Mike Tarn

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Jyhhorng Tarn (Mike)
Chair of Business Information Systems
(269) 387-5409
3310 Schneider Hall, Mail Stop 5412
Mailing address: 
Department of Business Information Systems
Haworth College of Business
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 and director of the Center for Health Information Technology Advancement at Western Michigan University. He holds a Ph.D. and an M.S. in information systems from Virginia Commonwealth University. 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 and 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 100 research papers in academic refereed journals, book chapters and refereed conference proceedings. He co-authored the first scholarly book on 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, an international journal.