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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 and risk management, managing and troubleshooting networks, and software development in visual basic and 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
  • B.S., Computing and 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.


  • Top 20 Science and Engineering Professors in Oklahoma (2013)
  • College of Business, Vanderford Distinguished Teacher Award (2012)
  • On Campus Grant, A Technology Platform for Business Intelligence Research (2010-2011)
  • ISOM Department Teaching Award (2010-2011)
  • ISOM Department Teaching Award (2008-2009)

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