Dr. Cliff Ragsdale

Dr. Cliff RagsdaleCliff T. Ragsdale is Bank of America Professor of Business Information Technology at Virginia Tech. His primary research interests involve applications of quantitative modeling techniques to managerial decision making problems using microcomputers. Dr. Ragsdale has served as a consultant for a variety of organizations including General Mills, The World Bank, Frontline Systems, and Dominion Energy. His research has been published in Decision Sciences, Naval Research Logistics, Operations Research Letters, Computers and Operations Research, OMEGA, Personal Financial Planning, Financial Services Review, Decision Support Systems, and a number of other scholarly journals. He is a Fellow of Decision Sciences Institute and a member of INFORMS. He has also served as the faculty advisor for the Virginia Tech student chapter of APICS and on the Board of Directors for the Southwest Chapter of APICS.


BA Psychology, University of Central Florida

MBA Finance University of Central Florida

Ph.D. Management Science and Information Technology, University of Georgia

Areas of Expertise:

Quantitative modeling techniques

Risk simulation



Author, Spreadsheet Modeling and Decision Analysis: A Practical Introduction to Management Science (South-Western College Pub, 2007)


Certificate of Teaching Excellence and the Outstanding Doctoral Educator Award in the Pamplin College of Business at Virginia Tech

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Cliff Ragsdale

Integer & Nonlinear Programming and Network Flow
Optimization - Linear Programming
Risk Simulation and Queuing

Instructor at Statistics.com since June 2011


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