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Dr. Thomas W. Dillon
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JMU Faculty Tom DillonPrice Waterhouse Coopers Professor of Computer Information Systems and Business Analytics


University of Maryland Baltimore County, Ph.D., 1995
University of Maryland Baltimore, M.S., 1992
Shippensburg University, M.Ed., 1983
Shippensburg University, B.S.Ed., 1982

Professional Interests:
IT Consulting
Information Security
Health Informatics
Systems Analysis and Design
Human-Computer Interaction

Current Courses Taught:
COB 204 Computer Information Systems
CIS 304 Enterprise Architecture
CIS 360 Electronic Commerce
CIS 454 Systems Analysis and Design
CIS 434 IT Consulting
MBA 685 Information Security Ethics and Policy

Key Publications:

Will They Adopt?  Effects of Privacy and Accuracy, Journal of Computer Information Systems, Summer, 50(4), 2010, 20-29.  (with Lending)

The Effects of the Poverty Simulation, An Experiential Learning Modality, on Students' Understanding of Life in Poverty, Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 30(3), 2010, 300-316.  (with Vandsburger and Duncan-Daston)

Identifying Employer Needs from Accounting Information Systems Programs, Journal of Information Systems Education, 19(4), 2008, 403-410. (with Kruck)

Perceived Quality Benefits Influenced by Usefulness and Documentation Accuracy of Information Systems, CIN: Computers, Informatics, Nursing, 26(6), 2008, 350-357. (with McDowell & Lending)

The Importance of Communicating Workplace Privacy Policies, Employee Responsibilities and Rights Journal, 20(2), 2008, 119-139. (with Hamilton, Thomas & Usry)

The Effects of Confidentiality on Nursing Self-Efficacy with Information Systems, International Journal of Healthcare Information Systems and Informatics, 2(3), 2007, 49-64. (with Lending)

Knowledge of Privacy, Personal Use and Administrative Oversight of Office Computers and E-Mail in the Workplace, Information Technology, Learning and Performance Journal, 24(2), 2006, 23-34. (with Thomas)

Identifying Purchase Perceptions that Promote Frequent E-Commerce Buying, International Journal of Electronic Marketing and Retailing, 1(1), 2006, 48-66. (with Reif)

Nursing Attitudes And Images of Electronic Patient Record Systems, CIN: Computers, Informatics, Nursing, 23(3), 2005, 139-145. (with Blankenship & Crews. (2005)

Factors That Affect Online Commodity Purchases, Information Technology, Learning and Performance Journal, 22(2), 2004, 1-11. (with Reif)

The Emergence of Accounting Information-Systems Programs, Management Accounting Quarterly, 5(2), 2004, 29-36. (with Kruck)

Nursing Self-Efficacy of an Integrated Clinical and Administrative Information System, CIN: Computers, Informatics, Nursing, 21(4), 2003, 198-205. (with Lending, Crews & Blankenship)

Positions Held:

Director - Center for Bio & Health Informatics (January 2005 - December 2007)
Advisor - Association for Information Technology Professionals (AITP) (2002-present)
International Advisory Board and Senior Editor - International Journal of Health Information Systems and Informatics (March, 2005 - present)
Editorial Board Member - Journal of Information Systems Education (2002-2012)

CIS Major Career Advisory (2010-present)