Larry West previously worked in the Department of Information Management Systems at the UCF College of Business Administration.
West received his bachelor's degree in economics from the University of California at Davis, his MBA from the University of Arizona, and his Ph.D. in information systems and industrial organization economics from Texas A&M University. He has published multiple papers on the economics of information and information systems, geographic information systems as a decision support technology, and the international labor market for skilled professionals. His teaching interests are database management systems and the development of custom web and Windows-based applications.
Following graduation from UC Davis, West served as a Regular Army Infantry Officer and Comptroller for 10 years, and in the US Army Reserve, mostly in the Civil Affairs Corps, for 18 years. He is a veteran of the first deployment of U.S. forces to Iraq, where he earned the Bronze Star and the Iraq Campaign Medal with two campaign stars. He is a graduate of the U.S. Army Airborne and Ranger schools. West enjoys poker and plays it badly.
Dr. West teaches in the online Health Care Informatics, PSM program.