Terence T. Ow

Ph.D.,University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2000
Associate Professor in Management (Information Technology)
Office: 212 Straz Hall
Email: terence.ow@marquette.edu
Phone: (414) 288-5104, Fax: (414) 288-5754
Curriculum Vita
Faculty Advisor, Information Technology Student Organization (ITS0)


Ph.D. in Business (2000), University of Wisconsin-Madison
M.S. in Industrial Engineering (1994), University of Wisconsin-Madison
MBA (1992), University of Wisconsin-Madison
M.S. in Computer Science (1990), University of Wisconsin-Madison
B.S. in Computer Science and Mathematics (1988), University of Wisconsin-Madison

Brief Biography

Terence T. Ow is an Associate Professor of Information Technology in the Management Department, School of Business Administration at Marquette University. Dr. Ow was a faculty at the Mendoza College of Business at University of Notre Dame prior to his appointment at Marquette University.

His research focuses on the effect of IT and its performance on both the individual and the organization level, auction behavior in electronic markets, and also executive decision-making in information technology. His work has been published in information systems and management science journals including MIS Quarterly, Journal of Operations Management, Communications of the ACM, Decision Sciences Journal, Electronic Commerce Research and Applications, Journal of Organizational Computing and Electronic Commerce, INFORMS Journal on Computing, Fuzzy Sets and Systems and European Journal of Operational Research. He also served on the editorial board for a special issue on electronic auctions in Electronic Commerce Research and Applications.

He has taught courses in systems analysis and design, both undergraduate and graduate foundation courses in IT, java programming, web applications with PHP and mySQL and emerging technology. The number of IT students under his tutorage that have gone on to successful career in IT shows both his passion in delivering courses and mentoring students to be IT majors during earlier stages of their academic career. He takes pride in his innovative teaching to provide the best experience for his students both at Marquette and at Notre Dame.

He continues to organize speakers to present at Marquette University on the topics of emerging technology, technology entrepreneurship and social innovation. He was awarded a Miles Teaching Fellow for excellence in teaching. He was the recipient of the Faculty Advisor of the Year for Marquette University for his involvement with the IT Student Organization. He was a member of the steering committee for the Wisconsin Entrepreneurs' Conference 2009, committee member of technology task force for United Performing Arts Fund and is currently the education advisory board member for Spreenkler Talent Lab Seed Incubator. He continues to provide expertise, advise and encourages startup companies such as posipair.com. He has also been cited in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and BizTimes Magazine of Milwaukee on topics such as mobile banking, mobile technology and internet access for the consumers.

Media Citations

4G wireless service on fast track in Wisconsin Milwaukee Journal Sentinal, July 15, 2012
Time Warner Cable offers light online users savings deal Milwaukee Journal Sentinal, Oct 15, 2012
Dialing for dollars: Mobile banking becomes the norm BizTimes Magazine - Milwaukee, Nov. 26, 2012

Selected Publications

Teaching Portfolio

Currently, I am primarily teaching the introductory class in information technology at the undergraduate level. This class has been an eye opener for many undergraduates who have since then declared IT as a major and have successfully embarked on a career in IT in places such as GE HealthCare, PWC, Accenture to name a few.

I also teach a course that focuses on designing and developing Web-based applications using a variety of programming languages and tools. Students will be exposed to Internet application development architecture. Class projects include developing business-to-consumer (B2C) and business-to-business (B2B) applications, among others. We will cover xHTML, cascading style sheets, javascripts, PHP and mySQL as the database backend.