Dr. Ann L Fruhling
- Charles W. and Margre H. Durham Distinguished Professor of College of Information Science and Technology
- Information Science and Technology, School of Interdisciplinary Informatics
Ann Fruhling, Ph.D., MBA is a Charles W. and Margre H. Durham Distinguished Professor of Information Science and Technology and the founding Director of the School of Interdisciplinary Informatics at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. The School provides opportunities for collaboration with other disciplines through sharing curriculum and collaborative applied research. The four degrees offered by the School-- Cybersecurity, Bioinformatics, IT Innovation, and Biomedical Informatics -- all have two very important common characteristics. First, they each have interdisciplinary components in their curriculum. Second, they rely on working collaboratively with other disciplines and the community. One of the main goals of the School is to be an "IT solution innovator" resource for our community partners.
Dr. Fruhling's research focuses on evaluating and improving human - computer interaction efficiency and effectiveness. Since 2002, she has been the Principal Investigator of an emergency response system and bioterrorism surveillance system for public health laboratories called STATPack™ which is deployed in over 60 health laboratories across the Midwest. During her time at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, Dr. Fruhling has written over 90 publications. She has received over $8.5M in research-related funding, with 100+ funded research projects that have supported over 85 students.
She teaches courses in Human Computer Interaction, User Interface Design, MIS Graduate Capstone, Agile Development Methods, Health Informatics Research and Evaluation, HCI Usability Research and Biomedical Informatics.
Dr. Fruhling's research areas include: user interface design and evaluation, usability studies, information system design strategies for medical emergency response systems, e-health applications, health informatics, agile system development, implementation and management strategies.
She has published several research articles in the areas of agile system development, emergency response systems, and user interface usability. Her research studies have appeared in publications including Journal Management Information Systems, Communications of the Association for Information Systems, Journal of Computer Information Systems, International Journal of Electronic Health Care, International Journal of Cooperative Information Systems, Journal of Electronic Commerce Research and the Journal of Information Technology Theory and Application. She also has book chapters in Value Based Software Engineering, Patient-Centered E-Health, and Advances in Management Information Systems and numerous conference papers.
Dr. Fruhling is the Director of the Consortium for Public Informatics (CPHI).
Awards and Honors
Charles W. and Margre H. Durham Distinguished Professor of Information Science and Technology, Scholarship/Research - 2017
UNO Graduation Marshal, Service, University - 2016
UNO Outstanding Student Mentor Nomination, Scholarship/Research - 2014
Mutual of Omaha Distinguished Professor of College of Information Science and Technology, Scholarship/Research - 2011
Nebraska Navy Admiral Award , Scholarship/Research - 2006
Ph D, University of Nebraska at Lincoln , Lincoln, Nebraska, Management Information Systems, Strategy, Marketing, Computer Science, Human Computer Interaction, 2003
MBA, University of Nebaska at Omaha, Omaha, NE, Master in Business Administration, 1991
BS, Colorado State University , Fort Collins, CO, Computer Information Systems, 1983
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