University Bulletin 2018-2019

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Information Systems and Technology

Department of Information Systems and Technology Staff 
Professor, Information Systems Coordinator, and Department Chair Dr. Jeffrey P. Landry
Associate Professor, Health Informatics Program Coordinator Dr. Matt Campbell
Senior Instructor, Information Technology Degree Program Coordinator Mrs. Angela M. Clark

Department of Information Systems and Technology web site
http://www.southalabama.edu/colleges/soc/cist

Information Systems

Computer-based information systems have become a critical part of products, services, and management of organizations. The Information Systems discipline centers on the development of systems that will improve the performance of people in organizations. Information systems are vital to problem identification, analysis, and decision making at all levels of management. Information Systems professionals must analyze the evolving role of information and organizational processes. Their work includes the design, implementation and maintenance of the information systems that form the backbone of today's global economy. Information Systems professionals distinguish themselves by integrating technology into business. Information Systems graduates pursue professional careers as application developers, database analysts, business analysts and into managerial positions. The combination of business, technical, and interpersonal skills are what recruiters demand of Information Systems professionals.

Health Informatics

Technology is revolutionizing the way that healthcare is delivered both in the United States and around the world. The Health Informatics discipline focuses on improving patient care and outcomes through the use of information systems. Health Informaticists accomplish this in three main ways: supporting the healthcare provider, improving the efficiency and effectiveness of the healthcare organization, and empowering the patient to be more involved in their own care. Health Informatics graduates pursue professional careers with hospitals, large clinics, healthcare software vendors, and various state and federal agencies. The combination of healthcare, technical, and interpersonal skills allow HI graduates to enter these organization and be productive immediately without the additional training that other traditional technologists may require. Health Informatics is a rapidly growing field that provides graduates who save lives and impact society through the use of technology. 

Information Technology

Information technology professionals utilize state-of-the-art, computer-based tools to deliver today’s rapidly evolving computing technology to knowledge workers in widely diverse situations. The information technologist must be prepared to work in the complex network and World-Wide-Web environments to meet the needs of the end users in today’s organizations. These tasks require bringing solutions together using the different technologies developed by the computer engineers, computer scientists, and information scientists.

Faculty Listing

Information Systems and Technology Faculty
Black, Michael E. Information & Systems Tech Senior Instructor BS, University of South Alabama
MS, University of South Alabama
PHD, Capella University
Bourrie, David M. Information & Systems Tech Assistant Professor BA, Michigan State University
PHD, Auburn University
Campbell, Stephen M. Information & Systems Tech Associate Professor BS, Tennessee Technological U
MBA, Tennessee Technological U
PHD, University of NC- Charlotte
Chapman, Debra L. Information & Systems Tech Assistant Professor BS, University of Southern Miss
MS, University of South Alabama
PHD, University of Southern Miss
Clark, Angela M. Information & Systems Tech Senior Instructor BS, University of South Alabama
MS, University of South Alabama
Denton Jr., Leo F. Information & Systems Tech Instructor BA, Pontifical College Josephinum
MS, University of South Alabama
Holifield, Jeffrey K. Information & Systems Tech Instructor BS, Southern Illinois U-Carbondale
MA, George Washington University
MMOAS, Community Col Of The Air Force
MS, University of South Alabama
Landry, Jeffrey P. Information & Systems Tech Professor BS, University of New Orleans
MBA, University of New Orleans
PHD, Florida State University
Lucas, Rhonda L. Information & Systems Tech Part-Time Instructor BS, University of South Alabama
MS, University of South Alabama
Menard, Philip R. Information & Systems Tech Assistant Professor BS, Nicholls State University
MIS, University of Phoenix
PHD, Mississippi State University
Overstreet, Paul R. Information & Systems Tech Instructor BS, University of Alabama
MS, University of Alabama
Parks, Ocllo K. Information & Systems Tech Part-Time Instructor BS, Auburn University
MS, University of South Alabama
Shropshire, Jordan D. Information & Systems Tech Associate Professor BBA, University of Florida
PHD, Mississippi State University
Sittig, Scott M. Information & Systems Tech Assistant Professor BS, University of LA at Lafayette
MHI, Louisiana Tech University
PHD, University of Texas Health Sc
Smith, Melissa E. Information & Systems Tech Senior Instructor BS, Troy University-Main
MS, University of South Alabama
Sweeney Jr., Robert B. Information & Systems Tech Associate Professor BS, Auburn University
MS, University of Memphis
PHD, University of Memphis
Van Devender, Maureen S. Information & Systems Tech Instructor ND, Mississippi Gulf Coast CC
BS, University of South Alabama
MBA, Spring Hill College