Department of MIS

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Phone: 901-678-5932
Fax: 901-678-2685

Office Location: FCB 308
Office Hours: W 4:00 - 7:00 pm & by appt.


Dr. Judith C. Simon earned her bachelor’s and doctoral degrees at Oklahoma State University, with her MBA from West Texas State University (now West Texas A & M University). Additional education includes certificates from the AACSB fcbe_faculty Development Institute and from professional courses on information systems topics. She worked for a manufacturing corporation in Texas for six years and has served as a consultant to large and small organizations.

Teaching areas have included many of the department’s graduate and undergraduate classes.

Dr. Simon’s publications include nine textbooks by various leading publishers such as John Wiley & Sons and Prentice Hall, as well as numerous other instructional materials, professional journal articles, and proceedings at national conferences. Current research interests focus on issues related to the management of innovative technology.

Professional organization memberships include the Society for Information Management, the Association for Information Systems, and the Decision Sciences Institute.


Recent Representative Publications:  


  • Simon, Judith C. Introduction to Information Systems, John Wiley & Sons, 2001.

Book Chapters:

  • Simon, Judith C., and Charles J. Campbell. “Java,” The Internet Encyclopedia, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2004, Volume 2, pp. 379-387.
  • Dennis, Victoria S., and Judith C. Simon. “Law Firms,” The Internet Encyclopedia, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2004, Volume 2, pp. 457-463.
  • Vaughn, Robert, and Judith C. Simon. “Law Enforcement,” The Internet Encyclopedia, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2004, Volume 2, pp. 443-456.
  • Simon, Judith C., Lloyd D. Brooks, and Ronald B Wilkes. “Empirical Study of Students’ Perceptions of Online Courses,” Current Issues in IT Education, IRM Press, 2003, pp. 357-366.  

Journal Articles:

  • Simon, Judith C., and Khalid S. Soliman. “An Alternative Method to Measure MIS fcbe_faculty Teaching Performance,” International Journal of Education Management, Vol. 17, No. 5, 2003, pp. 195-199.
  • Simon, Judith C., Toru Sakaguchi, and Ronald B. Wilkes. "Inclusion of Reference Disciplines in MIS Doctoral Programs," Journal of Computer Information Systems, Fall 1999, Vol. XXXX, No. 1, pp. 40-44.

National Conference Proceedings:

  • Otondo, Robert F., and Judith C. Simon. "A Model for the Study of Knowledge Management Support Systems." Proceedings of the 2000 Americas Conference on Information Systems, August 2000, pp. 1304-1310.
  • Simon, Judith C., Lloyd D. Brooks, and Ronald B. Wilkes. “Students’ Perceptions of Online Courses.” Proceedings of Information Resources Management Association Conference, May 2002.
  • Stafford, Thomas F. and Judith C. Simon. “High-Tech Adjuncts: Using Technology-Mediated Virtual Partnerships to Facilitate the Delivery of Information Systems Course Content.” Proceedings of the 2002 Decision Sciences Institute Annual Meeting, November 2002.


Courses taught most recently include the following:

Undergraduate courses:

  • MIS 2749 - Introduction to Business Computer Applications
  • MIS 3745 - Applications Programming Development I (C Programming)
  • MIS 3780 - Applications Programming Development III (Java Programming)
  • MIS 4760 - Web Site Design
  • MIS 4800 - Information Resource Management

Graduate courses:

  • MIS 7465/8465 - Information Systems in Organizations
  • MIS 7620/8620 - Decision Support Systems/Expert Systems
  • MIS 7455 - Cyber Ethics in Information Technology


As department chair, Dr. Simon coordinates all the committee work that occurs in the MIS Department and serves as the department’s representative on the College Executive Council. She serves as Chair of the department’s scholarship committee and is a member of the Wang CIBER Advisory Council. She also chairs the MIS Department Advisory Council that includes information technology leaders from various business organizations in the Memphis area. She attends monthly meetings of the Memphis Chapter of the Society for Information Management, as well as annual meetings of the Association for Information Systems and the International Conference on Information Systems.