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Dr. Mark Berenson


Professor | Information Management & Business Analytics | Feliciano School of Business

Email: berensonm@mail.montclair.edu

Telephone: 9736556857

Office: Feliciano School of Business, 468

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, 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).

Areas of 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
  • MBA, Business Statistics, 1966, CCNY
  • BA, Economic Statistics, 1964, CCNY

Refereed Publications

  • Berenson M., Ramnarayanan R., Oppenheim A., (2014). Assessing the Disconnect Between Grade Expectation and Achievement in a Business Statistics Course (with Renu Ramnarayanan and Alan Oppenheim). Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group. 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. Wiley. 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. Littleton, CO. 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). Using Real News to Teach Business Statistical Analysis: Case Pfizer. . Journal of Global Information Technology.2 (1&2). (pp. 1-7).
  • 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).
  • 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

  • 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. (pp. 6). Monmouth, NJ. Northeast Business and Economics Association (NBEA). Refereed
  • Berenson M., Ramnarayanan R., (2014). Expected and Actual Grades in Business Statistics: A Disconnect. (pp. 6). Monmouth, NJ. Northeast Business and Economics Association (NBEA). 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
  • Peterson R., Berenson M., Aijaz R., (2011). An Exploratory Study: Is There Anything Good About RateMyProfessor?. 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
  • 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., 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
  • 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.

Other Publications

  • Berenson M., (2014). Data Analysis, Interpretation, and Communication. (pp. 67). Boston, MA. Pearson Learning Solutions.

Awards and Honors

  • Appointed to Editorial Review Board, Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education (2013)
    Invited to join Editorial Review Board to assess articles submitted for publication.
  • Khubani/Telebrands Faculty Research Fellowship in the School of Business, Sponsored by Mr. Ajit Khubani (2012)
  • Phi Kappa Phi -- National academic honor society, nominated by School of Business, MSU (2011)
    Nominated by Dean, School of Business for excellence in teaching, research and service.
  • First Runnerup -- Best Paper of Year 2008 in Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, nominated by Decision Sciences Institute (2009)
    Paper entitled "An Evaluation of Factors Regarding Students' Assessment of Faculty in a Business School" by Richard Peterson, Mark Berenson, Ram Misra and David Radosevich publsihed in DSJIE in July 2008 nominated for Best Paper of Year Award. First Runnerup in Competition presentation, DSI New Orleans, Nov. 2009
  • Best Conference Paper Award, Global Digital Business Association 2007 International Conference (2007)
    Paper entitled "Teaching Business Statistical Analysis Using Real News: Case Pfizer" demonstrating ethical issues in statistics using the Pfizer clinical trials case co-authored with Nicole Koppel and Kimberly Hollister.
  • FSP -- Scholarship of Pedagogy, (2007)
  • Global Education Center Grant for Conference Participation, (2006)
  • Global Education Center Grant for Conference Participation, (2006)
  • Catherine A. Becker Local 1904 Service for Educational Excellence Award, Local 1904, Montclair State University (2005)
    For work in and contributions made in teaching international justice and human rights
  • FSIP -- Scholarship of Pedagogy, (2005)
  • FSIP -- Scholarship of Pedagogy, (2003)

Research

  • "Comparing Resampling/Permutation Tests with Traditional Classical and Nonparametric Approaches" (with Andrew McDougal)
  • "Comparing Tests for Assessing Homoscedasticity in Regression Analysis" (with Hal Ravinder and Haiyan Su)
  • "Evaluating Students' Ability to Interpret Diagnostic Plots" (with Hal Ravinder and Haiyan Su)
  • "Using Bayesian Analysis with Markov Chains for Forecasting Purposes" (with Ram Misra)
  • "Using Beta Values and Sharpe Ratios for Teaching Finance Applications in Business Statistics" (with Nicole Koppel)
  • "Using Effect Size for Teaching Statistical Inference in the Era of 'Big Data' "
  • A Taxonomy of Statistical Charts to Enhance Decision Making (with Richard Peterson)
  • “Design and Assessment of Oral Presentation Rubrics” (with Richard Peterson and Betsy Rosini)