Stetson University

Betty Thorne

Professor of Statistics

Betty Thorne, Ph.D., author, researcher and award-winning teacher, is professor of statistics in the School of Business Administration at Stetson University. Winner of Stetson University's McEniry Award for Excellence in Teaching, the highest honor given to a Stetson faculty member, she also is a recipient of the university's Advisor of the Year Award and the School of Business Administration's Outstanding Teacher and Professor of the Year Awards. Thorne teaches in Stetson University's undergraduate and graduate programs (M.B.A., executive M.B.A. and J.D./M.B.A.) and the summer program in Austria. She is co-author of numerous statistics textbooks that have been translated into several languages and adopted by universities both nationally and internationally. She serves on key school and university committees. Thorne, whose research has been published in various refereed journals, is a member of the American Statistical Association, the Decision Science Institute and other professional organizations. Thorne has served the School of Business Administration as the associate dean, the director of undergraduate studies and the chair of the Department of Decision and Information Science.

Education

  • Ph.D., Indiana University
  • M.A., Indiana University
  • B.S., Geneva College

Course Topics

  • Advanced Topics in Business: Identity Theft: Its Impact on Consumers and Corporations
  • Business Statistics
  • Quality
  • Current Issues in Decision Sciences
  • Contemporary Business Issues: Fundamental Statistical Management Techniques
  • Introduction to Business Statistics

Research Interests

  • Assessing business statistics learning outcomes
  • Identity theft

Publications

  • Newbold, P., W. L. Carlson and B. Thorne (2013). "Statistics for Business and Economics," 8th ed. Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Prentice Hall
  • Newbold P., W. L. Carlson and B. Thorne (2013). "Estadistica para administracion y economia," 8th ed. Madrid, Spain: Pearson Educacion, S.A.
  • Thorne, B. (2013). "Identity Theft: Can Academia Help?" Proceedings of 2013 Academy of Business Disciplines Annual Conference. Ft. Myers Beach, Florida (November 7 - 9, 2013). Peer-reviewed.
  • Thorne, B. (2012). "Does It All Add Up? What Quantitative Skills Do Employers Want?" Proceedings of 2012 Academy of Business Disciplines Annual Conference. Ft. Myers Beach, Florida (November 8 - 10, 2012). Peer-reviewed. Best of Session Paper.
  • Thorne, B. and J. Tichenor (2011). "Assessing Business Statistics Learning Outcomes Under Two Curricular Models." Proceedings of Academy of Business Disciplines 13th Annual Meeting, Ft. Myers Beach, Florida. (November 10 - 12, 2011).
  • Thorne, B. (2010). "Closing the Loop: From Rubric to Revisions." Proceedings of Academy of Business Disciplines 12th Annual Meeting, Ft. Myers Beach, Florida. (November 10 - 13, 2010). Peer-reviewed.
  • Newbold, P., W. L. Carlson and B. Thorne (2010). "Statistica," seconda edizione. Milano: Pearson Italia. http://hpe.pearson.it
  • Knipe, P. J., J. P. Stryker and B. Thorne (2009). "Earnings Stripping Under Section 163(j): Status Quo Vadis?" International Business: Research, Teaching and Practice, 3(1), 91-105. journal@aibse.org. Peer-reviewed.
  • Michelson, S., J. P. Stryker and B. Thorne (2009). "The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002: What impact has it had on small business firms?" Managerial Auditing Journal/Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 24(8, 2009), 743-766. http://www.emeraldinsight.com/maj.htm. Peer-reviewed.

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