Marion Sobol

Marion G. Sobol


Dr. Marion Sobol (Ph.D., University of Michigan) is Professor of Information Technology and Operations Management.  She also has an appointment in Engineering Management, Information and Systems in the Lyle School of Engineering.  She is a fellow of the Decision Sciences Institute where she has served as National President of Alpha Iota Delta.  She has been Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer of the National Decision Sciences Institute.  She has chaired numerous committees in DSI and the Doctoral Consortium for INFORMS.


Professor Sobol is a co-author of three books Introduction to Statistics for Executives, McGraw Hill, 1993, 1998, Shaping the Corporate Reputation:  An Analytical Guide for Executive Decision Makers, 1992, and Lump Sum Redemption Settlements and Rehabilitation, University of Michigan, 1959.  Her research is focused on Statistics, Economic Payback to Management Information Systems and MIS in Health Care Organizations.


Prior to her career at Southern Methodist University she has taught at Rider University, Rutgers, University of Michigan and the University of Rhode Island.  At SMU she won the Rotunda Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award and the Excellence in Teaching Award from the Greek System.  She has also won the Aaron Sartain, Distinguished Faculty Award.  She taught statistics in the graduate, executive MBA and undergraduate programs.  She has also taught Systems Analysis, Telecommunications and Programming courses at the Cox School of Business, SMU.


In addition to her academic work she has been president of the Faculty Senate, President of the Faculty Club, Department Chairperson for ten years.  She has served on the editorial boards of 12 journals including Decision Sciences, Management Science, Advances in Healthcare Information Systems and Informatics and IEEE Software.



Representative Publications



Sobol, Marion G. and G. Klein, "Relation of CIO Background, IT Infrastructure, and Economic Performance," Information & Management, 2009, Vol. 46, pp. 271-278.

Puelz, A. and Sobol, M. G.  "The Accuracy of Cross Validation Results in Forecasting," Decision Sciences, Nov/Dec 1995, Vol.26, #6, pp. 803-818.

Sobol, M. G., "Comestible Considerations in Research Development," Interfaces, Sept. - Oct. 1994, Vol. 24, #5.

Sobol, M. G., D. Vedder, and G. Klein, "Using Statistical Data Feedback by Products of Expert Systems," I.E.E.E. Transactions on Cybernetics, Man and Society, May/June 1992.

Howard, M. W. and Sobol, M. G. "Combining Economic and conjoint Analysis to Determine Optimum Academic Services," Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education 2004, Vol. 2, No. 1, Spring 2004, pp. 27-44.


Sobol, M. G. "Segmenting HMO's to Study Productivity and Profitability," Journal of Healthcare and Finance, Vol. 26, No. 4, Summer 2000.


Sobol, M. G. and Winniford, M. A., "Factors Affecting the Uses of Groupware," Informatica, V17, 2000.

Sobol, M. G. and D. Lei, " Environment, Manufacturing Technology and Embedded Knowledge," International Journal of Human Factors in Manufacturing, Vol. 4, (2), 1994.

Sobol, M. G., "Validation Strategies for Multiple Regression Analysis," Interfaces, Winter 1991.

Sobol, M. G. and Klein, G., "New Graphics as Computerized Displays for Human Information Processing," I.E.E.E. Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, July 1989.

Sobol, M. G. and Farrelly, G., "Corporate Reputation:  A Function of Relative Size or Financial Performance," Review of Business and Economic Research, Fall 1988.

Sobol, M. G. & Ellard, C., "Evaluating the Four-fifths Rule as a Statistical Criterion for the Determination of Discrimination in Employment Practices," Industrial Relations Law Journal, University of California, Berkeley, Winter 1988.

Sobol, M. G. and G. Farrelly, "Forecasting, Reporting and Coping with Systematic Risk," Journal of Applied Business Research, Fall 1987.

Sobol, M. G., "Validation and Model Revision Strategies for Multiple Regression Forecasts," Journal of Business Forecasting Winter, 1985-86.

Cron, W. and M. G. Sobol, "The Relationship Between Computerization and Performance," Information and Management, International Journal of Information Systems Applications, April 1983.

Sobol, M. G. and T. Barry, "Restaurant Menu Boards:  An Experiment in Position Strategy," Interfaces, November 1979.

Sobol, M. G, "Factors Influencing Private Capital Accumulation on the 'Eve of Retirement'," Review of Economics and Statistics, November, 1979.

Sobol, M. G., "Enrollments and Use of the Federal Food Stamp Program: New Jersey 1969-1973," Social Science Quarterly, December 1976.

Sobol, M. G., "Panel Mortality and Panel Bias," Journal of the American Statistical Association, LIV, March 1959.  This article was translated into Spanish and reprinted in Estadistica, December 1961. 


Jiang, J. J., Sobol, M. G. and Klein, G.  "Performance Ratings and Importance of Performance Measures for IS Staff," IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, Vol. 47, No. 4, Nov. 2000.

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