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Young, William

Director of the Online MBA Program, Associate Professor of Business Analytics, Assistant Director of Sogeti

Analytics and Information Systems Department
CBA 344
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Ph.D. (2010) Mechanical and Systems Engineering, Ohio University, Russ College of Engineering and Technology, Athens, Ohio.

- Specialization: Systems Engineering

M.S. (2005) Electrical Engineering, Ohio University, Russ College of Engineering and Technology, Athens, Ohio.

- Concentration: Engineering Management

B.S. (2002) Electrical Engineering, Mathematics Minor, Ohio University, Russ College of Engineering and Technology, Athens, Ohio

- Concentration Digital Systems

Selected Publications

Ardjmand, E., Young, W., Weckman, G, Bajgiran, O., Aminipour, B., Park, N. (2016) Applying Genetic Algorithm to a New Bi-Objective Stochastic Model for Transportation, Location, and Allocation of Hazardous Materials, Expert Systems with Applications (ESWA), Vol. 51, pp. 49-58

Young, W., Nykl, S., Weckman, G. & Chelberg, D. (2015) Using Voronoi Diagrams to Improve Classification Performances when Modeling Imbalanced Datasets, Neural Computing and Applications (NCA), Vol. 26, Iss. 5, pp. 1041-1054

Moyer, A., Young, W., Weckman G., Martin, C., & Cutright, K., (2015) Rubrics on the Fly: Improving Efficiency and Consistency with a Rapid Grading and Feedback System, Journal of Teaching and Learning with Technology (JoTLT), Vol. 4, No. 2, pp. 6-29

Young, W., Hicks, B., Villa-Lobos, D. & Franklin, T. (2014) Using Student Feedback and Professor-Developed Multimedia to Improve Instructor Presence and Student Learning, Journal of Teaching and Learning with Technology (JoTLT), Vol. 3, No. 2, pp. 12 – 30

Millie, D., Weckman, G., Young, W., Ivey, J., Carrick, H., & Fahnenstiel, G. (2012) Modeling Microalga Abundance with Artificial Neural Networks: Demonstration of a Heuristic, ‘Grey-Box’ Technique to Deconvolve and Quantify Environmental Influences, Environmental Modelling & Software (EMS), Vol. 37, pp. 27-39


College of Business Graduate Teaching Award (2017)

College of Business Research Award (2017)

Senior Class of the College of Business Faculty Recognition Award (2016) 

Charles M. Copeland Fellow Award (2015)

Cincinnati-Dayton INFORMS Young OR/MS Award (2015)

Outstanding Graduate Doctoral Student Leader Award (2010)


Dr. William A. Young II is a passionate educator, active researcher, and a team-oriented collaborator in service. At Ohio University’s College of Business, Young is the Director of the Online Masters of Business Administration (OMBA) program, an Assistant Professor of Business Analytics, and a Charles M. Copeland Fellow. Young earned his doctorate degree in Mechanical and Systems Engineering from Ohio University in 2010, where he won the 2009/2010 Outstanding Graduate Doctoral Student Leader Award at the university's annual Awards Gala. William also received a bachelor’s (BSEE) and master’s (MSEE) degree in Electrical Engineering at Ohio University in 2002 and 2005 respectively. William has collaborated with multidisciplinary teams of faculty, students, and professionals on projects and programs that have been funded by General Electric Aviation, the National Science Foundation, Sogeti Netherlands, and Ohio’s Department of Labor. Young's primary research and teaching interests relate to business analytics and operations management. In terms of his research, Young has various peer-reviewed articles related to operation management, healthcare services, and environmental systems, as well as specific interests in quantitative sports analysis, and educational technologies and techniques for innovative curriculum development and teaching instruction.