Ronald K. Klimberg, Ph.D.

Professor, Decision & System Sciences
Office: 263 Mandeville Hall
Phone: (610) 660-1625
Fax: (610) 660-1229

Before joining the faculty of Saint Joseph's University in 1997, he was a professor at Boston University (10 years), an operations research analyst for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) (10 years) and a consultant (7 years). Ron was the 2007 recipient of the Tengelmann Award for his excellence in scholarship, teaching, and research.EducationB.S. in Information Systems from the University of Maryland


M.S. in Operations Research from George Washington University

Ph.D. in Systems Analysis and Economics for Public Decision-Making from the Johns Hopkins University. 

Courses Taught

Business Statistics

Quantitative Methods for Business

Advanced Decision-Making Tools


Research Skills

Decision Making Competencies

DSS210, DSS220, DSS435, DSS440, DSS610, DSS660, DSS581, DSS592


I have published 3 books, including a recent book Fundamentals of Predictive Analytics using JMP, edited 9 books, over 60 articles and has made over 70 presentations at national and international conferences in the areas of management science, information systems, statistics, data mining and operations management. My current major interests include multiple criteria decision making (MCDM), multiple objective linear programming (MOLP), data envelopment analysis (DEA), facility location, data visualization, data mining, business intelligence, business analytics, risk analysis, workforce scheduling, and modeling in general. I am currently a member of INFORMS, DSI, and MCDM.


My research has been directed toward the development and application of quantitative methods, e.g., statistics, forecasting, data mining, and management science techniques, such that the results add value to the organization and the results are effectively communicated.