Linda Leon, Ph.D.

Office: Hilton 209
Phone: 310.338.7634

Areas of Expertise

  • Assessing effectiveness of internal controls over spreadsheets for Sarbanes-Oxley compliance
  • Spreadsheet Operation Research Modeling Techniques
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Financial Modeling


Linda Leon is an Associate Professor of Quantitative Methods in the College of Business Administration at Loyola Marymount University. She received her Business Economics degree and her Ph.D. in Management Science from UCLA. Her current research interests include use and evaluation of technology to improve teaching, assessing the effectiveness of internal controls over spreadsheets for complying with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, best practices for OR/MS spreadsheet modeling, and supply chain management. She has been published in journals such as INFORMS Transactions on Education, OR Insight, Interfaces, and Journal of Financial Education along with articles for various encyclopedias and conference proceedings.

  • PhD: UCLA (1988)
  • BS: UCLA (1988)

Recent Publications
  • Leon, L. and Przasnyski, Z. (2007) “Spreadsheet Programs,” Wiley Encyclopedia of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. DOI: 10.1002/047134608X.W1694.pub2. Article Online Posting Date: June 15, 2007
  • Leon, L., Seal, K.C. and Przasnyski, Z.H., “Captivate Your Students’ Minds: Developing Interactive Tutorials to Support the Teaching of Spreadsheet Modeling Skills,” INFORMS Transactions on Education, Vol. 7, No 1, Sept. 2006.