Lorraine Willoughby, Ph.D.
Office phone: 701-858-3314
Office location: Old Main 318
Preferred contact method: Email
Office hours: Spring 2013
other times by appointment
BS University of North Dakota
MS University of North Dakota
Ph.D. Utah State University
Professor Lorraine Willoughby started her teaching career at MSU filling in a part-time (1987) position and has since moved into a tenure track (1989) position. Dr. Willoughby was the 2002 recipient of the MSU Board of Regents Faculty Achievement award and the 2002 CASE US Professor of the Year for ND. Dr. Willoughby teaches undergraduate and graduate Management Information Systems courses on campus and online.
Currently Dr. Willoughby is the Chair of the Business Information Technology Department, Program Director for the Master of Science -- Information Systems, Master of Education – Business, and Job Corps Executive Management Program.
She believes students learn best by applying concepts learned in class to real-world projects. For this to happen, she continues to collaborate with many local and statewide businesses.
Dr. Willoughby has served as chair on several college and campus wide committees. Her professional affiliations include: International Association for Computers Information Systems, Association for Computing Machinery, Pi Omega, and Delta Pi Epsilon.
Her current research interests include collaboration in a virtual environment and effective online course delivery.