Alumni Story: David Andersen ’70

My whole career for the past 40 plus years has been built directly upon work that I started in my BA thesis in MSS at Dartmouth. I wrote about the application of computing and mathematical models to support decision making in rural New England towns. That was 1970. In 1977, I graduated from MIT’s Sloan school working in system dynamics and computer modeling (I had first encountered this field in a senior seminar at Dartmouth). I have been teaching simulation modeling to masters and PhD students in public administration and information science at the University at Albany ever since 1977. I have had an exciting and rewarding career based directly on my work in the MSS program and would be willing to pass on more information about such careers to anyone who is interested. (10/2014)