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Harvey J. Brightman is Regents Professor Emeritus of Managerial Sciences at Georgia State University (GSU). He received his Ph.D. in Business Administration  (management science/statistics major) from the University of Massachusetts Isenberg School of Management in 1970.  He has published over 80 articles in the fields of problem solving, computer‑based model building, decision support systems, and improving teaching.
He has consulted with Armco, Coca Cola, ARCO, Scientific Atlanta, Cisco, Comcast, The Institute for Management Studies, IBM, Georgia Power, and Centers for Disease Control among others.

In 1984, the Robinson College of Business selected Dr. Brightman for the Outstanding Scholar and Teacher award. He has also received the CBA award for teaching and for service. He served as Research Professor for the Robinson College of Business from 1982-1987. In 1992, Georgia State University selected Dr. Brightman as its Alumni Distinguished Professor (the outstanding scholar and teacher).  In 1994, he received the Dennis Grawoig Distinguished Service Award from the Decision Sciences Institute.  In 1998, The Board of Regents selected Dr. Brightman to receive the Regents' Teaching Excellence Award – the outstanding teacher at the four research universities.  He has served as teaching mentor from 1999 to the present time and has mentored over 50 GSU faculty members.  He has also mentored faculty at Emory University, Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane Australia, UAB (Schools of Liberal Arts, Health Sciences, and Medicine), Ohio Northern, Wake Forest, University of Maryland, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and UNC Chapel Hill.  In addition, he has taught in Executive MBA programs at RSM in Rotterdam and CEIBS in Shanghai.

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Dr. Brightman has extensive experience in helping university faculty members improve their teaching.  He taught the doctoral seminar on university-level teaching at GSU from 1976-2001.  He has also taught at the Decision Science Institute’s doctoral consortium a session on college teaching over 25 consecutive years.  He is the director of the Master Teacher Program, a 2 1/2-day intensive workshop, from 1988-to the present.  Over 1,000 faculty members worldwide have attended.  In addition, he has presented over 135 teaching and learning workshops worldwide for B-schools and universities over the past fifteen years.  He has also taught in the AACSB Bridge program - a program for business people who wish to transition to teaching.  In addition, he has helped to implement in-house teaching mentoring programs at many universities.

His first book entitled Problem Solving: A Logical and Creative Approach was the Macmillan Executive Book Selection in the summer of 1981.  The American Association of Hospital Administrators also nominated it for its Book of the Year.  It was translated into Japanese in 1983.  Dr. Brightman's second book is entitled Statistics in Plain English published in 1985 and is still in print.  His third book entitled Group Problem Solving: An Improved Managerial Approach was translated into Japanese in 1991.   Both of his problem-solving books are still in print, making them among the longest-running university-press books in existence. His fourth book, Statistics for Business Problem Solving was published in 1992. In 1999, Dr. Brightman completed another statistics book entitled Data Analysis in Plain English with Excel

Dr. Brightman is a Past President and a Fellow of the Decision Sciences Institute; an international organization dedicated to improving decision making.

Partial List
Al Ain - United Arab Emirates
Albany State University
Babson College
Boise State University
Boston University
Bradley University
California State University at Sacramento
CEIBS (Shanghai)
City University of Hong Kong
Coastal Carolina University
Colorado State University
Decision Sciences Institute - Doctoral Consortium
ESPOL (Guayaquil, Ecuador)
Florida International University
George Mason University
Georgia State University
Grambling State University
Hong Kong University
Hong Kong University of Science & Technology
IBMEC (Sao Paulo, Brazil)
Idaho State University
Indian School of Business
Indiana University
Institute for Humane Studies
ITAM - Mexico
Jacksonville University
Kansas State University
Kennesaw State University
Lilly Conference on College and University Teaching
Loyola Marymount
Loyola University Maryland
Mankato State University
Mercer University
Middle Tennessee State University
North Carolina A&T University
Northeastern University
Notre Dame University
Ohio University
Ohio Northern University
Point Loma Nazarene University
Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Redford University
Rider University
Rockhurst University
Rollins College
Rotterdam School of Management
Savannah State University
Southern Mississippi
Stetson University
St. Mary's College - California
Suffolk University
SUNY, Albany
Texas Southern University
Texas Tech
Thunderbird School of Management
Toledo University
Towson University
University of Alabama
University of Alabama at Birmingham
University of Arkansaas
University of Baltimore
University of Houston
University ofLouisville
University of Maryland University College
University of Maryland at College Park
University of Melbourne, Australia
University of Minnesota
University of Missouri - Kansas City
University of Missouri
University of Nevada - Las Vegas
University of New Mexico
University of North Florida
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
University of Northern Colorado
University of Oregon
University of Redlands
University of San Fransisco
University of Southwestern Louisiana
University of Tampa
University of Toronto
University of Washington
University of West Georgia
University System of Georgia
Wake Forest University
Western Carolina University
Winthrop University
Xavier University
York University