UNT Decision Sciences scholar awarded for lifetime achievement

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 15:16

University of North Texas Regents Professor Victor Prybutok was recently awarded the 2018 Decision Sciences Institute’s Lifetime Distinguished Educator Award.

Prybutok, Vice Provost for Graduate Education and Dean of the Toulouse Graduate School, received the award for exceptional contributions to teaching and learning in the disciplines of decision sciences over the course of a career. During his time in higher education, Prybutok has published over 200 journal articles and given more than 300 presentations worldwide.

“Decision sciences has been my focus all these years,” Prybutok said. “But, my biggest sense of achievement comes from teaching. I have served as dissertation chair for over 35 doctorial students from beginning to end and my students have obtained jobs in universities all around the world.”

Decision sciences is the application of behavioral sciences, psychology, business, technology, statistics and a number of other disciplines to help people make determinations when faced with ill-defined and ever-changing problems.

The Decision Sciences Institute is a global society of 1,800+ business school scholars dedicated to creating, developing, fostering and disseminating knowledge to improve managerial decisions and decision-making involving systems and people. 

About Victor Prybutok

Prybutok received his Ph. D. in environmental analysis and applied statistics in 1984 at Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is an ASQ quality engineer, certified quality auditor, certified manager of quality and once served as a Texas quality award examiner. Prybutok is also an American Statistical Association accredited professional statistician and was the recipient of the American Society for Quality’s 2017 Gryna Award. He joined the University of North Texas faculty in 1991.

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