Dennis Crossen

Instructor of Business Systems and Analytics
Analytics, Computer Information Science, Data Science Certificate, Full Stack Engineering

Dennis Crossen is an instructor in the Business Systems and Analytics Department at La Salle University, where he teaches courses in Project Management, Operations Management, and Quantitative Models (Statistics). He also serves as La Salle’s faculty adviser for the Business Systems and Analytics (BS&A) Club. Dennis has taught and practiced in industry for over 35 years.

He is the former Program Manager at the NASA Kennedy Space Center (KICS contract) and has participated within corporate, governmental, and commercial sectors having diverse levels of responsibilities.  During his career, Dennis has developed complex technological solutions for numerous organizations including the United Nations, Department of Defense, Department of Health and Human Services, National Institute of Health, the Pentagon, RCA, Lockheed-Martin, Siemens, Verizon, and others. He has been a Guest on Comcast’s CN8 “Money Matters Today” and “Comcast Newsmakers” television programs speaking on technology issues.

Crossen is a 2010 recipient of the Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship from the National Science Foundation (U.S.) in Education.  He holds MSc, MBA, and Electrical Engineering degrees from Drexel University. While in industry, he has completed academic programs at Oxford University (Computing) and Georgetown (International Business), as well as professional development coursework at Harvard (Information Systems), MIT (Computing), and Columbia University (Optics). He is currently completing his doctoral dissertation in applied management and decision sciences.

Decision Sciences/Operations Research
Queuing / Markov Decision Processes
Statistical Methods & Applications
Information Systems Management
Actuarial Analytics/Algorithms
Ph.D. (candidate), Walden University
M.Sc. (Science of Instruction), Drexel University
Diploma (Object-Oriented Mathematical Computing), Oxford University (Kellogg)
MBA (Technology Management),  Drexel University
BSEE (Electrical Engineering – Systems), Drexel University

Operations Management
Applied Quantitative Methods
Problem Solving & Decision Making
Project Management
Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS)
Decision Sciences Institute (DSI)
Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS)
Oxford University Alumni Association of New York (OAANY)
Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Project Management Institute (PMI)

“Organization Transformations through Big Data Analytics”. (Philadelphia, PA, Northeast Decision Sciences Institute Conference, NEDSI, 2014)
“A Practical Application of Analytics at La Salle University: Predicting College Success”. (Baltimore, MD. Decision Sciences Institute, DSI, 2013)
“IPv6 White Paper (Reston, VA. ACT/ IAC Shared Interest Group Conference, 2006)
“Applicable Tools in Project Management and Six Sigma”. (Crown Cork & Seal, 2012)

Applied Management and Decision-Making (Madrid, Spain; Santiago, Chile; Denver, CO)

Crossen D.: “Organizational Change Model in a Geometric Framework”. International Journal for Strategic Decision Sciences. (Aug 2014)
Crossen, D., & Wang, E. (Feb 2006).  IPv6 White Paper. American Council on Technology / Industry Advisory Council. (Published in ACT/IAC Proceedings)
Crossen, D., Szabat, K, Kennedy, D.: “Business Analytics & Big Data: Driving Organizational Change”. IGI Global. (2014)
Foreword written for Jay Heizer & Barry Render text, “Principles of Operations Management”. Prentice-Hall Customer Business Resources, ISBN: 978-1-269-08452-9. (2012)