Academic Director, MS in Business Analytics; Associate Teaching Professor
Department: IT, Analytics, & Operations; Business
Research Interests: Ethics in Business Analytics & Data Science, Sports Analytics (performance data from wearables)
Scott Nestler is an associate teaching professor in the IT, Analytics, and Operations (ITAO) department, and serves as the Academic Director of the MS in Business Analytics program. He teaches courses in Statistics, Sports Analytics, and Ethics in Business Analytics. He joined Mendoza College of Business subsequent to his retirement from the U.S.Army after more than 25 years of service. Previously, he taught at the Naval Postgraduate School and the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. He has served as an analyst and leader of analytic teams at the Pentagon and the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq. Scott has a Ph.D. in Management Science from the University of Maryland – College Park. He is active in the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS), and currently serves as the General Chair of the 2020 Analytics Conference, in Denver, CO. Previously, he was Chair of the Analytics Certification Board (ACB), which oversees the Certified Analytics Professional (CAP) program and Vice-Chair of the INFORMS SpORts (Operations Research in Sports) Section. He is especially interested in looking at holistic methods for measuring individual performance, and then aggregating that information when building high performing teams. His research also looks at the ethical implications of data collected from wearable devices used by athletes and others.