William E. Spangler, Ph.D.
William E. Spangler , Ph.D.
Associate Dean, Undergraduate Programs and Academic Affairs, Professor of Information Systems Management
Palumbo Donahue School of Business
Contact Information
706A Rockwell Hall
Pittsburgh, PA, 15282
Phone: 412.396.6245 Fax: 412.396.1286

William E. Spangler is Professor of Information Systems Management and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the Palumbo Donahue School of Business at Duquesne University.  He has taught a wide array of technical and managerial courses in information systems, focusing in the past few years on information systems auditing, control and security.  He also has been heavily involved in the international programs over the past 10 years, having led student groups on study abroad trips to destinations that have included Europe, South America, China, India, Japan, and South Africa.

Since coming to Duquesne, Dr. Spangler has received several teaching awards, including the Palumbo-Donahue Outstanding Educator Award, the Rethwisch Outstanding Teaching Award, two Duquesne University Creative Teaching Awards, and an Apple Polishing Award.  He also has published several academic journal articles related to instructional design and strategies within the information systems curriculum.

Dr. Spangler's research interests have focused on computational modeling for decision support in complex systems, as well as machine learning and data mining.  His work has been published in numerous academic journals, including Management Science, Communications of the ACM, Journal of Management Information Systems, Decision Support Systems, Information and Management, Production and Operations Management, Interfaces, and IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering

Prior to joining the faculty at Duquesne, Dr. Spangler spent several years in private industry working for Fortune 500 companies such as Unisys Corporation and Westinghouse Electric Corporation, as well as small companies such as the R&D firm Seer Systems.  He also taught for three years in the business school at West Virginia University immediately prior to his move to Duquesne.  He is a member of the Association for Information Systems (AIS), the International Association for Computer Information Systems (IACIS), the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA), and the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA).

In his spare time, Dr. Spangler loves to travel and particularly enjoys the outdoors, including hiking and bike-riding.  He also enjoys photography and all types of electronic gadgets.