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College of Business Administration

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1001 Business Building
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66506

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2019 Business Building
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66506

Michael Chilton

Associate Professor 
Department of Managementmc
Office:2053 Business Building
Mailing Address:3091 Business Building
1301 Lovers Lane 
Manhattan, KS 66506

Research Goals

Dr. Chilton is actively engaged in three research streams: 1) the use of technology in monitoring cattle. This is a joint project with researchers in the Kansas State College of Veterinary Medicine; 2) the adoption and use of networks of smart devices that communicate to monitor and control processes or the “Internet of Things,” and 3) the effects of moving to a teaching/learning model in the MIS curriculum that utilizes a studio concept instead of the traditional classroom lecture format.

Current Research & Consulting Projects

  • The analysis of data transmitted by animal monitors for cattle-on-feed to detect its state of health
  • Formulating an adoption and use model for the “Internet of Things”
  • Formulating a new curriculum model for MIS students that places a much greater emphasis on practice

Major Accomplishments

  • Received a $25,000 grant from ConocoPhillips to support research
  • Published in the Journal of Management Information Systems, the Database for Advances in Information Systems, the International Journal of Knowledge Management, and others
  • Edited a compendium in book form on knowledge management with contributions from 22 authors world wide
  • Member of the editorial board for the Journal of Computer Information Systems (JCIS)

Other Contributions

  • Facutly advisor to the MIS Club, which annually awards $6,000 in student scholarships to its members, schedules field trips to several firms twice per year and hosts an annual career social with 12 – 15 employers
  • Member of the Association of Information Systems (AIS)
  • Member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
  • Member of the MIS Advisory Board

Areas of Teaching

Business Data Systems, Computer Networking


Ph D,  University of Arkansas, 2001.
Major: CISQA

MBA, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1990.
Major: General
Supporting Areas of Emphasis: MIS

BS, University of Missouri, 1975.
Major: Electrical Engineering