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Evelyn Thrasher, PhD, MBA
Evelyn Thrasher, PhD, MBA
- Interim Dean | Professor - Analytics and Information Systems
Teaching Area(s)
Career Readiness in Business Disciplines
PhD, Management of Information Technology and Innovation, Auburn University, 2006
MBA, Management Information Systems, Auburn University, 2003
BS, Mathematics, East Tennessee State University, 1989
Licenses and Certifications:
Certificate, Bravely Confronting Racism in Higher Education, Harvard University, 2022
Certificate, AACSB Accreditation Mentor, 2021

Certificate, DEI in the Workplace, University of Southern Florida, 2021
Certificate, Women in Education Leadership, Harvard University, 2018
Dr. Evelyn Thrasher serves as Senior Associate Dean for Faculty and Administration and Professor of Analytics and Information Systems. She has published more than 20 articles in academic journals, including Decision Support Systems, OMEGA, and Computers in Human Behavior. She specializes in the areas of information systems business value, information systems in healthcare, digital communication for leadership, and the use of information technology in education. Dr. Thrasher coordinates the AACSB continuous improvement process for the College and also serves as an AACSB accreditation mentor, currently assisting Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Bogota, Colombia. Dr. Thrasher actively participates in the College’s outreach efforts through civic engagement and community service. Her recent activities include Leadership Kentucky Class of 2018, HOTEL INC Board of Directors, SKYCTC Business Administration Advisory Council, Warren Central High School Business Advisory Council, and Bowling Green City Shapers. Dr. Thrasher’s awards include 2017 and 2020 Gordon and Glenda Ford Award for Faculty Excellence, 2016 Class of 2020 Award for Engagement, 2019 Phoenix Rising Megan Davidson Ally Award, and 2021 HOTEL INC Board Member of the Year.
Recent Publications

“Data Analytics and Its Advantages for Addressing the Complexity of Healthcare: A Simulate Zika Virus Case Study Example” (with L.P. Zhuhadar), Applied Sciences, 2019, 9(11), 2208-2224.

“The Next Wave of Innovation – Review of Smart Cities Intelligent Operation Systems” (with L.P. Zhuhadar, S. Marklin, and P. Ordonez de Pablos), Computers in Human Behavior, 2017, 66, 273-281.

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