James Eynon

James Eynon

Adjunct, Computer Science

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Jim Eynon grew up in Southern Illinois. It took him an extra semester to graduate from the University of Illinois (the Fighting Illini) with a BA in Finance and a minor concentration in Economic Geography and Accounting. He has an MBA from his hometown school, Southern Illinois University, and is ABD from the same institution. He is grateful to have had the opportunity to work with his mentors and editors of top journals in the areas of Management Information Systems, Organizations, and Management Science. His teaching experience spans 25 years at Furman University, Northern Illinois University, Wake Forest University, and of course SIU as a graduate student.

Outside of academic work, Eynon has worked in, consulted with, or sold to firms in most but not all industries. His first job from college was representing a computer services firm. Between then and now his clients encompass manufacturing, financial services, general services, construction, transportation, government, mining, healthcare, telecommunications, and retail. Jim has never investigated commercial fishing, timber, or politics but is willing to learn.

Mr. Eynon's vocational interests are steadily focused on using data to make good decisions. He enjoys everything about that from data modeling, to writing code for extraction, manipulation and analysis, to the communication of findings with particular interest in making that effective within an organizational context.

In his personal life, Jim is happily married to a lively English professor. They have four well-educated children of whom they are proud.


  • Ph.D. (ABD) Southern Illinois University. Concentration: Management of Information. Secondary Concentration, Management Science
  • MBA, Southern Illinois University Concentration: Operations Management
  • BA Finance. University of Illinois, Urbana. Minors in Accountancy and Economic Geography


  • Gallivan, Michael, Eynon, James, and Rai, Arun. 2003. The Challenge of Knowledge Management Systems: Analyzing the Dynamic Processes Underlying Performance Improvement Initiatives, Information Technology and People. 16-3, pp. 326-352.
  • Eynon, J.W. 2000. Deconstructing Tacit Knowledge. INFORMS Salt Lake City, UT.;
  • Eynon, J. W. and Ambrose P. J. 1998. System Properties, Management Quality, and Returns to Investment in Information Systems: An Exploratory Study. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the DSI
  • Eynon, J. W. and Ambrose P. J. 1998. Predicting with Poor Data: A Test of Classification Algorithms. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Decision Sciences Institute
  • Eynon, J. and Vance, D. 1998. On the Requirements of Knowledge Transfer Using Information Systems: A Schema. Proceedings of the AIS Americas Conference
  • Ambrose P. J. and Eynon, J. 1998. A Theoretical Model for Software Quality Management. Proceedings of the AIS Americas Conference
  • Eynon, James. and Eynon, John. 1997. Assessing Risk in Statistical Databases. Proceedings of Midwest Decision Sciences Institute
  • Eynon, James. 1995. Benchmarking, chapter in Besterfield, et al. Total Quality Management, Prentice-Hall, Upper Saddle River, NJ.
  • Eynon, James. 1992. Records Compliance and Control for Financial Institutions, Jordan & Assoc., St. Louis, MO.

Additional Professional Activities

  • Association for Information Systems
  • Decision Sciences Institut
  • Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS)
  • Association for Computing Machinery
  • Charlotte R Users
  • Greenville Data Science and Analytics
  • SQL Server Innovators Guild
  • Carolina Power BI User Group
  • Tableau Users Group