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Kevin Parker

Kevin Parker, Ph.D.

Professor of Informatics

Office: BA 534

(208) 282-4783


Ph.D., Texas Tech University

MS, Texas Tech University

BS, University of Texas

Prior to joining academia, Dr. Parker developed software systems for Conoco, Inc., one of the top Fortune 500 companies. He was selected as the 2011 Faculty Member of the Year by the Associated Students of ISU, and was recognized as an Outstanding Master Teacher by ISU in 2011 and 2012. In 2002-2003 he also received the College of Business Outstanding Teacher Award. Dr. Parker’s research interests are in improved teaching of core IT courses, the impact of developments in the Information Systems of Curriculum and Emerging Systems Development Issues.

Jon Holmes

Jon Holmes

Clinical Assistant Professor of Informatics

Office: BA 541

(208) 282-3215


MBA, Idaho State University
BBA, Idaho State University

Professor Holmes focuses on application development and implementation using Internet-based applications. He has been developing web projects and applications over the last 20 years. Homes has taught courses in both Informatics and Computer Science. He was formerly a Systems Analyst with the Informatics Research Institute. He has been involved in research projects that use the internet as a common platform.

Bob Houghton

Robert “Bob” Houghton, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Informatics

Office: BA 204

(208) 282-3707


Ph.D., Utah State University

MS, Utah State University

BM, Utah State University

Dr. Houghton has served as both an Informatics professor as well as the previous systems administrator for the College of Business. In his role as a professor, Dr. Houghton takes his real world experiences and applies them in the classroom to help provide further insight to students. Through his research, Houghton works to find new ways of keeping data safe and accessible.

Tom Ottaway

Tom Ottaway, Ph.D.

Professor of Informatics

Office: BA 533

(208) 282-5731


Ph.D., Texas Tech University
MS, Texas Tech University
BS, Wichita State University