James Patrick Hall, Associate Professor in the Management Information Systems program, has a master’s degree in Business Administration and received his Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1999. His dissertation was on the cost/benefit analysis of Geographic Information System (GIS) implementation.
James Hall has been a member of the MIS faculty since the Fall 2000 semester. Prior to that, he worked 25 years for the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) in a variety of capacities including managing the development and implementation of mainframe/network systems and an enterprise Geographic Information System. His software experience includes COBOL, Pascal, SAS, SPSS, Excel, Access, JAVA, ARC/INFO for GIS, and web applications.
His teaching and research interests are in information systems management and implementation, GIS, decision support and e-government. At UIS, James Hall has taught courses in MIS, Decision Support Systems, technology management and systems analysis and design, He received a Master Online Teacher Certificate from the Illinois Online Network at UIUC in 2002 and he has taught over 30 online course sections.
He is a member of the Association of Information Systems, the Association of Information Technology Professionals, the Illinois Society of Professional Engineers and several data and information system committees for the Transportation Research Board of the National Academy of Sciences based in Washington D.C. He also serves as the principal investigator on several grants associated with data analysis, decision support and online technology transfer.