Dorothea La “Chon” Abraham is an associate professor of Information Systems in the Operations and Information Systems department in School of Business at the College of William and Mary. She received a BS in Political Science and Systems Engineering and a commission into the US Army from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1995, an MBA from Old Dominion University with a concentration in MIS in 2000, and a PhD in Management Information Systems from the University of Georgia in 2004.
Chon worked as a systems analyst for American Management System in Norfolk, VA after serving on active duty as an Army Finance Officer and prior to entering the Ph.D. program at UGA in the Terry College of Business. Her research interests include wireless/ubiquitous computing and organizational decision-making for information systems and technology, and healthcare informatics.
She publishes in various MIS and healthcare information systems oriented journals such as Journal of the Association of Information Systems, Journal of Strategic Information Systems, International Journal of Medical Informatics, European Journal of Information Systems, Business Intelligence Journal, Communications of the ACM, Database, Decision Support Systems, IBM Center for Healthcare Information Management Publication Series, and the Journal of Healthcare Information Management.Chon is a 2008-2009 recipient of a Fulbright Research Award to Japan, where she studied healthcare information technology initiatives and served as a visiting assistant professor at Keio University, one of the most prestigious universities in Japan. She has also been recognized for her accomplishments as the David and Carolyn Wakefield Distinguished Associate Professor of Business for the 2013-1016 academic period.