Lori Seward is Senior Instructor of Operations Management in The Leeds School of Business at The University of Colorado Boulder and is the Faculty Director of the Leeds Hong Kong Global Seminar program. Seward’s teaching focus is in the areas of statistics and decision sciences. She has coordinated the undergraduate and graduate statistics courses at Leeds as well as leading curriculum design for operations management and decision sciences courses at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Her teaching spans a wide range of students from freshmen to Executive MBAs.
Seward is the coauthor, with David Doane, of Applied Statistics in Business and Economics 5e, (McGraw Hill 2016). When not teaching Seward consults as a statistical expert with industry. Her most recent work has been with the UN’s Clean Development Mechanism. Seward received her Ph.D. in Operations Research from Virginia Tech in 1998, with an emphasis on applied probability. Prior to earning her doctorate, Seward worked as a quality and reliability engineer in the paper and automotive industries. Seward also holds a B.S. and M.S. in Industrial Engineering from Virginia Tech.