Levon Hayrapetyan, PhD

Levon Hayrapetyan

Contact:

Office Address: HINTON 351
Phone: (281) 649-3121

lhayrapetyan@hbu.edu
Professor of Business Administration

Education

  • BS in Applied Mathematics, Yerevan State University, Armenia
  • MS in Applied Mathematics, Yerevan State University, Armenia
  • PhD in Applied Mathematics, Kiev State University, Ukraine.

Courses Taught

  • Decision Making Techniques for Managers (a graduate course)
  • Business Mathematics (Calculus)
  • Quantitative Mehtods I (Business Statistics)
  • Information Systems and Business Analytics
  • Introduction to Computer Applications
  • Quantitative Methods II (Practical Management Science)
  • Programming in C++
  • Computer Concepts
  • Business Network Technologies
  • Programming in Visual Basic
  • Web Design

Teaching Focus

Dr. Hayrapetyan's teaching focus is on quantitative methods, information systems, and business analytics. His areas of specialization are applied mathematics and computer science.

Publications

1. Hayrapetyan, L.R.  An Excel-Based Universal Multi-Criterion Decision Support System for Ranking.  The International Journal of Business, Marketing, and Decision Science, 2013, 6, 1, 106 – 118.
2. Hayrapetyan, L.R.Exce l-Based Interactive Teaching and Assessment Tool for Forecasting Methods. World Journal of Social Sciences, 2013, 3, 3, 89 – 97.
3. Hayrapetyan L.R., & Kuruvilla, M.  A Decision Support System for College Major Selection. The International Journal of Business, Marketing, and Decision Science, 2012, 5, 1, 80 – 93.
4. Hayrapetyan L.R.  Prevention and Detection of Certain Types of Plagiarism During Computerized Assessments. Business Education and Accreditation (BEA), 2011, 3, 1, 113-120.
5. Hayrapetyan L.R., & Kuruvilla, M. An AHP-Based Decision Support System for Faculty Evaluation. The International Journal of Business, Marketing, and Decision Science, 2011, 4, 1, 68 – 79.
6. Hayrapetyan, L.R & and Wilson, D.R.  A Collective Decision Support System for Ranking.  The International Journal of Business, Marketing, and Decision Science, 2010, 2, 2, 56 – 63.
7. Hayrapetyan, L.R. A Collaborative Assessment and Learning Tool. International Journal of Education Research, Vol. 5, No. 1, 2010, 83 - 91.
8. Apkarian, A.V, Shi, T, Bruggemann, J, & Hayrapetyan, L. Segregation of Nociceptive and Non- Nociceptive Networks in the Squirrel Monkey Somatosensory Thalamus.  Journal of Neurophysiology, 2000, 84(1), 484- 493.
9. A.Vania Apkarian, Johannes Bruggemann, Ting Shi, and Levon R. Hayrapetyan. A Thalamic Model for True and Referred Visceral Pain. Visceral Pain, Progress in Pain Research and Management, Vol. 5, edited by G.F.Gebhart, IASP Press, Seattle, 1995, 217-259.

Dr. Hayrapetyan made presentations, served as the session chair and as a discussant at various international and national conferences, including:

• Society of Business Research (SBR) International Conference (Phoenix, AZ, 2013)
• The International Academy of Business and Public Administration Discipline (IABPAD) Conferences Orlando, FL, 2012)
• Global Business Research Conference jointly organized by the American Research and Publications International and Australian World Business Institute, (Cancun, Mexico, 2012)
• Global Conference on Business and Finance (2011)
• The 35th Annual Conference of the Federation of Business Disciplines (Houston, TX, 2008)
• Five presentations at the International Academy of Business and Public Administration Discipline (IABPAD) Conferences (Dallas, TX, 2015, 2014, 2011, 2010, 2009)
• International Lilly Conference on College Teaching (Oxford, OH, 2007)
• The 34th Annual Conference of the Federation of Business Disciplines (Orlando, FL, 2007)
• Academic Business World International Conference (Nashville, TN, 2006)
• The 31st Annual Conference of the Federation of Business Disciplines (Orlando, FL, 2004)


Awards and Honors

In 2007 Dr. Hayrapetyan became the recipient of the “International Winner for Teaching Excellence Award” presented by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). The competition was among the professors of 214 Business schools from the USA and 39 schools outside of the USA. Prior to becoming the overall International Winner, he was named the Regional Winner for Teaching Excellence Award for states of Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and New Mexico.
Dr. Hayrapetyan was twice honored by the College of Business and Economics with the Robert Griswold Outstanding Teaching Award (2001 and 2008) and with the Outstanding Innovator Award (2002). His paper entitled “Helping Students to Select Their Majors: An Excel-Based Decision Support System” received the Research Award at the IABPAD International Conference (2012).  He was also honored by the Federation of Business Disciplines with the Alpha Iota Delta Innovative Education Paper Award (2004).

Additional Information

Dr. Hayrapetyan’s research interests lie in the fields of decision science, quantitative methods, algorithms, programming languages, and pedagogy. He has published more than 45 research papers, books, and book chapters.

From 1994 to 1996, Dr. Hayrapetyan worked as a research scientist at SUNY Health Sciences Center, Syracuse, NY, where he was actively involved in research in the area of computational neuroscience. He built a computer simulation for visceral referred pain phenomenon, which was published as a book chapter in "Visceral Pain" (1995). He also developed and implemented a number of algorithms for measuring the information content of neuronal spike time intervals in the brain.

Dr. Hayrapetyan has created various decision support systems such as:
• Multi-Criterion Decision Support System for Ranking
• Decision Support System For College Major Selection
• AHP-Based Decision Support System for Faculty Evaluation
• Group Decision Support System for Ranking

Dr. Hayrapetyan has developed many interactive tools for teaching and assessing student learning, including:
• Excel-Based Interactive Teaching and Assessment Tool for Forecasting Methods
• Prevention and Detection of Certain Types of Plagiarism During Computerized Assessments
• A Collaborative Assessment and Learning Tool
• Interactive Spreadsheets for Abstract Statistical Concepts – Central Limit Theorem
• Visualization of the Confidence Interval Estimation
• Using PowerPoint as an Assessment and Learning Tool
• Creating Multiple-Choice Tests and Reviews in PowerPoint
• Assessment as a Teaching Tool


Since 2000, Dr. Hayrapetyan has served as the CISM area coordinator, a member of HBU Academic Technology Advisory Group, a member of HBU Professional Development and Award Committee, Admissions Committee, Computer Committee, On-Line Education Committee, SACS Committee, Honors College Advisory Committee, Athletics Steering Committee, and more. He also served as a member of various committees in the School of Business: Professional Development Committee, Assessment Committee, and Curriculum Committee. Dr. Hayrapetyan is the faculty advisor for Delta Mu Delta Honor Society for several years.

Dr. Hayrapetyan started teaching at the university level in 1979 in the computer science department at Yerevan State University (YSU), Armenia. During his tenure at YSU, he has also served as the associate dean of the computer science department and chair of the software engineering division.

Dr. Hayrapetyan enjoys playing chess and volleyball, cooking BBQ, reading, writing poems and playing with his grandchildren.