LESLIE K. DUCLOS WILSON
Dean & Professor
Ph.D. (Business Administration: MIS first emphasis, Operations second emphasis) University of Iowa; M.B.A., University of Northern Iowa; B.S. (Industrial Engineering, with Honors) Iowa State University.
Strategic use of Information Systems. Database Theory and Management. Systems Analysis and Design. Operations Management.
Improved productivity in analysis, design, and development. Application of expert systesm in manufacturing. Supply chain productivity enhancements. Teaching pedagogy in information systems. Management issues in virtual worlds.
Dean Wilson was previously the associate dean. In that role she provided direction and leadership with regard to maintaining the College's AACSB accreditation. In addition, she was the MBA Program Director for the campus program, expanding across the state, in Hong Kong, and mainland China helping the program earn a Top 100 Part Time MBA by U.S. News & World Reports. Between 2003 and 2006, she received over $300,000 in Business and International Education (BIE) grant funding from the U.S. Department of Education and served as the grant manager for those two grants.
Wilson is a tenured professor in the Department of Management. Her interests in supply chain, information systems development processes as well as teaching pedagogy has resulted in nineteen journal article publications in such journals as International Journal of Production Research, Supply Chain Management International, Journal of Production Economics, International Journal of Service Industry Management, Journal of Information Systems Education, and International Journal of Purchasing and Materiels Management. In addition, she has over 25 presentations or proceedings. Before coming to UNI, she worked seven years as an independent contractor, developing systems for small businesses.