Director | Information Systems and Applied Technologies | SIU

Southern Illinois University



College of Applied Sciences and Arts

A Message from the School's Director

Sam Chung

Welcome to the School of Information Systems and Applied Technologies (ISAT) of College of Applied Sciences and Arts (CASA) at Southern Illinois University (SIU) Carbondale! ISAT is the school of choice for an education that embraces the integration of sound knowledge (K), hands-on skills (S), and demonstrable abilities (A) in Electronic Systems Technologies (EST), Information Systems Technologies (IST), and Technical Resource Management (TRM). Your degree from ISAT will help make your professional career sustainable, stable, and successful under the challenges of resource constraints, ever-changing technologies, and future demands.

All of the programs in ISAT are designed to give our students a competitive edge in the ever-changing technology job market by providing a hands-on learning experience at all levels of coursework. The school maintains an array of state-of-the-art learning, teaching, and research laboratories with an emphasis on dynamic interactions between small groups of students and faculty. Incorporating creative thinking, experiential learning methods, and real-world business settings, our programs ensure students are effectively engaged in both individual and team-based laboratory and field-based projects.

ISAT has outstanding faculty and staff who focus on student success, by being engaged academically, professionally and socially whether inside or outside the classroom, on- or off-campus, in person or over the web.



If you are seeking a challenging and energizing career as a technology professional with extraordinary opportunities and payback, or are returning to school after years in the workforce, I invite you to explore our website and consider the value that our programs offer. I think you will find that our 3S (Stable, Sustainable,Successful) technology programs and committed faculty providing diverse APS (Academic, Professional,Social) communities are focused on equipping you with KSA (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities) required to be successful in today's technology job market.

If you have any questions or want to discuss how ISAT can work for you, please don't hesitate to contact me or give me a call at (618) 453-7253 or


Sam Chung, Ph.D.
Director and Professor
School of Information Systems and Applied Technologies (ISAT)
College of Applied Sciences and Arts (CASA)
Southern Illinois University (SIU) Carbondale