Dedicated Faculty Mentors

School of Business Faculty

The faculty mentors in CalSouthern’s School of Business are experienced business professionals as well as dedicated, responsive and highly credentialed educators.

They will be there for you—via phone, email or Skype—to answer any questions you may have and to help you master the course material. And, equally important, they will help you take the concepts you learn and apply them to resolve challenges commonly faced in today’s increasingly complex and globalized business world, using the latest best practices.

CalSouthern’s faculty mentors are positive, encouraging and supportive—and entirely dedicated to your academic and professional success.


Thomas Van Dyke, PhD

Faculty Mentor, Business

Areas of Interest and Expertise
Online privacy, IS service quality, IT leadership, IT productivity

Dr. Thomas Van Dyke is an experienced and passionate educator with over a dozen years of university teaching experience in management information systems at the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral levels. His commitment to teaching excellence was recognized when he was selected as Teacher of the Year for the College of Business at UNLV in 1999. Dr. Van Dyke also has industry training experience, having taught Oracle certification classes in structured query language, database design and database administration. He has worked for the City Public Service of San Antonio, TRW Defense Systems Group, and various consulting clients. He has received research grants to create expert systems for Mary Kay Cosmetics and to study service quality and customer satisfaction for IBM Corporation.

Dr. Van Dyke has published numerous academic articles and book chapters. His work appears in top MIS journals including MIS Quarterly and Decision Sciences.

Educational Background

PhD Business Computer Information Systems, University of North Texas; MBA, Texas State University; BS Computer Science, Texas A & M University

Courses Taught
  • MIS 86510 - Applied Data Analysis
  • MIS 87510 - Technology Concepts for Managers


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