Information Systems (323) 343-2983

David Gadish
Assistant Professor of Information Systems; Ph.D., University of Guelph, Canada
Contact: (323) 343-2924
E-mail: dgadish@calstatela.edu

Dr. Gadish specializes in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for federal, state and local governments (including homeland security), telecommunications and utility companies, as well as for the banking and finance sectors. Dr. Gadish also specializes in high-tech business management, leadership and information technology project management.

Fluent in: Hebrew, Russian, Arabic


Adam Reed
Associate Professor of Information Systems; Ph.D., University of Oregon
Contact: (323) 343-2985
E-mail: areed2@calstatela.edu

Dr. Reed’s areas of expertise include Unix, Linux, and data communication technologies (intellectual history and patents, system design, security administration); programming languages; productivity and accessibility of information systems; and intelligent user interfaces. Dr. Reed worked at Bell Laboratories, 1981-1999. He holds three U.S. Patents, and is an experienced expert witness in U.S. and foreign patent litigation.

Fluent in: French, Polish, Hebrew, Arabic.


Paul Rosenthal
Professor of Information Systems; D.B.A., USC
Contact: (323) 343-2923
E-mail: prosent@calstatela.edu

Dr. Rosenthal’s areas of expertise include information systems planning, business resumption planning and evaluation of outsourcing alternatives. Prior to joining the Cal State L.A. faculty, he spent more than 30 years as a consultant for such firms as Computer Science Corporation and Coopers & Lybrand. Recent consulting projects include preparing a strategic infrastructure plan, preparation of a guide to outsourcing, security assessment of a network of data centers, evaluation of in-house loan servicing and organization of an IS organization in transition to packaged applications.


Ludwig Slusky
Professor of Information Systems; Ph.D., Academy of Civil Engineering, CISSP
Contact: (323) 343-2922
E-mail: lslusky@calstatela.edu

Ludwig Slusky is an expert in Information Security, HIPAA, process improvement approach using Capability Maturity Model® Integration (CMMI), databases, and distance education methods and techniques. Dr. Slusky has extensive practical experience working and later consulting for various corporations and non-government organizations NGO (such as Eurasia Foundation, Citizen Development Corps) in the USA and abroad. He is a Fulbright professor, published two books on practical applications for database design (1988, 1991), and co-authored chapters and articles on information security, CASE, expert systems, online Java training, integration issues, and others.

Fluent in: Russian


Jongwook Woo
Professor of Information Systems; Ph.D., USC
Contact: (323) 343-2916
E-mail: jwoo5@calstatela.edu

Dr. Woo is an expert in Big Data use for Data Analysis, BI, Machine Learning, Data Integration/Retrieval, NoSQL DB, and e-Business and m-Commerce Architecture. He has received educational and research grants for Big Data using Hadoop and Spark from Cloudera, DataBricks, Hortonworks, Amazon AWS, IBM Bluemix, MicroSoft Azure, SAS, QlikView, Wolfram. He consults for several Hollywood-based companies including CitySearch, ARM, E!, Warner Bros, and SBC Interactive.

Fluent in: Korean.