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Michael Zur Muehlen

Associate Professor
Department of business
Stevens Institute of Technology
United States of America

Michael Zur Muehlen


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.

Research Interest

Business Process Innovation, Process-oriented Governance, Risks and Compliance, Process Analytics, Monitoring and Controlling, Enterprise Architecture Modeling, esp. Integration of Rules and Processes, Information Technology Standardization.


  • zur Muehlen, Michael; Wisnosky, Dennis E.; Kindrick, James. (2010). "Primitives: Design Guide and Architecture for BPMN Models", 2010 Australasian Conference on Information Systems (2010). Australasian Computer Society.

  • Lohmann, Patrick; zur Muehlen, Michael. (2015). "Business Process Management Skills and Roles: An Investigation of the Demand and Supply Side of BPM Professionals", 13th International Conference on Business Process Management.

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