Management Information Systems Department

MIS Department

  SSE-2411 |    619-594-5316  |   [email protected]
  Monday – Friday:   8am – 4:30pm


We create value for our students, the business community, and the University through teaching, research, and service.

We educate students with a competency based curriculum that evolves with the changing needs of the business environment to produce graduates with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in the organizations they serve. We maintain ongoing engagement with the local business community, most notably through our MIS advisory board, to develop programs and courses that reflect their needs. We measure our success in terms of student internship placements, graduation rates, job placements, and salaries.

We focus our research on real-world issues affecting many individuals and organizations. We seek external grant funding and conduct basic and applied research to move toward creative solutions for the problems of our day. We disseminate our findings to assist business, non-profit, and government organizations in fulfilling their missions. We measure our success in terms of the real-world impact of our solutions, external grant funding, and well-cited publications in high-quality peer reviewed journals.

We support the mission of the Fowler College of Business and San Diego State University by aligning our initiatives with their greater missions. We collaborate with other departments and colleges to advance interdisciplinary research and education to create knowledge and offer programs that we could do by ourselves.

The purpose of the MIS Advisory Board (AB) is to serve as a bridge between the business community and the MIS Department of the SDSU Fowler College of Business. Specific objectives of the AB are to:

  • Enrich the education of MIS students through interactions with business professionals,internships, and the facilitation of job-seeking activities;
  • Provide guidance on the curriculum encountered by SDSU students so as to improve the value of graduates for employment in the San Diego economy;
  • Support the solicitation and cultivation of private philanthropic support for the MIS department;
  • Connect faculty with the business community to increase the impact of their research and the relevance of their course content;
  • Guide the department in strategic planning to help ensure that the San Diego region remains viable for economic growth in the technology sector by supporting the development of a business-technology workforce.

Meet the Advisory Board

Thad Gustafson

Thad Gustafson
Board Chair
Managing Director
Accenture
’98 Information Systems

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Angela Finn

Director, IT Accounting Systems

Qualcomm

Michael J. Gaudi

Michael J. Gaudi

VP, Information Technology/CIO 

Inseego Corp

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Ray Glass

Retired

President

MBR Ventures, Inc.

Michele Gorostiza

Michele Gorostiza
Director of Productivity and Quality
Intuit
'98 Public Administration

 

Michelle Gross

Michelle Gross
Enterprise Account Executive
Google Cloud

Dave Henderson

Dave Henderson
Chief Information Officer
Millennium Health
’98 Information Systems

Lynne Ketchie

Lynne Ketchie
Head of Quality Assurance
North America
SAP Digital Business Services
’90 Information Systems
’92 MSBA

Sean Lewis

Sean Lewis

Specialized Sales Leader, Global Verticals and Strategic Accounts
Amazon Web Services

Robert Loreto

Robert Loreto
Director IT
Nvidia

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Greg W. Muir
Senior Director IT Strategy, Operations, PMO
Teradata Inc.
'92 Management
'93 MBA

Erez Nir

Erez Nir
Chief Technology Officer
Mitchell International

Steve Phillpott

Steve Phillpott

 

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Adam Vazquez

VP Product Enablement and Operations

 

 

 

  

Management Information Systems Department Faculty Directory

Bongsik Shin

Bongsik Shin, Ph.D.

MIS Department Chair

Management Information Systems Department

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IT (Networks)  Communications (Telecommunications)  Data (Science)  IT (Cybersecurity) 
Kaveh Abhari

Kaveh Abhari, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Management Information Systems Department

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IT (Social Applications)  Connectivism  Entrepreneurship  Design (Innovation)  Employee Experience  Connectivity  Affordances  Social Science  Web Design  Computer Science  Social Product Development  Education 
Maryam Abhari

Maryam Abhari, Ph.D.

Lecturer

Management Information Systems Department

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Web Design  Connectivity 
M. (Skip) Austin, Jr.

M. (Skip) Austin, Jr.

Lecturer

Management Information Systems Department

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Network Security 
Brent Bolton

Brent Bolton, M.B.A.

Lecturer

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Business Operations  Management (Supply Chain) 
Jacob Doiron

Jacob Doiron

Lecturer

Management Information Systems Department

Aaron Elkins

Aaron Elkins, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Management Information Systems Department

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Robotics  IT (Artificial Intelligence) 
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David Goldberg

Assistant Professor

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IT (Machine Learning)  Data Management  Business Analytics  Product (Quality Control)  Data (Mining)  Consumer Safety  Text Mining  Decision Making (Support Systems)  Data (Statistical Analysis)  Computer Science 
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Martin Hanneman

Lecturer

Management Information Systems Department

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IT (Cybersecurity)  Homeland Security  Critical Infrastructure  Workplace (Conflict)  Counter Terrorism 
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Luwen (Vivian) Huangfu

Assistant Professor

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Public Health  Business Analytics  Data (Mining)  Machine Learning 
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Shatha Jawad

Lecturer

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Database Management  IT (Solidifying Management & Information Systems) 
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Murray Jennex

Professor Emeritus

Management Information Systems Department

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Robert Judge

Lecturer

Management Information Systems Department

Alexis Koster

Alexis Koster, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus

Management Information Systems Department

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Data Management 
Charlotte Liu

Xialu (Charlotte) Liu, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Management Information Systems Department

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Data (Forecasting Modelling)  Data (Time Series Analysis)  Business (Statistical Applications)  Data (Dynamic Factor Models) 
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Andes Luis

Lecturer

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David Meader, Ph.D.

David Meader, Ph.D.

Lecturer

Management Information Systems Department,Online Degree Completion (BSBA)

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Business (Consulting)  Data (Systems Analysis)  Business (International)  IT (Strategy)  Design (Thinking) 
Cynthia Nitsch

Cynthia (Gardner) Nitsch

Lecturer

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Web Development 
Chris O'Byrne

Chris O'Byrne, M.S.

Lecturer

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Data (Statistical Analysis) 
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Joseph Oregon

Lecturer

Management Information Systems Department

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Business (Security Principles)  Education (Academic Arena)  IT (Solidifying Management & Information Systems) 
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Carlos Paternina

Assistant Professor

Management Information Systems Department

John Penrose

John M Penrose, Ph.D.

Professor

Management Information Systems Department

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Business Communications 
Christine Probett

Christine Probett

Lecturer

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IT (Operations)  Management (Supply Chain) 
Fred Raafat

Feraidoon (Fred) Raafat, Ph.D.

Professor

Management Information Systems Department,Online Degree Completion (BSBA)

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Product (Inventory Control)  IT (Operations) 
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Nils Randrup

Lecturer

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Business Communication  Cyber Security 
Bruce Reinig

Bruce A. Reinig, Ph.D.

Professor

Management Information Systems Department,Sports MBA Program

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Computer Science  Data (Statistical Analysis)  Social Science 
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Caroline Rios

Administrative Support

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Morteza Safaei Pour

Assistant Professor

Management Information Systems Department

Kelly Shaul

Kelly Shaul, J.D.

Lecturer

Management Information Systems Department

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Statistics  Business (Statistical Applications) 
Robert Showghi

Robert Showghi

Lecturer

Management Information Systems Department

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Business (Operating Environments)  IT (Operations)  Supply Chain Management  Management (Operations) 
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Deb Woodman

Department Coordinator

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Y. Helio Yang

Professor

Management Information Systems Department,Sports MBA Program

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Management (Supply Chain)  Management (Operations)  Management (Project)