Poets&Quants Names David Anderson, PhD, Among the Top 50 Undergraduate Business Professors of 2023

David Anderson, PhD

Villanova, PA, December 15, 2023 – David Anderson, PhD, associate professor, Management & Operations, was selected as one of Poets&Quants’ Top 50 Undergraduate Business Professors. Poets&Quants selected the top 50 undergraduate business professors from around the country who have made significant impacts on students and various areas of business.

According to Poets&Quants, “Dr. Anderson is an innovative teacher in the classroom, teaching an array of analytics classes to undergraduates. He teaches the introductory analytics class, an upper-level data mining course as part of the analytics major, and a sports analytics course that he developed as an elective for the major.”

Dr. Anderson, who joined VSB in 2018, focuses his research on applying analytics techniques to healthcare operations management problems as well as pay equity and compensation. His research has been published in several journals such as Nature, Annals of Internal Medicine, Organization Science, Production and Operations Management, and Decision Science.

His work has been honored at multiple research competitions, including the POM Best Healthcare Operations Competition and the Wharton People Analytics Conference research competition. He is also the co-founder of PayAnalytics, a tech startup that helps companies measure, close, and monitor pay gaps which won the 2023 Icelandic Innovation Award.

When asked what he thinks makes him stand out as a professor, Dr. Anderson says, “I think it’s clear that I love the stuff that I teach. I spend all day doing it for my research and I bring that passion into teaching. I see the world through a math-modeling lens, and I bring that into the classroom.”

About VSB: The Villanova School of Business (VSB) undergraduate program is top-ranked among business schools in the nation. Its online graduate business programs are ranked #16, and its online MBA program is ranked #19 by U.S. News and World Report. VSB has been at the forefront of business education since it was founded in 1922. Serving over 2,700 undergraduate and graduate students, VSB is home to five Centers of Excellence – the Daniel M. DiLella Center for Real Estate, the Elenore and Robert F. Moran Sr. Center for Global Leadership, the Center for Business Analytics, the Center for Marketing & Consumer Insights and the Center for Church Management – with each designed to foster innovative, cross-disciplinary research and applied opportunities for students. VSB is known for academic rigor; creativity and innovation; hands-on and service-learning opportunities; a firm grounding in ethics; and an applied education that prepares students to become outstanding leaders and global citizens within the ever-changing, complex, and fast-paced world of business. For more, visit business.villanova.edu.

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