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School of Information Technology Faculty and Staff

Dr. Mary Elaine Califf
(309) 438-8338

Ms. Cristan Embree
Administrative Aide
(309) 438-8339

Dr. Xing Fang
Assistant Professor
(309) 438-8133

Dr. Tibor Gyires
Professor Emeritus

Dr. Hyoil Han
Associate Professor
(309) 438-8019

Ms. Laurie Helms
Undergraduate Advisor
(309) 438-8046

Mr. Zeb Houle
Computer Support Specialist
(309) 438-5981

Dr. Elahe Javadi
Assistant Professor
(309) 438-5216

Ms. Sherry Jerome
Graduate Advisor
(309) 438-2801

Dr. Ronnie Jia
Associate Professor
(309) 438-2804

Ms. Brandi Krizman
Chief Clerk
(309) 438-8338

Dr. Jianwei Lai
Assistant Professor
(309) 438-7671

Dr. Chung - Chih Li
(309) 438-7952

Dr. Billy Lim
(309) 438-7589

Dr. Pruthikrai Mahatanankoon
(309) 438-3315

Ms. Patricia Matsuda
Instructional Assistant Professor
(309) 438-8016

Mr. Tal Parmenter
Coordinator, Academic Svcs
(309) 438-3718

Dr. Tonya Pierce
Assistant Professor
(309) 438-5981

Dr. Jihad Qaddour
Associate Professor
(309) 438-8146

Dr. Glen Sagers
Associate Professor & Assistant Director
(309) 438-3741

Dr. Rishi Saripalle
Assistant Professor
(309) 438-3520

Dr. David Sikolia
Assistant Professor
(309) 438-7070

Dr. Kyoungwon Suh
Associate Professor
(309) 438-3744

Dr. Yongning Tang
Associate Professor
(309) 438-8002

Mr. Todd Thomas
Coordinator, Computer Support
(309) 438-3387

Dr. David Wallace
Professor Emeritus

Ms. Cheri Wolf
Instructional Assistant Professor
(309) 438-2098

Dr. James Wolf
(309) 438-2101

Faculty/Staff Achievements

Reactions: Silk Road bust proves you can’t fix stupid
A joint sting operation by the U.S. and Europol shut down websites being used for illegal drugs and weapons sales. The massive operation shut down more than 400 sites, including Silk Road 2.0. Assistant Professor of Technology Doug Twitchell says the bust shows anonymous websites are not foolproof, and even technology cannot fix stupid.

ERP course added to curriculum
This semester the School of Information Technology began offering an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) course as an elective in the undergraduate and graduate curricula.

School of Information Technology names new director
Mary Elaine Califf has accepted the position of director of the School of Information Technology. Califf has been serving as the interim director; her permanent duties will begin on July 1.

IT professor: New cards could stop big retail data breaches
In STATEside’s latest edition of Office Hours, Doug Twitchell, an associate professor of information technology, talks about the chip and pin system, and why it may hold the answers.

Illinois State / NSF Workshop on SOA/Web services
Drs. Billy Lim and Bryan Hosack conducted an NSF-sponsored workshop on May 15-16, 2013 to teach the participants an approach for integrating SOA/Web services into introductory programming courses. 11 professors participated in the event and they represent the last of the 3 cohorts participating in the NSF grant. They come from universities/colleges in Illinois, Indiana, […]

Dr. Douglas Twitchell receives Impact Award
Douglas P. Twitchell, Ph.D., Associate Professor, School of Information Technology has been chosen as an Impact Award recipient.  The Impact Award, given by University College, recognizes the positive influence individual members of the Illinois State University community have on new students and student retention.  Read more here.

Central Illinois High School Students Compete in Cyber Defense Competition
Illinois State University recently hosted the Central Illinois High School Cyber Defense Competition. The competition is modeled on the National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition. Teams from central Illinois high schools competed against each other on their ability to defend their computers and networks against hacking attacks from a “red team” consisting of School of Information Technology students […]

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