Daniel Ball

Daniel Ball, Ph. D.

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Dr. Ball has more than ten years experience in the classroom. His background is multi-disciplinary and he has degrees in mechanical, industrial and environmental engineering and Business Management.

Ph.D., Industrial Engineering and Operations Research, University of Massachusetts, Amherst  

M.S.,  Management, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute               

M.S., Civil Engineering (Hydraulics and Environmental Engineering), Lehigh University               

B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Western New England University         

Dr. Ball's corporate experience is extensive and includes Environmental Engineer, Project Manager for Environmental Compliance Services, Inc. in Agawam, Massachusetts and Associate Engineer and Case Manager for Groundwater & Environmental Services, Inc., Windsor, Connecticut.

Professor Ball's primary area of expertise is management and he is currently teaching:  

  • BUS 585: Quantitative Analysis Supporting Managerial Decisions
  • BUS 595: Capstone  


He is the recipient of the "Best Paper Award" from the Junior Faculty Competition, 2010 Northeast Business and Economics Association (NBEA) Annual Conference, Morristown, New Jersey, September 30 - October 2, 2010.   

Dr. Ball's publications and presentations include:

  • "An Options-Based Approach to Coordinating Distributed Decision Systems," with Abhijit Deshmukh and Nikunj Kapadia, European Journal of Operational Research, Volume 240, Issue 3, February 2015, pp. 706-717.
  • "Managerial Decision-Making in Hospitals with Real Options Analysis," with Christian Wernz and Inga Gehrke, Information Systems and e-Business Management (in-press), 10.1007/s10257-013-0230-3, 2014.
  • "A Cooperative Options-Based Strategy for Coordinating Supply Chain and Resource Allocation Decisions,
    "International Journal of Management and Decision Making," Volume 12, Number 3, 2013, pp. 259-285.
  • "A Comprehensive Framework for Domestic and Global Sustainability Through Integrative and Dynamic Technology, Innovation and Operations Strategies," International Journal of Sustainable Society, Volume 5, Number 2, 2013, pp. 160-177.
  • "Evaluating The Effectiveness of Audio in Hybrid Courses," with Joseph B. Mosca and David P. Paul, III, American Journal of Business Education, Volume 6, Number 1, January/February 2013, pp. 73-84.
  • "A Comprehensive Student-Based Analysis of Hybrid Courses: Student Preferences and Design Criteria for Success," with Joseph B. Mosca, John S. Buzza, and David P. Paul, III, Journal of Business and Economics Research, Volume 8, Number 5, May 2010, pp. 7-21.
  • "A Strategy for Decomposing Large-Scale Energy-Constrained Sensor Networks for System Monitoring," with Ruqiang Yan, Torsten Licht, Abhijit Deshmukh, and Robert X. Gao, Production Planning & Control, Volume 19, Issue 4, 2008, pp. 435-447.
  • "Lean Management of Environmental Consulting," with John Maleyeff, Journal of Management in Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers, Volume 19, Number 1, 2003, pp. 17-24.

    Dr. Ball enjoys playing the guitar and has many business group affiliations including:
    • Project Management Institute (PMI)
    • Northeast Decision Sciences Institute (NEDSI)
    • Northeast Business and Economics Association (NBEA)
    • Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE)
    • Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS)
    • Academy of Management (AOM)
    • Decision Sciences Institute (DSI)
    • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
    • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
    • Alpha Pi Mu Industrial Engineering Honor Society
    • Fritz Engineering Research Society (Lehigh University)
    • Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society(MA IOTA Chapter President, 1995-1996)
    • Sigma Beta Tau Engineering Honor Society (Western New England University)
    • Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society (Western New England University)