Faculty: Wayne Wakeland

In 1973, Wayne Wakeland was granted a B.S. in Engineering and Master of Engineering in from Harvey Mudd College. In 1977 he was granted a Ph.D. in Systems Science from PSU. His dissertation was entitled, "CHANCE: a Probabilistic Model for Energy Resource Planning."

In 1978, Wayne became an adjunct member of the core faculty of the Systems Science Ph.D. program, when he began teaching a sequence of courses on modeling and simulation. This sequence evolved considerably over the years (see "course information" below). In 2000, he became an Associate Professor of Systems Science, and in 2016, Professor of Systems Science.

When teaching part-time, from1978 to 2000, Wayne held managerial positions in information systems or manufacturing at local high tech firms: Tektronix, Photon Kinetics, Magni Systems, Epson, and Leupold & Stevens

Research Interests

My research interests include ecological economics and sustainability, health systems policy, biomedical dynamics, the software development process, criminal justice systems, supply chain management, organizational dynamics and systems thinking, simulation & optimization methods, and teaching. The simulation languages I use include Vensim, Netlogo, Arena, Extend, ProModel, and STELLA.

Link to my "Selected Works" in Bepress (that is being updated with recent research)

Link to my legacy research webpage that has some links to papers not in Bepress (this page is not being updated beyond 2013, and it also has many broken links; instead of being fixed here, the correct links are being added to the Selected Works page above)

Additional Information

Full Vita

Link to Opioid Data Sources page

Link to Concussion page



Systems Science Ph.D. Program
Portland State University
P.O. Box 751
Portland, OR 97207-0751


Systems Science Building
1604 SW 10th Ave
Portland, OR 97201


Email: wakeland@pdx.edu
Phone: (503) 725-4975
Office: 101 Harder House
Hours: Tu 3:00-5:00