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Computer Information Systems

Today’s successful business strategies depend on integrating information technology into all aspects of an organization. In the Computer Information Systems Department, our programs focus on essential information technologies, providing specific expertise to analyze, design and develop information systems ranging through all business processes and across every industry.

Teaching and Research Highlights

Teaching and Research Highlights

Faculty Research Awards
CIS faculty have won a number of prestigious research awards from leading conferences, professional societies and journals.

Knowledge Creation/Sharing in Ethiopia
Professor Monica Garfield’s work in knowledge creation and sharing in Ethiopia has focused on three specific areas.

Usability of ERP Systems Grant
CIS faculty are leading a research project to improve the usability of ERP systems by applying the human-computer interaction to system design, implementation and evaluation.

CIS Sandbox

CIS Sandbox

The CIS Sandbox is a social learning space where students prepare to succeed in their CIS courses and to thrive in a technology-driven business world.

As a campus destination for informal technology education, the CIS Sandbox distinguishes itself through its ability to:

  • Provide peer-led tutoring services and online resources for students in CIS and IT courses
  • Offer cutting-edge technology presentations and educational events for students and campus partners

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Heikki Topi
Professor and Department Chair
Smith Technology Center 408


Karen E. Hovsepian
Senior Academic Coordinator
Smith Technology Center 417