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Gordon Ford College of Business Staff - Evelyn Thrasher

Dr. Evelyn Thrasher

Dr. Evelyn Thrasher

Director, PEAK Program; Knicely Faculty Fellow in Leadership; Associate Professor - Information Systems

Office:  Grise Hall 221
Phone:  270-745-3449


Dr. Thrasher specializes in the areas of information systems business value, the impact of information systems in healthcare, and the use of information technology in education. Her current research focuses on the strategic integration of organizations and information technology resources in healthcare delivery networks. Dr. Thrasher teaches a variety of courses in the Information Systems field including Systems Analysis and Design, Communication for Systems Management Professionals, and Computer Information Systems. She has eleven years experience as a systems analyst with Eastman Chemical Company, where she worked with the financial department and the executive management team on ERP implementation, executive decision support, database design, and global telecommunications.


B..S., Mathematics, East Tennessee State University
MBA, Auburn University
PHD, Management Information Systems, Auburn University

Dr. Evelyn Thrasher serves as the Knicely Faculty Fellow in the Center for Leadership Excellence. In this role, she assists with the planning and delivery of programs developed within the Center. Dr. Thrasher was a member of the first cohort of the WKU Faculty Leadership Year Program, and she is currently pursuing a certification in Servant Leadership through the Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership. Dr. Thrasher has presented at International Leadership Association Conferences and the LEAD Conference; and she has a chapter in the book Gender, Communication, and the Leadership Gap, published by the International Leadership Association. In addition to her role in the Center for Leadership Excellence, Dr. Thrasher is an Associate Professor of Information Systems and the Director of the Gordon Ford College of Business Professional Education and Knowledge (PEAK) Program.

Areas of Expertise

  • Information Technology Management & Strategy
  • Social Media
  • Data Analysis
  • Online Teaching & Learning

Professional Organizations

  • Association for Information Systems
  • Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society
  • Online Learning Consortium

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 Last Modified 9/24/14