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Management Information & Quantitative Systems Faculty

Deborah DunnDeborah Dunn
Dean of the Graduate School
Interim Dean of the School of Business


Half-Time Faculty

Phillip OllaPhillip Olla | Bio
Management Information Systems
B.A. (Hon), Ph.D., CENG Brunel University, London, U.K.



Joyce CookJoyce Cook
Coordinator and Data Management Specialist
Brenda Nelson Brenda Nelson
Lindsay Rucinski Lindsay Rucinski
Director of Curriculum, Program Assessment and Accreditation


Phillip Olla

Dr. Olla is an Information Technology (IT) specialist with over 20 years’ experience working at the leading edge of technology and innovation. He has also worked in the space, healthcare and Energy sectors. He has worked with a wide spectrum of organizations such as Oracle, 02 Telefónica UK, British Telecom, NASA, Roche Diagnostics, CLSA and International Renewable Corporation.
He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Information Technology and Chartered Engineer registered with British Engineering Council. Dr. Olla is the Director for the Center for Research and Professor of Management Information Systems at Madonna University in Michigan USA and visiting professor at Stanford University. He is a worldwide speaker with speaking engagements in Asia, Europe, Africa and USA with a focus on convergence of telecommunication and healthcare innovations and has presented extensively to the academic and scientific community. Dr. Olla has a PhD in Information Systems from Brunel University in the UK and has published numerous peer-reviewed articles in journals, and authored 3 industry reports along with 7 book chapters and 3 books.
Research interest include, healthcare innovation, 3D printing and educational technology. His favorite course is Healthcare Data Mining.