David Olsen

Faculty Advisor

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.



Lead Student Researcher

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.




Brendon Allen

Brendon is a transfer student from Snow College. While at Snow Brendon served as a Student Body Advocate and a member of the President's Leadership Team. Currently, he is an undergrad here at Utah State pursuing his Bachelor's Degree in Management Information Systems with a minor Computer Science.





Paul Fowler

Paul is a Masters student in the MIS program here at Utah State University. Before enrolling in school in the beautiful Cache Valley, Paul served in the United States Air Force as an Officer and pilot. As a pilot he flew hundreds of hours in complex multi-million dollar aircraft in high stress environments. On the ground, Paul supervised a Squadron training shop, finance/supply shop, and was team lead for a group tasked with obtaining sponsorship funding for an Air Show. In 2002 Paul obtained a BS in Political Science from the University of Utah with a minor in Aerospace studies. He is now focused on changing careers and has great interest in Business Intelligence.





Andrew Gooch

Andrew is from Plain City, UT and is currently a senior at the Huntsman School majoring in Management Information Systems with a minor in Spanish. Besides schoolwork, he enjoys competitive outdoor activities and being with family and friends.





Chad Williams

Chad is currently working towards completing his undergraduate degree in accounting in December 2013. Upon Graduation he plans to pursue a graduate degree in MIS from the Huntsman School of Business. He enjoys expanding his understanding of business intelligence particularly to find answers to questions that financial statements cannot answer. Through the Business Intelligence Group, Chad hopes to accelerate his career into analytics and be a future business decision maker.





Meghan Lewis

Meghan is currently working towards completing her undergrate degree in Management Information Systems from the Huntsman School of Business.







Zsolt Ugray

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.