The Decision Sciences Department seeks to distinguish itself through research. The Department is a pluralism of four broad research disciplines and seeks to provide an environment which supports academic and professional growth and intellectual maturity. The faculty will distinguish themselves and the department by working on individual research projects which may or may not involve colleagues from within the Department, from within the Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics and from outside the Paul Collegel. Although cohesiveness is not necessary to achieve departmental excellence, we may have within the department strengths and interests in overlapping areas of research, and these strengths and interests may develop into joint projects through normal departmental interaction and seminars. Our goal is to make and disseminate significant contributions to our individual fields.