Kathryn Szabat, Ph.D.
Chair of Business Systems and AnalyticsAssociate Professor of Business Systems and Analytics
Office: College hall 410B
Kathryn Szabat received her Ph.D. in Statistics, with cognate field in Operations Research, from the Wharton School of University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Szabat’s instructional responsibilities include teaching of Business Statistics to undergraduate and MBA students. Her current research interests include collaborative applied research on student performance in education and making statistics more effective in schools of business.
Dr. Szabat provides statistical advice to numerous business, non-business, and academic communities. Her most recent involvement has been in the areas of education. Dr. Szabat has been involved in projects directed by the Race to the Top Education Program, namely, analysis of student performance and instructional needs and development of teacher instructional guides.
Areas of Expertise
- Operations Research
- Ph.D., Statistics with cognate field, Operations Research, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
- M.S., Statistics, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
- B.S., Mathematics with Minor in Computer Science and Certification in Secondary Education, State University of New York at Albany
- Operations Management
Paydar, M., Mahdavi, I., and Szabat, K. (2010). Application of Single Depot Multiple Traveling Salesman Method to Cell Formation Problems. International Journal of Applied Decision Sciences, 3(4) (forthcoming).
Leauby, B., Szabat, K., and Maas, J. (2010). Concept Mapping – An Empirical Study in Introductory Financial Accounting. Accounting Education, 19(3): 279-300.
Szabat, K. and Walsh, A. (2007). Strategic Ventures in Academic Health Centers: Trends Affecting System Integration. Journal of Applied Business and Economics, 7(4): 13-22.
Walsh, A. and Szabat, K. (2002). Sustaining the Edge: Factors Influencing Strategy Selection in Academic Health Centers. Journal of Healthcare Management, 47(6): 360-375.
Damanpour, F., Szabat, K. and Evans, W. (1989). The Relationship Between Types of Innovation and Organizational Performance. Journal of Management Studies, 26(6): 587-601.
Szabat, K., O’Connor, A., and Tavana, M. (2010). Managing Enterprise Information Systems for Competitive Advantage. In Managing Adaptability, Intervention, and People in Enterprise Information Systems, edited by Madjid Tavana, IGI Global (forthcoming).
Szabat, K. and Tavana, M. (2009). Futurescope 2020: Global Management Support Systems in the Knowledge Age. In Managing, Trade, Economies and International Business, edited by Aidan O’Connor. Palgrave Macmillan Publications.
Szabat, K. (2005). Prediction Analysis of Cross-Classifications. In Encyclopedia of Statistics in Behavioral Science, edited by David Howell and Brian Everitt. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Szabat, K. (1990). Prediction Analysis. In Statistical Methods in Longitudinal Research, edited by Alexander von Eye. Academic Press.
Szabat, K. and Walsh, A. (2007). Strategic Ventures in Academic Health Centers: Trends Affecting System Integration. National Business and Economics Society, San Juan, PR.
Szabat, K. and Otten, L. (2002). Mapping Nonprofit Capacity Builders: Phase I. The Alliance for Nonprofit Management/NCNA, San Diego, CA.
Szabat, K. and Simmons, K. (2001). Common Wealth: Giving in Pennsylvania. Delaware Valley Grantmakers, Bryn Mawr, PA.
Walsh, A. and Szabat, K. (2001). Factors Influencing Strategy in Academic Health Centers. Institute of Behavioral and Applied Management, Charleston, SC.
Perlmutter, F., Kramer, V. and Szabat, K. (2000). Balancing Fund Raising with Mission: A Challenge for Progressive Social Change Funds. Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action, New Orleans, LA.
East Side Charter School Assessment Initiative, Wilmington, DE: 2010
Analysis of Parent Satisfaction Surveys.
East Side Charter School Assessment Initiative, Wilmington, DE: 2007-2008; 2010
Analysis of Student Performance and Instructional Needs.
Development of Teacher Instructional Guides.
DC ParentSmart School Partnership Initiative, Washington, DC: 2006
Evaluation of Parent-School Partnership Initiative.
DC ParentSmart Call Center Initiative, Washington, DC: 2006
Design of Parent Call Center Database Management System.
Evaluation of Parent Call Center Operation.
Rodel Foundation Teacher Network Leadership Initiative, Wilmington, DE: 2006
Evaluation of the Delaware Teacher Network Leadership Initiative.