My name is Mike Eom and I am a Professor within the Pamplin School of Business and hold the Emerald Distinguished Professor of Operations & Technology Management and Information Systems. I started out with a B.S. in Economics with a minor in Mathematics then completed my M.A. in Economics with a concentration in Labor Economics. I was able to work as an Information Systems Analyst for a mid-sized global consulting firm because of my educational background in economics and mathematics along with my bilingual ability in the mid-1990’s. Technology was taking off, making my work a very challenging and rewarding experience. This led me complete an M.A. with a concentration in Management Information Systems and Finance, to study the subject in greater depth.
I started teaching at the Pamplin School of Business in 2010. My classes include Introductory OTM, Systems Analysis, Database Management and Excel Spreadsheet Modeling. My research interests are in IS leadership, IT Project Management, Strategic Use of IT, Corporate Social Responsibility, Healthcare IT, E-commerce, Virtual Organization, and IT Valuation.
I have several publications in Journal of Information Management, Journal of Management Systems, Journal of Information Technology Management, JITTA, and International Journal of E-Business Research and a book chapter. He also serves on the editorial board for JITM and in executive advisory for CIO Forum & Society for Information Management (SIM).
If you have questions about any of my publications or classes, please feel free to email me.
I belong to a couple of professional organizations you may want to look up or attend. Association for Information Systems (AIS), Society for Information Management (SIM), Institute for Internal Auditors (IIA), and Healthcare
Information & Management Systems Society (HIMSS) are all wonderful organizations where you can connect with professionals in the field.
On a personal note, I love sports and I am a big fan of baseball, soccer, and tennis. I used to be a varsity player in Korea for baseball and tennis. I have been also working out (weight-lifting) for 20+ years. I used to work as a personal trainer during my school breaks in Korea.
The advice that I would leave you with is to get into a habit of continuous learning and question everything. Curiosity will always serve you well, as will a terrific work-ethic. I have sort of lived my father’s dream, which I now appreciate but I would advise my 20 year old self, that I should follow my dream.