Robert Barber obtained his PhD in the Cellular and Molecular Biology program at the UW-Madison in 1997. He was an NIH postdoctoral fellow at Pennsylvania State University from 1998 to 2000. Barber is currently an associate professor of biological sciences at the UW-Parkside, where the focus of his research is the application of genetic, biochemical, and informatics strategies to understand evolutionary relationships within biological datasets.
John Bennett graduated from UW-Stevens Point in 1987 with majors in biology and chemistry and a minor in mathematics. He received his PhD in molecular biology from Loyola University of Chicago, where he isolated several novel RNA molecules from Hodgkin’s lymphoma cell lines. He continued his work in cancer as an NIH postdoctoral fellow at Northwestern University. Bennett began teaching during his time as a postdoctoral fellow and has been teaching for nearly 20 years. He has a broad range of interests that come through in the classroom, beginning with molecular biology and microbiology, and including physiology and public health. Recently, John completed law school and earned his JD from Marquette University in 2009. He is an elder law attorney and has started a patient advocacy company.
Peter Breznay has been an associate professor of computer science at UW-Green Bay since 1999. He earned his MA in Latin language and literature and MS in mathematics at the ELTE University in Budapest, Hungary. He also earned a BS in computer science and PhD in computer science and mathematics at the University of Denver. Other teaching positions have included ones at the University of Denver, Ohio State University, the University of Economics in Budapest, and the National Management Training Institute in Budapest. Breznay is currently involved with C++ courses, Internet programming, and data structures.
Joyce A. Bulgrin earned her bachelor of science degree in medical technology from UW-Eau Claire and her master’s degree in health care administration from Central Michigan University. Professionally, she has clinical laboratory experience in hospitals in Texas, Illinois, and Wisconsin. She has taught at Amarillo College in Amarillo, Texas, and Illinois Central College in East Peoria, Illinois. She has been an instructor and adviser in the School of Health Care Professions at UW-Stevens Point since 1990. She has taught lecture and laboratory classes in most areas of clinical laboratory science with major emphasis on medical microbiology, parasitology, and mycology. She has over 20 years’ experience teaching medical terminology, including the development and presentation of online hybrid courses on the subject.
Suresh Chalasani is a professor of management information systems at the UW-Parkside. Prior to joining UW-Parkside, he was an assistant professor at UW-Madison and served as a consultant for several companies. Chalasani's educational background includes a PhD from the University of Southern California.
Chalasani's current research interests include healthcare management and healthcare technologies. He is a senior member of IEEE and a member of the Association for Information Systems (AIS). He has received numerous research and teaching grants from the National Science Foundation and University of Wisconsin System.
Chalasani has published numerous research articles in journals such as IEEE Transactions on Computers, IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, IEEE Transactions on Communications, and Information Systems Frontiers. He has also presented papers at a number of IEEE- and AIS-sponsored academic conferences. He is on the editorial board of the International Journal of Biomedical Engineering and Technology, where he co-edited a special issue on "Nanotechnology for Medical and Surgical Applications." Additionally, Chalasani serves on the international program committees for several conferences.
Hua Dai is an assistant professor in the Information Systems department at UW-La Crosse. She received her PhD in information systems from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and master of engineering at the Technical University of Denmark in Copenhagen. She has been involved in a variety of teaching activities at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and UW-La Crosse. Currently she is teaching information system for business management, data communication and networking, and courses in telecommunication decisions. Her research interests include electronic mediated environment, electronic commerce, mobile commerce, outsourcing, telecommunication policies and standards, privacy and security, and cross-cultural studies. Her research has been published or accepted for presentation in DATABASE for Advances in Information Systems, Journal of Computer Information Systems, Telecommunication Policy, the International Conference on Information Systems, the Americas Conference on Information Systems, and other international conferences.
Jason Davis, associate professor of economics, joined the faculty at UW-Stevens Point in the fall of 2002, following teaching experiences at Michigan State University and Alma College. He earned his BA in economics and management from Albion College, and his MA and PhD in economics from Michigan State University. He teaches courses in microeconomics, public economics, health economics, and ecological economics. His research focuses on understanding the impact of expansions to Medicaid programs such as BadgerCare. Jason resides in Stevens Point with his wife and two sons.
Robert Dollinger obtained his master's degree in computer science from the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania, in 1985 and his PhD in artificial intelligence from the same institution in 1996. He started his professional activity as a researcher at the Medical Informatics Institute in Cluj-Napoca, where he worked on and managed several projects on medical imagery and computed tomography. In 1990 he joined the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca as a full-time lecturer, teaching courses in databases, programming, algorithms, and data structures. While he was teaching, he was actively researching the areas of qualitative reasoning, constraint networks, and order-of-magnitude models—these were the main topics of his PhD dissertation.
From 1994 to 2003, Dollinger visited universities in France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, and Ireland. He participated in several EU or nationally funded projects, and extended his research areas to database query languages and transaction processing models. Dollinger continuously maintains contact with the professional community outside the university boundaries through joint projects with software and computing companies or as an expert consultant.
Dollinger joined UW-Stevens Point in 2003, where he continues his teaching and research activities. Since then he developed nine new courses for the Computer Information Systems program and renewed many of the existing ones. He also extended his research interests to object-oriented systems, automated code generation, data mining, intelligent tutoring systems, emerging Web development technologies, and rich Internet applications. Dollinger has published 69 papers and five books. He is an active conference referee, book reviewer, and pro bono consultant.
David Gibbs holds a bachelor's degree in mathematics and a master's degree in computer science, both from San Diego State University. He earned his PhD in educational technology at UW-Madison. His dissertation examined the impact of cognitive styles upon achievement in introductory programming.
Gibbs has taught at UW-Rock County, UW-Marathon County, and since 1999, UW-Stevens Point. His primary teaching experience has been in programming languages, including assembly, FORTRAN, Pascal, BASIC, C, C++, Java, C#, and Web programming languages. He also teaches a course and delivers lectures on the social aspects of technology. He has extensive experience in both developing and delivering online instruction, having done so for both the UW Colleges and UW-Stevens Point. Gibbs's research interests include text-to-speech applications and mobile application development.
Peter Haried is an assistant professor of information systems in the College of Business Administration at UW-La Crosse. He received his PhD in management science with a concentration in management information systems from UW-Milwaukee. His research focuses on information technology outsourcing/offshoring, ethics and health information technology management, project management, and electronic commerce loyalty. He has published over 20 papers in international conferences and journals. At UW-La Crosse he teaches the undergraduate capstone systems analysis and systems implementation/project management courses. He also teaches a graduate-level decision-making course in the MBA program at UW-La Crosse.
Weimin He is working as an assistant professor in the Computing and New Media Technologies department at UW-Stevens Point. He received his PhD in computer science from the University of Texas at Arlington in 2008, and his BS and MS degrees in computer science from Yunnan University, China. He has eight years of research experience in database management with expertise in XML. His research interests span XML data management, information retrieval, and peer-to-peer computing.
In addition to serving as program committee chair or board member of several international conferences and journals, He has published over ten papers in international conferences and journals. He has several years of teaching experience in programming languages, Web development, and databases. At UW-Stevens Point, He teaches the core database course titled Database Design and Implementation.
Daniel McCarty is an associate professor in the School of Health Care Professions at UW-Stevens Point. He is an epidemiologist with wide research interests, including obesity and diabetes prevention. Following his doctoral training at the University of Pittsburgh, he completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the International Diabetes Institute in Melbourne, Australia, and was a research scientist at the Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation in Marshfield, Wisconsin.
Janet Reilly is an assistant professor in the Professional Program in Nursing at UW-Green Bay and has taught online courses for eight years. With a focus on innovative technologies in nursing education and nursing practice, she coordinated two years of multi-campus faculty development and a culminating conference: E-Learning in Nursing: Design, Innovation, Delivery, and Evaluation. Prior to teaching, her primary areas of practice and expertise were public and community health nursing. She has developed new courses in public and community health informatics and practicum, and has published in these areas.
Reilly is currently a family nurse practitioner in the urgent care setting. She understands firsthand the frustrations of and benefits to providers using health information technology in the acute healthcare system: her clinic recently converted to electronic medical records using Epic, a system produced by a Madison-based medical software company.
Reilly holds an MSN degree from Concordia University, in Mequon, Wisconsin, and a DNP degree from Case Western Reserve University, in Cleveland, Ohio.
Russell Roberson is vice president of quality and regulatory affairs for a major medical device manufacturer. In this global role, he works to ensure that products and services are designed, manufactured, distributed, and serviced properly. Roberson has 30 years of experience in medical drugs and devices, and has worked on product lines that include magnetic resonance imaging, blood transfusion, blood substitutes, cancer therapies, cardiovascular, and drugs. He has been teaching at the university level in the areas of leadership, ethics, statistics, and quality, as an adjunct faculty member since 1996.
Roberson is a licensed professional engineer and holds professional certifications in the areas of quality engineering, software engineering, and auditing. He also holds a Six Sigma black belt. Roberson is active in several professional societies and is on the national board of trustees for his college fraternity. In addition, Roberson is on several professional certification exam committees and has served on U.S. congressional committees regarding medical device regulations.
Roberson has publications in many areas and is the author of three books in the areas of leadership, statistics, and cancer management. Roberson is a frequent speaker at global conferences, presenting on such topics as software design, regulatory affairs, statistics, cancer management, and quality management systems.
Roberson holds a doctoral degree in business administration and management (Argosy University), an MBA degree (Marquette University), a master of science degree in mechanical engineering (West Coast University), and a bachelor of science degree in agriculture engineering (Auburn University).
Roberson is married and has five children and a beagle. He has also survived two battles with cancer, in 1991 and 2006 (non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma).
Hosung Song is an associate professor of computer science at UW-Green Bay, where he has been since 2005. Song has a BS and MS in electrical engineering from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, and a PhD in computer science and engineering from the University of Michigan. He has acquired broad experiences in computing hardware (as an electrical/computer engineer in BS and MS programs), in complex software systems (at an IT company), and in mathematical foundations of computer science (in a PhD program). His research interest is the formal verification of information systems.
Kuang-Wei Wen holds a PhD degree in architecture and decision and information systems from Carnegie Mellon University. He is a full professor and the chair of the Information Systems department at UW-La Crosse. Wen has published in many academic journals, including Management Science, Journal of the Operational Research Society, Industrial Management and Data Systems, International Journal of Electronic Business, and Advances in Econometrics. Wen’s current research interest is in applications of e-business values and information security management. Dr. Wen has over 20 years of international experience teaching in undergraduate and graduate programs, including MBA and executive MBA programs at several well-known universities. He has created or facilitated the creation of two PhD programs, two master’s programs, and two undergraduate programs in the area of management information systems.
Kyung Hoon Yang is currently an associate professor in the department of information systems at UW-La Crosse. He received his PhD in management information systems from Purdue University in 1989 and was a professor at the Chung-Ang University in Korea from 1989 to 2004. His major research interests include knowledge transfer and knowledge-based organizations, business intelligence, data mining, and healthcare information systems. He has published more than 30 articles in journals such as Decision Support Systems, Expert Systems with Applications, and Omega. He currently serves on the editorial board of the International Journal of Information Systems and Supply Chain Management.