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Professor and Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs
Business Administration
Business Administration
Public Relations:Jon Reidel (802)656-8206
Specialty:Production systems, quality control
Biography:Shirland is assistant dean in the School of Business Administration. His main teaching areas are Production and Operations Management, Operations Research, and Quality Assurance. Shirland spent four years with the Eastman Kodak company as a development engineer and contract analyst. His recently published the book, "Statistical Quality Control: With Microcomputer Applications" and is co-author of a chapter in "The Handbook of Technology Management." His articles have appeared in various journals including Industrial Engineering, MIS Quarterly, Engineering Management International, Interfaces, International Journal on Policy and Information, OMEGA, Academy of Management Journal and the Journal of Systems Management.