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M.S.I.S. Program

Program Director

Murali Venkatesh Michael Fudge is the program director for the on-campus and online M.S.I.S. and ,  as well as the M.S. in Enterprise Data Systems, as well as I.S. in Information Systems for Executives, and the C.A.S'. in information security management, cloud management, and enterprise technology leadersip.  He acts as a central resource for questions regarding program requirements and as a liaison between individual programs and the iSchool. In this role, the program director is a student’s advocate for matters concerning policy, procedures, and special issues that might arise. He assists students with issues or questions related to courses and/or faculty.

Program Manager

Lauren Juiliani is the program manager for the on-campus and online M.S.I.S., M.S. in Applied Data Science, and M.S. in Enterprise Data Systems, as well as C.A.S. programs in data science and information security management. She is responsible for oversight on all activities of the programs and its students, and supports the program director in achieving program goals around assessment, enrollment, and curriculum design and planning. She assists students with inquiries on merit-based scholarships, and overall program procedures and processes.

Graduate Academic Advisor

Tess Schaufler assists all iSchool graduate students with questions regarding degree requirements and course registration.  As an advisor, Tess will hold open advising sessions, review all program of study forms, and certify all students’ degrees for graduation. 

Assistant Dean of Student Services

Kathy Allen oversees the iSchool’s Student Services advising staff, which is your best resource to help figure out your academic career at SU, what classes to take, and how to get involved in the iSchool community.


All graduate online students are encouraged to email or directly with their online student support advisor with any questions regarding course selection and availability, registration, graduation requirements, petitions, and program of study forms.

Director of


Vicky Williams leads efforts to support the iSchool's online community through the entire student lifecycle-from recruitment through graduation.  


Career Services and


Art Thomas leads the Career Services and Experiential Learning staff to help iSchool students achieve success not just in their first job but across the arc of their career.

Director of Career Services

Christopher Perrello  leads the Career Services team to educate students on networking best practices, develop and share career resources, and assist with the internship and job application and interview process. He is also available for one-on-one appointments via Handshake.


Professional Development

Christopher Perrello  oversees the Office of Career Services and Professional Development and manages a team of bridge builders to ensure iSchool students and alumni are earning the best professional opportunities. He manages diverse aspects of career development, placement data analytics, employer engagement, and immersion experiences for iSchool students and alumni.

Associate Director of Career Services 

Jeffrey Fouts: supports all career services activities and provides career counseling to all campus iSchool students.   Jeff has a focus on helping international students through the career search process, and is available for one-on-one appointments via Handshake.

Career Services Program Coordinator


Associate Director of Employer Engagement

Patti Bevans  facilitates partnerships between employers and the iSchool community to assist in recruiting students for internships and jobs, and helps students register for internship credit, use Handshake, and navigate the CPT/OPT process. Kathy Patti is available for one-on-one appointments via via Handshake.

Director of Employer Relations


Career Development and Immersion Specialist

Laura Chrissley meets with students to develop internship and job search strategies and also supports iSchool Immersion Trips.  She is available for one-on-one appointments via Handshake.

Part 7: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)