Abel Moreno

Abel Moreno, Ph.D., is the chair of the Department of Computer Information Systems at Metropolitan State University of Denver.

Moreno has served as department chair since 1999. His scholarly work focuses on management science, such as data envelopment analysis applications, computer information systems, quantitative methods for business pedagogy and information systems education. He has been published in various academic journals, including the Indian Journal of Economics and Business, the International Journal of Global Management Studies Professional, the International Journal of Intercultural and Information Management and Information Systems Education.

Moreno received his doctorate in engineering with a concentration in industrial engineering and management; and a master’s in industrial engineering and management from North Dakota State University, Fargo in 1990 and 1988 respectively; and a bachelor’s in industrial and systems engineering from Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM) in Monterrey, Mexico in 1981.

Edgar Maldonado

Edgar Maldonado is an associate professor in the Department of Computer Information Systems at Metropolitan State University of Denver. He holds a Ph.D. in information sciences and technology from Pennsylvania State University. A native Venezuelan with an extensive professional and academic background in engineering, he has spent several years designing and implementing network solutions and systems internationally.

He has experience as a software support engineer for banking networks, with projects in Venezuela and the Caribbean. Before joining MSU Denver, he worked at an IT consulting firm in Denver.

Maldonado specializes in the socioeconomic aspects of information technology and is well versed on the topics of computer security, cyber terrorism, public policies and information systems technologies, including emergency management.

He is aware of the major issues concerning intellectual property as applicable to technology patents and is an asset to the implementation of multicultural information systems. His scholarly work has been published in several peer-reviewed journals and he was a leader for one of the national level case studies in the “Research of Emergency Capacity Building,” sponsored by the National Science Foundation, as a research assistant at Penn State University.

Janos Fustos

Janos T. Fustos, Ph.D., is a tenured professor in the Department of Computer Information Systems and Business Analytics at Metropolitan State University of Denver. He specializes in web development, web site administration, web programming and information systems security.

Fustos is actively involved in service through his role of chairing the ABET accreditation committee in the CIS Department and the AACSB technology committee in the College of Business as well as serving on the university-wide committees that determine IT strategies, policies and procedures. He helped the CIS department receive the re-accreditation for ABET. Fustos co-sponsored the creation of the Health Care Information Systems undergraduate program. He maintains his AQ status by engaging in professional development activities focused on the impact of technology in training and learning; and global aspects of information system education. He regularly attends conferences, professional presentations, workshops and seminars related to his professional interest areas and accreditation.

Fustos received his doctorate in engineering management in 1993, masters in chemical engineering in 1982, and a bachelor’s in factory operations management in 1980 from University of Veszprem, Hungary.