Department Head & Professor, Computer Information Systems

Year Started at JMU: 2015

gowanja@jmu.edu

Contact Info

Education
  • Ph.D. Clemson University (1989) Industrial Management (Information Systems)
  • M.B.A. Samford University (1981)  
  • B.S. Samford University (1979) Biology/Pre-Med
Professional Interests
  • Networking and network security
  • Information Systems/Information Technology Education
Personal Interests
  • Music – bass
  • British classic car restoration
Current Courses Taught
  • COB 191 – Business Statistics
Key Publications

Alvarez R, Mirzoev T, Gowan A, Henderson B, Kruck SE. (2017) “Learning Laboratories as Services in Private Cloud Deployment”, Journal of Computer Information Systems. 2017 Sep 28:1-9. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08874417.2017.1368422 

Shropshire, J. and Gowan, A. (2016) “Identifying Traits and Values of Top-Performing Information Security Personnel,” Journal of Computer Information Systems, 57:3, 258-268. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/08874417.2016.1184026  

Shropshire, J. and Gowan, A. (2015), “Towards Structured Implementation of Network Security Policies”, Journal of Information System Security, Volume 11, Number 1 (2015), pp. 3–27. http://www.jissec.org/Contents/V11/N1/V11N1.html

Reichgelt, Han, J.J. Ekstrom, Art Gowan, and Barry Lunt, “Information Technology: Principles, Methods and Theory”, in Computer Handbook: Information Systems and Information Technology. Vol. 2. CRC Press, 2014.

Gowan, A., Reichgelt, H., “Emergence of the Information Technology Discipline”, IEEE Computer Society, July 2010, 87-89. 

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