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Associate Professor

University of Central Oklahoma (405) 974-5439 Information Systems & Op Mgmt BUS 200F , Box 115


Warren Dickson was born and raised in western Kansas and attended college at the University of Kansas for two years before running out of money. He moved to Oklahoma to join his family, who had moved here a few years before. After working and saving for a time, he finished a bachelor's degree at OU. He attended graduate school at OU where he was employed as a software consultant for the Oklahoma University Center for Economic and Management Research (CEMR). In 1994, he earned a Ph.D. in MIS at OU. One minor area of study for his doctorate was Research Methods.

Among other jobs, he taught Management Information Systems at Ithaca College in Ithaca, NY, and worked in the Decision Support wing of the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services before joining UCO in 2000. He has taught MIS theory and applications since then, including Business Analytics in the undergraduate curriculum and the IT half of Managing Business Processes with IT in the MBA curriculum.

Education and Certifications

Ph D, University of Oklahoma, 1994.

Major: Management Information Systems

Supporting Areas of Emphasis: Organizational Communications, Research Methods

Dissertation Title: The Values Of Information Systems Professionals: An Investigation Into Barriers Preventing Integration Of Is With The Organization

BFA, University of Oklahoma, 1976.

Major: Drama Supporting Areas of Emphasis: Acting/Directing

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