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MS Analytics Faculty

Below is a sampling of the Kogod faculty members who teach courses in the MS Analytics program.

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Frank Armour, MSAn Program Director, Assistant Professor

Dr. Armour has more than 25 years of extensive experience in both the practical and academic aspects of advanced information technology applications. He has led initiatives and performed research in the areas of business analytics, big data, enterprise architectures, business and requirements analysis, agile systems development life cycle (SDLC), and object-oriented development. He is the co-author of the book, Advanced Use Case Modeling, and has authored or co-authored more than 30 papers in the Information Technology industry.

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Erran Carmel, Interim Dean, Professor

Dr. Carmel has written three popular books, his most recent, I’m Working While They’re Sleeping: Time Zone Separation Challenges and Solutions, is co-authored by Professor Espinosa. Carmel has written more than 100 articles, reports, and manuscripts. He regularly consults and speaks to industry and professional groups. His teaching focuses on management information systems and future foresight.

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William DeLone, Professor

Dr. DeLone is an internationally recognized IT scholar. His article, "Information Systems Success: The Quest for the Dependent Variable," was recently determined to be the most cited article appearing in the top information systems journals during the past 15 years. He and his co-researchers are studying coordination effectiveness and project success in globally distributed software development teams and the factors driving information system success in various types of organizations.

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J. Alberto Espinosa, IT Department Chair, Professor

Dr. Espinosa is the leading architect of the MS Analytics program. His research focuses on coordination and performance in global technical projects. Espinosa’s work has been published in leading scholarly journals and conference proceedings. He co-authored a book, I’m Working While They’re Sleeping: Time Zone Separation Challenges and Solutions. Espinosa has extensive experience as a design engineer and as a senior manager with international organizations.

Itir Karaesmen Aydin, Associate Professor

Dr. Karaesmen is considered one of the leading research experts in the areas of revenue management and pricing optimization, with a focus on applications in travel, hospitality and service industries, and supply chain management of perishable goods. She studies complex algorithms that determine airline and hotel prices for websites such as Expedia and Travelocity. Her research has been published in leading scholarly journals and conference proceedings.

Richard Gibson, Associate Professor

Dr. Gibson has more than 30 years of teaching and industry experience with complex information systems and management science concepts. Prior to joining Kogod, he spent several years teaching in Europe and Asia. Much of his research is based on his occasional work with the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) and its commercial partners. Professor Gibson is trained by the SEI, a federally funded research and development center, to lead teams conducting appraisals of high maturity integrated systems, software, and service organizations.

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Gwanhoo Lee, Associate Professor

Dr. Lee’s primary research areas include software project management, social media, open innovation, open government, business analytics and big data, technology adoption, and CIO leadership. He is currently an adviser to the Samsung Economic Research Institute (SERI). His research has been published in leading scholarly journals and conference proceedings. Lee is also the director of the Center for Information Technology and the Global Economy (CITGE).

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Edward Wasil, Professor

Professor Wasil specializes in network optimization and applications of decision-aiding methods. He has published more than 100 technical articles in a wide variety of academic outlets including Operations Research, European Journal of Operational Research, and Manufacturing and Service Operations Management. In 2005, Professor Wasil and four co-authors received the INFORMS Computing Society Prize for research excellence in the interface between operations research and computer science. In 2002 and 2005, Professor Wasil received the Kogod Graduate Business Association award for Distinguished Professor of the Year. In 2006, he was named the American University Scholar/Teacher of the Year.