The faculty of the CIS department at IWU brings a wealth of experience to the classroom, both academic and professional. All three faculty members have PhDs in their respective fields. In addition to their years of academic experience, they also bring in practical experience from both business and the military. Their areas of specialization include machine hardware, software engineering and Internet program development. Overriding all of their knowledge is a deep and abiding faith, a faith that shows through in their classrooms and their lives.

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Robert Mallison; MS, PhD Assoc Prof; Mathematics bob.mallison@indwes.edu


Dr. Mallison was born on May 24, 1958, in Hastings, Michigan. He married Norma Mallison, and they have four children Robert III, Lindsay Leck (married to Joe), Lauren, and Lycia Taylor (married to Josh). They also have four grandchildren. After graduating from Marion College, and then from Purdue, Dr. Mallison spent 20 years as an actuary. In 2003, he returned to academia to complete his Ph.D. in Mathematics.

Educational Background:

  • B.S., 1979, Indiana Wesleyan University
  • M.S., 1981, Purdue University
  • M.S., 1983, Purdue University
  • Ph.D., 2007, IUPUI


Dr. Mallison is still involved in the actuarial profession. He has also been one of the primary contributors in the development of a Minor in Actuarial Science for Math majors who wish to pursue an actuarial career.

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