Ping Wang
James Madison Universiy, USA
Biography:

Ping Wang is currently associate professor in the Department of Computer Information Systems and Management Science.  He holds a Ph.D. in Management Sciences and Operations Management from the University of Georgia, received his M.B.A. from Appalachian State University and earned his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Northeastern University in China.  Wang's primary research interests are in the areas of models and applications of artificial neural networks, sales forecasting, time series forecasting, mailing selections and classifications.  He has presented his work at both national and regional meetings, and his research has been published in a number of professional journals.  Since coming to JMU in 1993, he has taught many courses in operations management, computer information systems and business statistics.

Wang’s contributions to international education are focused primarily on his continued efforts to establish JMU educational programs in China and to promote faculty, scholar and student exchanges between JMU and several Chinese universities. He developed and has successfully run JMU Summer in China programs since 2004.  He is the recipient of a Provost-supported 2005 Internationalization at Home Initiative Grant, which he used in the successful development of the Minor in Chinese Business Studies Program in China for the summer of 2006.  Just recently he and Deans Jerry Benson and Robert Reid visited six Chinese universities to further the implementation of joint educational programs and to foster faculty exchanges in teaching and research internationally. 

Wang is involved deeply in on- and off-campus activities related to internationalization for education.  He has actively worked with the OIP to bring many Chinese scholars and students to JMU over the years.  He has developed close relationships with Chinese scholars at JMU and EMU and supported them on a regular basis.  Finally, he has organized many activities for the local Chinese community and for Chinese professionals in Northern Virginia, Washington, DC, and Maryland.


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