Associate Dean, Graduate Programs and Research
Office: BLB 312L
Dr. Victor R. Prybutok is a Regents Professor of Decision Sciences in the Information Technology and Decision Sciences Department and Associate Dean of the Toulouse Graduate School at the University of North Texas. He served as the Director of the Center for Quality and Productivity in the College of Business at the University of North Texas (UNT) from 1991 to the summer of 2008. He received, from Drexel University, his B.S. with High Honors in 1974, a M.S. in Bio-Mathematics in 1976, a M.S. in Environmental Health in 1980, and a Ph.D. in Environmental Analysis and Applied Statistics in 1984. Prior to joining UNT's faculty in 1991, he was Director of the Drexel University Center for Quality and Productivity, Assistant Professor of Quantitative Methods, and on the faculty of the Drexel University Environmental Studies Institute. Dr. Prybutok was also a Senior Biostatistician at the Campbell Soup Co. Institute for Research and Technology. He is a senior member of the American Society for Quality (ASQ) and active in the American Statistical Association, Decision Sciences Institute, Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, and Operations Research Society of America. Dr. Prybutok is an ASQ certified quality engineer, certified quality auditor, certified manager of quality / organizational excellence, and served as a Texas Quality Award Examiner in 1993. He is also a Senior Research Fellow in the Montfort Institute Baldrige Award Recipient Consortium (Summer 2006 – 2008) and an accredited professional statistician (PSTAT®) by the American Statistical Association. Dr. Prybutok was the recipient of the American Society for Quality - Philadelphia Section's Irwin S. Hoffer Award (1991) in recognition of outstanding service in stimulating the application of Statistical Quality Control procedures by industry in the Delaware Valley. Dr. Prybutok has made numerous presentations on quality control, including the Keynote Address and CEO session at the College of Osteopathic Health Care Executives Annual Conference and the American Osteo¬pathic Hospital Association Trustee Forum (March 29 - April 1, 1992). He has authored over 100 journal articles, more than 100 conference presentations / proceedings, and several book chapters in applied and theoretical areas of information systems measurement, quality control, risk assessment, applied statistics, and the instruction of statistics. Journals where his published articles have appeared include The American Statistician, Communications of the ACM, Communications in Statistics, Data Base, Decision Sciences, European Journal of Operational Research, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, MIS Quarterly, OMEGA: The International Journal of Management Science, and Operations Research. In addition, he is in Who's Who in American Education, Who's Who in America, and Who's Who in the South and Southwest.