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Stacey Mumbower

Title: Director, Center for Applied Business Analytics
Clinical Assistant Professor
Department: Department of Management Science, Center for Applied Business Analytics
Darla Moore School of Business
E-mail: stacey.mumbower@moore.sc.edu
Phone: 803-777-2941
Office: Darla Moore School of Business, Room 401Q
Resources: Curriculum Vitae [pdf]
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Background

Stacey Mumbower is a clinical assistant professor of management science in the Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina. She received her Ph.D. in Civil Engineering with a concentration in Transportation Systems from Georgia Tech in 2013. She holds an M.S. in Statistics from Georgia Tech’s School of Industrial and Systems Engineering and a B.S. in Mathematics from Valdosta State University.

Prior to joining the Moore School, she was a post-doctoral Prevention Effectiveness Fellow at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention where she worked on resource allocation models for HIV prevention funding. She also spent two years as a statistical analyst in the Georgia Department of Transportation’s Office of Transportation Data.

Research

Mumbower’s research leverages online data to better understand airline pricing and product strategies and how these strategies impact customers, as well as the industry in general. She compiles data sets that track airfares, seat maps and products displayed to online customers over the booking horizon. She has used these data to explore factors that influence airline customers’ decisions to purchase premium coach seats and to estimate the revenue impacts of different seat pricing strategies. She has also used online data to estimate price elasticities of flight-level demand using instrumental variable methods. Her research has been published in Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, and Transportation Research Record. To address the lack of disaggregate airline data available to researchers, her airline pricing data sets were recently made publicly available in Manufacturing & Service Operations Management as downloadable data sets with open access. She uses these pricing data sets to develop hands-on activities that teach students how to use data analytics software, providing them with practical experience with analytics.

Teaching

  • Ph.D., Civil Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2013
  • M.S., Statistics, Industrial and Systems Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2012
  • B.A., Mathematics, Valdosta State University, 2005