Dr. Mark L. Berenson

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Location: 468
Telephone: 973-655-6857
Email: berensonm@montclair.edu

Biography

Mark L. Berenson is a full professor in the Department of Information Management and Business Analytics and he is also Professor Emeritus of Statistics in the Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College, CUNY. He teaches courses in statistics, operations management and business decision making in the Feliciano School of Business and has co-taught a GNED course on international issues – human rights and social justice.

Over the years Dr. Berenson has received numerous awards for teaching, innovative contributions to statistics education and for service. He is a coauthor of eleven statistics texts published by Prentice Hall/Pearson and his research has appeared in Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, Journal of Statistics Education, Review of Business Research, The American Statistician, Communications in Statistics, Psychometrika, Education and Psychological Measurement, Journal of Health Administration Research, Encyclopedia of Measurement and Statistics and in the Encyclopedia of Statistical Sciences.

Dr. Berenson's primary academic interests have been in nonparametric statistical methods of data analysis, statistical pedagogy and in outcomes assessment. He has consulting experience in health care applications, medical research, market and survey research, real estate applications, quality management applications and human rights issues.

Dr. Berenson received his B.A. in economic statistics and his MBA in business statistics from CCNY and his Ph.D. in quantitative methods in business from the City University of New York (CUNY).

Expertise

Pedagogy in Business Statistics
Innovative Education in Statistics
Nonparametric Statistics Applications
Human Rights and Social Justice Issues

Education

  • Ph D, Quantitative Methods in Business, 1974, City University of New York, New York City
  • MBA, Business Statistics, 1966, CCNY, New York City
  • BA, Economic Statistics, 1964, CCNY, New York City

Professional Experience

  • Professor, Information Management and Business Analytics, Montclair State University. (September 2002 - June 2018).
  • Professor Emeritus, Statistics and Computer Information Systems, Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College -- CUNY. (February 1966 - December 1997).
  • Visiting Investigator, Biostatistics Laboratory, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. (May 1984 - August 1985).
  • First Lieutenant, USAR, Quartermaster Corps, U.S. Army Operations Research/Systems Analysis Field Office, CDCSA, Ft. Lee, VA. (January 1970 - November 1971).

Consulting

  • Technical/Professional Work, Board of Directors East Midtown Plaza Housing, 319 East 24 Street, New York City, NY 10010. (March 2009 - March 2009). Statistical analysis of apartment value by type, size and location.
  • Technical/Professional Work, Board of Directors East Midtown Plaza Housing, 319 East 24 Street, New York City, NY 10010. (December 2008 - December 2008). Report submitted to Board of Directors regarding statistical analysis of NY State Attorney General's view of "special risk" in real estate housing sales

Honors and Awards

  • Sabbatical Leave , Montclair State University. (January 2015).
  • Appointed to Editorial Review Board , Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education. (May 2013).
  • Khubani/Telebrands Faculty Research Fellowship in the School of Business , Sponsored by Mr. Ajit Khubani. (April 2012).
  • Phi Kappa Phi -- National academic honor society , nominated by School of Business, MSU. (April 2011).
  • First Runnerup -- Best Paper of Year 2008 in Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education , nominated by Decision Sciences Institute. (April 2009).
  • Best Conference Paper Award , Global Digital Business Association 2007 International Conference. (November 2007).
  • FSP -- Scholarship of Pedagogy . (September 2007).
  • Global Education Center Grant for Conference Participation . (July 2006).
  • Global Education Center Grant for Conference Participation . (January 2006).
  • Catherine A. Becker Local 1904 Service for Educational Excellence Award , Local 1904, Montclair State University. (December 2005).
  • FSIP -- Scholarship of Pedagogy . (September 2005).
  • FSIP -- Scholarship of Pedagogy . (September 2003).

Research

  • "A Comparison of Forecasting Methods for Use in the Core-Required Operations Management Course" (with Ram Misra and Handanhal Ravinder)
  • "Comparing Resampling/Permutation Tests with Traditional Classical and Nonparametric Approaches" (with Andrew McDougal)
  • "Enhancing Judgmental Forecasting Through Bayesian Analysis and Markov Chains" (with Ram Misra and Mark Allyn)
  • "Enhancing Learning by Maximizing on Student Motivation, Interest, and Feeling of Course Relevance when Teaching Business Statistics" (with Katherine Ashley)
  • "Using Effect Size for Teaching Statistical Inference in the Era of 'Big Data' "

Refereed Published Articles

  • Berenson, M., Koppel, N., Lord, R., Chapdelaine, L. (2018). Using Financial Investment Measures to Proactively Engage Students in the Business Statistics Course. Journal of Statistical Education, 26 (1), pp. 17-30.
  • Su, H., Berenson, M. Comparing Tests of Homoscedasticity in Simple Linear Regression. Journal of JSM Mathematics and Statistics, pp. 10.
  • Ramnarayanan, R., Berenson, M., Oppenheim, A. (2016). A Comparison of Student Learning in a Business Statistics Course Using Courseware Assisted, Traditional, and Mixed Assessment Methods. Academy of Business Research Journal, 1 (2016), pp. pp. 25-49.
  • Berenson, M., Ramnarayanan, R., Oppenheim, A. (2014). Assessing the Disconnect Between Grade Expectation and Achievement in a Business Statistics Course. Journal of Education in Business, http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/08832323.2014.973828 pp. 20+.
  • Berenson, M. (2013). Using Excel for White’s Test – an Important Technique for Evaluating the Equality of Variance Assumption and Model Specification in a Regression Analysis. DSJIE -- Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, 11 (3), pp. pp. 243-262.
  • Koppel, N., Berenson, M. (2009). Ask the Audience…Using Clickers to Enhance Introductory Business Statistics Courses. Information Systems Education Journal (ISEDJ), 7 (92),
  • Hollister, K., Berenson, M. (2009). Proctored Versus Unproctored Online Exams: Studying the Impact of Exam Environment on Student Performance. Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, 7 (1), pp. 271-295.
  • Berenson, M., Hollister, K. (2008). Using Van Valen's Procedure in Business Research to Assess Consistent Differences in Multidimensional Variability in Two or More Groups. Journal of Business and Economics Research, 6 (8), pp. 31-48.
  • Peterson, R., Berenson, M., Misra, R., Radosevich, D. (2008). An Evaluation of Factors Regarding Students’ Assessment of Faculty in a Business School. Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, 6 (2), pp. 375-402.
  • Berenson, M., Utts, J., Kinard, K., Rumsey, D., Jones, A., Gaines, L. (2008). Assessing Student Retention of Essential Statistical Ideas: Perspectives, Priorities and Possibilities. The American Statistician, 62 (1), pp. 54-61.
  • Berenson, M., Hollister, K., Koppel, N. (2007). Teaching Business Statistical Analysis using Real News: Case Pfizer. Global Digital Business Review, 2 (1), pp. 166-171.
  • Berenson, M., Hollister, K., Koppel, N. (2007). Using Real News to Teach Business Statistical Analysis: Case Pfizer. Journal of Global Information Technology, 2 (1&2), pp. 1-7.
  • Peterson, R., Berenson, M., Misra, R. (2007). What is "Normal" in Faculty Norming Reports?. Journal of Applied Business and Economics (Special Edition: Issues in Higher Education),, 7 (4), pp. 65-74.
  • Hollister, K., Berenson, M. (2007). Framework for Assurance of Learning in Business Statistics. Review of Business Research, VII (6), pp. 131-138.
  • Berenson, M., Koppel, N. (2005). Comparing Differences in Two Proportions: When McNemar's Procedure Must be Used. Review of Business Research, V (3), pp. 128-136.
  • Berenson, M., Koppel, N. (2005). "Why McNemar's Procedure Needs to be Included in the Business Statistics Curriculum". Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, 3 (1), pp. 125-136.

Published Proceedings

  • Ashley, K., Berenson, M. (2018). Importance of course relevance to enhance learning in Business Statistics. Chicago, IL: 2018 Annual Meeting of the Decision Sciences Institute Proceedings. Refereed
  • Berenson, M., Su, H. (2017). Testing the Homoscedasticity Assumption in Linear Regression in a Business Statistics Course. Washington, DC: Decision Sciences Institute. Refereed
  • Ravinder, H., Berenson, M., Haiyan, S. (2016). Validating Regression Assumptions Through Residual Plots - Can Students Do It?. Atlanta, GA: Decision Sciences Institute. Refereed
  • Ravinder, H., Berenson, M., Su, H. (2016). Experimental Assessment of Student Ability to Interpret Regression Diagnostic Plots: Preliminary Results. NEDSI: Proceedings of Northeast Decision Sciences Institute 2016 Annual Meeting. Refereed
  • Ramnarayanan, R., Berenson, M. (2014). Evaluating the Efficacy of a Mathematics Quiz Developed for Assessing Student Preparedness for Business Statistics. Monmouth, NJ: Northeast Business and Economics Association (NBEA). Refereed
  • Berenson, M., Ramnarayanan, R. (2014). Expected and Actual Grades in Business Statistics: A Disconnect. Monmouth, NJ: Northeast Business and Economics Association (NBEA). Refereed
  • Peterson, R., Berenson, M., Aijaz, R. (2011). An Exploratory Study: Is There Anything Good About RateMyProfessor?. Montreal: North East Decision Sciences Institute (NEDSI). Refereed
  • Peterson, R., Berenson, M., Aijaz, R. (2011). Comparing Traditional Student Evaluations of Faculty with RateMyProfessor. Montreal: North East Decision Sciences Institute (NEDSI). Refereed
  • Berenson, M., Fasehun, O. (2011). Assessing Differences in Facutly Compliance with B-School Learning Goals in Undergraduate Core-Required Courses. Montreal: North East Decision Sciences Institute (NEDSI). Refereed
  • Berenson, M., Fasehun, O. (2010). Descriptive and Inferential Assessment of Faculty Compliance in Addressing Mandated B-School Learning Goals. San Diego, CA: Decision Sciences Institute. Refereed
  • Berenson, M., Fasehun, O. (2010). Assessing How Faculty Assess Compliance in Addressing Mandated B-School Learning Goals: A Correlation Analysis. Morristown, NJ: Northeast Business and Economics Association (NBEA). Refereed
  • Berenson, M. (2009). A Confidence-Interval Approach to Teaching Inference in a Core-Required, B-School Statistics Class. New Orleans, LA: Decision Sciences Institute. Refereed
  • Peterson, R., Berenson, M. (2009). What is "Normal" Grading Among Faculty Teaching the Same Course?. Hackensack, New Jersey: World Scientific Publishing Co. Inc.. Refereed
  • Ord, K., McKenzie, J., Berenson, M. (2009). Statistics in Business Schools: The Future?. Washington, DC: Proceedings of the Joint Statistical Meetings/American Statistical Association.
  • Koppel, N., Berenson, M. (2008). Ask the Audience…Using Clickers to Enhance Introductory Business Statistics Courses. Phoenix, AZ: Information Systems Education Conference (ISECON). Refereed
  • Berenson, M., Hollister, K., Koppel, N. (2007). Teaching Business Statistical Analysis using Real News: Case Pfizer. Baltimore, MD: Global Digital Business Association Conference. Refereed
  • Hollister, K., Berenson, M., Koppel, N. (2007). A Comparison of Assessment Techniques in an Information Systems Course: On-line vs. In-Class Exams. : Northeast Business & Economics Association. Refereed
  • Berenson, M., Hollister, K. (2006). Are Students Retaining What They Have Been Taught? A Pilot Study Assessing Retention of Key Business Statistics Concepts. San Antonio, TX: Annual Meeting of the Decision Sciences Institute. Refereed
  • Hollister, K., Berenson, M. (2006). Framework for Retention Assessment in an AACSB International Accredited Business School. San Antonio, TX: Annual Meeting of the Decision Sciences Institute. Refereed
  • Berenson, M. (2006). Developing an Instrument to Assess Retention" (Poster Session Presentation). Bahia: Seventh International Conference on Teaching Statistics.
  • Berenson, M. (2006). Teaching Academically Diverse Groups (Invited Conference Paper). Bahia: Seventh International Conference on Teaching Statistics.
  • Berenson, M., Koppel, N. (2006). More 'Hands On' Topics for a Second Business Statistics Course. San Juan, Puerto Rico: North-East Decision Sciences Institute Conference. Refereed
  • Koppel, N., Berenson, M. (2006). Some 'Hands On' Topics for a Second Business Statistics Course. San Juan, Puerto Rico: North-East Decision Sciences Institute Conference. Refereed
  • Peterson, R., Berenson, M. (2006). Assessing Student-Faculty Ratings Over Time. San Juan, Puerto Rico: Northeast Decision Science Institute Conference. Refereed
  • Berenson, M. (2006). Testing for Symmetry in Business Settings: The Utility of the McNemar and Bowker Procedures. Lima, Peru: Fifth International Symposium on Business and Industrial Statistics (ISBIS5).
  • Peterson, R., Berenson, M. (2005). Breaking with Tradition: Assessing the Value of a 5-Year BBA/MBA Honors Program Model Aimed at Developing Young Business Leaders. : Decision Science Institute 2005 Annual Meeting Program. Refereed
  • Berenson, M., Koppel, N. (2005). "Comparing Differences in Two Proportions: When McNemar's Procedure Must be Used". Las Vegas, NV: International Academy of Business and Economics. Refereed
  • Berenson, M. (2004). "Teaching Ethical Issues in the Business Statistics Course". Boston, MA: Annual Meeting of the Decision Sciences Institute.