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Douglas Bock, Emeritus Professor of Computer Management and Information Systems

Academic Background

Ph.D., Indiana University, 1987 (Management Information Systems)
M.B.A., Indiana University, 1984 (Management Information Systems)
B.S., Indiana University, 1973 (General Management)

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Prior to joining the SIUE faculty, Dr. Bock was an instructor and doctoral candidate at Indiana University in the Department of Operations and Systems Management where he completed the Ph.D. in Management Information Systems (1987). He also served on the faculty of the Indiana Vocational Technical College in the Department of Computer Science where he taught computer programming languages, data structures, and systems analysis and design.

Dr. Bock's primary teaching areas include database programming for both Windows and Web based applications. He also teaches database administration for Oracle systems and is a Microsoft Certified Solution Developer for .NET technologies (MCSD.NET).

Dr. Bock's current research focuses on implementation and maintenance issues for high availability systems. He is also researching e-systems for government. He has published and presented over 50 papers in professional journals and at professional conferences, including Decision Sciences, Communications of the ACM, Journal of Systems and Software, and the Journal of Database Management, among others. He has twice received best paper awards at conference meetings of the Midwest Decision Sciences Institute. With Dr. Bijoy Bordoloi, he has published SQL for SQL Server and Oracle SQL, both textbooks published by Prentice-Hall in 2004. His case book, Integrated Cases for Managers, was published by Irwin Publishing Company in 1989. He has contributed invited case problems to several editions of the Schultheis and Sumner textbook, Management Information Systems: A Manager's Perspective. He serves on the Editorial Board in the Management Information Systems area for the Journal of Business and Economic Perspectives.

Prior to entering academia, Dr. Bock was a co-owner in a family-owned business in the automotive repair industry (1980 to 1982). From 1973 to 1979 he served on active duty as a U.S. Army Officer in the infantry and aviation branches where he managed helicopter and motor maintenance facilities. After leaving active military duty, Dr. Bock continued service as an officer in the U.S. Army Reserve until his retirement from military service in 1997 at the rank of lieutenant colonel.

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