“In the information age, the most valuable resources that an organization has are its data and knowledge bases. Effective management of information systems and technology is central to codifying and sharing data, as well as to discovering and applying new knowledge – both of which are essential for success.”
Henry Bi joined Willamette University in Fall 2009. Prior to Willamette, he has been an Assistant Professor of Supply Chain and Information Systems at the Pennsylvania State University's Smeal College of Business for five years. He also has work experience with Xerox Corporation in Rochester, NY and with an import/export company in China.
Henry has taught courses in the areas of information systems management and operations management at the Pennsylvania State University as well as at the University of Arizona when he was a doctoral student.
His research focuses on information management and process management. He has published papers in academic journals and presented at international conferences.
Henry is a member of the Association for Information Systems (AIS) and the American Society for Quality (ASQ).
- Ph.D., Management, University of Arizona
- M.B.A., Rochester Institute of Technology
- M.S., Information Technology, Rochester Institute of Technology
- B.E., Mechanical Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University (China)
Operations management, lean six sigma, supply chain management, business process management, information systems management, ERP, e-commerce, e-government, enterprise architecture management, database management, data-driven performance evaluation.
Honors, Awards and Distinctions
University's Jerry E. Hudson Award for Excellence in Teaching, Willamette University, 2012
Award for Meritorious Service to Students, Atkinson Graduate School of Management, Willamette University, 2011, 2012
University’s outstanding graduate student instructor award, University of Arizona, 2004
Certified Six Sigma Black Belt (CSSBB), American Society for Quality (ASQ), License 14182, October 2013 – Present
Certified Six Sigma Green Belt (CSSGB), American Society for Quality (ASQ), License 8292, December 2012 – Present
Areas of Instruction
- Operations and Systems Management (MBA core)
- Operations and Information Management (MBA for Professionals core)
- Lean Six Sigma (MBA concentration experiential elective)
- Supply Chain Modeling and Optimization (MBA concentration experiential elective)
- E-Commerce and E-Government: Strategy and Implementation (MBA elective)
- Enterprise Architecture Management (MBA elective)
Selected Professional Activities
Editorial Review Board Member: Journal of Database Management
Henry H. Bi. 2019. A robust approach for assessing teaching performance during regular reviews. Studies in Higher Education (0307-5079). , Free eprint link:
Leidy Klotz, Michael Horman, Henry H. Bi, John Bechtel. 2008. The impact of process mapping on transparency. International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management (1741-0401). 57(8): 623-636.
Russell Barton, Henry H. Bi, Michael Freimer, Zan Huang, Dennis K.J. Lin, Jun Shu, Douglas Thomas, Susan Xu. 2006. Challenges in RFID Enabled Supply Chain Management. Quality Progress (0033-524X). 39(11): 23-28.
J. Leon Zhao, Henry H. Bi, Hsinchun Chen, Daniel D. Zeng, Chienting Lin, Michael Chau. 2006. Process-driven collaboration support for intra-agency crime analysis. Decision Support Systems (0167-9236). 41(3): 616-633.
Henry H. Bi, J. Leon Zhao. 2004. Applying Propositional Logic to Workflow Verification. Information Technology and Management (1385-951X). 5(3-4): 293-318.
Henry H. Bi. 2008. Toward an Algebra for Manipulating Process Models. Proceedings of the Eighteenth Workshop on Information Technologies and Systems (WITS 2008), Paris, France, December 13-14, 2008. pp. 206-211.
Henry H. Bi, J. Leon Zhao. 2004. Process Logic for Verifying the Correctness of Business Process Models. Proceedings of the Twenty-fifth International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2004), Washington, D.C., USA, December 12-15, 2004. pp. 91-100.
Henry H. Bi, Akhil Kumar. 2004. A Canonical Form for the Definition, Querying, and Manipulation of Workflows. Proceedings of the Fourteenth Workshop on Information Technologies and Systems (WITS 2004), Washington, D.C., USA, December 11-12, 2004. pp. 26-31.
Henry H. Bi, J. Leon Zhao. 2003. A Formal Classification of Process Anomalies for Workflow Verification. Proceedings of the Thirteenth Workshop on Information Technologies and Systems (WITS 2003), Seattle, WA, USA, December 13-14, 2003. pp. 207-212.
J. Leon Zhao, Henry H. Bi. 2003. On the completeness of logic-based workflow verification. Proceedings of the Thirteenth Workshop on Information Technologies and Systems (WITS 2003), Seattle, WA, USA, December 13-14, 2003. pp. 73-78.
Henry H. Bi, Arie Segev, J. Leon Zhao. 2003. Verification of Inter-Organizational Workflow Models in Supply Chain Management. Proceedings of the Second Workshop on e-Business (WeB 2003), Seattle, WA, USA, December 13-14, 2003. pp. 213-224.
Henry H. Bi, J. Leon Zhao. 2003. Mending the Lag Between Commerce and Research: A Logic-Based Workflow Verification Approach. Proceedings of the Eighth INFORMS-Computing-Society Conference (ICS 2003), Chandler, AZ, USA, January 8-10, 2003. pp. 191-212.