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James W. Nowotarski


Assistant Professor, College of Professional Studies and Advancement

Programs/Classes Taught:

B.S. in Health Care Leadership
B.S. in Management
B.S. in Management Information Systems (2003-17)
Master of Business Administration
Master of Health Services Administration

Applied management information systems techniques
Graduate management foundations
Healthcare information systems
Project management
Strategic management
Strategic uses of information technology
Technology and leadership

Areas of Expertise:

Database design
Digital strategy
Healthcare information technology
Information systems development
Project, program, and portfolio management



James W. Nowotarski is an assistant professor in the College of Professional Studies and Advancement at NLU's downtown Chicago campus. His focus is on how organizations and managers can most effectively select, implement, and use Information Technology (IT) to achieve business goals. External to NLU, he is a member of the Association for Information Systems (AIS), Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA), Project Management Institute (PMI), and Society for Information Management (SIM). He holds the CISA, CPHIMS, and PMP certifications. Prior to joining NLU, he worked at the consulting firm Accenture in Chicago for more than 20 years on large information technology projects for clients such as Baxter International, IBM, the Internal Revenue Service, and The Northern Trust Bank. He also led Accenture research and development initiatives in systems development, eCommerce, knowledge management, and offshore development. He taught numerous classes at Accenture's training facilities in Asia, Europe, and North America.


University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
- Master of Business Administration
- B.S. in Math and Computer Science

Research and Interests:

Business value of information technology
Digital strategy
Healthcare information technology
Software engineering
Technology and society

Contact Information:


Phone: 312.261.3838


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