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Dr. Mary Lynn Manns
Department of Management and Accountancy
University of North Carolina at Asheville
CPO #1850
Asheville, North Carolina 28804 USA
Office: 828-251-6858
E-mail address: manns@unca.edu


Masters in Business Administration (MBA), Western Carolina University
Masters in Information Systems (MIS), University of Colorado at Boulder
PhD, De Montfort University in Leicester England
PhD thesis: An Investigation into factors affecting the adoption and diffusion of software patterns in industry


Author of the book: Fearless Change: Patterns for Introducing New Ideas


I am a member of the Department of Management and Accountancy at the University of North Carolina at Asheville. I teach courses in management information systems, change leadership and management science.

Prior to joining the Department of Management and Accountancy, I was in the Computer Science Dept. at UNCA for 18 years. I have taught courses in various programming languages, research methods, analysis and design methodologies, microcomputer applications, management issues, and object-oriented technology.

I am the project manager for the UNC Asheville Quality Enhancement Plan so I teaching only two courses in the Fall 2011 semester:

My areas of research are:

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There is no failure except in no longer trying



Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming -- "WOW--What a Ride!"




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