Associate Professor of Decision Sciences
Head, Decision Sciences Department
Office Telephone (503) 346-3315< p>
Ph.D., UCLA, 1969
M.B.A., University of Washington, 1963
B.A., University of Washington, 1962
A.A., Lower Columbia College, 1960
Professor Richards focuses his research on ratio study methodology and nonparametric tests. He has published articles concentrating on analytical modeling and nonparametric tests, especially for the analysis of small samples.
Professor Richards consults with man
y firms and industries on the West Coast,
including Bank of America, Pacific Power and Light, Portland General Electric,
Willamette Timber Systems, Simpson Timber Company and the Federal Trade
Commission. He has developed analytical modeling and sampling
has also delivered in-house management training seminars on sampling
techniques. Professor Richards is a member of the American Statistical
Association and the American Institute for Decision Sciences.