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John F. Affisco

Professor Emeritus of Information Systems and Business Analytics


PHD, 1981, CUNY Gr Sch & Univ Cnt; MPHIL, 1980, CUNY Gr Sch & Univ Cnt; MBA, 1973, CUNY Baruch Coll; BE, 1968, Pratt Institute


Dr. John F. Affisco is Professor of Information Technology and Quantitative Methods at the Frank G. Zarb School of Business. He is the Academic Advisor for the M.B.A. Program in Quality Management and previously served for twelve years as Chairperson of the Zarb School's IT/QM Department. He earned a B.E. in chemical engineering at Pratt Institute, a M.B.A. at Bernard M. Baruch College of the City University of New York, and a M.Phil. and Ph.D. with a specialization in management planning systems from the City University of New York Graduate School. Professor Affisco, under the auspices of the AACSB, studied Information Systems at the University of Minnesota and the University of Baltimore. Professor Affisco is certified in production and inventory management by the American Production and Inventory Control society. He has also been elected to Sigma Iota Epsilon, the national honorary management fraternity, and is a faculty inductee to Beta Gamma Sigma.

Dr. Affisco's professional interests include total quality management, group support systems, the Java language, e-commerce, environmental management, and modeling of production systems. He is an innovator in the use of management simulation gaming in the study of decision support systems, multicriteria decision-making, and group decision processes. His work has appeared in a variety of academic and professional journals including The International Journal of Production Research, European Journal of Operational Research, Simulation and Gaming, Information and Management, and the International Journal of Quality Science, among others. Dr. Affisco has also contributed chapters to The Handbook of Total Quality Management, The Handbook of Environmentally Conscious Manufacturing, and Management of New Technologies for Global Competitiveness.

Dr. Affisco won the 1995 P-W Industries Award for Curriculum Enhancement in the Decision Sciences, for his work on environmental issues in operations management. He has a growing interest in Web Development and the Java programming language, and experiential approaches to the study of statistics.

Dr. Affisco has served as Director of Instructional Technology Integration for the Zarb School, as Chairperson of the BCIS/QM Department DPC, as Chairperson of the Zarb School Executive Committee, and as a member of the Zarb School US-Italy Conference Committee. Dr. Affisco has also been active in a number of professional organizations. He has been a Vice President of the Northeast Decision Sciences Institute for sixteen years, and a member of a number of committees of its parent organization, the Decision Sciences Institute. Dr. Affisco is also active in a number of civic organizations and most recently was elected to Who's Who Among Italian Americans.

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