DECISION SCIENCES IS THE STUDY OF MANAGERIAL DECISION MAKING, USING STATE-OF-THE-ART DATA DRIVEN AND BEHAVIORAL APPROACHES TO SOLVE REAL WORLD PROBLEMS IN BOTH THE PRIVATE AND PUBLIC SECTORS.

The members of Decision Sciences Institute (DSI) aim to understand and improve the judgment and decision-making capabilities of individuals, groups and organizations across all areas of human enterprise.

Our Vision

DSI will be recognized globally as a scholarly professional
association that creates, develops, fosters and
disseminates knowledge to improve managerial decisions.

DSI Core Values

Service

We exist to help others advance in their careers and lives.

Connection

We believe in the power of community to lift people up.

Empathy

We recognize both the challenges and opportunities our members face.

Growth

We power career growth via the resources we offer and the connections we make.

Diversity

We elevate opportunity and champion inclusive professional development.

Board of Directors

Natalie Simpson

President

Natalie Simpson
State University of New York Buffalo
David Dobrzykowski

President-Elect

David Dobrzykowski
University of Arkansas
Joy Field

Immediate Past President

Joy Field
Boston College
Anthony Ross

VP Finance

Anthony Ross
University of Missouri
Bertie Greer

Secretary

Bertie Greer
Wayne State University
Peggy Daniels Lee

VP, Americas Division

Peggy Daniels Lee
Indiana University
Khaled Alshare

VP, Asia Pacific Division

Khaled Alshare
Qatar University
Bart MacCarthy

VP, European Division

Bart MacCarthy
Nottingham University
Carmela di Mauro

VP Conferences

Carmela di Mauro
Universita de Catania
Koray Ozpolat

VP, Information Management

Koray Ozpolat
University of Rhode Island
Jason Deane

VP, Marketing

Jason Deane
Virginia Tech
Pamela Rogers

VP Member Services

Pamela Rogers
Stephen F. Austin State University
Ravi Srinivasan

VP Professinal Development

Ravi Srinivasan
Loyola University
Funda Sahin

VP Publications

Funda Sahin
University of Houston
Vivian Landrum

Executive Director

Vivian Landrum
University of Houston

DSI Committees

DSI utilizes a number of standing and ad hoc committees to carry out the Institute’s mission and vision across multiple areas. Committee members volunteer their time to direct and implement the charges of these committees.

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DSI Divisions and Chapters

DSI is committed to reaching an international community of scholars and
practitioners. As a worldwide organization, DSI is made up of three global
divisions, with chapters within each division.

Governance

DSI has established a governance system to foster and maintain a culture of integrity and accountability. These principles, plans, policies and procedures are applied across all divisions and chapters, as well as across all levels of membership.

Bylaws

The members of DSI voted in 2018 to approve a new governing document that combined the original Constitution and Bylaws into a single document.

Policies and Procedures

The DSI Policies and Procedures ensure compliance, provide a roadmap for operations and provide guidance for decision-making. The latest update approved by the Board was made in May, 2022.

Strategic Plan

The Board of Directors developed the DSI Strategic Plan 2018 – 2023 to map the organization’s direction over a five-year period. The Board of Directors continues to monitor and update the Strategic Plan as appropriate.

Code of Conduct

DSI is committed to upholding high standards of ethical values and conduct. The DSI Code of Conduct communicates our values, is a framework for ethical decision making, and provides a guide for ethical conduct for all of our members and stakeholders.

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1968

Year Founded

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3

Global Divisions

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50+

Countries Represented

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8

Chapters

Growth and Impact Over Time

1968

A small group of faculty members representing a national cross-section of universities meets in Atlanta to lay the groundwork for an organization that encourages cross-disciplinary communication in the emerging field of decision sciences.

1969

About 100 charter members meet in New Orleans to hold the first annual meeting of the American Institute for the Decision Sciences.

1970

The Institute’s flagship journal, Decision Sciences (DSJ), launches and is now a highly respected publication among practitioners and academics. Midwest (MWDSI) becomes DSI’s first official Americas chapter.

1971

Three new chapters organize under the DSI brand – Southwest (SWDSI), Southeast (SEDSI) and Western (WDSI).

1972

Northeast (NEDSI) becomes the 5th Americas chapter.

1986

The name of the organization is changed to the Decision Sciences Institute.

1994

DSI’s global reach begins with the formation of the Asia-Pacific Division.

2003

DSI launches a second journal, the Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education (DSJIE) to publish research on teaching and learning issues.

2006

The Indian Subcontinent (ISDSI) is approved.

2009

Europe is added to the DSI portfolio with the founding of EDSI.

2019

DSI celebrates its 50th anniversary in New Orleans, home of its first annual conference.

2020

Qatar (QDSI) and China (CDSI) are approved under the APDSI Division. DSI hosts its first successful virtual global conference.

2021

DSI launches a new professional development magazine, Decision Sciences Insights, with focus on teaching and learning, research in the decision sciences, and professional development for students, faculty and practitioners. Data Analytics and Statistics Instruction (DASI) is formally approved with a charter as DSI’s first Specific Interest Group (SIG). ISDSI shuttered for rebuilding.

Partners

DSI truly values the support of our Strategic Partners.

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