William Stewart

William Stewart

David L. Peebles Professor of Business, Emeritus

Area: Operations & Information Technology


William R. Stewart, Jr. received an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering from Tufts University, a master's degree from The Johns Hopkins University and his doctorate from the University of Maryland, College Park. He joined the faculty of the Mason School of Business in 1977. He has taught courses in Negotiation and Game Theory, Statistics, and Quantitative Modeling. He was recognized as the outstanding faculty member in the School's Executive MBA program in 1997, and again in 2007. He received the Dean's Award for Outstanding Service to the School of Business in 1995. His research interests include combinatorial optimization and heuristics, negotiation and game theory, and energy modeling. Professor Stewart has published articles in Operations Research, Networks, the European Journal of Operational Research, Operations Research Letters, Socio-Economic Planning Sciences, Applications of Management Science, the Journal of Heuristics, Utilities Policy, and IEEE Transactions on Power Systems.

Professor Stewart has been a consultant to the Energy Information Administration and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. He also has developed an executive seminar in Negotiation and Game Theory which has been offered at several locations around the country, and he is currently working on a book on negotiation and game theory.

Areas of Interest/Expertise
  • Optimization
  • Heuristics
  • Statistics
  • Negotiation
  • Energy Modeling
  • Regulation and Competition
  • Mathematical Programming
  • Game Theory
  • Computational Testing