Shawn Clouse - Management Information Systems
In almost 25 years of teaching, I’ve always been inspired by the creativity, innovation, and passion to learn exhibited by my students. It is truly a
joy to guide students in their quest for knowledge and even more rewarding to see students excel in their careers. My project management students work on projects for organizations to create websites, databases, smart phone apps, and other information systems applications. I use my contacts in the Missoula Chamber of Commerce, the business community, and non-profits to find experiential learning projects for students. These projects enable students to gain hands-on learning experience in project management as well as the opportunity to serve as ambassadors for UM, the School of Business Administration, and the MIS program within the community. This past year, my project management class completed fifteen community projects; many of these information systems projects are now integral parts of the technology infrastructure that enable these organizations to function more effectively.
Shawn F. Clouse is a Professor of Management Information Systems (MIS) in the School of Business Administration. He earned a B.S. in Animal Science from Montana State University, a M.B.A. from the University of Montana, a doctorate in Higher Education and Technology Leadership from UM, and completed post-doctoral work in MIS at Washington State University. He has taught project management, network & security management, systems analysis & design, introduction to MIS, multimedia development, operations management, and integrated business simulation. He has published research on information privacy, website usability, utilizing technology for teaching and learning, and using technology for customer service. Shawn won the 2015 John Ruffatto award for bringing practical business principles into the classroom as well as the 2015 Most Inspirational Teacher Award.