Faculty and Staff
Dr. David E. Anyiwo, Professor and Chair Department of Management Information Systems
Bowie State University
Center for Business and Graduate Studies
14000 Jericho Park Road
Bowie, MD 20715
Tel: (301) 860-3626
Fax: (301) 860-3593
Dr. David Anyiwo is the Chair of the Department of Management Information Systems at Bowie State University. He teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in software structures, information systems analysis and design, business process and change management, decision support systems, electronic commerce, database systems, project management, and information/network security. He earned his doctorate degree in Systems Engineering from the University of Virginia, and received the master’s and baccalaureate (summa cum laude) degrees in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from the University of Massachusetts. Also, he completed a comprehensive program of Advanced Study in Intelligent Decision Systems at the National Defense University; and was the recipient of several scholarship and fellowship awards, including University Fellowships at the University of Virginia and Carnegie-Mellon University, as well as the National Science Foundation Fellowship.
Dr. Anyiwo is an internationally recognized scholar who has led innovative research efforts at several U.S. and international universities, public agencies and corporations, including Bowie State University, George Mason University, University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of Port Harcourt, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, and Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). He provided technical leadership in the building of the electronic commerce domain of the DARPA Agent Mark-up Language (DAML, now OWL – Web Ontology Language). As a summer faculty fellow, Dr. Anyiwo has contributed to several frame-breaking research programs and other advanced systems engineering efforts at DARPA and the Office of the Secretary of Defense (Program Analysis and Evaluation Division) since 1998. His work spans the fields of intelligent agent-based computing, Semantic Web development, integrated learning systems, global autonomous language exploitation, as well as human-computer interaction and collaboration. He has published several technical papers in leading professional journals and conference proceedings, and has served on the program and advisory committees of numerous national and international conferences.
His hobbies include swimming, gardening, and coaching little league soccer and softball teams.
Dr. Walter L. Dixon, Adjunct Faculty
Dr. Dixon has 29 years of experience in aerospace engineering, IT operations, and management, having held various positions in research and development as a design engineer and program manager in the Department of the Navy and industry. Dr. Dixon entered government service in 1989, coming from AAI Corporation in Hunt Valley, MD, where he was a design and project engineer involved in unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) system integration and missile defense simulator system design. He holds a Bachelor of Science in mathematics/secondary education from Towson University, Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from Capitol College, Master of Arts (administration and planning) from Antioch College, Master of Engineering (management and systems engineering) from The George Washington University, and a PhD in computer information systems (dissertation research in pure computer science: artificial intelligence) from Nova Southeastern University. He is also a graduate (The Advance Program Manager's Course) of the Defense Systems Management College and the Naval Air Systems Command's Senior Executive Management Development Program, and has DAWIA certifications in program management, systems engineering and planning, and FEA certification in DODAF enterprise architecture.
At the Program Executive Office for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and Cruise Missiles/Naval Air System Command, he was deputy director for advanced technology and technology demonstrations, directing advanced research in UAV technology for ten years and served as chair of the Joint UAV Technology Steering Committee for seven years. He was on the design team for the Predator, Pioneer, and Hunter UAV systems. Later at the Office of Naval Research he held positions as deputy program officer in the Avionics Technology Division (Code 35), deputy director for Expeditionary Warfare Technology (Code 30) and, lastly, IT operations head and MIS architect in Code 06.
Dr Dixon has authored numerous reports, presentations, and papers in unmanned systems, sensors and IT. He currently has research interest in data warehousing, data and text mining, fuzzy logic, artificial intelligence (e.g., fuzzy and crisp decision support systems, swarm theory, fuzzy neural networks, genetic algorithms, unmanned vehicle systems design), enterprise architecture foundations for ERP, business intelligence and OLAP, and information assurance.
Dr. Dixon teaches BUIS 360 (Information Systems for Management) and BUIS 361 (Analysis and Design of Information systems). He is currently networking with his research colleagues at the Department of Defense to promote collaborative information technology and management research initiatives with the schools of business and computer science.
Tony Yorkman, ABD, MS, Lecturer
Professor E. Tony Yorkman currently serves as Lecturer in the College of Business, Department of Management Information Systems. In this position, he serves as the Coordinator of The Bachelor Science in Technology Degree program and Faculty Advisor to the Student-run Management Information Systems Club.He also is currently working as the chair of the Standard 3 Committee (Students Partipation) for the College of Business AACSB Accreditation coming up in 2012.
Prior to his role as Lecturer, he served as Lead Engineer for Mitretek Systems on the State of Maryland Year 2000 Project Management Office - reporting to the Department of Budget and Management. In this project he served as the Y2K Coordinator for several state agencies and the University System of Maryland.
Professor Yorkman served as a Science Advisor at the Illinois Institute of Technology Research Institute (IITRI). As part of his Tax systems Modernization Institute's duties, he examined vendor's technical proposals and provided validation and sign-off to the Internal Revenue Service. In addition to "Red Team" reviews for IITRI, he was also responsible for conducting several Executive Joint Application Design Sessions for the U.S. Census Bureau Field Division in Suitland, Maryland and Jeffersonville, Indiana. As part of his duties, he led the design of the "Integrated Logistics Management System Research Study" - to define and document high-level business requirements for the 2010 Decennial Census.
Professor Yorkman also received a Mitretek Fellow to conduct doctoral research in Software Process Improvement Maturity Models. He is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers; Computer Society and continues to support the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) National Capital Area (NCAC) academic and career events. He has been selected for inclusion in the 2010-2011 Edition of the Montclair "Who's Who in Collegiate Faculty."
Professor Yorkman received D.Sc. (ABD) status in his doctoral program at The George Washington University, holds a Master's of Science in Engineering Management and Systems Engineering (Information and Process Management), and a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Maryland University College.
Azene Zenebe, Ph.D., Associate Professor
Coordinator of MIS department graduate programs
Dr. Azene Zenebe is an assistant professor of management information systems in the School of Business at Bowie State University and the coordinator of the Master of Science in management information systems program. Dr. Zenebe earned a PhD in 2005 and a Master of Science in information systems in 2003 from the University of Maryland Baltimore County, a Graduate Certificate in information systems security from the University of Maryland University College, and a Bachelor of Science in statistics from Addis Ababa University. He has more than ten years of experience as a data analyst, systems analyst, designer, developer, and administrator. Dr. Zenebe has more than seven years of experience in teaching courses in information systems, database systems, decision support systems, knowledge management systems, digital business and e-commerce, information systems security, computer programming with Java, computer applications in business, and statistical methods.
Dr. Zenebe's research focus is on the role of information systems in small and mid-size businesses, design and evaluation of enterprise-wide information systems, information systems, and computer security, crime in electronic business systems, and business intelligence and decision support using data mining and various data representation and inference methods. Dr. Zenebe has presented and published more than 14 articles in referred professional conferences and scientific journals such as that of IEEE.
Dr. Zenebe has been participating in the Globalization Project and in the Nurturing Leaders in Liberia Project (with Dr. Jennifer Bailey). He also is leading the initiative for establishing the Center for Information Systems Security Education and Research (CISSER) at the Department of Management of Information Systems.