SISAT Clinical Faculty & Fellows
Tamir Bechor – Clinical Assistant Professor
PhD, Tel Aviv University, Israel
During my 30 years of managerial and professional experience in the Information Technology (IT) field, I have become more and more aware of the importance that leaders and managers across different professions will gain knowledge of the blueprint for IT success and prepare themselves for delivering value through effective IT investments.
My teaching interests, based on a combination of professional and academic perspectives, focus on the competencies and practices needed to unlock and strengthen managers' abilities to deliver desired business results through the use of Information Technology.
Creating a learning environment which will enable students to explore for themselves new ideas and extra knowledge in the field of IT, is what I strive for. My overall objective is to provide the student with the unique capabilities and essentials needed to take on the challenges of current and future positions.
I endeavor to keep the students' knowledge fresh and their attitudes positive, by creating a supportive, proactive and innovative learning climate.
I’m very excited for the opportunity to share my knowledge at SISAT and across several CGU schools, by promoting integrative and interdisciplinary dialogue among students and faculty, on the most relevant behavioral and managerial issues that the IT field raises.
Dr. Bechor's Short Bio
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Brian Hilton – Clinical Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Claremont Graduate University
I’ve always been interested in building – whether as a young boy building model airplanes or as an adult during my original career in the construction industry. I enjoy the process of creating practical artifacts. However, I began to realize that what seemed rather easy and intuitive to me – building systems, whether actual physical systems or information technology systems – was not necessarily easy or intuitive for most people. This realization has informed my research and development and teaching goals.
On the research and development side, I’ve been involved in many projects over the past decade. Many, but not all, of these projects have involved the use of Geographic Information System (GIS) technologies – my main research focus area. Specifically, I’m interested in spatial information system development and the use of emerging technologies in information system development.
On the teaching side, I developed and implemented the GIS Solution Development specialization within the MSIST degree at SISAT. This specialization is designed to meet the educational needs of people who want careers developing transformative GIS solutions for organizations. The specialization is technical in its focus and is designed to develop the knowledge and skills needed to create these applications. Recently, we initiated the Advanced GIS Lab at CISAT. The Lab draws on t he strengths of our existing efforts in GIS. It is my expectation and hope that the Lab will spark the same interest in building artifacts that I have in others and will help to support their educational journey.
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