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The Information Systems and Operations Management (ISOM) Department offers courses to meet the growing demand for graduates with the ability to impact the performance of organizations through the proper analysis of operations and application of information. ISOM courses also provide graduates with a strong business background and quantitative analytical skills.

ISOM Degree Programs

The Department of Information Systems and Operations Management (ISOM) at the University of Central Oklahoma offers two majors leading to a bachelor's degree in business administration (B.B.A.).

Management Information Systems Major

The MIS option prepares students for careers that apply computer knowledge and information technology to business. It focuses on providing the foundational technical and analytical skills needed to analyze an organization’s information system.

Students graduating with an MIS degree may start their career as members of an organization’s end-user support group, network support group, a system analyst, etc.


Operations & Supply Chain Management Major

This operations and supply chain management (OSCM) major will prepare you for a career that uses basic business education combined with information systems, critical thinking and structured solution skills. As a graduate, you will be responsible for planning, organizing, and controlling the supply, operations, and distribution functions to deliver quality products or services at a reasonable cost.


ISOM Faculty and Staff

Department Chairperson

Michelle Hepner, Ph.D.

Department ASSISTANT ChairpersoN

Willis Mwangola, Ph.D.

Full-Time Faculty

Mohammed Anas Irfan, Ph.D.
Patty Blevins, MBA
Ho-Chang (Michael) Chae, Ph.D.
Joselina Cheng, D.B.A.
Warren Dickson, Ph.D. 
Willis Mwangola, Ph.D.
Hossein Najmi, Ph.D.
Shekhar Rathor, Ph.D.
Jerry Ward, Ph.D.
Therese Williams, Ph.D.
Geoff Willis, Ph.D.

Adjunct Faculty

Marcia Brown, MBA
Justin Martin, MBA
Rebecca Thompson, MBA
David Umbarger, M.A.
Kimberly VanAntwerpen, MBA
Theodore Webb, M.A.

Professional Staff

Carrie Enterline, Administrative Assistant II 

Computer Forensics Summer Academy for Girls

The Computer Forensics Summer Academy is a free summer program funded by the National Science Foundation. Girls entering the 10th or 11th grades are encouraged to apply for this two-week hybrid program. For week one, girls will be provided with career-exploration venues, job shadowing, and site visits at the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation and Edmond Police. Week two is an online crime scene investigation course. Girls who completed the two-week program and pass the course will receive a stipend of $150.

Applications can be found online. The application deadline is March 1, 2019.

Advisory Boards

MIS Advisory Board

OSCM Advisory Board