Daniel J. Power
Professor of Management Information Systems
Ph.D. (Business Administration), University of Wisconsin-Madison; M.B.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison; M.A. (Business Administration), University of Iowa; B.S. (General Science) University of Iowa.
Business Policy and Strategy, Decision Support, Analytics and Business Intelligence, Operations Management, Database Management and Theory, Business Programming, Information Systems Development Projects.
Design and development of computerized decision making and planning aids, especially Decision Support Systems (DSS).
Pioneer developer of computerized decision aids, co-authored the textbook Strategic Management Skills, and three practitioner books, including Decision Support Systems: Concepts and Resources for Managers. In addition, he has published more than 80 referred articles, chapters and papers in Decision Support Systems, Strategic Management Journal, MIS Quarterly, Decision Sciences, Journal of Decision Systems, and Decision Sciences Institute Proceedings. He is an active member of the Association for Information Systems, Midwest AIS and IFIP WG 8.3. Consulting and training projects for a number of companies and government agencies. He is the Editor and Webmaster of DSSResources.COM and editor of DSS News, a bi-weekly electronic newsletter with 2000 subscribers in more than 80 countries. He is the founding Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the Midwest Association for Information Systems(JMWAIS.org). His home page is http://dssresources.com/vita/djphomepage.html.
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