Faculty & Research

Samuel E. Bodily

Samuel E. Bodily, John Tyler Professor of Business Administration; Area Coordinator, Quantitative Analysis

  • BS, Brigham Young University; SM, PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Office: FOB 172
Phone: +1-434-924-4813
E-mail: BodilyS@virginia.edu


John Tyler Professor of Business Administration Samuel E. Bodily researches decision and risk analysis, strategy modeling and analysis, forecasting and lifetime consumption and investment planning. He has written several books, a wide variety of journal articles in publications ranging from Operations Research to the Harvard Business Review and more than 120 cases and technical notes on quantitative analytics.

In addition to teaching strategy and decision analysis in Darden’s MBA and Executive Education programs, he is a consultant to many corporations, utilities and government agencies. He was noted for both first and second place in the INFORMS case competition in 2011 and has received Wachovia awards for case writing in 2010, 2005, and 2001; and a Wachovia award for a research article in 1994-95.

Previously, he taught at Boston University and the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and has been a visiting professor at INSEAD Singapore, Stanford University and the University of Washington.

Selected Publications



Decision Analysis
Risk Analysis
Strategy Modeling
Lifetime Consumption and Investment Planning
Energy and Electric Utility Industries
Forecasting Methods
Probability and Statistics
Revenue Management

MBA Courses

First Year Decision Analysis
Second Year Management Decision Models


Decision Analysis

Executive Education Courses

Strategic Thinking and Action