William MacKinnon Promoted to Associate Professor on the Teaching Track at Clarkson University

June 13, 2024

William MacKinnon has been promoted from assistant professor on the teaching track to associate professor of operations and information systems in the David D. Reh School of Business at Clarkson University.

Headshot, William MacKinnon

MacKinnon has been at Clarkson University for over 30 years, beginning his career as a computer technician in the Educational Computing department. He earned his bachelor's and master's degrees at Clarkson while working as a computer technician, then IT Coordinator, and finally Instructor in the School of Business. He went on to earn his Ph.D. in Management at Carleton University in Ottawa and became an Assistant Professor in the Operations & Information Systems area of the School of Business.

He concentrates his research in the adoption and implementation of enterprise systems, information systems in health care, and electronic medical records systems. 

He teaches courses on data analytics, information systems for supply chain management, global experience, decision analysis, optimization methods, and a seminar on international business.

He was recently elected Chair of the Faculty Senate.

He is a lifelong resident of the North Country. His outside interests include being active in his church, fishing, farming, and woodworking.

Clarkson University is a proven leader in technological education, research, innovation and sustainable economic development. With its main campus in Potsdam, N.Y., and additional graduate program and research facilities in the Capital Region and Hudson Valley, Clarkson faculty have a direct impact on more than 7,800 students annually through nationally recognized undergraduate and graduate STEM designated degrees in engineering, business, science and health professions; executive education, industry-relevant credentials and K-12 STEM programs. Alumni earn salaries among the top 2% in the nation: one in five already leads in the c-suite. To learn more go to www.clarkson.edu.
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