Applied Business Technology Faculty and Staff
Dr. Bowen holds a bachelors and a master’s degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering (Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, 2005 and 2007) and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN (2013). Since early in his career, Dr. Bowen got involved in technology applications of data analysis and image processing with impacts way beyond academia. His applied research has impacted industries, such as aerospace & defense, medical devices, wellness, and security. After finishing his Ph.D. and being a found member of several start-up technology companies; Dr. Bowen recognized the importance of business skills and earned his MBA from Butler in 2019. During his time at Butler, Dr. Bowen had the chance to reconnect with academia, lead award-winning research with a colleague, and reignite his passion for teaching and educating the next generation. As a tenure track faculty in data analytics, Dr. Bowen has been sharing his passion about insights hidden in data and exploring different techniques to uncover them with Butler students. His research interests include image processing, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and how these methods can be applied supply chain resiliency. Dr. Bowen has strong collaboration with colleagues not just inside Butler but others in major U.S. universities as well impactful non-profits that serve the local community. He has presented his research in different parts of the world and won several awards.During his free time, Dr. Bowen enjoys being active and spending quality time with his two boys and his dogs.
Matthew is an experienced C-Suite Executive and Entrepreneur with over thirty years of service in management and leadership positions. He has managed Food Safety initiatives, Branded Foods and Consumer Packaged Goods, Third-Party Logistics, and Vendor-Managed Replenishment programs with several Fortune Global 500™ companies. He earned his undergraduate degree in History and Computer Applications from the University of Notre Dame and his graduate degree in Marketing from Butler University’s MBA program. Matthew also studied at the Universität Innsbruck in Austria and has taught courses at the University of Indianapolis. He and his wife, Kerry, have seven children.
- MS-100 Business Applications with Excel (fall/spring)
- MS-350 Operations Management (fall/spring)
- MS-378 Advanced Business Analytics (occasionally)
- MS-495 Global Procurement and Sourcing (fall 2022)
- MBA-545 Integrated Capstone (occasionally)
Jason Davidson is a faculty member in the Lacy School of Business, where he teaches Data Analysis and Business Modeling, Business Intelligence, Data Network Engineering, and introductory management information system courses. With a background in media development, prior to joining the faculty at Butler, he worked in the technical publishing industry. Along with teaching, he currently serves as an IT consultant for regional businesses in the Indianapolis area and is currently serving as the Vice President of the Association of Technology Management and Applied Engineering EECT division. He holds a B.A. in telecommunication arts from Butler University and an M.B.A. from Morehead State University. He lives in Indianapolis, IN. with his wife Sarah and Son Miles.
I was raised in Glen Rock, New Jersey, a bed-room community in the suburbs of New York City. I commuted to New Jersey Institute of Technology where I earned a Bachelors degree in Chemical Engineering and a Masters in Computer Science. My Masters thesis was a business tool that queried a project plan such that the consequences of delayed tasks on an overall project schedule could be analyzed. After college, I moved to Virginia to pursue my career and then onto Indianapolis, Indiana.
As of 2020, my book is nearly complete. It’s an account of my Great Grandfathers role in the first World War. Researching the specifics of how he enlisted, his travels from Chicago to the front lines in France, and his subsequent service was one of the more interesting things I have done.
Barry E. King, DBA is an associate professor of information systems and operations management in the Lacy School of Business. His primary areas of research are predictive analytics using R and SAS, operations research modeling, and data mining. His work has appeared in Management Science, Healthcare Management Science, Harvard Business Review and elsewhere. Besides teaching in these areas, he teaches database design, information technology, and prescriptive analytics.
Dr. Janaina Siegler, or simply Jane, holds a Ph.D. in Operations and Supply Chain Management from FGV in Brazil and Indiana University, Indiana. As a college professor for more almost fifteen years, Jane has taught thousands of undergraduate and graduate students in Brazil, the U.S., and Europe. As a consultant and an entrepreneur herself, Jane has had the opportunity to live and breathe the challenges of the concepts she teaches. Because of her background, Jane is a firm believer that “to teach business to future business leaders, one must engage with the business, both in our backyard and around the world”. She has actively engaged the business community in her academic and professional research aiming to leverage and share the knowledge created together between academia and the businesses, for the business community, and for business students. Her research interests include supply chain resilience, buyer and supplier relationships, business clusters, and technologies related to the supply chain. Dr. Siegler has special collaboration with the automotive and logistics industry. She has presented her research in dozens of conferences in different parts of the world and her research has appeared in several peer-reviewed journals such as the IJPE, RAC, IJLSM, among others.
Jane is a proud mother of two college students. She loves to travel and in her free time, she enjoys hanging out with her dogs, her loved ones, and being in contact with nature.
Dr. Hongjiang Xu is an Associate Professor in Management Information Systems with Lacy School of Business at Butler University. She is the Department Chair for MIS and Operations Management department.
Prior to join Butler, she was an Assistant Professor at Central Michigan University. Her Ph.D. dissertation titled Critical Success Factors for Accounting Information Systems Data Quality was completed at the University of Southern Queensland in Australia. She has a master of commerce in information systems degree from the University of Queensland in Australia.
Her research interests are in the areas of information quality, data security, cloud computing, accounting information systems, ERP systems, electronic commerce, and social media. She has published papers in academic journals, including Journal of Computing Information Systems, Journal of Database Management, Industrial Management & Data Systems, ACM Journal of Data and Information Quality, Journal of Electronic Commerce in Organizations, and Journal of Information Systems Education, among others.
For more information about Dr. Xu’s research, please visit ResearchGate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Hongjiang_Xu and Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=A_lwwtgAAAAJ.