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Information Sciences Department
Naval Postgraduate School
Monterey, California 93943

Office: GW 2006
(831) 656-3570
Fax: (831) 656-2595
Email: MNissen[at]


Professor of Information sciences
Director, Edge Center


Naval Postgraduate School, Graduate School of Information and Operational Sciences, Graduate School of Business and Public Policy

  • Knowledge Superiority classroom and asynchronous (e.g., web-based) course (IS4210)
  • Knowledge & Information Management classroom and asynchronous (e.g., web-based) course (IS3210)
  • Computer Based Tools for Decision Support classroom (IS3301)
  • Qualitative Research Methods IS PhD core course (IS4710)
  • Command and Control classroom and asynchronous (e.g., web-based) course (CC3000)
  • PhD Information Sciences Seminar (IS4790)
  • Knowing Management classroom and asynchronous (e.g., web-based) course (GB4210)
  • Decision Support Systems (IS4185/IS3301)
  • Software Project Management (MN3309)
  • Manpower Modeling & Decision Support (MN4118)
  • Information Technology Acquisition (MN3307)
  • Electronic business (IS4925)
  • Seminar on Knowledge Management (IS4800.3)
  • Seminar on Intelligent Agents (IS4800.2)
  • Seminar on Reengineering (IS4800.1)
  • Seminar on Acquisition Contract Management (MN2302)
  • Completed the NPS Interactive Distributed Learning Course (IDL6543) and Teaching Effectiveness Seminar; now a master of web-based education & training course design, development & instruction

Stanford University, School of Engineering

  • Doctoral Seminar on Organizational Knowing and Learning CEE 340

UC Berkeley, Haas School of Business and Center for Information Technology & Management

  • Prototypical course on electronic commerce: BA248D
  • MBA Core Information Systems course: BA208

Executive Education

  • Stanford Advanced Project Management Program Strategic Project & Knowledge Management
  • NPS Center for Executive Education Command & Control; Knowledge Management
  • Navy Corporate Business Course Information Management & Knowledge Management
  • Information Professional Senior Officer Course Knowledge Management
  • Afloat Knowledge Managers Course Knowledge Principles for Competitive Advantage
  • Army Operational Knowledge Managers Course Knowledge Principles Competitive Advantage



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