David Olsen received his Ph.D. in Management Information Systems from The University of Arizona in 1993 and taught at The University of Akron accounting department in accounting information systems for five years. Dr. Olsen joined the MIS department at Utah State University in 1998 and teaches primarily in the database area as well as the MBA strategy and management course. His research interests include database concurrency control, accounting information systems, the integration of SQL, XML and XBRL, and database modeling. His research has been published in journals such as Communications of the ACM, Issues in Accounting Education, and the Journal of Database Management. Dr. Olsen is happiest with regards to the teaching awards he has received.
Michael Tolman is currently pursuing a dual Master’s in Management Information Systems and Business Administration.
Michael has worked in sales and management for over 4 years ranging from direct marketing and sales management for Green Mountain Energy in Texas to a retail sales manager for Lifetouch Portrait Studios in JCPenney.
Dr. Ugray is an Assistant Professor at Utah State University in the
Management Information Systems Department. Prior to joining USU, he was a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of California - Riverside. He has also worked for Fourth State Technology and Advanced Energy.
Ben is masters student in the MIS department at Utah State University and was previously awarded a BA in Linguistics from Brigham Young University. He enjoys learning and expanding his knowledge as a member of the BI group.
Michael Black was raised in Eau Clair, Wisconsin. With family roots at Utah State University he choose to get a bachelors of science from the Huntsman School of Business in Management Information Systems in 2008. Michael Black has been working with information systems since 2001 starting out with maintaining product information for an online hobby store. Since then he has worked for several companies ranging in industries from aerospace, to telecommunications, to government, and to research groups. From time to time Michael Black has been called upon by various organizations to offer consulting advice about their information system. Michael Black is a proud Eagle Scout and is involved in scouting in his local community. Michael Black has traveled to seven countries and is fluent in French. In 2010 Michael Black was accepted in the graduate program at Utah State University furthering his education in Management Information Systems. He is currently the senior database administrator for a software company located in Logan, Utah.
Cam was born in Rexburg, ID, and raised in Spanish Fork, UT. He loves aviation, cooking Dutch oven, and dancing West Coast Swing with his wife, NAME. He also loves the outdoors, specifically in the fall.
Cam comes from a family of 6 kids and is the oldest. He served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, for two years, in Taejeon, South Korea. He received his BS from Utah State University in Aircraft Mechanics and is now working toward a masters degree in Business Information Systems.
Cam has worked as an intern for Erickson Aircrane in Central Point, Oregon in 2007 and also worked as the Photo Editor for the Utah Statesman Newspaper from 2007-2008. He has also worked for AES Systems, a surveillance camera manufacturer, as their Production Manager for several years where they would provide service to many Department of Defense contractors.
Brian was born in Logan. Brian will graduate with a Bachelors degree in MIS in Fall 2010. In Brian's time at Utah State he feels that the BI Group has helped him aquire skills that will help him the most in his future career and schooling.