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.
DSI will be recognized globally as a scholarly professional
association that creates, develops, fosters and
disseminates knowledge to improve managerial decisions.
DSI Core Values
We exist to help others advance in their careers and lives.
We believe in the power of community to lift people up.
We recognize both the challenges and opportunities our members face.
We power career growth via the resources we offer and the connections we make.
We elevate opportunity and champion inclusive professional development.
Board of Directors
Immediate Past President
VP Americas Division
VP, Asia Pacific Division
VP, European Division
VP Information Systems
VP Member Services
VP Professinal Development
Interested in Serving on the DSI Board?
DSI’s 2023-2024 Nominating Committee invites your nominee recommendations for DSI Officers whose term will begin on May 1, 2024. All but the President-Elect will serve a two-year term. The following positions are open for nomination:
- Vice President Conferences
- Vice President European Division
- Vice President Finance
- Vice President Member Services
- Vice President Professional Development
- Nominees shall be Regular Members of DSI in good standing with a membership with DSI for the last five consecutive years, or eight of the last ten years.
- Nominees shall have demonstrated academic, professional service, and leadership experience and involvement with DSI and/or other academic or professional societies.
Please contact Executive Director Vivian Landrum (email@example.com) if you would like to verify that a candidate is qualified.
All nominations must be received by October 1, 2023 by 5 pm CT. For more details click here.
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.
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.
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.
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 February, 2023.
The Board of Directors developed the DSI Strategic Plan 2018 – 2024 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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Growth and Impact Over Time
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.
About 100 charter members meet in New Orleans to hold the first annual meeting of the American Institute for the Decision Sciences.
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.
Three new chapters organize under the DSI brand – Southwest (SWDSI), Southeast (SEDSI) and Western (WDSI).
Northeast (NEDSI) becomes the 5th Americas chapter.
The name of the organization is changed to the Decision Sciences Institute.
DSI’s global reach begins with the formation of the Asia-Pacific Division.
DSI launches a second journal, the Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education (DSJIE) to publish research on teaching and learning issues.
The Indian Subcontinent (ISDSI) is approved.
Europe is added to the DSI portfolio with the founding of EDSI.
DSI celebrates its 50th anniversary in New Orleans, home of its first annual conference.
Qatar (QDSI) and China (CDSI) are approved under the APDSI Division. DSI hosts its first successful virtual global conference.
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.
DSI truly values the support of our Strategic Partners.