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Mike Tarn, Chair of Business Information Systems and Professor of Computer Information Systems

Ph.D: Virginia Commonwealth University 
M.S: Virginia Commonwealth University

Office: 3310 Schneider Hall
Phone: (269) 387-5409
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Dr. J. Michael Tarn is Professor and Chair of the Department of Business Information Systems. He holds a Ph.D. and an M.S. in Information Systems from Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond. Before joining WMU in 1999, Professor Tarn taught at Chowan University, North Carolina for three years. He is cofounder of the nationally ranked Telecommunications and Information Management program at WMU. His current teaching is in information assurance and compliance. Dr. 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 over a hundred research papers in academic refereed journals, book chapters, and refereed conference proceedings. Professor Tarn coauthored the first scholarly book in Enterprise Systems Education, Enterprise Systems Education in the 21st Century. Dr. Tarn 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–an International Journal.