Department of Business Analytics and Information Systems
Steven Alter, Professor of Information Systems, is a prolific,
pioneering researcher and educator whose experience includes eight
years as vice president of a successful software start-up. Over the
course of many years of research he has developed a systems
analysis method for business professionals called the Work System
Method. Dr. Alter is the author of seven published books and many
journal articles on the subject. He teaches courses on
technology-enabled innovation and systems in organizations.
Term Assistant Professor
Matthew Dixon is a respected international researcher and consultant of analytics and financial risk, whose career has taken him all over the world. He is the Practicum Director and teaches data acquisition and applications of analytics in the Master of Science in Analytics program.
Thomas Grossman is a leading-edge researcher and educator who
enables students and alumni to harness the power of analytics to
lead their organizations. His research and teaching encompasses
spreadsheet engineering, business analytics, the management of
spreadsheets within organizations, and analysis-driven process
Moira Gunn, Assistant Professor, is a former NASA scientist,
engineer and software programmer. Dr. Gunn is internationally
recognized for her work with global biotechnology business and
emerging global information systems. Her pioneering research
continues to investigate and inform the next generation of
conscientious developers and leaders in biotechnology and
Stephen J. Huxley, Professor, is recognized by his fellow
colleagues, students and a number of professional organizations for
his achievements in academia, having been a teacher and researcher
at USF since 1973. Most notably, he is the recipient of the Sarlo
Prize, the highest award bestowed to a faculty member for teaching
that exemplifies USF's mission and values.
Paul Lorton Jr., Professor of Information Systems and Technology, is a highly regarded visionary educator with a truly dynamic range of research interests. These include the use of computers in instruction, industrial changes, the history of commerce, open funding of the opera, and implications of support for the performing arts.
Vijay Mehrotra, Associate Professor, is helping to transform
management in today's data-rich, information-poor business
world. A trailblazer in the field of global call center operations
management, Dr. Mehrotra's work as an educator, academic
and professional utilizes mathematical models and analyses to
improve service, productivity and employee experience.
Term Associate Professor
Stephen Morris, Associate Professor and Program Director of the M.S. in Information Systems program, is a graduate of USF’s School of Education Doctoral Program. Dr. Morris explores how various technologies can help students better understand ideas, improve their critical thinking and analytic skills, and approach business problems/decision-making from a more informed perspective.
Joel Oberstone, Professor of Business Analytics and Information Systems, is an internationally-recognized sports analyst and contributor to The Wall Street Journal Europe and teacher at USF for over two decades. Professor Oberstone engages students with his expertise in quantitative and inferentially-supported analyses, and his passion for the world's most popular sport, football ("soccer").
Department Chair / Term Assistant Professor
Mouwafac Sidaoui, Department Chair and Assistant Professor of Business Analytics and Information Systems, is a greatly admired teacher of quantitative analysis, decision modeling and algebra/statistics for business, renowned for his expertise in entrepreneurship around the world and particularly in the Middle East. He strives to teach his students how to approach the concepts of strategic thinking and analysis of global business from more dynamic and socially conscious vantage points.