Fred Rispoli

Fred Rispoli
Professor of Mathematics and Department Chair



Dr. Fred Rispoli is a professor of mathematics and statistics and serves as the Chair of the Academic Assessment and Research Committee. He is also actively engaged in research with interests in the applications of statistics in environmental science, quality management and finance. Dr. Rispoli has mentored many students over the past ten years and is currently investigating the environmental effects of excessive precipitation levels. He has authored a textbook called Network Flows: A Guided Tour of Network Optimization, and coauthored the book Quantitative Models for Management. He has recently published articles in research journals such as Environmental Science and Pollution Research, Energy and Environment Research, the Journal of Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology, and the Journal of Hazardous Materials.  Professor Rispoli also presents Advanced Excel and Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Training workshops.

  • Statistics
  • Operations Research
  • Introduction to Spreadsheets and Data Analysis
  • Discrete Mathematics
  • Network Flows
  • Geometry
  • Abstract Algebra

Additional Info

Peer – Reviewed Journal Publications                                                                                              

Rispoli, F. and Shah, V., Using Simulation to Test Regression Models, Energy and Environment Research, Vol. 5, (2015), available online

Rispoli, F. and Green, T., Are Environmental Scientists using Statistics Correctly? A Review of Common Mistakes, Austin Journal of Environmental Toxicology, Vol. 1, (2015)

Rispoli, F, Green, T., Fasano, F., and Shah, V., The effect of environmental remediation on the cesium-137 levels in white-tailed deer, Environmental Science and Pollution Research, (2014)

Grieb, S., Rispoli, F., Shah, V., “Optimization of the Media Volume Aeration Rate and Incoulum size for Sophorolipid Production from Candida Bombicola ATCC 22214, Oleic Acid: Production, Uses and Potential Health Effects, Nova Science Publishers, 2013

Shah, V, Shah, S., Rispoli, F. et. al., “Antibacterial Activity of Polymer Coated Cerium Oxide Nanoparticles”, Plos One, Volume 7, Issue 10 (2012)

Mahapatro, A., Shah, V., and Rispoli, F., et. al., “Microwave Assisted Lipase Catalyzed Solvent- free Poly-e-caprolactone Synthesis”, Green Chemistry Letters and Reviews, 4, No. 1, 73-79, (2011)

Rispoli, F., Angelov, A., Badia, D., Kumar, A., Seal, S. Shah, V., “Understanding the Toxicity of Aggregated Zero Valent Copper Nanoparticles Against Escherichia coli”, Journal of Hazardous Materials, 180, 212-216 (2010)

Rispoli, F., Badia, D., Shah, V., “Optimization of the Fermentation Media for Sophorolipid Production From Candida Bombicola ATCC 22214 Using a Simplex Centroid Design, Biotechnology Progress, 26, No. 4, (2010)

Rispoli, F., Shah, V. “A New Efficient Mixture Screening Design for Optimization of Media”, Biotechnology Progress 25, 980-985 (2009)

Rispoli, F., and Shah, V. “Optimization of the Media Ingredients for Cutinase Productiion from Colleotrichum lindemuthianum using Mixture Design Experiments”, Biotechnology Press, (2008)

Rispoli, F., and Cosares, S. “The Fibonacci Hypercube”, The Australasian Journal of Combinatorics, 40, 187-196 (2008)

Zaikowski, L., McDonnell, K., Rockwell, R., and Rispoli, F. “Temporal and Spatial Variations in Water Quality on New York south Shore Estuary Tributaries: Carmans, Patchogue, and Swan Rivers”, Estuaries and Coasts, 31, 85-100, (2008)

Rispoli, F., and Shah, V. “Mixture design as a first step for optimization of fermentation medium for cutinase production from Colletotrichum lindemuthianum”, Journal of Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology, 34, 349-355 (2007)

Cosares, S., and Rispoli, F. “Selection Criteria for a Network Design Model with Uncertain Demand”, Applications of Management Science, Vol.12In Productivity, Finance, and Operations, Eds. K. Lawrence and R. Klimberg, Elsevier (2006)

Rispoli, F. “Fibonacci Polytopes and Their Applications”, Fibonacci Quarterly, 43, 227-233 (2005)

Rispoli, F., and Cosares, S. “A bound of 4 for the diameter of  the symmetric traveling salesman polytope”, SIAM Journal of Discrete Mathematics, 11, 373-380 (1998)

Rispoli, F. “The monotonic diameter of traveling salesman polytopes”, Operations Research Letters, 22, 69-74 (1998)

Rispoli, F., “The monotonic diameter of perfect 2-matching polytopes”, SIAM Journal on Optimization. 4, 455-460 (1994)

Balinski, M., and Rispoli, F. “Signature classes of transportation polytopes”, Mathematical Programming, 60, 127-144 (1993)

Rispoli, F., “An O(n) bound for the diameter of transshipment polytopes”, Operations Research Letters, 12, 297-299 (1992)

Rispoli, F., “The monotonic diameter of the perfect matching and shortest path polytopes”, Operations Research Letters, 12, 23-27 (1992)


Peer-Reviewed Educational Publications                                                                                         

Rispoli, F. , Tim Green, Suhua Zeng, Jennifer Higbie,Even birds follow Pareto’s 80-20 rule” Significance: Statistics Making Sense, Volume 11, 37-38, February 2014

Rispoli, F., Feuer, J., and Wilkens, R., “Teaching the Logistic Growth Difference Equation Using Spreadsheets”, Spreadsheets in Education, Volume 3, Issue 3, Article 3 (2010)

Rispoli, F., “Counting Perfect Matchings and Benzenoids” Resources for Teaching Discrete Mathematics, ed. Brian Hopkins,131-142, MAA Notes (2008)

Rispoli, F. “Constructing a spreadsheet simulation model of Chuck-a-luck: An application of logical functions”, Spreadsheets in Education, Volume 1, Issue 3, Article 7 (2004)

Cosares, S., Rispoli, F. “The Communications Network Design Problem”, DIMACS Module Series published by the American Math Society (2003)

Rispoli, F. “Counting Perfect in Hexagonal Systems Associated with Benzenoids”, Mathematics Magazine, 74, 194-200 (2001)