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Dr. Gary Black

Dr. Gary Black

Associate Professor of Decision Science

"Work hard and good things will come."

Degrees Held:

  • Ph.D. – University of Alabama in Huntsville, 2001
  • M.S. – University of Tennessee, 1998
  • B.S. – Penn State University, 1985

Career Highlights:

I worked for 17 years as an industrial engineer in the electronics manufacturing industry. I earned my graduate degrees part-time while working in industry. I began teaching in 2002 at Tennessee Tech University, and I have been teaching at USI since 2004

In which online program do you teach?


What classes do you teach online?

ECON 265, DSCI 445, DSCI 601

Why did you start teaching?

Because I have a passion for the subjects which I teach.

What's the best advice that you have ever received?

Work hard and good things will come.

What's the best advice that you could give your students?

Study hard and good grades will come. Don't procrastinate.

Which technologies do you use to teach in the online courses?

Excel and Excel Add-ins (XL Miner and Data Analysis Toolpack)

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