Ph.D., Operations Research, Virginia Tech, 1998
M.Sc., Operations Research, Virginia Tech, 1985
B.Sc., Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, 1984
Lori E. Seward is a senior instructor and teaching professor of Operations Management in The Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado in Boulder. She earned her Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Industrial Engineering at Virginia Tech. After several years working as a reliability and quality engineer in the paper and automotive industries, she earned her Ph.D. from Virginia Tech and joined the faculty at the Leeds School in 1998.
She has been the coordinator of the undergraduate core business statistics course and currently teaches the core MBA statistics course. She is also responsible for coordinating the undergraduate program in Operations Management. She served as the chair of the INFORMS Teachers’ Workshop for the annual 2004 meeting.
Her teaching interests focus on developing pedagogy that uses technology to create a collaborative learning environment in both large undergraduate and MBA statistics courses. Seward is the author of a textbook titled Applied Statistics in Business and Economics, now in its fourth edition. She has published articles in journals ranging from The International Journal of Flexible Manufacturing Systems (2004) to the Journal of Statistics Education (2011).
2010, David P. Doane and Lori E. Seward, Applied Statistics in Business and Economics, McGraw-Hill Irwin, 3rd edition
2009, David P. Doane and Lori E. Seward, Essential Statistics in Business and Economics, McGraw-Hill Irwin, 2nd edition,
2008, David P. Doane and Lori E. Seward, “Are Textbooks Fairly Priced?”, Proceedings of the 2008 Joint Statistical Meetings, Denver, CO.
2004, Lori E. Seward, Joel A. Nachlas, “Availability Analysis for Multi-Task Production Systems”, International Journal of Flexible Manufacturing Systems, Volume 16 Number 1 January 2004, 91-110.
2003, Lori E. Seward, Instructor’s Solutions Manual for The Practice of Business Statistics, W.H. Freeman and Company, New York, 2003.
1987, Lori E. Seward, Joel A. Nachlas, and Benjamin S. Blanchard, “Probabilistic Applications in Life Cycle Costing”, Proceedings Third International Logistics Congress, Florence, Italy, 1987, 17-20.