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Andy Igonor, PhD

Dean of the College of Business, Franklin University


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Dr. Andy Igonor is an Information Technology and Security professional with over 20 years of academic and professional experience working across different industries including Healthcare, Finance and Telecommunications. His experience includes using his knowledge of security tools, techniques and best practices to help create and deploy solutions that protect systems and information assets, especially for clients in healthcare. He worked on major projects with the Brandon Healthcare Trust, UK; Health Canada; the Physician Office System Program (POSP), Alberta, Canada; and the Business Development Bank of Canada, in the areas of security threat and risk assessments of cloud-deployed solutions, privacy impact assessments, and the development of security architectures. He has also been involved in the selection and implementation of electronic health records (EHR) systems, as well as Enterprise Resource Planning systems including SAP, Microsoft Dynamics (GP, NAV), SAGE, Exact etc. for large, small and medium sized clients.

He spent the last decade working as an Assistant Professor in Information Security at Concordia University in Alberta, and more recently as Chair of Business, and Instructional Faculty in Information Systems at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology where he also chaired Curriculum, and Applied Research. He also worked as a Partner in a consulting firm with major clients in Healthcare and Finance. He has co-authored textbooks, and published peer-reviewed articles in the field. His research interests include understanding security risks of healthcare applications and systems (including health information exchanges), security compliance in healthcare, web application SQL injection attacks and cloud computing. He is also interested in “Security Analytics” and "Big Data CyberSecurity". He is of the opinion that businesses have a lot of data from logs, security information and event management ISIEM) tools and devices that capture what is going on, but require an automated method to decipher and use the data in a meaningful way.

Andy's has worked and lived in Nigeria, South Africa, Singapore, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, Canada and the US. He holds a PhD in Information Systems from the Bristol Business School (UK) and certifications such as the Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) and Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC). He is an inveterate soccer and tennis fan.


Doctor of Philosophy - Information Systems
University of the West of England Bristol
Bristol, England

Master of Information Science - Information Science
University of Ibadan
Ibadan, Nigeria

Bachelor of Science in Agriculture - Soil Science
University of Ibadan
Ibadan, Nigeria

Licensures and Certifications

CISM (Certified Information Security Manager)
2011-02-07(Expiration Date: 2018-01-31)

CRISC (Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control)
2011-03-03(Expiration Date: 2018-01-31)

Post Graduate Certificate: Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
University of the West of England Bristol

Postgraduate Certificate: Applied Social Research
University of the West of England Bristol
(Expiration Date: 2003-07-04)

Protecting Human Research Participants
The National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Work Experience

Franklin University
Dean of the College of Business, Franklin University (2016-08-08 - Present)
College of Business

Publications and Presentations

How important is the Social in Social Networking? A User Perceived Value Approach (Published: 2015-05-01)
Volume 28 | Issue 2 | Page(s) 366-382
Publisher: Information Technology and People(Bingley)
Author(s): A. Igonor

Exploring Microsoft Office 2013 (Published: 2014-02-26)
Volume 2 | Page(s) 1165
Publisher: Pearson Canada(Ontario, Canada)
Author(s): A. Igonor

Exploring Microsoft Office 2013 (Published: 2013-08-28) | Page(s) 1032
Publisher: Pearson Canada(Ontario Canada)
Author(s): A. Igonor

Exploring Microsoft Office 2010 (Published: 2011-04-01)
Volume 2 | Page(s) 1120
Publisher: Pearson Canada(Ontario)
Author(s): A. Igonor

Exploring Microsoft Office 2010 (Published: 2011-02-01)
Volume 1 | Page(s) 1032
Publisher: Pearson Canada (Ontario)
Author(s): A. Igonor

Managing Risk of IT Security Outsourcing in the decision-making stage.  (Published: 2009-08-29)
Publisher: In Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Privacy, Security, Risk and Trust (PASSAT-09).
Author(s): A. Igonor

Explaining eLearning perceptions using the technology acceptance model and the theory of planned behavior.  (Published: 2008-01-01)
Publisher: Proceedings of World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (Chesapeake, VA)
Author(s): A. Igonor
Editor(s): G. Richards

Brandon Trust develops MIS capability for improved operations and services – case study (Published: 2005-01-01)
Publisher: Cengage-Nelson(USA)
Author(s): A. Igonor

E-learning at Nokia, SingTel and the Civil Service – A Singapore Perspective (Published: 2003-01-01)
Volume 17 | Issue 3
Publisher: Development and Learning in Organizations – An International Journal/Emerald MCB Press(Bingley)
Author(s): A. Igonor

Success Factors For Development Of Knowledge Management In e-Learning In Gulf Region Institutions (Published: 2002-01-01)
Publisher: Journal of Knowledge Management Practice/TLA Inc.(Brechin, Ontario)
Author(s): A. Igonor
Editor(s): Peter Smith

The Impact of Information and Communication Technology on Job Characteristics of South African University Academics (Published: 2001-01-01)
Volume 2 | Issue 3 | Page(s) 9
Publisher: SAFUNDI - The Journal of South African and American Studies/Routlege(Routlege - Taylor and Francis Group)
Author(s): A. Igonor
Editor(s): Andrew van der Vlies

Value Risk Perceptions of eLearning (2015-06-01)
Presentation Type: Paper
Teaching and Learning Conference(Columbus, Ohio)
Sponsored by: Franklin University
Meeting Type: Conference

How important is the Social in Social Networking? A User Perceived Value Approach (2013-01-01)
Presentation Type: Paper
Conference on Information Resources Management(Vienna, Austria)
Sponsored by: Conf-IRM
Meeting Type: Conference

Professional Memberships

American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)
2014-10-01 - Present
Scope of Organization: International
The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) is the premier association of health information management (HIM) professionals worldwide. Serving 52 affiliated component state associations and more than 101,000 health information professionals, it is recognized as the leading source of "HIM knowledge," a respected authority for rigorous professional education and training. Founded in 1928 to improve health record quality, AHIMA has played a leadership role in the effective management of health data and medical records needed to deliver quality healthcare to the public.

Canadian Health Information Management Association (CHIMA)
2014-01-01 - 2014-12-31
Scope of Organization: International
The Canadian Health Information Management Association (CHIMA) represents approximately 5,000 Health Information Management (HIM®) professionals across Canada and is the certifying body and national association that represents leadership and excellence in health information management. CHIMA supports continuing education and professional practice of HIM professionals, develops strategic partnerships to advance the development and integration of electronic HIM, and advocates for and strengthens the HIM role in health care settings across the continuum of care.

Information Systems Control and Audit Association (ISACA)
2011-11-01 - Present
Scope of Organization: International
As an independent, nonprofit, global association, ISACA engages in the development, adoption and use of globally accepted, industry-leading knowledge and practices for information systems. Previously known as the Information Systems Audit and Control Association, ISACA now goes by its acronym only, to reflect the broad range of IT governance professionals it serves.