Michael zur Muehlen

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Dr. Michael zur Muehlen is Associate Dean of Graduate Studies and Associate Professor of Information Systems. Michael is responsible for academic oversight, development and growth of nine graduate programs in the School of Business at Stevens, totaling 900+ students. He founded the award-winning graduate program in Business Process Management & Service Innovation.

Michael joined Stevens as Assistant Professor in August, 2002 and became Associate Professor in September 2009. Prior to his appointment at Stevens, Michael was a senior lecturer at the Department of Information Systems, University of Muenster, Germany, and a visiting lecturer at the University of Tartu, Estonia. Michael is an accomplished expert in Business Process Innovation and has led numerous reengineering projects in the financial services, manufacturing, and public sector both in Europe and the USA. From 2008 to 2012 he served as an advisor to the Chief Architect and Chief Technology Officer of the U.S. Department of Defense's Business Mission Area in the office of the Deputy Chief Management Officer.

An active contributor to standards in the BPM area, Michael is a fellow of the Workflow Management Coalition and responsible for the WfMC Business Process Analytics Format specification. His research has been funded by the Department of Defense, SAP Research, the Australian Research Council, and private sponsors. Michael has presented his research in more than 20 countries. He is the author/editor of two books on workflow-based process controlling, numerous journal articles, book chapters, conference and working papers on workflow and process management.

He serves on the Steering Committees of the International Conference on Business Process Management, the International Workshop on Business Process Intelligence, and the International Workshop on Business Process Design. Michael is co-founder of the AIS special interest group on process automation and management (SIGPAM). Michael holds a PhD (Dr. rer. pol.) and an MS in Information Systems from the University of Muenster, Germany.

Background and Early Life


Doctor of Philosophy, University of Muenster, Germany.

1997-2002, Information Systems.

Master of Science , University of Muenster, Germany.

1992-1997, Information Systems.


Stevens Institute of Technology, NJ, USA

Associate Dean of Graduate Studies, August 2013 – Present .

Stevens Institute of Technology, NJ, USA.

Associate Professor of Information Systems, August 2002 – Present

BPM Research LLC, Greater New York City Area, USA.

Managing Principal, February 2009 – Present.

Carnot, Frankfurt Am Main Area, Germany

April 2000 – June 2002, Product Strategy Advisor.

University of Muenster, Muenster, Germany.

July 1997 – June 2002,Research Assistant and Senior Lecturer.

Westfälische Provinzial Versicherung, Münster Area, Germany.

November 1999 – March 2002, Project Lead, Business and Technology Analyst, Document Management and Workflow Project

University of Tartu,Tartu, Estonia.

February 1998 – December 2001,Visiting Lecturer.

Life at Stevens

Ph.D. Students

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Michael zur Muehlen
Associate Dean for the Graduate Enterprise; Associate Professor at School of Business.
Email Michael.zurMuehlen@stevens.edu
Phone (201) 216 8293
Office Babbio 426