Portrait of Thomas Horan
  • Email
    tom.horan@cgu.edu
  • Degrees
    PhD, Organizational Psychology & Technology, Claremont Graduate School
    MPP, Information Technology & Public Policy, Claremont Graduate School
    BA, Psychology, University of Vermont
  • Research Interests
    Technology Management, Supply Chain/GIS, Health Informatics

Thomas A. Horan is a professor at the Center for Information Systems & Technology (CISAT) at Claremont Graduate University. Horan has also co-directed the university’s big data and creativity-innovation initiatives. His work has been at the intersection of technology and its application.

Horan received his master’s and doctoral degrees in Organizational Psychology & Technology from CGU. He has approximately 25 years of experience in designing, testing, and assessing major innovations. These innovations have involved cloud-based, geo-spatial, and mobile applications in health, transportation, and education sectors. He has over 130 publications in major journals such as Management Information Systems Quarterly, Visual Information Systems, and Communications of the ACM.

Horan’s work has been featured at the U.S. White House, and his research has been sponsored by numerous organizations, including the U.S. Department of Transportation, California HealthCare Foundation, Blue Shield Foundation, U.S. Social Security Administration, National Science Foundation, United Nations Development Corporation, Mayo Clinic, Kay Family Foundation, Salesforce.com, and Getty Leadership Institute. Horan has been a visiting scholar at Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of Hawaii, and University of Minnesota. He has also served in numerous advisory positions in the United States, Middle East, and Asia.

Co-authored with Lorne Olfman, et al. “An Information Systems Design Theory for an Expert System for Training.” Journal of DataBase Management 24, no. 3 (2013): 31–50.

Co-authored with Sue Feldman and David Drew. “Understanding the value proposition of health information exchange: the case of uncompensated care cost recovery.” Health Systems 2, no. 2 (2013): 134–46.

Co-authored with Brian Hilton. “SafeRoadMaps: Communication of Location and Density of Traffic Fatalities through Spatial Visualization and Heat Map Analysis.” Information Visualization 10, no. 1 (2011): 82–96.

Co-edited with Rae Zimmerman. Digital Infrastructure: Enabling Civil and Environmental Systems Through Information Technology. London: Routledge Press, 2004.

Digital Places: Building Our City of Bits. Washington, DC: ULI Press, 2000.

Contemporary Topics in Information Systems & Technology
Advanced GIS Practicum
Technological Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Digital Marketing & Analytics