William Young, Ph.D.

Director of the Online Master of Business Analytics & Online MBA Programs

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Dr. William A. Young II is a passionate educator, an 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 program, the Director of the Online Masters of Business Analytics, and a Charles G. O’Bleness Associate Professor of Business Analytics. As an Associate Professor, Young received Ohio University’s University Professor Award in 2020. Young earned his doctorate in Mechanical and Systems Engineering from Ohio University’s Russ College of Engineering and Technology in 2010. William also received a bachelor’s and master’s 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. Young has published his articles in journals such as the International Journal of Production Research, Expert Systems with Applications, Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, Neural Computing and Applications, and Computers and Industrial Engineering. Young has co-authored a college course textbook titled ‘Excel’ in Business Analytics.