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Gerald Post, Ph.D.

The memorial service for Professor Jerry Post will be held on Monday, November 17, 2014, at 3:30 p.m. in Morris Chapel.  A reception will be held immediately following in The Presidents Room.It is with great sadness that we inform the Eberhardt School community of the passing of one of our faculty members.

Gerald (Jerry) V. Post, professor of management information systems in the Eberhardt School of Business, died suddenly on Monday morning, October 20. Professor Post has been a member of the Pacific family since 1999, and he will be deeply missed.

Professor Post was an expert in database management systems and evaluation of systems and development. He was an accomplished scholar and his research included evaluation of information systems, computer purchasing strategies and systems development. He published numerous papers on computer security and his research was published in the Journal of MIS, Communications of the ACM, Computers & Security, Decision Sciences Journal, the Journal of Marketing Research, Marketing Letters, and MIS Quarterly.

He has authored three textbooks: Database Management: Designing and Building Business Applications, Data Mining Applications: Analyzing Data for Business Needs, and Management Information Systems: Solving Problems with Information Technology.

Professor Post was well respected by his students and dedicated many hours to working with and mentoring them on their class projects. Known as a challenging professor, he was committed to preparing students for success in their careers. He was a pioneer in utilizing multi-touch systems in the classroom to improve student learning.