbiased Look at Automotive Quality, Regional Business Review, vol. 27, pp. 1-12.
  • Tracy, D., Knight, J. E., (2008), Business Course Design Preferences: Are Faculty and Students Ever on the Same Page?, Academic Business World International Conference.
  • Tracy, D., Knight, J. E., (2008), Lean Operations Management: Identifying and Bridging the Gap Between Theory and Practice, Journal of American Academy of Business, Cambridge, vol. 12, iss. 2, pp. 8-14.
  • Knight, J. E., Tracy, D., (2008), The Assessment of Learning Using Repeatability: To What Extent Does Multiple Choice Testing Indicate Learning?, Proceedings of the International Academy of Business and Public Administration Disciplines.
  • Redman, A., Gullett, N., Tracy, D., (2007), Constructing Efficient Portfolios with Real Estate Mutual Funds, Proceedings of the Southwestern Finance Association.
  • Knight, J. E., Tracy, D., (2007), Course Design Features: Balancing the Student and Potential Employer Desires, Proceedings of the International Academy of Business and Public Administration Disciplines.
  • Roach, J., Tracy, D., Durden, K., (2007), Integrating Business Core Knowledge through Upper-Division Report Composition, Business Communication Quarterly, vol. 70, iss. 4, pp. 431-439.
  • Knight, J. E., Tracy, D., (2007), Pre-Assessment of Data Collection Procedures: Planning to Fail by Failing to Plan, Journal of American Academy of Business, Cambridge, vol. 10, iss. 2, pp. 282-288.
  • Knight, J. E., Tracy, D., (2007), Value Drivers in Business Course Design: A Student Stakeholder Perspective, International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, vol. 1, iss. 2, p. 16.
  • Knight, J. E., Tracy, D., (2006), A Plan for Transitioning from Athletics to Academics in Mid-Major Colleges: Regaining Academe’s Control over Ever-Increasing Athletic Program Power and Control, Proceedings of the Academic Business World Conference.
  • Knight, J. E., Tracy, D., (2006), A Plan for Transitioning from Athletics to Academics in Mid-Major Colleges: Regaining Academe’s Control over Ever-Increasing Athletic Program Power and Control, Journal of Academic Administration in Higher Education, vol. 2, iss. 1-2, pp. 15-19.
  • Tracy, D., Knight, J. E., (2006), Art or Science? Bridging the Lean Disconnect in Operations Management, Proceedings of the Academic Business World Conference.
  • Knight, J. E., Tracy, D., (2006), Course Design Features: Balancing the Student and Potential Employer Desires, Proceedings of the American Society of Business and Behavioral Sciences.
  • Sapngenberg, E. R., Sprott, D. E., Grohman, B., Tracy, D., (2006), Effects of Gender-Congruent Ambient Scent on Approach and Avoidance Behaviors in a Retail Store, Journal of Business Research, vol. 59, iss. 12, pp. 1281-1287.
  • Tracy, D., Chen, B., (2005), A Generalized Model for Weight Restriction in Data Envelopment Analysis, Journal of the Operational Research Society, vol. 56, pp. 390-396.
  • Tracy, D., Knight, J. E., (2005), Art or Science? Bridging the Lean Disconnect in Operations Management, Proceedings of the International College Teaching Methods and Styles Conference.
  • Tracy, D., Knight, J. E., (2005), Conceptualization of a Customer and Process Focused University, Proceedings of the Academic Business World Conference.
  • Tracy, D., Knight, J. E., (2005), Conceptualization of a Customer and Process Focused University, The Journal of Academic Administration in Higher Education, vol. 1, iss. 1, pp. 1-6.
  • Tracy, D., Knight, J. E., (2005), Course Design Value Drivers: The Student Stakeholder, Proceedings of the International College Teaching Methods and Styles Conference.
  • Tracy, D., Knight, J. E., (2005), Customer-Driven Value: Evolution and Contemporary Extensions, Journal of Business and Economic Perspectives, vol. 31, iss. 1, pp. 181-193.
  • Tracy, D., Knight, J. E., (2005), Customer-Driven Value: Evolution and Contemporary Extensions, Proceedings of the Academic Business World Conference.
  • Tracy, D., (2004), Test Bank, McGraw-Hill/Irwin.
  • Tracy, D., (2003), Chapter Quizzes, McGraw-Hill/Irwin.
  • Tracy, D., durden, K., (2003), Homemade Soup: Integrating the Business Curriculum into Business Communication, Proceedings of the MMA 8th Annual Educator’s Conference.
  • Tracy, D., (2003), Lighting the Way to an Understanding of Operations: An Experiential Learning Exercise, Proceedings of the MMA 8th Annual Educator’s Conference.
  • Tracy, D., (2003), Test Bank, McGraw-Hill/Irwin.
  • Allen, S. L., Tracy, D., (1996), Internet Basics: Resources for the Production/Operations Management Instructor, Proceedings of the Midwest Business Administration Association.
  • Tracy, D., (1996), Product Distribution Makes the Grade, Southwestern.
Awards and Honors:
  • Beacom School of Business Research Award, University of South Dakota, 2013
  • Beacom School of Business Research Award, University of South Dakota, 2012
  • Beacom School of Business Research Award, University of South Dakota, 2011
  • Presentation Excellence Award, International Conference on Learning and Administration in Higher Education, 2011
  • Presentation Excellence Award, International Conference on Learning and Administration in Higher Education, 2011
  • Beacom School of Business Research Award, University of South Dakota, 2010
  • Beacom School of Business Research Award, University of South Dakota, 2009
  • Presentation Excellence Award, International Conference on Learning and Administration in Higher Education, 2009
  • Beacom School of Business Outstanding Research Award, University of South Dakota, 2008
  • Beacom School of Business Research Award, University of South Dakota, 2008
  • Integration of Business Disciplines Award, 1st Place, Beacom School of Business, 2008
  • Presentation Excellence Award, Academic Business World International Conference, 2008
  • Coffey Outstanding Teacher Award, University of Tennessee at Martin, 2007
  • Graduate Teaching Excellence Award, University of Tennessee at Martin, 2007
  • Research Excellence Award, University of Tennessee at Martin, 2007
  • Best Paper Award, Academic Business World International Conference, 2006
  • UT National Alumni Association Outstanding Teacher Award, University of Tennessee National Alumni Association, 2006
  • Research Excellence Award, University of Tennessee at Martin, 2006
  • Best Paper Award, College Teaching Methods and Styles Conference, 2005
  • Best Paper Award, Academic Business World International Conference, 2005
  • Best Paper Award, Academic Business World International Conference, 2005
  • Presentation Excellence Award, Academic Business World International Conference, 2005
  • Graduate Teaching Excellence Award, University of Tennessee at Martin, 2005
  • Graduate Teaching Excellence Award, University of Tennessee at Martin, 2004
  • Service Excellence Award, University of Tennessee at Martin, 2004
  • Inductee/Member, Gamma Beta Phi Honor Society, 2003
  • SGA Summit Award, UTM Student Government Association, 2002
  • ADP Faculty of the Month Award, UTM Alpha Delta Pi, 2002
  • Advising Excellence Award, University of Tennessee at Martin, 2002
  • Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award, Washington State University, 1998
  • Inductee/Member, Sigma Beta Delta Honor Society, 1994
  • Inductee/Member, Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society, 1993
Presentations:
  • Wergin, R., Muller, R., Tracy, D. (2014, October). An analysis of Small Town Retail Pull Factors in a Rural State. Presented at the Conference on International Business and Contemporary Issues in Business, Rapid City, South Dakota USA.
  • Tracy, D. (2013). Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.
  • Gannon, M., Tracy, D., Goodman, B., Kelley, B., Johnson, S. (2013, October). Successful Research and Publishing in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. Presented at the CTL Workshop Series, McKusick 110, USD-Vermillion.
  • Wergin, R., Tracy, D., Gillispie, M. (2013, September). An Update of Retail Trade Patterns in South Dakota. Presented at the Conference on International Business and Contemporary Issues in Business, Rapid City, South Dakota USA.
  • Tracy, D., Knight, J. E., Rieman, M. W. (2013, March). Business Student Versus Employer Course Design Preferences: Can Both Educational Stakeholders Be Satisfied. Presented at the Allied Academies International Conference, New Orleans, LA.
  • Rieman, M. W., Tracy, D. (2011, May). Course Design Feature Selection by Stakeholders: Building a Better Supply Chain Between Business and Academia. Presented at the 2011 International Conference on Learning and Administration in Higher Education, Nashville, TN.
  • Tracy, D., Wergin, R. (2011, May). Business Course Design: Do Business Students Have a Personality?. Presented at the Academic Business World International Conference, Nashville, TN.
  • Dykstra, D., Wergin, R., Tracy, D. (2010, June). Laptop Use in the Business School Classroom. Presented at the Academic Business World International Conference, Nashville, TN.
  • Wergin, R., Dykstra, D., Tracy, D. (2010, June). An Investigation into Student Personality and Their Attitudes Toward Laptop Use in the Business School Classroom. Presented at the International Conference on Learning and Administration in Higher Education, Nashville, TN.
  • Rieman, M. W., Tracy, D. (2010, April). Business Course Design Preferences: Are Faculty and Students Ever on the Same Page?. Presented at the 2010 Fourth International Conference, Williamsburg, VA.
  • Rieman, M. W., Tracy, D., Korte, L. (2009, May). Identification of Productivity Relationships and Interactions using Scale-DEA: A Look at Bank Merger Targets. Presented at the 2009 Academic Business World International Conference, Nashville, TN.
  • Korte, L., Tracy, D. (2009, May). Identification of Productivity Relationships and Interactions Using Scale-DEA: A Look at Bank Merger Targets. Presented at the Academic Business World Conference, Nashville, TN.
  • Tracy, D., Knight, J. E., Rieman, M. W. (2009, May). Student versus Employer Course Design Preferences: Can Both Educational Stakeholders Be Satisfied?. Presented at the International Conference on Learning and Administration in Higher Education, Nashville, TN.
  • Tracy, D. (2008). Research in Teaching and Learning.
  • Tracy, D., Knight, J. E. (2008, May). Business Course Design Preferences: Are Faculty and Students Ever on the Same Page?. Presented at the Academic Business World International Conference, Nashville, TN.
  • Tracy, D., Knight, J. E. (2007, March). Business Course Design Preferences: Are Faculty and Students Ever on the Same Page?. Presented at the Beacom School of Business Faculty Research Seminar, Vermillion, SD.
  • Tracy, D., Knight, J. E. (2006, January). On Learning Success Factors: Moving from Anecdotal to Scientific Evidence. Presented at the Association of American Colleges and Universities Conference, Seattle, WA.
  • Tracy, D. (2005). Internal Controls and Operations Management.
  • Tracy, D. (2005, November). Introducing Lean Thinking into the Traditional Operations Management Course. Presented at the Kentucky-Tennessee Best Practices Conference, Clarksville, TN.
  • Tracy, D., Knight, J. E. (2005, May). Conceptualization of a Customer and Process Focused University. Presented at the Academic Business World Conference, Nashville, TN.
  • Tracy, D., Knight, J. E. (2005, May). Customer-Driven Value: Evolution and contemporary Extensions. Presented at the Academic Business World Conference, Nashville, TN.
  • Tracy, D., Knight, J. E. (2005, March). Art or Science? Bridging the Lean Disconnect in Operations Management. Presented at the International College Teaching Methods and Styles Conference, Reno, NV.
  • Tracy, D., Knight, J. E. (2005, March). Course Design Value Drivers: The Student Stakeholder. Presented at the International College Teaching Methods and Styles Conference, Reno, NV.
  • Tracy, D. (2004, March). Putting a Spotlight on Operations Management. Presented at the Kentucky-Tennessee Best Practices Conference, Paris, TN.
  • Spangenberg, E. R., Sprott, D. E., Grohmann, B., Tracy, D. (2004, January). Effects of Gender Congruent Olfactory Cues on Approach and Avoidance Behaviors in a Retail Store. Presented at the Society for Marketing Advances Annual Conference, Fort Walton Beach, FL.
  • Tracy, D. (2003).
  • Tracy, D., Durden, K. (2003, November). Homemade Soup: Integrating the Business Curriculum into Business Communication. Presented at the Marketing Management Association 8th Annual Educator’s Conference, Nashville, TN.
  • Tracy, D. (2003, November). Lighting the Way to an Understanding of Operations: An Experiential Learning Exercise. Presented at the Marketing Management Association 8th Annual Educator’s Conference, Nashville, TN.
  • Tracy, D. (2003, March). Revisiting the Cross-Efficiency Matrix: New Measures for Robustness in Data Envelopment Analysis. Presented at the Kentucky-Tennessee Best Practices Conference, Hopkinsville, KY.