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Dr. Michael Hilgers has been named interim chair of business and information technology. His appointment begins Friday, June 18.
Hilgers takes over for Dr. Keng Siau, a professor of business and information technology who has served as chair of the department since 2012.
Hilgers is a professor of business and information technology at Missouri S&T. In addition to teaching courses in the department, he researches modeling and simulating business analytics and data science. Hilgers’ past funded projects include virtual reality research to provide training for first responders and miners, as well as learning system development with applications in geospatial information systems. His current research uses stochastic geometry in modeling information visualization.