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Linda Leon, Ph.D. - Loyola Marymount University. Los Angeles, CA, US

Linda Leon, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Information Systems and Business Analytics, College of Business Administration | Loyola Marymount University


Program Director, Master of Science in Business Analytics


You can contact Linda Leon at Linda.Leon@lmu.edu.

Linda Leon is an associate professor in the Department of Information Systems and Business Analytics at LMU's College of Business Administration. She teaches a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses on financial modeling, operations analysis and business statistics. Linda also serves as chair and director of the CBA Assurance of Learning Committee. Before Linda joined the LMU faculty in 1988, she was a teaching and research assistant at UCLA's Anderson Graduate School of Management.

Education (2)

UCLA: Ph.D., Management Science 1988

UCLA: B.A., Business/Managerial Economics 1982

Areas of Expertise (5)

Spreadsheet Operation Research Modelling Techniques

Supply Chain Management

Financial Modeling

Business Analytics

Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance

Industry Expertise (3)

Financial Services



Affiliations (1)

  • CBA Assurance of Learning Committee

Articles (6)

A Spreadsheet Life Cycle Analysis and the Impact of Sarbanes-Oxley

Decision Support Systems


Past studies show that only a small percent of organizations implement and enforce formal rules or informal guidelines for the planning, design and development, usage, modification, and disposition stages of spreadsheet models.

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"Beyond Regulatory Compliance for Spreadsheet Controls: A Tutorial to Assist Practitioners and a Call for Research

Communications of the Association for Information Systems


In the past decade, accounting scandals and financial reporting errors have led to heightened awareness of the need for IT controls and legislation of control regimes.

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How Levels of Interactivity in Tutorials Affect Student Learning of Modeling Transportation Problems in a Spreadsheet

Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education


Do students learn to model OR/MS problems better by using computer-based interactive tutorials and, if so, does increased interactivity in the tutorials lead to better learning?

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Spreadsheet Programs

Wiley Encyclopedia of Electrical and Electronics Engineering


At one end of the spectrum a spreadsheet can be viewed as a large and powerful calculator. However, modern spreadsheets provide a sophisticated modeling environment with an interface that can be productively used by an end-user novice and an operations research/management scientist (OR/MS) expert alike.

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Captivate Your Students’ Minds: Developing Interactive Tutorials to Support the Teaching of Spreadsheet Modeling Skills

Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS)


Kolb's experiential theory of learning, later modified by McCarthy to develop the 4MAT model, shows that active experimentation is a large part of learning for all types of learners.

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Implementing Cooperative Learning in a Team-Teaching Environment

Journal of Education for Business


In this article, the authors describe a graduate course based on a cooperative learning strategy involving structured group interaction.

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