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Knupp, Michael, PhD (c)

Michael Knupp, PhD (c)
Director, School of Technology and Innovation and Assistant Professor College of Business School of Technology and Innovation
Contact: Husson University
1 College Circle Bangor, Maine 04401
Phone: 207.404.5638
Room: 169 Harold Alfond Hall


Michael received his B.A. in Mathematics and B.S. in Secondary Education from the University of Maine. He completed his Master’s Degree in Computer Information Systems with a concentration in Database Design and Business Intelligence from Boston University. He is finishing his doctoral work in Computer Information Systems through Dakota State University. Michael started is technology career in Connecticut. While living in Connecticut, he worked professionally for over 10 years in the information technology sector with life insurance companies and the global IT company, Electronic Data Systems (EDS). While at EDS he served as a Senior Business Analyst and system expert at a startup life insurance call center. He is a subject matter expert on life insurance system designs and implementation. He was the leader of EDS’s Telecommuting Community and worked remotely for several years. As such, he is well versed on the tools necessary and the issues surrounding working (and learning) in remote environments. He has been professionally recognized for his outstanding delivery via the EDS FinsUp Award which was awarded nationally to a select number of individuals. Michael came to Husson in 2009 as an adjunct faculty member in the College of Science and Humanities and now serves as a full time faculty member in the College of Business.

When you sign up for one of my courses, be prepared to talk, to think, to work, to wonder, to question, to explore, to revel in your success, to learn from your failure, and most of all, to have fun as we figure out how to change the world in a positive manner! It is my sheer pleasure to work each and every day helping students to learn the host of skills necessary for them to become our future IT leaders. Eric Braude, a Boston University professor, discusses the process of navigating the “requirements to implementation gap” within software development. This is a perfect saying because the most successful IT professionals are the ones that can effectively bridge the gap from end user requirements to final implementation. The process is not easy and requires many skills; skills beyond pure programming. I keep this framework close at hand when designing and delivering my classes. Looking forward to seeing in class!