- PhD, Business, University of Wisconsin-Madison
- M.B.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison
- M.S., Industrial Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison
- B.S., Agriculture, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Hi. Welcome to my homepage. I've been an MIS professor at UW Parkisde for almost 20 years; I started here in the fall of 1993. Before that I spent 6 years as an Assistant Professor at the Stuart School of Business at the Illinois Institute of Technology. While completing my PhD at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, I was a teaching assistant for a few years there, followed by one year as a full time instructor at Marquette University.
Other than being a professor, I worked as a COBOL programmer at Wisconsin Department of Transportation prior to getting my PhD, and have done two externships while at Parkide. The first was working on a data warehouse project at Northwestern Mutual during the summer of 1995. The second was during my first sabbatical in 2000 where I worked at Harley Davidson for almost a year on their work transitioning to a Java based web platform
When I was hired in 1993, I became the second of two MIS professors, teaching MIS 320 and MIS 321 (now 221) using Mainframe COBOL, and a now defunct course on Decision Support Systems. Two years after I started at Parkside my MIS colleague resigned 2 days before the 1st day of the fall semester. That caused a little bit of extra work for me that fall. We hired Professor Dirk Baldwin for the MIS program for Fall 1996. Dr. Baldwin has graduated to a more prestigious position as Interim Dean of CBEC. In the following years we hired Dr. Chalasani & Zheng, who along with me are the 3 full time faculty in MIS. Mike Zurad (a UWP MIS alum & former COBOL student) has been teaching one MIS course each semester for the past 3 years. I wish he'd decide to join us full time, but he still likes his day job.
Finally, here's some stuff repeated from my offical home page found on our department's web page
Area of Expertise: Professor Hawk's current research focuses on Human Resource Issues in MIS and e-commerce. He teaches MIS courses in the areas of networking, system development, database, client-server programming and web system development.
Professional Activities: Professor Hawk's latest publications include articles on Information System Development and Implementation, Decision Support Systems, Networking, and Ethical Issues in MIS. His publications have appeared in Decision Sciences, Information and Management, Journal of Business Ethics, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, International Journal of Man-Machine Studies, and Decision Support Systems for Managers. He is a member of Decision Sciences, Society for Information Management, Association for Computing Machinery, and Society for the Advancement of Information Systems.