Dr. El-Gayar is a Professor of Information Systems and Dean of Graduate Studies and Research, Dakota State University. His research interests include: decision support systems, multiple criteria decision making, and the application of decision technologies in healthcare, environmental management, and security planning and management. His inter-disciplinary educational background and training is in information technology, computer science, economics, and operations research. Dr. El-Gayar’s industry experience includes working as an analyst, modeler, and programmer. His numerous publications appear in various information technology related fields. He is a member of AIS, ACM, INFORMS, and DSI.