School of Business

Susan Chinn

Associate Professor of Management Information Systems
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Office Location

414 Luther Bonney Hall

Faculty Office Hours Fall 2016

Monday & Wednesday 9:30-11:30 am and 1:15-2:30 pm



Academic Degrees

  • Ph.D., Graduate School of Management, Kent State University 1997
  • M.S., College of Business, Virginia Commonwealth University 1992
  • Post-Baccalaureate Degree in IS, Virginia Commonwealth University, 1989
  • B.F.A., Virginia Commonwealth University 1975




Areas of Expertise


  • Teaching courses in systems analysis and design
  • Introduction to MIS
  • Topics in MIS (MBA)


  • Case tool usage
  • Internet usage in the workplace
  • Nonprofits and MIS

Professional Activity

Prior to joining the USM School of Business faculty, Professor Chinn obtained experience as an Assistant Professor in Pennsylvania and as an Instructor of COBOL I and Introduction to MIS in Ohio. Professor Chinn has also presented numerous papers from Application of Case-Based Reasoning to Temporal Aspects of Workflow to Using a Fuzzy Logic System to Detect Engine Leaks. Currently, Prof. Chinn is an active member of the Decision Sciences Institute, the Association for Computing Machinery, and the Association for Information Systems.