Michael J. Chumer

Contact Info

Title: Research Professor
Email: michael.j.chumer@njit.edu
Office: GITC 3400
Hours: Office Hours:Mon. 1 PM-2:30 PM, Thurs.. 3 PM - 4:30 PM. By mutual agreement face to face or over desk top video technology.
Phone: 973-596-5484
Dept: Information Systems


  • 2002 Ph.D. Communication and Information Science, Rutgers University, School of Communication, Information, and Library Science (SCILS)
  • 1970 MS Information and Computer Science - Georgia Institute of Technology
  • 1964 BS Marine Engineering - US Naval Academy
  • 1960 Perth Amboy HS




Research Interests

Homeland Security - Developing education and training programs that further the mission of Homeland security within the United States. Researching preparedness and the use of virtual technologies in the development of training scenarios for first responders and command center operations.

Command and Control - Framing Command and Control (C2) as process, function, and organization in order to develop specific research foci in each area. Currently starting a collaboration with the Port Authority NY/NJ to investigate C2 situational awareness and social networking developed during collaborative command center operations.

Socio-technical and social informatics - inquiring into the symbiotic relations that develop as a result of IT/IS diffusions and the value of emerging technical/social relationships and interactions.

Emergency Response Management Information Systems (ERMIS) - identifying and integrating the design components specifically command and control into a cohesive and useable technology. Investigating assurance of an ERMIS. Assisting in the development of “gaming and simulation technologies” to both train first responders and develop user requirements for an ERMIS.

Techno-pedagogy - investigating the factors that enable both learning and teaching to include the interaction between technology, pedagogy and content in collaborative learning environments. Critical Information Systems - The identification and use of critical theories as research approaches in understanding the formative bases of IS as well as the “politics” of IS use.