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Dr. O'Neill completed his undergraduate education at SUNY Potsdam where he earned a BA in Drama and a BA/MA in Mathematics in 1992. He later earned his PhD in Mathematics at the University at Albany in 1998 with a dissertation centered in Combinatorial (Geometric) Group Theory. His first academic job was at the United States Air Force Academy, where he became the first civilian from Mathematical Sciences to win the Outstanding Academy Educator award. In 2001, he joined the faculty of Siena College as a member of the Quantitative Business Analysis Department as an Assistant Professor. At Siena College, he developed the course sequencing and some of the curriculum for the Actuarial Science Major which currently has over 60 majors. He is jointly appointed in the departments of Mathematics and Quantitative Business Analysis and, in 2013, was recognized as the recipient of the Jerome Walton Award, Siena College's highest honor for teaching professors.

The Quantitative Business Analysis Department changed it's name to Business Analytics and Actuarial Science in 2019.

Degree Program University
Ph.D. Mathematics University at Albany, SUNY
M.A. Mathematics State University of New York at Potsdam
B.A. Mathematics State University of New York at Potsdam

My Siena Experience

My Teaching Philosophy

 My teaching philosophy is to set high standards and do everything in my power to motivate students to meet those standards. And start off every class responding to their questions.

What I Love About Siena

 I love teaching at Siena because of the community. Our students are hard-working and engaged and my colleagues are fun to collaborate with.

My Favorite Courses to Teach

 I love any course that I teach because of the interested, motivated students that sign up for them. I parrticularly enjoy MATH 371 Probability for Statistics.

My Professional Experience

Year Title University
2011 - 2014 Associate Dean for the School of Business Siena College
2009 - 2014 Department Head of Quantitative Business Analysis Siena College
2007 - Now Associate Professor of Quantitative Business Analysis and Mathematics Siena College
2007 - Now Director, Actuarial Science Program Siena College
2001 - 2007 Assistant Professor of Quantitative Business Analysis Siena College
1998 - 2001 Assistant Professor of Mathematics United States Air Force Academy
1992 - 1998 Instructor in Mathematics University at Albany, SUNY

Current Research

I have published in Mathematics, Economics and Accounting Education. I have also collaborated on two cases that are centered in the field of Operations Management. 

Articles & Book Reviews

  • Test Elements in Solvable Baumslag Solitar Groups
    New York Journal of Mathematics
    2019
  • Visualization of Cost Variances in the Strategic Analysis of Changes in Operating Income
    International Academic Conference on Business
    August, 2017
  • Manufacturing Cost Flow Diagrams as an Alternative Method of External Problem Representation - A Diagrammatic Approach to Teaching Cost Accounting and Evidence of Its Effectiveness
    Journal of Higher Education Theory and Practice, vol. 16
    June, 2016
  • Actual self-concept versus ideal self-concept: An examination of image congruence and consumers in the health club industry
    Sport, Business and Management: An International Journal, vol. 3
    March, 2013
  • FARS Database Searching: providing Potential Search Terms to Students
    Accounting Educators' Journal, vol. 19
    2009
  • Pinkley's Prospect
    Case Research Journal, vol. 26
    2006
  • Pinkley's Prospect: To Drill or Not to Drill?
    North American Case Research Association Annual Meeting, vol. 19
    October, 2005
  • Can Reservoirs Be Uneconomically Large?
    Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management
    2005
  • Test Elements and the Retract Theorem in Hyperbolic Groups
    New York Journal of Mathematics, vol. 6
    2000
  • Test Elements in Direct Products of Groups
    International Journal of Algebra and Computation, vol. 10
    2000
  • The Many Call Centers at Teen Mania
    Business Case Journal, vol. 16
    Fall/Winter, 2009

Awards & Distinctions

  •  In recognition of  teaching excellence, Siena College created  this award in  honor of Professor Jerome Walton, one of the College's first lay faculty,  who served Siena for 21 years as a Professor of Commerce, Economics, Statistics, and Business Mathematics. The award is given annually to the faculty member who has demonstrated excellence in teaching. Honorees of the Jerome Walton Award shall be recognized for their record of outstanding and passionate teaching, for their creativity and willingness to experiment, and for their ability to engage students with rigorous and intellectually challenging subject matter.
    Category: Teaching
    Siena College, 2013
  •  School of Business, Siena College
    Category: Service-University
    Siena College School of Business Outstanding Service Award, 2012
  • School of Business, Siena College
    Category: Teaching
    Outstanding Professor, 2007
  • USAFA
    Category: Teaching
    Outstanding Academy Educator, 2001
  • First Civilian Associate Air Officer Commanding, Squadron 6, USAFA
    Category: Other
    First Civilian Associate Air Officer Commanding, Squadron 6, USAFA, 2000
  • University at Albany, SUNY
    Category: Other
    Outstanding Graduate Assistant, 1998

Presentations

  • Why Turner's Theorem doesn't hold for BS<1,n>
    November, 2019
    Binghamton University Graduate Conference in Algebra and Topology (BUGCAT 2019), Binghamton, New York
  • Actuarial Science: What is This Really
    2019
    AMTNYS, Loudonville, New York
  • Visualization of Cost Variances in te Strategic Analysis of Changes in Operating Income
    August, 2017
    International Academic Conference on Business, New York, New York
  • Cost Flow Diagrams a an Alternative Method of External Problem Representation
    October, 2014
    American Accounting Association Northeast Regional Meeting, Albany, New York
  • A Diagrammatic Approach to Teaching Cost Flows
    August, 2013
    American Accounting Association Annual Meeting, Anaheim, California
  • Real Losses in Video Games: Rhode Island's Failed Investment in 38 Studios
    October, 2012
    North American Case Research Association Annual Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts
  • 95% Accurate Medical testing: When Positive Results May Need a Positive Attitude
    April, 2012
    Hudson River Undergraduate Mathematics Conference, springfield, Massachusetts
  • Closing the Assessment Loop: An Exploration of How Process Design can Maximize the Enhancement of Acdemic Outcomes
    October, 2008
    Assessment Institute, Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Climate Change and Colorado River Basin Reservior Storage
    June, 2007
    The United States Society for Ecological Economics Conference, New York City, New York
  • Firm, Sector, Country and Systematic Effects in Emerging Markets' Stocks
    October, 2006
    Academy of International Business and Economics Annual Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • The Many Call Centers at Teen Mania
    July, 2006
    Society for Case Research, Fort Wayne, Indiana
  • Increasing Student Accuracy in FARS Database Searching
    January, 2006
    American Accounting Association Accounting Information Systems Mid-Year Meeting, Scottsdale, Arizona
  • Pinkley's Prospect: To Drill or Not to Drill?
    October, 2005
    North American Case Research Association Annual Meeting, North Falmouth, Massachusetts
  • Optimal Reservoir Storage and Climate Change
    July, 2005
    Universities Council on Water Resources Conference and National Institutes for Water Resources Joint Conference, Portland, Maine
  • Reservoir Sizing to Optimize Economic Utility
    July, 2005
    Universities Council on Water Resources Conference and National Institutes for Water Resources Joint Conference, Portland, Maine
  • Water Demand, Risk, and Optimal Reservoir Storage
    July, 2004
    Universities Council On Water Resources Conference, Portland, Oregon