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Dr. Thomas W. Dillon
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Tom DillonPrice Waterhouse Coopers – Dan Caputo Teaching Professor

Year Started at JMU: 2000


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

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

Professional background:
ITConsulting with Micodata Inc.

Service work:
International Advisory Board and Senior Editor, International Journal of Health Information Systems and Informatics. (March, 2005 – present)
Co-Director CyberCity Diversity Programs (2007-present)

Personal Interests:
Tennis and football

Current Courses Taught:
COB 204 Computer Information Systems
CIS 304 Enterprise Architecture
CIS 454 Systems Analysis and Design
CIS 434 IT Consulting

Key Publications: 
Exploring the Acceptance of Body Searches, Body Scans and TSA Trust, Journal of Transportation Security, 8(3), 1-17, T.W. Dillon & D.S. Thomas (2015)

Airport body scanning: Will the American public finally accept?   Journal of Transportation Security, 8(1-2), 1-16, T.W. Dillon & D.S. Thomas (2015)

Will they adopt?  Effects of privacy and accuracy, Journal of Computer Information Systems, Summer, 50(4), 20-29, T.W. Dillon & D. Lending (2010)

Perceived quality benefits influenced by usefulness and documentation accuracy of information systems, CIN: Computers, Informatics, Nursing, November/December 26(6), D. McDowell, T.W. Dillon & D. Lending (2008)

The importance of communicating workplace privacy policies, Employee Responsibilities and Rights Journal, 20(2), 119-139, T.W. Dillon, A.J. Hamilton, D.S. Thomas & and M.L. Usry (2008)

Positions Held:
2010 - Present PricewaterhouseCoopers – Dan Caputo Memorial Teaching Professor

2007 - Present Professor of Computer Information Systems

2007- Present Co-Director of CyberCity (diversity) Summer Program

2005-2007; Director, Center for Bio & Health Informatics

2000 - 2007; Associate Professor of Computer Information Systems

Finalist, Governors Technology Award (2012) JMU CyberCity Summer Program

Madison Scholar Award (2009-2010) - JMU College of Business

Distinguished Community Service Award (2008-2009) - JMU College of Business

Distinguished Community Service Award (2007-2008) - JMU College of Business

Provost’s Award for Excellence (2006-2007) – James Madison University

Associate Faculty Status (Spring 2005) - JMU Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services