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Michelle Hepner

Professor/Department Chair
Phone: (405) 974-2828
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Biographical Info

Dr. Hepner worked as a software developer, consultant, and PMP certified project manager for 10 years in industry before becoming a professor at UCO. Dr. Hepner has taught Management Information Systems, Information Systems Management (the senior capstone course), IT Security & Risk Management, Managing & Troubleshooting Networks, and software development in Visual Basic & C#.  Her research interests include risk analysis and security of information systems; data warehousing, mining, and analysis; and the promotion of undergraduate research. She is on the advisory board of the Oklahoma Journal of Undergraduate Research.


  • Ph.D. Computer Science, University of Tulsa
  • M.S. Computer Science, University of Texas, Arlington
  • B.S. Computing & Information Sciences, Oklahoma State University


Refereed Journal Articles

Hepner, M., Dickson, W. (in press). The Value of ERP Curriculum Integration: Perspectives from the Research. To appear in Journal of Information Systems Education

Swanson, Z., Hepner, M. (2011). Knowledge Management ERP Curriculum Design / Mapping (Theory and Development Tools). Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education.

Hepner, M., Gamble, R., Kelkar, M., Davis, L., Flagg, D. (2006). Patterns of Conflict among Software Components. Journal of Systems and Software, 79(4), 537-551.


2013 Top 20 Science & Engineering Professors in Oklahoma
2012 College of Business, Vanderford Distinguished Teacher Award
2010-2011 On Campus Grant, A Technology Platform for Business Intelligence Research
2010-2011 ISOM Department Teaching Award2008-2009 ISOM Department Teaching Award

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