Russ Louks

Russ Louks


  • Professor of Practice, School of Business and Economics
  • Faculty Advisor, ITOxygen Enterprise
  • MS in Technology, Purdue University
  • BS in Mathematics, Michigan Technological University


Russ Louks joins the School of Business and Economics as a professor of practice of Management Information Systems and the Advisor for the ITOxygen Enterprise team.  He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) from the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium.   He has 29 years of experience in designing, developing and implementing computer systems in manufacturing companies, including four years of managing the Ford university sourcing office in Houghton.  He has a very diverse background in computer technologies including experience with a variety of data collection technologies including 2D bar codes, RFID technologies, computer networking, serial communications, and handheld computing devices.  He also has experience with more traditional computing architectures such as client / server applications, web based applications, and database applications.  He has delivered computer systems to plants in Europe, South America, Asia, and Australia and has led multi-national development teams.

Teaching Interests

  • Software Testing
  • Systems Development Life Cycle
  • Software Usability
  • IT/IS Management
  • Business Programming

Research Interests

  • Information Security
  • Biometrics
  • Voice Recognition