MIS Faculty

Management Information Systems Faculty

Shaping the future of IT.

Our faculty are world-renowned. They created the first information systems curriculum in the 1970s, and they continue to develop technologies and techniques that drive progress. They write the textbooks, but they also teach methods so new they don’t yet appear in books. They are recognized as leaders in the field in teaching, research, and publishing.

While many schools have faculty with similar specializations, the faculty in the MIS department at the University of Arizona are diverse. They work in a broad range of topics and methods, with new capabilities added frequently.


AIS Fellows (Association for Information Systems): Sue Brown, Hsinchun Chen, Jay Nunamaker, Sudha Ram, and Joe Valacich


Journal Editors in Chief: Sue Brown, Hsinchun Chen, and Sudha Ram 


University of Arizona Regents' Professors of MIS: Hsinchun Chen and Jay Nunamaker

Hsinchun Chen

Hsinchun Chen

UA Regents' Professor of MIS
Thomas R. Brown Chair in Management and Technology
Director, Artificial Intelligence Laboratory
Director, AZSecure Cybersecurity Fellowship Program

Areas of Expertise

Cybersecurity and cyber threat intelligence
Data mining, text mining and web mining
Digital library and search engines
Health analytics and mobile health
Health informatics and security informatics
Knowledge management and business intelligence
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Faiz Currim

Professor of Practice in MIS
Assistant Director, INSITE: Center for Business Intelligence and Analytics

Areas of Expertise

Data modeling
Data security and privacy
Healthcare data management
Temporal and spatial data management
XML Schema
Eyran Gisches

Eyran Gisches

Senior Lecturer in Management Information Systems
Manager, Organizational Behavior Laboratory

Areas of Expertise

Behavioral game theory
Behavioral operations management
Interactive decisions in networks
Revenue management
Paul Kealey

Paul Kealey

Lecturer in Management Information Systems
Associate Director, Information Assurance and Security Education Center

Areas of Expertise

Information security and privacy
Information security risk management
Network management and security
Systems administration

Gondy Leroy

Research Director, Center for Management Innovations in Healthcare
Associate Dean for Research
Professor of MIS

Areas of Expertise

Human computer interaction and user studies
Medical and biomedical informatics
Natural language processing, text mining and text analytics
Search engines, information retrieval/extraction and understanding by consumers
Mark Patton

Mark W. Patton

Senior Lecturer in Management Information Systems
Program Administrator, AZSecure Cybersecurity Scholarship Program

Areas of Expertise

Cybersecurity and security informatics
Decision support systems for automated deception identification
Organizational modeling and simulation
Agent-based systems
Sudha Ram

Sudha Ram

Anheuser-Busch Foundation Professorship for Entrepreneurial Business Studies
Professor of Management Information Systems
Director of INSITE: Center for Business Intelligence and Analytics

Areas of Expertise

AI Interpretability and Explainable AI
Big Data Analytics
Health Care Analytics
Large Scale Network Science and Data Mining
Machine learning
Seokjun Youn

Seokjun Youn

Assistant Professor of Management Information Systems

Areas of Expertise

Applied econometrics
Capacity planning and scheduling in healthcare
Healthcare operations and payment models
Logistics optimization for food safety

Paulo Goes

Professor Emeritus of Management Information Systems

Areas of Expertise

Information technology evaluation
Electronic markets
Online auctions
Database and datawarehousing technology and systems
Database security and confidentiality protection
Technology infrastructure
Network design and performance
Modeling of complex production and information systems