William Remus, Ph.D.

Department of Information Technology Management
University of Hawaii at Manoa
2404 Maile Way, E303
Honolulu, HI 96822
Office Phone Number: (808) 956-7608
Office Room Number: C502e


William Remus is an Emeritus Professor of Information Technology Management at the University of Hawaii. Emeritus was a term used by the Roman Army for retired Roman warriors; that is, men no longer needed to fight alongside the other legionnaires in Rome's many wars (Roman Legionnaires were lucky to get out alive). He continues to use his expertise as he works with doctoral students on their dissertations.

William Remus still continues to do research. To date he has published over 100 scientific papers including over 60 refereed journal articles, 5 books, and 5 book chapters. The best of this work has appeared in Management Science, Management Information Systems Quarterly, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, and International Journal of Forecasting. A 1996 citation analysis of the research on Decision Support ranks him 6th in the world in his contribution to research in cognitive factors and 10th in the world in research on interface design (Eom in Decision Support Systems, 1996). His work has been described in the Wall Street Journal and The Chronicle of Higher Education. Click here for more details on his on his research, teaching and administrative work. For some interesting recent research, click here for Djamasbi, Remus, and O'Connor's paper on the impact of affect on decision making.

In recent years, Dr Remus has become interested in the history of the Germans (and his family in particular) in Eastern Europe (modern Poland and Russia). He regularly gives presentations of this topic and is past President of the Society for German Genealogy in Eastern Europe (SGGEE). You can find this organization at www.sggee.org  Click here for the history of his Remus family – descendents of August Wilhelm Remus of West Prussia. Click here for the story of his mother’s family – the Hoffman Family. Also the related Rotzol family of Rotzellen in West Prussia. General information includes how life was on the manorial estates in Prussia and the  migration patterns for German families in eastern Europe. Click here for his PowerPoint slides on Using DNA in Genealogical Research.


William Remus is also interested in and plays the music of Indonesia with the Gamelan Ensemble; they play Gamelan in the styles of Surakarta, Yogjarkarta, and Bali. He is past President of the Hawaii Gamelan Society. You can catch him at Gamelan Concerts such as the one coming on the Saturday 22 November 2014 at Bakken Auditorium of MidPac.

4 November 2014