Dr William J McKibbin is a risk modeler, decision analyst, and educator specializing in forecasting, simulation, optimization, statistics, programming, training, and presentation support. Dr McKibbin has been in professional practice serving companies in various capacities as consultant, advisor, and trainer since 1998. Appointments
Chief Consultant & Managing Member, McKibbinUSA LLC, State College, PA (2001-present); President, Western Pennsylvania Chapter of the Institute of Management Consultants USA Inc, Pittsburgh, PA (2012-2013); Director, Vose Software NA, State College, PA (2012); Treasurer, Western Pennsylvania Chapter of the Institute of Management Consultants USA Inc, Pittsburgh, PA (2011-2012); Director, Colon Cancer Prevention Foundation Inc, Altoona, PA (2002-2010); Director, Ridgefield Terrace Condominium Association Inc, State College, PA (2001-2002); Registered Investment Advisor & Principal, McKibbin Financial Partners, Hollidaysburg, PA (1998-2001); Registered Representative & Agent, United Services Planning Association Inc (now First Command Financial Services Inc), Ft Worth, TX (1992-1998); Commissioned Officer, US Army (1977-1992) Academia Core Faculty, School of Business & Technology, Capella University (2010-present); Adjunct Faculty, Nathan M Bisk College of Business, Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL (2010-2016); Adjunct Faculty, College of Business, Chancellor University, Cleveland, OH (2010); Adjunct Mentor, School of Business & Technology Management, Northcentral University, Prescott Valley, AZ (2008-2009); Adjunct Faculty, College of Business, Argosy University, Pittsburgh, PA (2007-2008); Adjunct Faculty, Business Programs, Lehigh Carbon Community College, Schnecksville, PA (2007); Adjunct Faculty, Business Programs, DeVry University, Ft Washington, PA (2006-2007); Research Assistant, College of Liberal Arts, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA (1975-1977)
Education Doctor of Philosophy, School of Business & Technology, Capella University, Minneapolis, MN (2005); Master of Arts, Graduate School of Arts Sciences, Georgetown University, Washington, DC (1986); Bachelor of Arts, College of Liberal Arts, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA (1977); Associate in Arts, Junior College, Valley Forge Military Academy, Wayne, PA (1975)
Certificant, Six Sigma Black Belt, Six Sigma Management Institute, Scottsdale AZ/Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ (2006); Certificant, Business Finance Consulting, The Loan Consultants Inc, Los Angeles, CA (2001); Diplomate, Financial Planning, College for Financial Planning, Greenwood Village, CO (1999); Diplomate, Command & Staff Officer Course, US Army Command & General Staff College, Ft Leavenworth, KS (1991); Diplomate, US Army Russian Institute (now George C Marshall European Center for Security Studies), Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany (1986); Foreign Area Officer Course, Ft Bragg, NC (1982).
Dr McKibbin is an expert user of SharePoint (Microsoft), Excel (Microsoft), PowerPivot (Microsoft), PowerQuery (Microsoft); @Risk (Palisade), PrecisionTree (Palisade), NeuralTools (Palisade), Evolver (Palisade), SolverStudio, R, Python, Julia, and Visual Basic for Applications (Microsoft).
Certified Management Consultant (CMC), Institute of Management Consultants USA, Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Associations Certified Member, Institute of Management Consultants USA (IMC-USA), Palm Beach Gardens, FL; Life Member, American Association of Individual Investors (AAII), Chicago, IL; Member, Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS), Catonsville, MD Writings
"The Need for Good People," This I Believe (2008); "Enter the Algorithm," Occasional Paper (2007); "Ternary Capital Structure," Occasional Paper (2007); "Towards Matching Profit to Principle: Pricing Matters," Editorial Essay (2007); "Patterns of Beauty in Finance," Occasional Paper (2006); "Critical Modeling Strategy," Occasional Paper (2006); "New Approaches to Finance and Accounting Are At Once, Untimely But Necessary," Occasional Paper (2006); "Isoquantal Capital Modulation: A Harmonic Modeling Approach to Understanding and Managing the Investment Decision," Ann Arbor, MI: UMI (2005)
Operations Liaison Officer, First Region (ROTC), US Army Cadet Command, Ft Bragg, NC (1995-1996); Operations Officer, 96th Civil Affairs Battalion (Airborne), Ft Bragg, NC (1991-1992); Deputy Team Chief & Inspector, On-Site Inspection Agency (OSIA), Washington, DC (1989-1990); Commanding Officer, A Company, 6th Psychological Operations Battalion (Airborne), Ft Bragg, NC (1988-1989); Section Leader, Special Operations Detachment, 6th Psychological Operations Battalion (Airborne), Ft Bragg, NC (1986-1988); Diplomatic Courier, US Embassy, Moscow (1986); Commanding Officer, Combat Support Company, 1st Battalion, 7th Infantry (Mechanized), Aschaffenburg, Germany (1981-1982); Logistics Officer, 1st Battalion, 7th Infantry (Mechanized), Aschaffenburg, Germany (1980-1981); Assistant Operations Officer, 1st Battalion, 7th Infantry (Mechanized), Aschaffenburg, Germany (1979-1980); Platoon Leader, A Company, 1st Battalion, 7th Infantry (Mechanized), Aschaffenburg, Germany (1978-1979)
Awards & Honors
President's Award for Excellence, Capella University, Minneapolis, MN; Summit Club (5 awards), United Services Planning Association, Fort Worth, TX; Meritorious Service Medal (3 Oak Leaf Clusters), Humanitarian Service Medal, Senior Parachutist Badge, Major, US Army (Retired); National Sojourners Medal, Alexandria, VA; Order of Anthony Wayne Medal, Valley Forge Military Academy, Wayne, PA; Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, Jackson, MS; Delta Mu Delta Honor Society, Brookfield IL
Civic Life Member, American Legion Post 245, State College, PA
Dr McKibbin hails from the Allegheny Mountains of Pennsylvania.