Mike Tarn

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Mike Tarn
Chair of Business Information Systems
Professor of Computer Information Systems
Office: (269) 387-5409
3310 Schneider Hall, Mail Stop 5412
Mailing address
Business Information Systems
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5412 USA
Ph.D., Virginia Commonwealth University
M.S., Virginia Commonwealth University

Dr. J. Michael Tarn is professor and chair of the Department of Business Information Systems at Western Michigan University. He holds a Ph.D. and an M.S. in Information Systems from Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond. Before joining WMU in 1999, Tarn taught at Chowan University in North Carolina for three years. He is co-founder of the nationally recognized telecommunications and information management program at WMU. He teaches information assurance and compliance. Tarn specializes in multidisciplinary research and his areas of expertise are information security management, enterprise systems, networking and data communications, Internet research, IT globalization and critical systems management. He has published more than a hundred research papers in academic refereed journals, book chapters and refereed conference proceedings. He co-authored the first scholarly book in enterprise systems education, Enterprise Systems Education in the 21st Century, and is Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Management Theory and Practices. He is also former president of the International Chinese Information Systems Association and past editor-in-chief of Communications of the ICISA‚Äďan International Journal.