Lawrence L. Schkade


Lawrence L. Schkade
Dr. Lawrence L. Schkade is a University of Texas System Regents Distinguished Professor Emeritus. He served as Chair, Department of Information Systems and Management Sciences; Dean, College of Business Administration; and Dean, University Graduate School at The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA). He also served on the faculties of University of Texas at Austin; Instituto Tecnologico, Monterrey, Mexico; and Louisiana State University.
Professor Schkade is a charter member of DSI. He served as national vice-president of Alpha Iota Delta (1975-76) and as DSI national president (1976-77). While president he founded the Fellows of DSI and became a DSI Fellow with the initial group inducted. Professor Schkade is also a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He received the Dennis Grawoig Distinguished Service Award and the Outstanding Achievement Award for Best Interdisciplinary Paper (with K. Bandyopadhyay) in 2001. He was named to the DSI Hall of Fame in 2002.
Professor Schkade has pursued various research interests, including quantitative methods, human information use and decision styles, systems theory, social work, management of information systems, artificial intelligence and healthcare administration. He received the UTA Distinguished Research Award and a Distinguished Alumnus Award from Lamar University (1994). Professor Schkade has served on several editorial boards, including Decision Sciences, and served as founding Editor of the General Systems Bulletin.
Having a long-standing interest in healthcare, Professor Schkade served a cumulative total of over 50 years as a volunteer advisor, director or trustee of healthcare providers at local, regional and national levels, including United Network for Organ Sharing, the agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that sets policy for organ recovery and transplantation (1994-2002). A heart transplant recipient (1992), his research skills have focused recently on increasing the supply of transplantable organs. He received a Distinguished Service Award from the Texas Affiliate, American Heart Association (1994) and the Distinguished Volunteer Service Award, Fort Worth StarTelegram (1999).
Devoted to graduate students as mentor, advocate and critic, he supervised almost 30 dissertations and many master’s theses. Professor Schkade’s doctoral students celebrated his research career with a Festschrift at the 1995 DSI international meeting, with several DSI past presidents and Fellows giving presentations. His eclectic publications reflect varied research interests. A selected cross section of his many publications includes the following:
"The Vital Role of Medical Examiners and Coroners in the Organ Shortage," (with T. Shaffer et al.), American Journal of Transplantation, Vol. 4, 2003, pp. 160-168. Reprinted in A Clinician’s Guide to Donation and Transplantation, (with T. Shafer, et al.), NATCO, 2006, pp. 903-916
"Determining Uses and Gratifications for the Internet," (with T. Stafford), Decision Sciences, Vol. 35, No. 1, 2004, pp. 259-288.
"Estimating Organ Donor Potential in the United States," (with E. Sheehy et al.), New England Journal of Medicine, 349:7 (August 14, 2003), pp. 667-674. 2004 Distinguished Research Publication Award winner, College of Business Administration, UTA.
“Information Technology Investment Decisions: When do Costs and Benefits in the Social Subsystem Matter?” (with S. Ryan), Journal of Management Information Systems, Vol. 19, No. 2, 2002.
“From Data to Intelligence: Introducing the Intelligent Organization” (with D. Schoech, et al.), Administration in Social Work, Vol. 26, No. 1, 2001, pp. 1-22.
“Ethical Analysis of Organ Recovery Denials by Medical Examiners, Coroners, and Justice of the Peace,” (with T. Shaffer, et al.), Journal of Transplant Coordination, Vol. 9, No. 4, December 1999, pp. 232-245.
"Quality Function Deployment Usage in Software Development," (with S. Haag), Communications of the ACM, Vol. 39, No. 1 (January, 1996), pp. 41-49.
"Impact of Medical Examiner/Coroner Practices on Organ Recovery in the United States," (with Teresa Shafer et al.) Journal of the American Medical Association, Vol. 272, No. 20, (November 23/30), 1994, pp. 1607-1613.
"A Neural Network Approach to Bankruptcy Prediction," (with W. Raghupathi et al.), Neural Networks in Finance and Investing, R. Trippi and E. Turban, editors, Chicago: Probus Publishing, 1993, pp. 141-158.
"Legal Expert Systems Design," (with W. Raghupathi), Human Systems Management, Vol. 12, No. 2 (1993), pp. 145-158.
"A Blackboard Approach to Modeling Expertise in Corporate Settlement Decisions," (with W. Raghupathi), Expert Systems, Vol. 10, No. 1, (1993), pp. 15-28.
"Designing Artificial Intelligence Applications in Law: A Systemic View," (with W. Raghupathi), Systems Practice, Vol. 5, No. 1(1992), pp. 61-78.
"Programmers, Analysts and Human Service Workers: Cognitive Styles and Task Implications for System Design," (with M. Kettelhut), Computers in Human Services, Vol. 8, No. 2 (1991), pp. 57-79. 1992 Distinguished Professional Publication Award winner, UTA College of Business Administration.
"Exploring Connectionist Approaches to Legal Decision Making," (with W. Raghupathi et al.), Behavioral Science, Vol. 36, No. 2, (April 1991), pp. 133-139.
Critical Connections, Congress of the United States, Office of Technology Assessment, 1990, pp. 276-277. Reprinted from Functional and Financial Impacts of Computer Outages on Business (with S. Christensen), 87-01, Center for Research on Information Systems, UTA, 1987, 22 pp.
"Optimal Cost Sampling for Decision Making with Multiple Regression Models," (with M. Eakin and M. Whiteside), Decision Sciences, Vol. 20, No. 1, (Winter 1989), pp.14-26.
Statistical Analysis for Administrative Decisions (with C. Clark), Fourth Edition, Cincinnati: South-Western Publishing Company, 1983, 665 pp.
"Managing the Decision Science Technology: A Case for Ethical Analysis," (with D. Schoech), Decision Sciences, Vol. 12, No. 4 (1981), pp. 698-701.
"Human Information Processing and Environmental Complexity--An Experiment in Four Cultures: India, Japan, Mexico and the USA," (with S. Ramani and M. Uzawa), Journal of Management (ACS, India), Vol. 8, No. 1 (1978), pp. 56-63.
"A Cross-Cultural Analysis of Stimulus Sampling" (with J. Kernan), Administrative Science Quarterly, Vol. 17, No. 1 (1972), pp. 351-358.
Vectors and Matrices, Columbus, Ohio: Charles E. Merrill Books, Inc., 1967, 125 pp.
"A Normative Model for Deductible Collision Insurance Selection," (with G. Menefee), Journal of Risk and Insurance, Vol. 33, No. 3 (1966), pp. 427-435.
"The Selection of an Optimal Deductible for a Given Insurance Policy," (with P. Pashigian), Journal of Business, Vol. 39, No. 1 (1966), pp. 35-44.
"Estimation and Simulation of the Interaction of Truncated Distributions," Social Science Quarterly, Vol. 23, No. 2 (1966), pp. 51-58.


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