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

Robert R. Cohen

Robert R. Cohen
Board Member and Treasurer
SIM San Diego
Managing Partner
Vescynt Consulting

Magaly Drant

Magaly Drant
Sr. Director, Engineering Operations
ServiceNow

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Angela Finn

Director, IT Accounting Systems

Qualcomm

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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
Chief Information Officer
Western Digital Corporation

Adam Vazquez

Adam Vazquez

VP Product Enablement and Operations

 
 

  

 

Management Information Systems Department Faculty Directory

Helio Yang

Y. Helio Yang

Professor and Interim MIS Department Chair

Management Information Systems Department,Sports MBA Program

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Management (Project)  Management (Supply Chain)  Management (Operations) 
Kaveh Abhari

Kaveh Abhari, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Management Information Systems Department,Sports MBA Program

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Entrepreneurship  Education  Design (Innovation)  IT (Social Applications) 
Maryam Abhari

Maryam Abhari, Ph.D.

Lecturer

Management Information Systems Department

M. (Skip) Austin, Jr.

M. (Skip) Austin, Jr.

Lecturer

Management Information Systems Department

Brent Bolton

Brent Bolton, M.B.A.

Lecturer

Management Information Systems Department

Robert Briggs

Robert O. Briggs, Ph.D.

Professor

Management Information Systems Department

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Product (Development)  Decision Making (Military)  Decision Making (Team)  Education (K - 12 Learners At Risk)  IT (Software Development)  Customer Satisfaction 
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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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Ryan Gesmundo

Administrative Support Assistant

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David Goldberg

Assistant Professor

Management Information Systems Department

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Martin Hanneman

Lecturer

Management Information Systems Department

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

Assistant Professor

Management Information Systems Department

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Shatha Jawad

Lecturer

Management Information Systems Department

Murray Jennex

Murray Jennex, Ph.D.

Professor

Management Information Systems Department

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Data (Systems Analysis)  IT (Cloud Computing)  Management (Knowledge)  Nuclear Containment Testing  Social Media  IT (Systems Design)  Decision Making (Support Systems)  Critical Infrastructure  Business (Small)  IT (Crisis Response and Management)  IT (Identity Theft)  IT (Cybersecurity) 
Robert Judge

Robert Judge, Ph.D.

Lecturer

Management Information Systems Department

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Management (Knowledge)  IT (Manufacturing Systems)  Finance (International Trade)  IT (Project Management)  Social Media 
Alexis Koster

Alexis Koster, Ph.D.

Professor

Management Information Systems Department

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Data Management 
Jim Lackritz

James R. (Jim) Lackritz, Ph. D.

Professor

Management Information Systems Department,Sports MBA Program

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Data (Statistical Analysis)  Accounting  Accounting (Managerial)  Product (Quality Control)  Accounting (Auditing)  Accounting (Information Systems)  Sports (Economics) 
Charlotte Liu

Xialu (Charlotte) Liu, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Management Information Systems Department

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Data (Forecasting Modelling)  Business (Statistical Applications)  Data (Time Series Analysis)  Data (Dynamic Factor Models) 
David Meader, Ph.D.

David Meader, Ph.D.

Lecturer

Management Information Systems Department,Online Degree Completion (BSBA)

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Business (International)  Design (Thinking)  Data (Systems Analysis)  Business (Consulting)  IT (Strategy) 
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Hau Nguyen

Lecturer

Management Information Systems Department

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IT (Machine Learning)  IT (Cloud Computing)  Data (Big Data)  Information Systems  IT (Cybersecurity) 
Cynthia Nitsch

Cynthia (Gardner) Nitsch

Lecturer

Management Information Systems Department

Chris O'Byrne

Chris O'Byrne, M.S.

Lecturer

Management Information Systems Department

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Joseph Oregon

Lecturer

Management Information Systems Department

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

Assistant Professor

Management Information Systems Department

John Penrose

John M Penrose, Ph.D.

Professor

Management Information Systems Department

Christine Probett

Christine Probett

Lecturer

Management Information Systems Department

Fred Raafat

Feraidoon (Fred) Raafat, Ph.D.

Professor

Management Information Systems Department,Online Degree Completion (BSBA)

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IT (Operations)  Product (Inventory Control) 
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Nils Randrup

Lecturer

Management Information Systems Department

Bruce Reinig

Bruce A. Reinig, Ph.D.

Thomas & Evelyn Page Dean (Interim)

Dean's Office,Management Information Systems Department,Sports MBA Program

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IT (Artificial Intelligence)  Data (Analytics) 
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Caroline Rios

Administrative Support

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Kelly Shaul

Kelly Shaul, J.D.

Lecturer

Management Information Systems Department

Bongsik Shin

Bongsik Shin, Ph.D.

Professor

Management Information Systems Department

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IT (Cybersecurity)  Data (Science)  Communications (Telecommunications)  IT (Networks) 
Robert Shoghi

Robert Shoghi

Lecturer

Management Information Systems Department

Clay Tyler

Clay Tyler

Lecturer

Management Information Systems Department

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Deb Woodman

Department Coordinator

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Patricia van Damme

Management Information Systems Advisor

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