Dan Tracy

Professor

BEACOM SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

Beacom Hall 314

Phone: (605) 658-6574

Email: Dan.Tracy@usd.edu

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, (2009 - 2011)
  • USD Mobile Computing Initiative Grant, Center for Teaching and Learning, (2009 - 2011)
  • Beacom Opportunity Fund, Beacom School of Business, (2008 - 2008)
  • Faculty Research Grant, University of Tennessee at Martin, (2005 - 2005)

Grants:

  • Minnehaha County Facility Evaluation and Planning Recommendations, Minnehaha County Commision. (2016 - 2017)
  • Beacom Opportunity Fund, Beacom School of Business. Grant Role: Principal. (2011 - 2011)
  • USD Faculty Travel Grant, Center for Teaching And Learning. Grant Role: Principal. (2008 - 2008)
  • Faculty Development Grant, University of Tennessee at Martin. Grant Role: Principal. (2005 - 2005)
  • Summer Research Grant, Beacom School of Business. (2014)

Publications:

Citations listed below are presented in a standardized, modified format for display purposes only. They do not necessarily reflect the preferred style and conventions of the faculty member or discipline.

  • Tracy, Dan, Weinandt, Mandie, and Knight, John E.. Process Capability for Left-Skewed Distributions with Negative Values, 16-23. Vol. 24, Iss. 1. Washington, DC: Journal of American Academy of Business - Cambridge, 2018.
  • George, Benjamin, Tracy, Dan, and Martin, Tom. Minnehaha County Facility Evaluation and Planning Recommendations, 75..
  • Tracy, Dan, Weinandt, Mandie, and Knight, John E.. Process Capability Analysis for Left Skewed Distributions with Negative Values. Academic Business World International Conference, 2016.
  • Tracy, Dan, Wergin, Rand, and Knight, John E.. The Assessment of Learning Using Repeatability: To What Extent Does Multiple Choice Testing Indicate Learning. International Conference on Learning and Administration in Higher Education, 2016.
  • Tracy, Dan, and Martin, Tom. Lean Operations Management, 184. Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt Publishing Company, 2015.
  • Wergin, Rand, Muller, Richard, and Tracy, Dan. An Analysis of Small Town Retail Pull Factors in a Rural State. Iss. 21. Aberdeen, South Dakota: Conference on International Business and Contemporary Issues in Business, 2014.
  • Tracy, Dan, Knight, John E., and Rieman, Mark W.. Business Student Versus Employer Course Design Preferences: Can Both Educational Stakeholders Be Satisfied?, 15-37. Vol. 18, Iss. 1. Academy of Educational Leadership Journal, 2014.
  • Wergin, Rand, Tracy, Dan, and Gillispie, Michael. An Update of Retail Trade Patterns in South Dakota. Iss. 21. Aberdeen, South Dakota: Conference on International Business and Contemporary Issues in Business, 2013.
  • Dykstra, De Vee, Tracy, Dan, and Wergin, Rand. An Empirical Look at Business Students' Attitudes towards Laptop Computers in the Classroom. Martin, Tennessee: Journal of Learning in Higher Education, 2013.
  • Knight, John E., and Tracy, Dan. Labor Productivity Analysis for Picking Operations, 1-9. Vol. 17, Iss. 2. The Business Review: Cambridge, 2012.
  • Wergin, Rand, Tracy, Dan, and Dykstra, De Vee. An Investigation into Student Personality and Their Attitudes Toward Laptop Use in the Business School Classroom, 7-15. Vol. 7, Iss. 2. Journal of Learning in Higher Education, 2011.
  • Rieman, Mark W., Tracy, Dan, and Knight, John E.. 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, 2011.
  • Dykstra, De Vee, Tracy, Dan, and Wergin, Rand. A Profile of Students and Their Attitudes Toward Laptop Use in the Business School Classroom. Nashville, TN: International Conference on Learning and Administration in Higher Education, 2010.
  • Wergin, Rand, Tracy, Dan, and Dykstra, De Vee. An Investigation into Student Personality and Their Attitudes Toward Laptop Use in the Business School Classroom. Nashville, TN: International Conference on Learning and Administration in Higher Education, 2010.
  • Rieman, Mark W., Tracy, Dan, Knight, John E., and Allen, Stephen L.. Business Course Design Preferences: Are Faculty and Students Ever on the Same Page?. Vol. 3, Iss. 1. Willamsburg, VA: International Conference of the American Institute of Higher Education, 2010.
  • Redman, Arnold L., Gullett, Nell S., and Tracy, Dan. Return and Risk in Mutual Fund Portfolios: The Impact of Real Estate Mutual Funds, 106-121. Vol. 36, Iss. 1. Journal of Business and Economic Perspectives, 2010.
  • Knight, John E., Allen, Sandra, and Tracy, Dan. Using Six Sigma to Evaluate the Reliability of a Teaching Assessment Rubric. New York, NY: The Global Management & Information Technology Research Conference, 2010.
  • Knight, John E., Tracy, Dan, and Allen, Sandra. Using Six Sigma to Evaluate the Reliability of a Teaching Assessment Rubric, 1-8. Vol. 15, Iss. 1. The Business Review: Cambridge, 2010.
  • Tracy, Dan, Knight, John E., and Rieman, Mark W.. Strengthening the Supply Chain Between Business and Academe Through Course Design Feature Selection. Vol. 5, Iss. One. Journal of Learning in Higher Education, 2009.
  • Korte, Leon, Tracy, Dan, and Rieman, Mark W.. Identification of Productivity Relationships and Interactions Using Scale-DEA: A Look at Bank Merger Targets. Nashville, TN: Academic Business World International Conference, 2009.
  • Tracy, Dan, Knight, John E., and Rieman, Mark W.. Strengthening the Supply Chain between Business and Academe through Course Design Feature Selection, 1-12. Vol. 5, Iss. 1. Journal of Learning in Higher Education, 2009.
  • Tracy, Dan, Knight, John E., and Rieman, Mark W.. Student versus Employer Course Design Preferences: Can Both Educational Stakeholders Be Satisfied?. Nashville, TN: International Conference on Learning and Administration in Higher Education, 2009.
  • Allen, Stephen L., and Tracy, Dan. An Unbiased Look at Automotive Quality, 1-12. Vol. 27. Regional Business Review, 2008.
  • Tracy, Dan, and Knight, John E.. Business Course Design Preferences: Are Faculty and Students Ever on the Same Page?. Nashville, TN: Academic Business World International Conference, 2008.
  • Tracy, Dan, and Knight, John E.. Lean Operations Management: Identifying and Bridging the Gap Between Theory and Practice, 8-14. Vol. 12, Iss. 2. Journal of American Academy of Business, Cambridge, 2008.
  • Knight, John E., and Tracy, Dan. The Assessment of Learning Using Repeatability: To What Extent Does Multiple Choice Testing Indicate Learning?. Orlando, FL: Proceedings of the International Academy of Business and Public Administration Disciplines, 2008.
  • Redman, Arnold, Gullett, Nell, and Tracy, Dan. Constructing Efficient Portfolios with Real Estate Mutual Funds. San Diego, CA: Proceedings of the Southwestern Finance Association, 2007.
  • Knight, John E., and Tracy, Dan. Course Design Features: Balancing the Student and Potential Employer Desires. Orlando, FL: Proceedings of the International Academy of Business and Public Administration Disciplines, 2007.
  • Roach, Joy, Tracy, Dan, and Durden, Kay. Integrating Business Core Knowledge through Upper-Division Report Composition, 431-439. Vol. 70, Iss. 4. Business Communication Quarterly, 2007.
  • Knight, John E., and Tracy, Dan. Pre-Assessment of Data Collection Procedures: Planning to Fail by Failing to Plan, 282-288. Vol. 10, Iss. 2. Journal of American Academy of Business, Cambridge, 2007.
  • Knight, John E., and Tracy, Dan. Value Drivers in Business Course Design: A Student Stakeholder Perspective, 16. Vol. 1, Iss. 2. International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2007.
  • Knight, John E., and Tracy, Dan. A Plan for Transitioning from Athletics to Academics in Mid-Major Colleges: Regaining Academe's Control over Ever-Increasing Athletic Program Power and Control. Nashville, TN: Proceedings of the Academic Business World Conference, 2006.
  • Knight, John E., and Tracy, Dan. A Plan for Transitioning from Athletics to Academics in Mid-Major Colleges: Regaining Academe's Control over Ever-Increasing Athletic Program Power and Control, 15-19. Vol. 2, Iss. 1-2. Journal of Academic Administration in Higher Education, 2006.
  • Tracy, Dan, and Knight, John E.. Art or Science? Bridging the Lean Disconnect in Operations Management. Nashville, TN: Proceedings of the Academic Business World Conference, 2006.
  • Knight, John E., and Tracy, Dan. Course Design Features: Balancing the Student and Potential Employer Desires. Las Vegas, NV: Proceedings of the American Society of Business and Behavioral Sciences, 2006.
  • Sapngenberg, Eric R., Sprott, David E., Grohman, Bianca, and Tracy, Dan. Effects of Gender-Congruent Ambient Scent on Approach and Avoidance Behaviors in a Retail Store, 1281-1287. Vol. 59, Iss. 12. Journal of Business Research, 2006.
  • Tracy, Dan, and Chen, Bintong. A Generalized Model for Weight Restriction in Data Envelopment Analysis, 390-396. Vol. 56. Journal of the Operational Research Society, 2005.
  • Tracy, Dan, and Knight, John E.. Art or Science? Bridging the Lean Disconnect in Operations Management. Reno, NV: Proceedings of the International College Teaching Methods and Styles Conference, 2005.
  • Tracy, Dan, and Knight, John E.. Conceptualization of a Customer and Process Focused University, 1-6. Vol. 1, Iss. 1. The Journal of Academic Administration in Higher Education, 2005.
  • Tracy, Dan, and Knight, John E.. Conceptualization of a Customer and Process Focused University. Nashville, TN: Proceedings of the Academic Business World Conference, 2005.
  • Tracy, Dan, and Knight, John E.. Course Design Value Drivers: The Student Stakeholder. Reno, NV: Proceedings of the International College Teaching Methods and Styles Conference, 2005.
  • Tracy, Dan, and Knight, John E.. Customer-Driven Value: Evolution and Contemporary Extensions. Nashville, TN: Proceedings of the Academic Business World Conference, 2005.
  • Tracy, Dan, and Knight, John E.. Customer-Driven Value: Evolution and Contemporary Extensions, 181-193. Vol. 31, Iss. 1. Journal of Business and Economic Perspectives, 2005.
  • Tracy, Dan. Test Bank. In Fundamentals of Operations Management, Davis, Aquilano, and Jacobs, 5th ed.. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill/Irwin, 2004.
  • Tracy, Dan. Chapter Quizzes. In Fundamentals of Operations Management, Davis, Aquilano, and Jacobs, 4th ed.,. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill/Irwin, 2003.
  • Tracy, Dan, and durden, Kay. Homemade Soup: Integrating the Business Curriculum into Business Communication. Nashville, TN: Proceedings of the MMA 8th Annual Educator's Conference, 2003.
  • Tracy, Dan. Lighting the Way to an Understanding of Operations: An Experiential Learning Exercise. Nashville, TN: Proceedings of the MMA 8th Annual Educator's Conference, 2003.
  • Tracy, Dan. Test Bank. In Fundamentals of Operations Management, Davis, Aquilano, and Jacobs, 4th ed.,. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill/Irwin, 2003.
  • Allen, Stephen L., and Tracy, Dan. Internet Basics: Resources for the Production/Operations Management Instructor. Chicago, IL: Proceedings of the Midwest Business Administration Association, 1996.
  • Tracy, Dan. Product Distribution Makes the Grade. In Great Ideas for Teaching Marketing. 3rd ed.. Cincinnati, OH: Southwestern, 1996.

Awards and Honors:

  • Chapter Advisor of the Year - Great Plains Region, Delta Sigma Pi, 2014
  • Chapter Advisor of the Year, North Central Province, Delta Sigma Pi, 2014
  • Beacom School of Business Research Award, University of South Dakota, 2014
  • 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, 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
  • Best Paper Award, College Teaching Methods and Styles Conference, 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
  • ADP Faculty of the Month Award, UTM Alpha Delta Pi, 2002
  • Advising Excellence Award, University of Tennessee at Martin, 2002
  • SGA Summit Award, UTM Student Government Association, 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:

  • George, Benjamin, Tracy, Dan, Martin, Tom. Minnehaha County Facility Evaluation and Planning Recommendations.
  • Tracy, Dan. Lean management: How to Trim the Fat in any Industry. Presented at the Beacom Sampler, University Center, Sioux Falls, SD. (May 12, 2017)
  • Tracy, Dan. Process Capability Analysis for Left Skewed Distributions with Negative Values. Presented at the Academic Business World International Conference, Nashville, TN. (May 2016)
  • Tracy, Dan. The Assessment of Learning Using Repeatability: To What Extent Does Multiple Choice Testing Indicate Learning. Presented at the International Conference on Learning and Administration in Higher Education, Nashville, TN. (May 2016)
  • Wergin, Rand, Muller, Richard, Tracy, Dan. 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. (October 9, 2014)
  • Wergin, Rand, Tracy, Dan, Gillispie, Michael. 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. (September 26, 2013)
  • Tracy, Dan, Knight, John E., Rieman, Mark W.. Business Student Versus Employer Course Design Preferences: Can Both Educational Stakeholders Be Satisfied. Presented at the Allied Academies International Conference, New Orleans, LA. (March 2013)
  • Tracy, Dan, Wergin, Rand. Business Course Design: Do Business Students Have a Personality?. Presented at the Academic Business World International Conference, Nashville, TN. (May 26, 2011)
  • Rieman, Mark W., Tracy, Dan. 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. (May 2011)
  • Dykstra, De Vee, Wergin, Rand, Tracy, Dan. Laptop Use in the Business School Classroom. Presented at the Academic Business World International Conference, Nashville, TN. (June 01, 2010)
  • Wergin, Rand, Dykstra, De Vee, Tracy, Dan. 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. (June 01, 2010)
  • Rieman, Mark W., Tracy, Dan. Business Course Design Preferences: Are Faculty and Students Ever on the Same Page?. Presented at the 2010 Fourth International Conference, Williamsburg, VA. (April 2010)
  • Rieman, Mark W., Tracy, Dan, Korte, Leon. 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. (May 2009)
  • Korte, Leon, Tracy, Dan. Identification of Productivity Relationships and Interactions Using Scale-DEA: A Look at Bank Merger Targets. Presented at the Academic Business World Conference, Nashville, TN. (May 2009)
  • Tracy, Dan, Knight, John E., Rieman, Mark W.. 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. (May 2009)
  • Tracy, Dan, Knight, John E.. Business Course Design Preferences: Are Faculty and Students Ever on the Same Page?. Presented at the Academic Business World International Conference, Nashville, TN. (May 2008)
  • Tracy, Dan, Knight, John E.. On Learning Success Factors: Moving from Anecdotal to Scientific Evidence. Presented at the Association of American Colleges and Universities Conference, Seattle, WA. (January 2006)
  • Tracy, Dan. Introducing Lean Thinking into the Traditional Operations Management Course. Presented at the Kentucky-Tennessee Best Practices Conference, Clarksville, TN. (November 2005)
  • Tracy, Dan, Knight, John E.. Conceptualization of a Customer and Process Focused University. Presented at the Academic Business World Conference, Nashville, TN. (May 2005)
  • Tracy, Dan, Knight, John E.. Customer-Driven Value: Evolution and contemporary Extensions. Presented at the Academic Business World Conference, Nashville, TN. (May 2005)
  • Tracy, Dan, Knight, John E.. Art or Science? Bridging the Lean Disconnect in Operations Management. Presented at the International College Teaching Methods and Styles Conference, Reno, NV. (March 2005)
  • Tracy, Dan, Knight, John E.. Course Design Value Drivers: The Student Stakeholder. Presented at the International College Teaching Methods and Styles Conference, Reno, NV. (March 2005)
  • Tracy, Dan. Internal Controls and Operations Management.
  • Tracy, Dan. Putting a Spotlight on Operations Management. Presented at the Kentucky-Tennessee Best Practices Conference, Paris, TN. (March 2004)
  • Spangenberg, Eric R., Sprott, David E., Grohmann, Bianca, Tracy, Dan. 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. (January 2004)
  • Tracy, Dan, Durden, Kay. Homemade Soup: Integrating the Business Curriculum into Business Communication. Presented at the Marketing Management Association 8th Annual Educator's Conference, Nashville, TN. (November 2003)
  • Tracy, Dan. 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. (November 2003)
  • Tracy, Dan. Revisiting the Cross-Efficiency Matrix: New Measures for Robustness in Data Envelopment Analysis. Presented at the Kentucky-Tennessee Best Practices Conference, Hopkinsville, KY. (March 2003)
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