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William Richard King, Business educator, consultant. Ford Foundation Systems research fellow, 1960-1962; Travelers Insurance Company research fellow, 1963-1964, External Examiner City University of Hong Kong, since 1996; Alumni Memorial scholar Pennsylvania State University, 1956-1960.


King, William Richard was born on December 24, 1938 in McKeesport, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Dewey Clark and Cambria Edith (Jones) King.


Bachelor of Science with honors, Pennsylvania State University, 1960. Master of Science Case Institute Tech, 1962. Doctor of Philosophy, 1964.


Industrial engineer Pittsburgh Steel Company, 1960. Instructor, research fellow, research assistant Case Institute of Technology, 1960-1964. Assistant professor operations research, 1964-1965.

Assistant professor statistics and operations research Air Force Institute of Technology, 1965-1967. Associate professor business administration University Pittsburgh, 1967-1969, professor, 1969-1985, university professor, since 1986, director doctoral program, 1971-1974, director Strategic Management Institute, 1980-1985. On leave as professional staff member United States Senate Budget Committee, 1976-1977.

Vice president, director Cleland-King, Inc., 1969-1985. Management consultant, chairman International Conference on Information Systems Professional Corporation, 1987-1988, 2006-2007. Visiting professor University Auckland, New Zealand, 1994, National University Singapore, 1997, City University Hong Kong, 1997, 98.

Chair/co-chair International Conference on Information Systems, 1987, 2005. Served to 1st lieutenant United States Air Force, 1965-1967.



Active Young Men’s Christian Association. Vice president, director Pittsburgh Commerce Institute, 1971-1980. Board directors Western Pennsylvania Montessori School, 1968-1971, president, 1968-1969.

Fellow American Association for the Advancement of Science, Decision Science Institute, Association Information Systems (founding president, Inaugural fellow 1999, Leo Lifetime Achievement award 2004), Institute Management Science and Operations Research (president 1989-1990, Inaugural fellow 2002). Member Planning Forum, Operations Research Society of America, Academy Management, Strategic Management Society, Institute Management Sciences (vice president 1986-1989, president 1989-1990), Association Computing Machinery, American Marketing Association, Society Information Management, World Future Society, Tau Beta Pi, Beta Gamma Sigma, Alpha Pi Mu, Sigma Tau.


Married Fay Eileen Bickerton, June 20, 1958. Children: James David, Suzan Lorain, Cambria Half-Life.

Dewey Clark King

Cambria Edith (Jones) King

Fay Eileen Bickerton

James David King

Suzan Lorain King

Cambria Half-Life King