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Thomas W. Lauer
Professor of Management Information Systems

(248) 370-3278

Department: Decision and Information Sciences

Indiana University (B.A., M.B.A., Ph.D. in MIS), University of New Mexico (M.A. in Public Administration)


  • Business Process Reengineering
  • Software Project Management Risk
  • Use of Software Productivity Tools

Thomas W. Lauer has taught and conducted research on a variety of subjects. Some of his research has concerned the use of questions in the acquisition of information by systems analysts, auditors, and during problem solving, software project managers perception of risk, graphical perception, and decision support systems. Dr. Lauer was the co-editor of a book entitled Questions and Information Systems published by Lawrence Erlbaum and Associates. His research has appeared in MIS Quarterly, The British Accounting Review, Behavior and Information Technology, Discourse Processes, and Journal of Information Technology. He has developed and taught a number of courses for undergraduates, graduates, and industry including: Business and Process Reengineering, Systems Analysis using CASE tools, and the Management of the IS Function. Dr. Lauer has received a number of grants including funding from: Texas Instruments, the National Council on Automated Information Retrieval, EDS, Inc., and the David E. Lattanze Center for Information Systems Research. The most notable of these concerned the use of CASE tools in the classroom. Dr. Lauer has also conducted training seminars for Ameritech and Comerica Bank and consulted extensively in both the public and private sectors.

Contact Information:
(248) 370-3283 secretary, (248) 370-4275 fax

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