James DiLellio

Fulbright-Lancaster University Scholar Award (STEM-Science and Technology)

Dr. James A. DiLellio was recently promoted to professor of decision sciences, effective in the 2023-24 academic year, at the Graziadio Business School at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California. He holds a PhD in Applied Mathematics from Northwestern University and an MBA (finance) from Pepperdine. His current research interests are primarily in nonlinear optimization, simulation, and Kalman filtering techniques to model a variety of investment problems. The application of this research covers portfolio management, retirement planning, commodity price modeling, and the analysis of investment strategies. He has published over 20 research papers, most recently in Energy Economics, Decision Sciences, the Journal of Economics and Finance, Financial Services Review, and the Journal of Investing.  Dr. DiLellio also has over a decade of domestic and international experience in the aerospace and defense industries at Raytheon, Boeing, and The Aerospace Corporation.