After a successful career in business, Professor Richard (Rick) Owens decided to complete his lifelong goal of education and return to school. Rick’s first degree was Computer Information Systems, which ignited a passion in him to continue and earn his Master in Management Information Systems. Rick has been teaching since 2000, and has been educating Business and IT students with Ottawa University since 2008.
Rick is currently a Sr. Systems Analyst for Sprint, and he lives in an old house in a small town about 55 miles north of Ottawa's Overland Park campus. Outside of IT systems and educating students, Rick loves to garden, read sci-fi, play computer games, and do some art [mostly poetry with a healthy dash of neo-abstract painting.] Currently Rick has made the decision to do the final mad dash for his PhD, is in the process of completing his dissertation and will soon be known as Dr. Rick Owens.