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.
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
Industry Expertise (3)
- CBA Assurance of Learning Committee
A Spreadsheet Life Cycle Analysis and the Impact of Sarbanes-OxleyDecision 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.
"Beyond Regulatory Compliance for Spreadsheet Controls: A Tutorial to Assist Practitioners and a Call for ResearchCommunications 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.
How Levels of Interactivity in Tutorials Affect Student Learning of Modeling Transportation Problems in a SpreadsheetDecision 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?
Spreadsheet ProgramsWiley 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.
Captivate Your Students’ Minds: Developing Interactive Tutorials to Support the Teaching of Spreadsheet Modeling SkillsInstitute 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.
Implementing Cooperative Learning in a Team-Teaching EnvironmentJournal of Education for Business
In this article, the authors describe a graduate course based on a cooperative learning strategy involving structured group interaction.