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Gordon Ford College of Business Staff - Evelyn Thrasher

Dr. Evelyn Thrasher

Dr. Evelyn Thrasher

Director, PEAK Program; Knicely Faculty Fellow in Leadership; Associate Professor - Information Systems

Office:  Grise Hall 221
Phone:  270-745-3449


Dr. Thrasher specializes in the areas of information systems business value, the impact of information systems in healthcare, and the use of information technology in education. Her current research focuses on the strategic integration of organizations and information technology resources in healthcare delivery networks. Dr. Thrasher teaches a variety of courses in the Information Systems field including Systems Analysis and Design, Communication for Systems Management Professionals, and Computer Information Systems. She has eleven years experience as a systems analyst with Eastman Chemical Company, where she worked with the financial department and the executive management team on ERP implementation, executive decision support, database design, and global telecommunications.


B..S., Mathematics, East Tennessee State University
MBA, Auburn University
PHD, Management Information Systems, Auburn University

Dr. Thrasher has published research in Omega, Communications of the AIS, The Encyclopedia of Healthcare Information Systems, and the proceedings of regional and national conferences. She is a member of various professional organizations and has presented at both regional and national conferences. In addition, Dr. Thrasher serves as a reviewer for several conferences, journals, and textbook publishers, and has also served on the advisory board for a book on cyber security.

Areas of Expertise

  • Information Technology Management & Strategy
  • Social Media
  • Data Analysis
  • Online Teaching & Learning

Professional Organizations

  • Association for Information Systems
  • Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society
  • Online Learning Consortium

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