Eastern Michigan University
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David C. Chou

Interim Department Head and Professor of Computer Information Systems

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Ph.D. Georgia State University
M.S. Georgia State University
M.S. National Taiwan University, Taiwan
B.S. Feng Chia University, Taiwan

Professional Summary

Dr. Chou joined Eastern Michigan University in 2001. Prior to joining EMU, he was a professor (1998-2001) of BCIS at St. Cloud State University, an Associate Professor (1992-1998) and Assistant Professor (1998-1992) at West Texas A&M University. Dr. Chou has published more than 200 papers in the fields of information systems. He is the Editor-in-Chief for the International Journal of Information Systems and Change Management (IJISCM) and the Associate Editor for the Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education (DSJIE). He was the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Management Theory and Practice (IJMTP) in 2006-09. Currently, he serves as an Editorial Board member for five academic journals. Dr. Chou's leadership experience including President of Southwest Decision Sciences Institute (SWDSI) in 2007-2008, President of Association of Chinese Management Educators (ACME) in 2000-2001, President of International Chinese Information Systems Association (ICISA) in 1997, Vice Chair of IEEE Panhandle section in 1998, among others.

Courses Taught

DS 605 Economics of Strategy
IS 215 End-User Computing
IS 380 Introduction to Databases
IS 421 Advanced Database Design
IS 605 Managing Information Technology
IS 620 Data Communications and Networks
IS 622 Information Systems Consulting
IS 655 Decision Support Systems
IS 697 1 Credit Independent Study
IS 699 3 Credit Independent Study

Research Interests & Projects

Information Systems Consulting, IT Outsourcing, Database Management, Green IT, Information Systems Risks, and Change Management

Selected Publications

Chou, D. C. (2013). Risk Identification in Green IT Practice. Computer Standards and Interfaces, 35 (2), 231-237.

Chou, D. C. & Chou, A. Y. (2012). Awareness of Green IT and Its Value Model. Computer Standards and Interfaces, 34 (5), 447-451.

Chou, A. Y. & Chou, D. C. (2011). Course Management Systems and Blended Learning: An Innovative Learning Approach. Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, 9 (3), 463-484.

Chou, D. C. & Chou, A. Y. (2011). Innovation Outsourcing: Risks and Quality Issues. Computer Standards and Interfaces, 33 (3), 350-356.

Chou, D. C. & Chou, A. Y. (2009). Information Systems Outsourcing Life Cycle and Risks Analysis. Computer Standards and Interfaces, 31 (5), 1036-1043.

Chou, A. Y. & Chou, D. C. (2007).  Knowledge Management Tools Adoption and Knowledge Workers' Performance. International Journal of Management and Decision Making, 8 (1), 52-63.

Professional Affiliations

Association for Information Systems (AIS)
Certified Computing Professional (CCP)
Certified Data Processor (CDP)
Decision Sciences Institute (DSI)
IEEE Computer Society