- Lieber Memorial Associate Instructor Award (1987)
Chris Zappe graduated with a B.A. with honors in mathematics from DePauw University in 1983, and continued on to earn an M.B.A. in 1987, and a Ph.D. in 1988, in the department of decision sciences from Indiana University.
Zappe was a professor of several decision science courses in the College of Business Administration at the University of Florida at Gainesville, from 1988 to 1993. He then moved to Bucknell University faculty in Pennsylvania, where he taught courses on decision modeling and analysis, business statistics, and computer simulation in the department of management. Also at Bucknell, Zappe served as the Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences, as well as the instructor for several progressive seminars on mathematical economics, system dynamics, applied game theory, and risk assessment. In 2010, Dr. Zappe was named Provost of Gettysburg College, also in Pennsylvania.
Dr. Zappe’s work has been published in Managerial and Decision Economics, OMEGA, Naval Research Logistics, and Interfaces, all of which are scholarly, peer-reviewed journals. He is also the co-author of several innovative texts, including Data Analysis and Decision Making with Microsoft Excel and Managerial Statistics, within the decision sciences sphere.