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Donald Ray Plane

Donald Ray Plane was American management science educator. Achievements include research, publications in field. Ford Foundation fellow, 1965. Served with United States Air Force, 1965-1968.

Background

  • Plane, Donald Ray was born on July 17, 1938 in Evansville, Indiana, United States. Son of Edward L. and Margaret I. Plane.

  • Education

    • Master of Engineering, University Cincinnati, 1961. Master of Business Administration (National Defense Education Act fellow), Indiana University, 1963. Doctor of Business Administration (National Defense Education Act fellow), Indiana University, 1965.

    Career

    • Instructor economics United States Air Force Academy, 1965-1967, assistant professor economics, 1967-1968. Associate professor management science University Colorado, Boulder, 1968-1972, professor management science and information systems, 1972-1984, head division management science, 1976-1984. Professor management science Crummer Graduate School Business, Rollins College, Winter Park, Florida, 1984-2000, faculty president Crummer Graduate School Business, 1992-1993, professor emeritus, since 2000.

      Visiting Fulbright professor management science University Nairobi, 1978-1979. Consultant in field.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include research, publications in field.

    Works

    • Management Science: A Spreadsheet Approach for Windows
    • An introduction to management science using Windows-based spreadsheets, Lotus 1-2-3 and Quattro Pro to explain the most widely used quantitative techniques from optimization to decision analysis, risk analysis, inventory models, and waiting line simulation.

    Membership

    Served with United States Air Force, 1965-1968.

    Connections

    • Married Rosemary Bieber, September 4, 1961. Children: Brian Russell, Dennis Lowell, Margaret Diane.
    • father: Edward L.
    • mother: Margaret I. Plane
    • spouse: Rosemary Bieber
    • children: Brian Russell Plane
    • Dennis Lowell Plane
    • Margaret Diane Plane
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    Nationality
    • 1961
      University Cincinnati
    • 1963
      Indiana University
    • 1965
      Indiana University
    • 1968 - 1972
      associate, professor management science University Colorado
      Boulder, Colorado, United States
    • 1984
      professor, management science Crummer Graduate School Business
      Winter Park, Florida, United States
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