VICTOR R. PRYBUTOK, PH.D. - Biography

Regents Professor of Decision Sciences

Department of ITDS
Phone: 940-565-3957
Office: Eagle Student Services Center, 3rd Flr. Toulouse Graduate School
Email: prybutok@unt.edu

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Biography

 

Dr. Victor R. Prybutok is the Vice Provost for Graduate Education and Dean of the Toulouse Graduate School at the University of North Texas and a Regents Professor of Decision Sciences in the Information Technology and Decision Sciences Department in the College of Business.  He was awarded the University of North Texas Toulouse Scholar for the 2007-2008 academic year. Prior to becoming the Vice Provost he served as the Interim Dean of the College of Information at the University of North Texas from February 2016 to August 2016 and from fall 2014 to summer 2016 as the Associate Dean for Graduate Programs and Research in the College of Business at the University of North Texas. He also served as the Associate Dean of the Toulouse Graduate School at the University of North Texas from the summer 2010 to fall 2014 and was Director of the Center for Quality and Productivity in the College of Business at the University of North Texas (UNT) from 1991 to the summer of 2008. 

Dr. Prybutok received, from Drexel University, his B.S. with High Honors in 1974, a M.S. in Bio-Mathematics in 1976, a M.S. in Environmental Health in 1980, and a Ph.D. in Environmental Analysis and Applied Statistics in 1984.  Prior to joining UNT's faculty in 1991, he was Director of the Drexel University Center for Quality and Productivity, Assistant Professor of Quantitative Methods, and on the faculty of the Drexel University Environmental Studies Institute.  He was also a Senior Biostatistician at the Campbell Soup Co. Institute for Research and Technology.  He is a senior member of the American Society for Quality (ASQ) and active in the American Statistical Association, Decision Sciences Institute, Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, and Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences.

Dr. Prybutok is an ASQ certified quality engineer, certified quality auditor, certified manager of quality / organizational excellence, and served as a Texas Quality Award Examiner in 1993.  He is also an accredited professional statistician (PSTAT®) by the American Statistical Association. He also received the 2017 American Society for Quality Gryna Award for co-authoring the paper, ‘SNSQUAL: A Social Networking Site Quality Model,’ published in Quality Management Journal. In addition, his educational contributions resulted in his receiving the Federation of Business Disciplines Outstanding Educator Award, South West Decision Sciences Institute 2015 Outstanding Educator Award and the 2018 Decision Sciences Institute Lifetime Distinguished Educator Award. Most recently he was awarded the 2020 Distinguished Service Award by the Southwest Region of the Decision Sciences Institute

Dr. Prybutok has authored over 200 journal articles, more than 300 conference presentations / proceedings, and several book chapters in applied and theoretical areas of information systems measurement, quality control, risk assessment, applied statistics, and the instruction of statistics.  He has over 9900 citations and an H factor of 46 is Google Scholar.

Without the benefit of higher education, Dr Prybutok’s significant accomplishments would not have been possible for a first-generation college student whose family was impoverished due to his father’s extended illness and death when Prybutok was 10 years old. As a result of the opportunity that was afforded him by higher education Dr. Prybutok has dedicated his academic career to providing the same opportunities to other underprivileged students. He is a creative administrator that works to engage faculty in solving problems and creating opportunities for all students.