I am Professor and Associate Dean of the Graduate Business Programs at the Clarkson University School of Business. I have been with Union College / Union Graduate College / Clarkson University since 1990. Prior to that, I worked as an Industrial Engineer for Reynolds Aluminum and as an internal management consultant for the Salt River Project, an electric and water utility located in Arizona. I received a B. S. in Industrial Engineering and an MBA from Arizona State University and a Ph.D. in Operations Research from Cornell University.
I have published many articles in journals such as Operations Research, Management Science, Journal of Quality Technology, and Simulation. I have also engaged in numerous consulting activities, including developing computer simulations of business operations to facilitate process improvements, providing six sigma training and project advising, statistical analysis of costs and their drivers in both the electric utility and the heath care industries, and call center scheduling.
My primary areas of expertise are: Operations Management, Management Science, Probability and Statistics, Computer Simulation, Six Sigma and Total Quality Management, Inventory Management, and Scheduling.
I have been married since 1987 and have four grown children - two sons and two daughters. My main hobbies are long distance running, reading books (favorite genre - historical fiction), and listening to music (favorite genre - folk rock). I have run over 40 marathons, multiple 50-mile races, one 72-mile race, and one 12-hour race that went from 7 pm to 7 am. I saw the sun both set and rise and smelled doughnuts cooking in the wee hours of the morning!
Arizona State University
Arizona State University
Operations Research, Six Sigma Quality, Competitive Balance in Sports, Scheduling
Huppertz, John W., R. Alan Bowman, George Bizer, Mandeep Sidhu, and Colleen McVeigh, “Hospital Advertising, Competition, and HCAHPS: Does It Pay to Advertise?”, (to appear in Health Services Research).
R. Alan Bowman, Thomas Ashman and James Lambrinos, “Using Sports Wagering Markets to Evaluate and Compare Team Winning Streaks in Sports”, American Journal of Operations Research, 5, 2015, pp. 357-366.
R. Alan Bowman, Thomas Ashman and James Lambrinos, “Prospective Measures of Competitive Balance: Application to Money Lines in Major League Baseball”, Applied Economics, Vol. 45, No. 29, 2013, pp. 4071-4081.
R. Alan Bowman, James Lambrinos and Thomas Ashman, “Competitive Balance in the Eyes of the Sports Fan: Prospective Measures Using Point Spreads in the NFL and NBA”, Journal of Sports Economics, Vol. 14, No. 5, 2013, pp. 498-520.
R. Alan Bowman and Joef Schmee, “Shift, Narrow, and Chop to Improve Process Capability”, Proceedings of the 2011 Winter Simulation Conference, pp. 3672-3683
Carlson, Jay, John W. Huppertz, R. Alan Bowman, James Lambrinos, Martin A. Strosberg and Natalia A. Kutzer, “Volunteering Time decisions: a multi-factor experimental study”, International Journal of Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Marketing, Vol. 14, 2011, pp. 1-16.
Ashman, Thomas, R. Alan Bowman and James Lambrinos, “The Role of Fatigue in NBA Wagering Markets: The Surprising “Home Disadvantage Situation”, Journal of Sports Economics, Vol. 11, No. 6, December 2010, pp. 602-613.
Bowman, A., Doganaksoy, N., and Schmee, J. “Efficient Gradient-Based Optimization of Process Capability with Multiple Potentially Non-normal Response Variables,” Communications in Statistics – Simulation and Computation, 39(4), 2010.
Bowman, R. Alan, “Efficient Sensitivity Analysis of PERT Network Performance Measures to Significant Changes in Activity Time Parameters,” Journal of the Operational Research Society, Volume 58(10), 2007.
Bowman, R. Alan, “Developing Activity Duration Specification Limits for Effective Project Control,” European Journal of Operational Research, Volume 174, 2006.
Bowman, Alan and Schmee, Josef, “Estimating Sensitivity of Process Capability Modeled by a Transfer Function,” Journal of Quality Technology, Vol. 36 Number 2, 2004.
Bowman, R. Alan, “Sensitivity Curves for Effective Project Management,” Naval Research Logistics, Volume 50, 2003.
Bowman, R. A., “Job Release Control Using a Cyclic Schedule,” Production and Operations Management, Volume 11 Number 2, 2002.
Bowman, R. Alan., “Due Date-Based Metrics for Activity Importance in Stochastic Activity Networks” Annals of Operations Research, Volume 102, 2001.
Bowman, R. Alan. and Schmee, Josef, “Pricing and Managing a Maintenance Contract for a Fleet of Aircraft Engines”, Simulation, Volume 76 Number 2, 2001.
Sox, C.R., Jackson, P.L., Bowman, R.A., And Muckstadt, J.A., "A Review of the Stochastic Lot Scheduling Problem,” International Journal of Production Economics, Volume 62 Number 3, 1999.
Bowman, R.A., Haimowitz, I.M., Mattheyses, A.Y., and Phillips, M., “Discrete Time Simulation of an Equipment Rental Business,” Winter Simulation Conference Proceedings, 1998.
Bowman, R.A., and Muckstadt, J.A., "Production Control of Cyclic Schedules with Demand and Process Variability,” Production and Operations Management, Volume 2 Number 4, 1995.
Bowman, A., "Efficient Estimation of Arc Criticalities in Stochastic Activity Networks,” Management Science, Volume 41 Number 1, 1995.
Bowman, R. Alan, “Stochastic Gradient-Based Time-Cost Tradeoffs in PERT Networks Using Simulation, Annals of Operations Research, Volume 53, 1994.
Bowman, R. Alan, “Inventory: The Opportunity Cost of Quality,” IIE Transactions, Volume 26 Number 3, 1994.
Bowman, R. A. and Muckstadt, J. A., “Stochastic Analysis of Cyclic Schedules,” Operations Research, Volume 41 Number 5, 1993.