Dr. Bernard HanDr. Bernard Han, Director 

Dr. Han is Professor of Computer Information Systems at Western Michigan University (WMU). Dr. Han served as chair of the Department of Business Information Systems from 2003 to 2009 at WMU. Prior to his current career at WMU, Dr. Han received his tenure at Washington State University (Pullman, Washington) in 1995, Ph.D. in Information Systems from University of Washington (Seattle, Washington) in 1989, and MBA degree from Arizona State University (Tempe, Arizona) in 1981. Dr. Han has served on the editorial board for two international journals: International Journal of Operations and Quantitative Management and Journal of Information Technology and Management and is currently on the Editorial Review Board for Decision Sciences Journal of Innovation Education. Dr. Han's recent research interests include business process improvements and management using enterprise-wide systems, teaching and curriculum innovations using collaborative tools, and health care management through information technology integration. Dr. Han has published research papers in journals such as IEEE Transactions on Robotics and Automation, European Journal of Operational Research, Annals of Operations Research, Journal of Telecommunication Systems, Communication of the ACM, European Journal of Information Systems, Journal of Information System Education, Decision Science Journal of Innovative Education, among others.


Dr. Sharie FalanDr. Sharie Falan

Dr. Falan is Assistant Professor of Nursing at Western Michigan University. Prior to joining WMU, Dr. Falan received her PhD in Nursing from University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, Michigan) in 2007, MSN degree from University of Michigan in 2004, BSN degree from Western Michigan University in 2000, AS and Practical degrees in Nursing from Kalamazoo Valley Community College in 1991 and 1985 respectively. Dr. Falan has worked in acute care and home care nursing with a focus on implementation of clinical information systems. Dr. Falan is a contributing member of the Technology Informatics Guiding Educational Reform (TIGER) initiative. Her work on the Usability and Clinical Applications Design Collaborative Team identified key recommendations for Health Information Technology vendors to develop better clinical applications for health care practitioners. Dr. Falan has presented her research work in both national and international conferences. Her most recent research focuses on similarity, concept analysis, nursing terminologies standardization, informatics competencies, and health care management. Dr. Falan's research has appeared in the Journal of Nursing Measurement and Communications of the ICISA: an International Journal, and in the International Journal of Nursing Terminologies and Classifications.