Lance A. Matheson is the Director of International Programs in the Pamplin College of Business and Associate Professor of Business Information Technology at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. He received the Ph.D. in Management Science, MBA, and BS in Chemistry from the University of Washington. Dr. Matheson has also been an engineer and production manager for several electronics and metal finishing companies. His primary research interests are in electronic data interchange, the application of new technologies to education and the use of artificial intelligence to solve manufacturing problems.
He is a Past-President for the Southeastern Chapter of the Decision Sciences Institute and has held many board positions for the organization. He was the Information Systems Specialist for the 1992 National Decision Sciences Institute meeting. He has been a consultant to the National Institute of Justice in the area of drug testing methodology. Dr. Matheson is the author of the book Statistical Quality Control in High Reliability Systems. He has published in IIE Transactions, Operations Research, Decision Sciences, Naval Research Logistics, International Journal of Production Research, and others. Dr. Matheson has received the R. B. Pamplin College of Business Certificate of Teaching Excellence and the Virginia Tech University Certificate of Teaching Excellence. He is a member of DSI.