School of Business Administration

Elliott Hall, Room 427
275 Varner Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4485
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Decision & Information Sciences

With society increasingly dependent on information processing and analysis, the Department of Decision and Information Sciences (DIS) offers several courses of study that help students meet and exceed market demands.

Oakland University is recognized for excellence in its information systems:
  • The Institute for Business and Information Technology lists Oakland as one of the top 50 schools on its IS Job Index
  • Silicon Angle, an independent media company recognizes Oakland as one of 11 universities that specialize in data science, analytics and business intelligence
Academic Programs

Contact Us
Dr. Vijayan Sugumaran
Department Chair
442 Elliott Hall
(248) 370-4649

Shannon Johnson
Office Assistant
440 Elliott Hall
(248) 370-3283

Andre ArebelaezPresidentHispanic IT Executive Council
V. BalajiChief Information OfficerTata Technologies
James CavellierSenior Vice PresidentServices Division Comerica Bank
Jeff DouvilleDirector, Materials Planning and LogisticsA123 LLC
Candace HaydenSr. Vice President of TechnologyHutchinson North America
Jim Kamp
Dennis HodgesChief Information OfficerInteva Products LLC
Thomas McKennaSenior Vice PresidentEngineering and Technology Penske Logistics
Quaid SaifeePresidentWIT Incorporated
Saad ShahCEOMetric-X
Vijayan SugumaranProfessor and Chair Decision and Information ScienceOakland University
Jason VazzanoCEOVectorform
Faculty &

Please see the School of Business Administration Faculty/Staff Directory for more information, including office location, link to personal web pages and more.


Vijayan Sugumaran, Chair 370-4649
Henry Aigbedo
(248) 370-4959
Osman Aydas
(248) 370-2821
Venugopal Balijepally
(248) 370-4088
Mohammad Dadashzadeh 370-2831
Xiaodong Deng
(248) 370-4089
Eugene Fliedner
(248) 370-4281
Mark Isken 370-3296
Thomas Lauer 370-3287
Paul Licker 370-2432
Karl Majeske 370-4976
Kieran Mathieson 370-3284
Yazan 370-4958
Amy Rutledge 370-3507
Ahmed Sobhani 370-4002
T. J. 370-4284

Professors Emeriti

David Doane
ResearchGate Profile
Mohan Tanniru
ResearchGate Profile
John Tower

Research Center

Center for Data Science and Big Data Analytics