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Department of Management Information Systems
311 Fogelman Administration Building
Memphis, TN 38152-3120

Office: 901.678.5005
Fax: 901.678.4151

Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Arizona
Master of Science, Brigham Young University
Bachelor of Science, Brigham Young University

Teaching Interests:
Software Development; Database Management; IT Infrastructure (computer hardware/software and networking); Systems Analysis and Design;

Research Interests:
Software Development and Testing Tool and Methodologies; Large Group Collaboration; Individual evaluation of information; Deception detection;

Selected Research
Meservy, T., Zhang, C., Lee, E., and Dhaliwal, J. 2011. "The Business Rules Approach and Its Impact on Software Testing: A Case Study," IEEE Software, 21 Sept. 2011. IEEE computer Society Digital Library. IEEE Computer Society, <> Abstract

Helquist, J., Deokar, A., Meservy, T., Kruse, J. "Dynamic Collaboration: Participant-driven Agile Processes for Complex Tasks,"  ACM SIGMIS Database 42 (2), pp 95-115, May, 2011. Abstract

Jensen, M., Meservy, T., Burgoon, J., Nunamaker, J. "Automatic, Multimodal Evaluation of Human Communication," Group Decision and Negotiation, Online: July 2009; Print: 2010.

Burgoon, J.K., Twitchell, D. P., Jensen, M. L., Meservy, T., Adkins, M., Kruse, J., Deokar, A., Lu, S., Metaxas, D., Nunamaker, J.F., & Younger, R.E. “Detecting concealment of intent in transportation screening: a proof-of-concept,” IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, February 2009. Abstract

Meservy, T., Jensen, M.L., Kruse, J., Twitchell, D.P., Tsechpenakis, G., Burgoon, J.K., Metaxas, D.N., and Nunamaker, J.F. "Deception Detection through Automatic, Unobtrusive Analysis of Nonverbal Behavior," IEEE Intelligent Systems, September 2005.

Meservy, T., Fenstermacher, K. "Transforming Development: A Roadmap to MDA," IEEE Computer, September 2005, Cover Feature.

Biographical Summary
Thomas Meservy is an Assistant Professor of Management Information Systems at the University of Memphis. He graduated with his PhD in Management from the University of Arizona in 2007.

His research interests include software development tools and methodologies, large group collaboration, and Individual evaluation of information. His dissertation focused on creating and validating systems to augment human capabilities in automatically detecting deception by observing nonverbal behavior. His research has been published in scholarly journals such as Data Base, Group Decision and Negotiation, Communications of the AIS, IEEE Software, IEEE Computer, IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, and IEEE Intelligent Systems.

In 2001, Tom graduated from Brigham Young University with a B.S. in Management and a Masters of Information Systems Management. Since the late 90's Tom has worked as a software developer/engineer for small-medium sized businesses, as well as larger consulting firms. He enjoys systems development and has been an independent consultant advising firms on best practice software development techniques.

Tom holds a number of professional technical certifications including Sun Certified Java Programmer, Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer, Systems Engineer, Database Administrator and an Oracle SQL/PL SQL Certification.


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