Specialization: Computer modeling for policy analysis and group decision support
George P. Richardson's teaching and research center on computer-based tools and analyses for public administration and policy. His recent work has focused on public policy problems in social welfare and the use of formal computer-based modeling methods to help groups move toward policy consensus in complex dynamic systems. He founded and served for seven years as the executive editor of the System Dynamics Review and is the author of Introduction to System Dynamics Modeling with Dynamo (1981), Feedback Thought in Social Science and Systems Theory (1991), both of which were honored with the System Dynamics Society's Forrester Award, and the edited two-volume collection Modelling for Management: Simulation in Support of Systems Thinking (1996).
In 2003 Professor Richardson received the University at Albany President's Award for Excellence in Teaching, and the similar system-wide recognition from the Chancellor of the State University of New York. In 2010 he was honored with the President's Award for Excellence in Academic Service, and the SUNY-wide Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Faculty Service. In 2011 the System Dynamics Society recognized his lifetime volunteer contributions to the Society and the field with its Outstanding Service Award.
Emeritus Professor. Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology