Positions

Overview

  • Dr. Van Matre is the senior Professor in the Collat School of Business, joining the school when it was formed in 1971. He holds the BSEE and the MBA from Auburn and the PhD in Business Statistics from the University of Alabama. He has held leadership positions in state, regional, and national organizations: President, AL Chapter of the American Statistical Association, President
    of the Southeast Decision Sciences Institute (and recipient of their Distinguished Service Award), Vice-President and Director of the Decision Sciences Institute, and Board Member for the Teachers Retirement System of Alabama. He is especially proud of his teaching awards, three of which he received from the Executive Masters of Health Administration (MHA) classes (this program is ranked second nationally by U. S. News and World Report) and in 2015 he was honored with The Ingalls/Alumni Award, which is presented annually to a full-time regular UAB faculty member who, throughout his/her career at UAB, has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to teaching. Dr. Van Matre was a co-author of five books and numerous journal articles; three journals selected his work as the lead article (The American Statistician, Journal of the American Health Information Management Association, and Business Horizons). In honor of his parents, he established a UAB CSOB Scholarship
    fund to help students continue their education.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title Altmetric
    2019 Principles of Document Design to Improve Business ReportsCooperative Accountant2019
    2016 Dashboards: Useful Management Reporting Tools for CooperativesCooperative Accountant2016
    2015 NUMBERS AND NARRATIVE FOR EFFECTIVE ACCOUNTING COMMUNICATIONSCooperative Accountant.  LXVIII:14-19. 2015
    2011 UNDERSTANDING VARIATIONCooperative Accountant.  6. 2011
    2009 Understanding Healthcare Clinical Process and Outcome Measures and Their Use in the Baldrige Award Application ProcessQuality Management Journal.  16:11. 2009
    2006 All-or-none measurement of health care quality [4] 2006
    2003 HEURISTICS, BIASES, AND IMPROVED DECISION MAKINGCooperative Accountant.  5:8. 2003
    2000 TEAMusic: A new exercise for demonstrating teamwork principles.Quality Management Journal.  7:55-64. 2000
    1996 Teamwork and Design of ExperimentsQuality Engineering.  9:6. 1996
    1995 Analysis of selected variables contributing to successful performance on the registered record administrator certification examination.Journal of Health Information Management Research.  3:51-58. 1995
    1993 The health information professional in hospital quality assurance programs.Journal of Health Information Management Research.  2:30-42. 1993
    1992 The D*A*T approach to total quality managementJournal (American Medical Record Association).  63:38-40+42. 1992
    1990 Arbitration and the Queen Bee SyndromeReview of Business and Economic Research1990
    1990 The gospel according to Deming: Is it really new?Business Horizons.  33:3-9. 1990
    1986 An Improved Methodolgy for Closed Account AnalysisJournal of Retail Banking.  8. 1986
    1986 Evaluation of Freedom From Smoking Among Alabama ResidentsFamily and Community Health.  8:36-47. 1986
    1985 Deepening the understanding of hospital patient satisfaction: Fulfillment and equity effectsJournal of health care marketing.  5:7-18. 1985
    1982 Motor Vehicle Inspection and Accident Mortality: A RexaminationJournal of Risk and Insurance.  XLIX:423-435. 1982
    1980 Census Data: A Primer for Business ApplicationsJournal of Small Business Management.  18:8-17. 1980
    1980 Working Papers: Practices And Perceptions Among Schools of BusinessCollegiate News and Views.  XXXIII:5. 1980
    1979 REVIEW OF TEACHING MATERIALS ON CENSUS DATAThe American Statistician (AMSTAT).  33:2. 1979
    1979 Review of teaching materials on census dataAmerican Statistician.  33:211-212. 1979
    1978 The Ratio EstimateThe Woman CPA.  40:12-16. 1978
    1976 The statistician as expert witnessAmerican Statistician.  30:2-5. 1976
    1975 A Multivariate Analysis of Public Housing Residents: CommentThe Review of Regional Studies.  5:85-87. 1975
    1974 A STRATEGY FOR INTEGRATING QUANTITATIVE TECHNIQUES INTO THE BUSINESS CURRICULUMDecision Sciences.  5:140-144. 1974
    1974 A Strategy for Intergraring Quantitative Methods into the Business CurriculmDecision Sciences.  5:48-53. 1974
    1974 Spinal cord injury-a cost benefit analysis of alternative treatment modalsParaplegia.  12:222-231. 1974
    1972 A Nomograph for Testing Proportions when Normal Approximations Are AppropriateThe Journal of the Alabama Academy of Science.  43:91-94. 1972

    Book

    Year Title Altmetric
    1995 Foundations of TQM:A Readings Book 1995
    1987 Statistics for Business and Economics, 3rd ed 1987
    1983 Statistics for Business and Economics, 2nd ed 1983
    1980 CENSUS '80: Continuing the Factfinder Tradition 1980
    1980 Statistics for Business and Economics 1980

    Chapter

    Year Title Altmetric
    2018 WHAT IS CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT?.  3. 2018
    2015 Reducing medical errors.  332-350. 2015
    2013 CLASSIFICATION AND REDUCTION OF MEDICAL ERRORS.  311-334. 2013
    2012 Dawn Meadow Hospital: Selecting Aggregate Quality Measures for the Hospital Board.  15. 2012
    2005 THE HUMAN FACE OF MEDICAL EROR: CLASSIFICATION AND REDUCTION.  24. 2005
    1995 Control Charts and Process Capability.  97-134. 1995
    1990 Use of Census Data in Business.  387-398. 1990
    1979 The EDDA and the American Dental Care Delivery System 1979

    Teaching Activities

  • QM214 - Quantitative Analysis I (Spring Term 2021) 2021
  • QM215 - Quantitative Analysis II (Spring Term 2021) 2021
  • QM214 - Quantitative Analysis I (Fall Term 2020) 2020
  • QM215 - Quantitative Analysis II (Fall Term 2020) 2020
  • QM214 - Quantitative Analysis I (Spring Term 2020) 2020
  • QM215 - Quantitative Analysis II (Spring Term 2020) 2020
  • QM214 - Quantitative Analysis I (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • QM215 - Quantitative Analysis II (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • QM214 - Quantitative Analysis I (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • QM214 - Quantitative Analysis I (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • QM215 - Quantitative Analysis II (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • QM214 - Quantitative Analysis I (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • QM215 - Quantitative Analysis II (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • QM214 - Quantitative Analysis I (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • QM214 - Quantitative Analysis I (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • QM215 - Quantitative Analysis II (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • QM215 - Quantitative Analysis II (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • QM350 - Quant Methods for Finance (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • QM214 - Quantitative Analysis I (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • QM215 - Quantitative Analysis II (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • QM214 - Quantitative Analysis I (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • QM215 - Quantitative Analysis II (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • QM350 - Quant Methods for Finance (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • QM214 - Quantitative Analysis I (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • QM215 - Quantitative Analysis II (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • QM215 - Quantitative Analysis II (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • QM214 - Quantitative Analysis I (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • QM215 - Quantitative Analysis II (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • QM350 - Quant Methods for Finance (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • QM214 - Quantitative Analysis I (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • QM215 - Quantitative Analysis II (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • QM215 - Quantitative Analysis II (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • QM214 - Quantitative Analysis I (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • QM215 - Quantitative Analysis II (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • QM350 - Quant Methods for Finance (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • QM214 - Quantitative Analysis I (Spring Term 2014) 2014
  • QM215 - Quantitative Analysis II (Spring Term 2014) 2014
  • QM215 - Quantitative Analysis II (Spring Term 2014) 2014
  • QM214 - Quantitative Analysis I (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • QM214 - Quantitative Analysis I (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • QM215 - Quantitative Analysis II (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • QM215 - Quantitative Analysis II (Summer Term 2013) 2013
  • MBA660 - Business Statistics (Spring Term 2013) 2013
  • QM214 - Quantitative Analysis I (Spring Term 2013) 2013
  • QM215 - Quantitative Analysis II (Spring Term 2013) 2013
  • MBA660 - Business Statistics (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • QM214 - Quantitative Analysis I (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • QM215 - Quantitative Analysis II (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • QM214 - Quantitative Analysis I (Summer Term 2012) 2012
  • MBA660 - Business Statistics (Spring Term 2012) 2012
  • QM214 - Quantitative Analysis I (Spring Term 2012) 2012
  • QM215 - Quantitative Analysis II (Spring Term 2012) 2012
  • HA632 - Quant Method Health Serv Admin (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • MBA698 - Directed Studies (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • MG418 - Quality Management (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • QM214 - Quantitative Analysis I (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • QM215 - Quantitative Analysis II (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • QM214 - Quantitative Analysis I (Summer Term 2011) 2011
  • HA614 - Process Improvement (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • QM214 - Quantitative Analysis I (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • QM215 - Quantitative Analysis II (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • QM214 - Quantitative Analysis I (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • QM214 - Quantitative Analysis I (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • QM215 - Quantitative Analysis II (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • QM214 - Quantitative Analysis I (Summer Term 2010) 2010
  • MBA660 - Business Statistics (Spring Term 2010) 2010
  • QM214 - Quantitative Analysis I (Spring Term 2010) 2010
  • QM215 - Quantitative Analysis II (Spring Term 2010) 2010
  • HA632 - Quant Method Health Serv Admin (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • MBA660 - Business Statistics (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • QM214 - Quantitative Analysis I (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • QM215 - Quantitative Analysis II (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • QM214 - Quantitative Analysis I (Summer Term 2009) 2009
  • HA614 - Process Improvement (Spring Term 2009) 2009
  • MBA660 - Business Statistics (Spring Term 2009) 2009
  • QM214 - Quantitative Analysis I (Spring Term 2009) 2009
  • QM214 - Quantitative Analysis I (Spring Term 2009) 2009
  • MBA660 - Business Statistics (Fall Term 2008) 2008
  • QM214 - Quantitative Analysis I (Fall Term 2008) 2008
  • QM214 - Quantitative Analysis I (Fall Term 2008) 2008
  • QM214 - Quantitative Analysis I (Summer Term 2008) 2008
  • HCO675 - Improv Hlth Care Qual/Outcomes (Spring Term 2008) 2008
  • MBA669 - Found of Total Quality Mgt (Spring Term 2008) 2008
  • QM214 - Quantitative Analysis I (Spring Term 2008) 2008
  • QM214 - Quantitative Analysis I (Spring Term 2008) 2008
  • HA632 - Quant Method Health Serv Admin (Fall Term 2007) 2007
  • MBA660 - Business Statistics (Fall Term 2007) 2007
  • QM214 - Quantitative Analysis I (Fall Term 2007) 2007
  • QM214 - Quantitative Analysis I (Fall Term 2007) 2007
  • Education And Training

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Business Statistics, University of Alabama 1970
  • Master of Business Administration in Business Administration and Management, Auburn University 1967
  • Bachelor of Science or Mathematics in Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Auburn University 1963
  • Full Name

  • Joseph Van Matre