Patrick Schur

Senior Clinical Lecturer

Information Systems & Analytics


Academic Background

  • M.S. Purdue University, Statistics, 1978
  • B.S. SUNY at Plattsburgh, Mathematics, 1975

Academic & Professional Experience

  • Senior Clinical Faculty, Miami University (2014-Present).
  • Clinical Faculty, Miami University (2008-2014).
  • Instructor (part-time), Miami University (2002-2008).
  • Math Teacher, Northwest High School (2002-2005).
  • Instructor (part-time), University of Cincinnati (1988-1991).
  • Vice President of Operations, Bluespring Software (1999-2001).
  • Partner, Catalyst Partners (1997-1999).
  • Consultant, Communications Buying Group (1995-1997).
  • Director of Process Improvement, U. S. Shoe (1993-1995).
  • Procter & Gamble (1978-1993).

Professional Interests

  • Research: Six Sigma, Business Process Management (BPM)
  • Teaching: Statistics, Business Analytics, Six Sigma, Business Process Improvement, Decision & Risk Analysis, Simulation

Areas of Expertise

  • Business Scorecard/Dashboard
  • Process management and improvement


After receiving his MS in Statistics from Purdue University, Pat joined Procter & Gamble as an internal statistical consultant. Pat spent 15 years with P & G where he worked in multiple business units helping them use data to improve both their effectiveness and efficiency.

Pat then joined the Process Improvement Group at U. S. Shoe where he continued helping business units improve. At both P & G and U. S. Shoe in addition to applying statistical methods Pat provided significant training to employees to help them more independently make improvements.

Pat left U. S. Shoe and over 5 years consulted with and joined new telecom and software startups.

After the startups, Pat taught High School mathematics for two years and then joined the ISA department at Miami. He teaches / has taught statistics / analytics courses at many levels. His current teaching focus is primarily on introductory classes.


  • ISA 225
  • C 8:30-9:50 WF FSB 0033
  • D 10:05-11:25 WF FSB 0033
  • ISA 125 A 11:40-1 WF FSB 0032
Patrick Schur

Contact Information

Office Hours

  • WF 7:15-8:15am & 1:15-2:30


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