Michael L. Mick, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Information Systems

Introduction

Michael Mick teaches introductory through advanced courses IS, software, web and database development and leads the intro course, with books and materials for other instructors in the College of Business.

I was a pre-med, chem/physics major for three years when I became intrigued by computers after taking an introductory course. It met my desire for a career which would help others, be interesting, allow me to continue learning new things and provide sufficiently for raising a family. This field continues to satisfy each of these concerns and more!

Publications

2018 Mick, M., Conners, S. E., “Peering Through the Portal: An Investigation into Threshold Concepts in Web Development”, International Journal of the Academic Business World, vol 12, issue 1, pp 9-14

Teaching Focus

Mick’s teaching focuses on more technical aspects of IS, including software development and database development. He likes to help students think logically and see computers as useful tools, not “magic boxes.” He wants them to think about innovative and ethical usage of computing, in all forms, and how computing can benefit any business, for-profit or non-profit, and their customers.

Previous Roles

Prior to joining the university, Mick held successive positions in computer operations, management and software design and development. Areas of development involved business systems, healthcare systems and telecommunications.

Michael Mick

Contact

(219) 989-2135

mmick@pnw.edu

Office Location:

Hammond, Anderson 307 (principal office)

Westville, TECH 164

Education

  • Ph.D. – Computer Science, DePaul University (candidate)
  • M.S. – Data Processing, Washington University, St. Louis, MO
  • B.A. (Hons) – Business Administration and Accounting, Greenville College, Greenville, IL

Areas of Expertise

  • Computer Systems Analysis and Design
  • Computer Programming
  • Database Systems Information Systems in Business and Healthcare

Credentials, Accreditations & Awards

  • WSJ Student Achievement Award Beta Gamma Sigma, Upsilon Pi Epsilon and Phi Kappa Phi honor societies, 2008
  • Purdue Distance Learning Accreditation, 2016
  • Purdue University “Walk the Talk” Award for Ethics
  • Best Paper Award, Academic Business World International Conference, 2017