Philip W. Wirtz
Philip W. Wirtz
Professor of Decision Sciences and of Psychological and Brain Sciences
Philip Wirtz is a professor of decision sciences and of psychological and brain sciences at the George Washington University School of Business. An expert on the analysis of complex human and socio-political structures using advanced multivariate techniques, he also teaches GWSB’s core Ph.D. courses in statistics.
Wirtz has been a member of the GWSB faculty for 28 years. He also served as a visiting professor at Brown University and as a statistical advisor to numerous government and private sector organizations. He is co-creator of Adolescent Drinking Inventory (an instrument for identifying youth who are at a long-term risk for alcohol programs) and is the widely cited author of numerous journal articles and book chapters on complex statistical methodology.
Prior to joining the GWSB faculty, Wirtz was the associate director of the Social Research Group (a GW-based think tank) and executive vice president of Applied Computer Research Associates, Inc.
Wirtz holds a B.A. in psychology from the George Washington University. He earned his master’s degree in computer science from Purdue University and his Ph.D. in applied social psychology from GW. Before assuming the position of vice dean, Wirtz served for many years on the GW Faculty Senate executive committee, and as an elected faculty representative on the search committees for the University’s president and provost. He is the recipient of numerous awards for teaching and service, including the prestigious George Washington Award the Peter B. Vaill Award for Teaching.