Online Master of Professional Studies in Information Technology Management


MPS IT Management Online Program Faculty

Earn your MPS IT Management degree from Tulane’s School of Professional Advancement and you will have access to some of the most knowledgeable academics and professionals in IT today. They bring real-world examples into the classroom and offer you a glimpse of current challenges facing businesses across the globe. Moreover, our professors serve as passionate mentors, offering personalized academic and career guidance to their online students.

What will you learn from these world-class scholars?

Meet a few of the renowned faculty teaching in MPS IT Management online program:

Alessandro is an IT professional with over 15 years of industry experience in business analysis, software development and architecture. He has a diverse background in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering which he applies in his current position as an Enterprise Architect in the field of Electric Utility. Alessandro holds a Master of Science and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering both from Tulane University.

Danny Albert, MS, Ph.D. abd, is an adjunct professor in the Academic Computing Programs and an Information Technology Leader and Innovator. Mr. Albert joined Tulane University in the department then called University College in 1990 as an instructor of database systems. He completed his MS in Systems Science in 1978 from LSU, providing the initial research into Cost-based Optimizers still used in Database Management Systems. He also has Ph.D. in Information Systems work at Nova Southeastern University and Tulane University which was interrupted by Hurricane Katrina. His research concentration was “Information Anywhere” and “Latent Semantic Indexing of non-Structured Data”. The school has awarded Mr. Albert as a Faculty Fellow twice. Professor Albert has a unique ability to integrate his academic and work experiences providing students with a full educational experience. He has taught Oracle Database Administration, Systems Analysis and Design, Information Technology Hardware and Software Fundamentals courses. As a long-time member of the department Curriculum Committee, Mr. Albert has assisted in the development of the overall curriculum and courses. He has designed and implemented the Systems Requirements Development and Testing course along with the Cyber Security course. He has also been instrumental in the development and implementation of the MPS program teaching Enterprise Architecture Software, Enterprise Architecture Hardware, Systems Requirements Development and Testing, and Managing the IT Department. He is also a course designer in the new Cyber Security concentration. Currently Professor Albert has been a leader in developing the new online curriculum and in converting his Enterprise Architecture Hardware course to the new SOPA online offering format.

Dr. Chris Bogen, Ph.D., is an adjunct instructor at the Tulane University School of Professional Advancement (SoPA) and teaches courses such as CPST3650 Linux Administration and Security, CPST7800 Legal Issues in IT, and CPST7900 Computer Security. Dr. Bogen joined SoPA in May 2016. He completed his Ph.D. in 2006 while also serving as a computer scientist at the US Army Corps of Engineers, Engineer Research Development Center (ERDC) (2004 – 2014). During his time at ERDC, Dr. Bogen contributed research and practical tools for domains such as long-term structural health monitoring (as a founding member of the SMART Gate project) and building information modeling (as a co-author of COBie related national BIM standards). He currently works full-time as a senior cyber security engineer for Fulor Federal Petroleum Operations (FFPO). In addition to part-time work with Tulane University, Dr. Bogen also works on free-lance programming or cyber security consulting projects. He is currently holds four GIAC cyber security certifications for Wireless Network Auditing (GAWN), Penetration Testing (GPEN), Incident Handling (GCIH), and Industrial Control System Security (GICSP). Dr. Bogen earned a B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in Computer Science from Mississippi State University (1999, 2002, 2006). His computer forensics dissertation research was published in the Journal of Digitial Forensics Practice. His publication list includes numerous building information modeling conference articles, an article in the Journal of IT in Construction, a textbook chapter, and building information modeling standards. Dr. Bogen served as the secretary for the OASIS technical committee of the Open Building Information eXchange (OBIX) from 2012 – 2014, and he also served as the secretary for the National Institute of Building Science’s National Building Information Modeling Standards committee from 2013 – 2014. In his time away from his career Dr. Bogen enjoys time with his family and music (listening, performing, talking about).

Bill Rials, Ph.D., is an adjunct professor in Information Technology (IT) for the School of Professional Advancement (SoPA) teaching various CPST courses. Dr. Rials is an IT executive with broad experience delivering value to government, academic and administrative business partners through technology strategic planning, management excellence, program and project management, and assessment, and communications. He has had a long career in IT management. Dr. Rials has served as the Chief Information Officer and Director of Technology for a county government and law enforcement agency. After serving as an IT leader for local government, Dr. Rials applied his skills and expertise to state government by joining the Mississippi Department of Information Technology Services as the Cybersecurity Operations Manager and later serving in an executive leadership role for the State Data Center Operations. Dr. Rials is currently serving as the State Chief Enterprise Architect and Director of Strategic Planning for the State of Mississippi. He discovered his passion for teaching when he started teaching for Tulane University in 2012.

Dr. Rials holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from Belhaven University in 2008, a master's degree in computer information systems from Missouri State University in 2012. He recently received his a Ph.D. in higher education administration and public administration from Jackson State University in 2017 with a dissertation research concentration in the Critical Factors That Influence The Adoption Of Cloud Computing In The Public Sector. Dr. Rials recently published an article for the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) CIO as Broker: A Proposed New Model.