Meet Our Ph.D. Faculty

Our faculty are internationally recognized and among the most productive information systems scholars across the globe. They publish articles in the most prestigious journals in the field including MIS Quarterly, Information Systems Research, and Journal of Management Information Systems. A number of our faculty members currently hold (or have held) senior and associate editor positions in the field’s top journals. Collectively, our faculty have chaired (or co-chaired) more than 75 doctoral dissertations.


Aaron M. Baird

Aaron M. Baird, assistant professor, health administration

Primary Appointment

Institute of Health Administration

Secondary Appointment

Department of Computer Information Systems

Education

  • Ph.D., information systems, Arizona State University
  • MBA, Regis University
  • BS, computer science, Colorado Mesa University

abaird@gsu.edu
404-413-7639
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Bio

Dr. Baird joined GSU in 2012. Before joining the Institute of Health Administration at the J. Mack Robinson College of Business, he was a board member at the Arizona Health Information and Management Systems Society (AZ HIMSS) and a software developer/architect/project manager for a variety of companies including Penton Media, the University of California San Diego, and Data Systems and Solutions (a joint venture between SAIC and Rolls-Royce).

In 2009 he was recognized by the Phoenix (Arizona) newspaper and television media for participating in the development of H1N1 vaccine allocation and distribution software for the Maricopa County Department of Public Health. In 2012 he was awarded the Annual HIMSS Foundation Ph.D. Scholarship.

Professor Baird's research has focused on the nexus of digital firm-consumer interactions (information sharing/provisioning, shared decision making, etc.) in the context of health care. Of particular interest are the emerging classes of health information systems that connect patients and health providers through digital medium; e.g. patient portals, personal health records (PHRs), and related medical devices and systems. He has collaborated with a variety of health systems and agencies including the Mayo Clinic, Dignity Health, and the Maricopa County Department of Public Health. He also enjoys research and applied work in enterprise information systems, cloud-computing, information systems architecture and design, and project management.

Research Interests

  • Health IT and health informatics
  • Consumer IS usage and behaviors
  • IS governance and complementarities
  • Information systems strategy

Representative Journal Publications

  • Baird, A. and T. S. Raghu. "Associating Consumer Preferences with Business Models for Digital Services," European Journal of Information Systems, Forthcoming.
  • Baird, A., Furukawa, M., Rahman, B., and Schneller, G. "Corporate Governance and the Adoption of Health Information Technology within Integrated Delivery Systems," Health Care Management Review, Vol.39, No.3, 2014, pp.234-244.
  • Baird, A., T. S. Raghu, North, F., and Edwards, F. "When traditionally inseparable services are separated by technology: The case of patient portal features offered by Primary Care Providers," Health Systems, Vol.3, No.2, 2014, pp.143-158.
  • Baird, A. "Making the case for leveraging the Patient Centered E-Health (PCEH) context to expand information systems theory," Communications of the Association for Information Systems, Vol. 34, No.1, 2014, pp.365-380.
  • Rai, A., Chen, L., Pye, J., and Baird, A. "Understanding Determinants of Consumer Mobile Health (mHealth) usage intentions, assimilation, and channel preferences," Journal of Medical Internet Research, Vol.15, No.8, e149, 2013, pp 1-20.
  • Baird, A., Furukawa, M., and T. S. Raghu. "Understanding Contingencies Associated with the Early Adoption of Customer-Facing Web Portals," Journal of Management Information Systems, Vol.29, No.2, 2012, pp.293-324.

Selected Fellowships and Awards

  • Awarded the Health Information Management and Systems Society (HIMSS) National Annual Ph.D. Scholarship, 2011-2012.
  • Arizona Health Information Management and Systems Society (AZ HIMSS) Annual Graduate Student Scholarship, 2011.
  • Ph.D. Student Research Grant Awards, Department of Information Systems, W. P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University (received competitive awards in 2009, 2010, and 2011).


Richard L. Baskerville

Richard L. Baskerville, Board of Advisors Professor, information systems

Education

  • Sc.D.,-honoris causa, Roskilde University
  • Ph.D.,-honoris causa, built environment and information technology, University of Pretoria
  • Ph.D., systems analysis, London School of Economics
  • M.Sc., management of information systems, London School of Economics
  • B.Sc., personnel management and business law, University of Maryland

baskerville@gsu.edu
404-413-7362
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Bio

Dr. Richard L Baskerville joined GSU in 1997. Baskerville is Board of Advisors Professor in the Department of Computer Information Systems. His research specializes in security of information systems, methods of information systems design and development, and the interaction of information systems and organizations. His interests in methods extend to qualitative research methods and the design science research paradigm.

Baskerville is the author of Designing Information Systems Security (J. Wiley) and more than 200 articles in scholarly journals, practitioner magazines, and edited books. He is co-editor of The European Journal of Information Systems, and associated with the editorial boards of The Information Systems Journal and The Journal of Database Management.

Baskerville's practical and consulting experience includes advanced information system designs for the U.S. Defense and Energy Departments. He is chair of the International Federation for Information Processing Working Group (IFIP WG) on Information Systems Security Research. He is a former chair of the department, and of the IFIP WG on Information Systems and Organizations, a chartered engineer under the British Engineering Council (CEng), a chartered IT professional (CITP), a member of The British Computer Society (MBCS) and certified computer professional by the Institute for Certification of Computer Professionals (CCP).

Research Interests

  • Interaction of information systems security
  • Information systems security within organizations

Dissertation Activities

Ph.D. Dissertations Chaired or Co-chaired

  • Joan Mann, "The Role of Project Escalation in Explaining Runaway Information Systems Development Projects: A Field Study," 1996. Joan joined the faculty of Old Dominion University.
  • Linda Wallace, "The Development of an Instrument to Measure Software Project Risk," 1999. Linda joined the faculty of Virginia Tech.
  • Ashley Bush, "Fragmentation to Integration: Digitally Transforming the Demand and Supply Chain," 2001. [Co-chair: Arun Rai] Ashley joined the faculty of Florida State University.
  • Gordon Depledge, "Software Project Escalation: The Roles of Problem Recognition and Cognitive Bias," 2003. [Co-chair: Arun Rai] Gordon joined the faculty of Wichita State University.
  • J.J. Po-An Hsieh, "Leverage Points for Addressing Digital Inequality: An Extended Theory of Planned Behavior Perspective," 2004. [Co-chair: Arun Rai] J.J. joined the faculty of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
  • Vijay Kasi, "Escalation of Commitment in Information Technology Projects: A Goal Setting Theory Perspective," 2007. Vijay joined Georgia-Pacific in the supply chain area.
  • ChongWoo Park, "Reluctance to Transmit Bad News on Troubled Software Projects," 2007. ChongWoo joined Georgia Gwinnett College.
  • Michael Cuellar, "An Examination of the Deaf Effect Response to Bad News Reporting in Information Systems Projects," 2008. Mike joined the faculty of North Carolina Central University and is now with Georgia Southern University.
  • Nuijten, Arno, "Deaf Effect for Risk Warnings: Causal Examination Applied to Information Systems Projects," Erasmus University, 2012. [Co-supervised with G.J. van der Pijl and H.R. Commandeur] Arno joined the faculty of Erasmus University.
  • Jong Seok Lee, "An Investigation of the Relationships Between Goals and Software Project Escalation: Insights from Goal Setting and Goal Orientation Theories," 2013. Jong joined the faculty of The University of Memphis.
  • Darryl Romanow, "The Impact of IT-Enabled and Team Relational Coordination on Patient Satisfaction, 2013. [Co-chair: Arun Rai] Darryl joined the faculty of Duquesne University.
  • Lee, Hyung Koo, "Essays on Affect and Decision Making with IT Projects," 2015. Hyung Koo joined the faculty of HEC Montreal.

Representative Journal Publications

  • Baskerville, R., and Stage, J. "Controlling Prototype Development Through Risk Analysis," MIS Quarterly, Vol. 20, No.4, 1996, pp. 481-504.
  • Baskerville, R., & Myers, M. "Information Systems as a Reference Discipline," MIS Quarterly, Vol. 26, No. 1, 2002, pp. 1-14.
  • Lee, A. S., & Baskerville, R. L. "Generalizing Generalizability In Information Systems Research," Information Systems Research, Vol. 14, No. 3, 2003, pp. 221-243.
  • Slaughter, S., Levine, L., Ramesh, B., Pries-Heje, J., & Baskerville, R. "Aligning Software Processes with Strategy," MIS Quarterly, Vol. 30, No. 4, 2006, pp. 891-918.
  • Baskerville, R. L., & Myers, M. D. "Commentary on Gill and Bhattacherjee: Is There an Informing Crisis?" MIS Quarterly, Vol. 33, No. 4, 2009, pp. 663-665.
  • Baskerville, R.L., and Myers, M.D. "Fashion Waves in Information Systems Research and Practice," MIS Quarterly, Vol. 33, No. 4, 2009, pp. 647-662.

Selected Fellowships and Awards

  • Best Article Award, International Journal of e-Collaboration, 2006.
  • Elected Chartered IT Professional (CITP), British Computer Society, 2004.
  • Highly Commended Award (2003 paper in Logistics Information Management), Literati Club. Awarded "Silver Core" by resolution of the General Assembly of the International Federation for Information Processing, 1998.
  • Corning Award For Excellence in Management Research, Corning Incorporated, 1997.
  • Honorable Mention, Instructional Innovation Award, Decision Sciences Institute, 1992.
  • Academic Achievement Medal, University of Maryland, 1978.
  • Golden Mike Award, Armed Forces Radio & Television, Far East Network, Tokyo, 1973.


J.J. Po-An Hsiesh

J.J. Po-An Hsieh, associate professor, information systems

Education

  • Ph.D., information systems, Georgia State University
  • MBA, general management, University of Maryland
  • M.Sc., information systems, University of Maryland
  • BS, industrial engineering, Tsing Hua University

jjhsieh@gsu.edu
404-413-7357
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Bio

Dr. J.J. Po-An Hsieh is an associate professor in the Department of Computer Information Systems at the Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University (GSU). Before joining GSU, he served as a professor of MIS in the Department of Management and Marketing, as well as the director of the HK-based Doctor Business Administration (DBA) and China-based Doctor of Business Management (DMgt) programs in Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He also served as an associate editor for MIS Quarterly from 2011-2014. He is now serving as one of the three panel members for the General Research Fund, Hong Kong Research Grant Council to oversee grant applications in the area of information systems. In addition, he is a research associate in the Center of Process Innovation (CEPRIN) at Georgia State University. He has conducted research in the areas of business intelligence, big data, digital divide, adoption and use of IT, CRM, and knowledge management. His teaching interests include IT strategy and IT-enabled organizational transformation and innovation. He has years of professional experience in e-commerce, high-tech, and international business. He received his Ph.D. from Georgia State University, an MBA and MS dual degree from University of Maryland, College Park, and a BS from Tsinghua University.

Research Interests

  • Digital divide and inclusion
  • Effective IT use and impacts
  • IT-enabled service innovation
  • Business analytics and intelligence

Dissertation Activities

Ph.D. Dissertations Chaired or Co-chaired

  • Xixi Li, 2010. Li joined the faculty of Tsinghua University.

Representative Journal Publications

  • Hsieh, J.J. Po-An, and Wang, W., "Explaining Employees Extended Use of Complex Information Systems," European Journal of Information Systems, Vol.16 No.3, 2007, pp.216-227.
  • Hsieh, J.J. Po-An, Rai, A., and Keil, M., "Understanding Digital Inequality: Comparing Continued Use Behavioral Models of the Socio-economically Advantaged and Disadvantaged," MIS Quarterly, Vol.32, No.1, 2008, pp. 97-126.
  • Hsieh, J.J. Po-An, Rai, A., and Keil, M., "Addressing Digital Inequality for the Socioeconomically Disadvantaged through Government Initiatives: Forms for Capital that Affect ICT Utilization," Information Systems Research, Vol.22, No.2, 2011, pp. 233-253.
  • Hsieh, J.J. Po-An, Rai, A., Petter, S., and Zhang, at., "Impact of User Satisfaction with Mandated CRM Use on Employee Service Quality," MIS Quarterly, Vol.36, No.4, 2012, pp. 1065-1080.
  • Hsieh, J.J. Po-An, Rai, A., "Addressing Digital Inequality for the Socioeconomically Disadvantaged through Government Initiatives: Forms for Capital that Affect ICT Utilization," Information Systems Research, Vol.22, No.2, 2011, pp.233-253.
  • Hsieh, J.J. Po-An, Rai, A., Petter, S., and Zhang, T., "Impact of User Satisfaction with Mandated CRM Use on Employee Service Quality," MIS Quarterly, Vol.36, No.4, 2012, pp. 1065-1080.

Selected Fellowships and Awards

  • Faculty of Business Fellow Award, recognition to achievement in raising the reputation of the Faculty of Business and Hong Kong Polytechnic University, 2014
  • Invited Plenary Panel Member, The 3rd OTT TV Industry Forum, Tianjin, China, 2014
  • Best Annual Published Journal Paper Award, awarded by the Organization Communication and Information Systems (OCIS) division of the Academy of Management (AOM), 2012
  • Nominated for Best Annual Paper Award by Management Science for the paper titled "Extracting Business Value from IT: A Sensemaking Perspective of Post-Adoptive Use," 2011
  • Faculty Award for Outstanding Performance/Achievement in Research, HK Polytechnic Univ, 2010
  • Junior Faculty Consortium, ICIS, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, 2007
  • Best Paper Award, Human Computer Interface (HCI) Track, International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, 2006


Wael Jabr

Wael Jabr, assistant professor, information systems

Education

  • Ph.D., management science, University of Texas, Dallas
  • MBA, University of Texas, Dallas
  • BS, American University of Beirut

wjabr@gsu.edu
404-413-7446
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Bio

Dr. Jabr's research focuses on the value creation from IT-enabled innovations. Specifically, he studies how crowd-sourcing has been changing the markets for information (in settings such as review forums and technical support forums). He also studies how IT-intensive firms establish and maintain greatest performance in highly dynamic markets. His research has resulted in two best-paper awards at two major IS conferences (the 2011 Conference on Information Systems and Technology's Best Paper Award and the 2010 INFORMS Annual Meeting 2010's eBusiness best paper award). He published his work at MIS Quarterly, a premier IS publication. He was also successful in receiving highly competitive federal grants to fund his ongoing work.

Research Interests

  • Analytical modeling and advanced econometrics
  • Dynamics of user generated content in online channels
  • Economics of IT innovations
  • Economics of computer mediated interactions in online networks

Representative Journal Publications

  • Jabr, W., Mookerjee R., Tan, Y. and Mookerjee, V. "Leveraging Philanthropic Behavior for Customer Support: The Case of User Support Forums," MIS Quarterly, Vol.38, No.1, 2014, pp.187-208.
  • Jabr, W. and Zheng, E. "Know Yourself and Know Your Enemy: An Analysis of Firm Recommendations and Consumer Reviews in a Competitive Environment," MIS Quarterly. Vol.38, No.3, 2014, pp.635-654.

Selected Fellowships and Awards

  • Recipient of federal grants from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada:

    • "The Dynamics of the Market for Information: An Analysis of the Online Word-of-Mouth"
      Principal Investigator / $97,397 for three years starting April 2013
    • "How Firms Should Manage their IT Portfolio: The Role of Product Variety and Maturity"
      Principal Investigator / $67,620 for two years starting June 2013
  • Recipient of the Haskayne School of Business Seed Grant
    Principal Investigator / $40,000 for four years starting July 2011
  • Dean's Award for Outstanding New Scholar, Haskayne School of Business, Univ of Calgary, 2013
  • INFORMS/CIST Best Paper Award, 2011
  • INFORMS eBusiness Best Paper Award, 2010


Mark Keil

Mark Keil, John B. Zellars Professor of Computer Information Systems

Education

  • DBA, management information systems, Harvard Business School
  • SM, management information systems, M.I.T. Sloan School of Management, Cambridge
  • BSE, chemical engineering, Princeton University

mkeil@gsu.edu
404-413-7365
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Bio

Dr. Mark Keil is the John B. Zellars Professor of Computer Information Systems at Georgia State University. He joined the Department of Computer Information Systems at Georgia State University in 1991 and also holds a joint appointment in GSU's Department of Computer Science, as well as a secondary appointment in GSU's Institute of Health Administration.

In 1994, he received the college's Faculty Recognition Award for Outstanding Teaching. In 2000 and again in 2009, he was awarded the college's Faculty Recognition Award for Distinguished Contributions in Research. In 2006, he received the university's Alumni Distinguished Professor Award for outstanding achievements in scholarship, teaching, and service.

He has published more than 90 refereed journal articles in such outlets as MIS Quarterly, Information Systems Research, Journal of Management Information Systems, Decision Sciences, Strategic Management Journal, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, Sloan Management Review, and California Management Review.

Keil serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Management Information Systems. He has previously served as a senior editor for Information Systems Research and also the Information Systems Journal, associate editor for both MIS Quarterly and Information Systems Research, co-editor-in-chief of The DATA BASE for Advances in Information Systems, and as an editorial board member for IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management.

Research Interests

  • IT project management
  • Preventing IT project escalation
  • Identifying and managing IT project risks
  • Improving IT project status reporting
  • IT implementation and use
  • Health information technology

Dissertation Activities

Ph.D. Dissertations Chaired or Co-chaired

  • Joan Mann, "The Role of Project Escalation in Explaining Runaway Information Systems Development Projects: A Field Study," 1996. Joan joined the faculty of Old Dominion University.
  • Linda Wallace, "The Development of an Instrument to Measure Software Project Risk," 1999. Linda joined the faculty of Virginia Tech.
  • Ashley Bush, "Fragmentation to Integration: Digitally Transforming the Demand and Supply Chain," 2001. [Co-chair: Arun Rai] Ashley joined the faculty of Florida State University.
  • Gordon Depledge, "Software Project Escalation: The Roles of Problem Recognition and Cognitive Bias," 2003. [Co-chair: Arun Rai] Gordon joined the faculty of Wichita State University.
  • J.J. Po-An Hsieh, "Leverage Points for Addressing Digital Inequality: An Extended Theory of Planned Behavior Perspective," 2004. [Co-chair: Arun Rai] J.J. joined the faculty of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
  • Vijay Kasi, "Escalation of Commitment in Information Technology Projects: A Goal Setting Theory Perspective," 2007. Vijay joined Georgia-Pacific in the supply chain area.
  • ChongWoo Park, "Reluctance to Transmit Bad News on Troubled Software Projects," 2007. ChongWoo joined Georgia Gwinnett College.
  • Michael Cuellar, "An Examination of the Deaf Effect Response to Bad News Reporting in Information Systems Projects," 2008. Mike joined the faculty of North Carolina Central University and is now with Georgia Southern University.
  • Arno Nuijten, "Deaf Effect for Risk Warnings: Causal Examination Applied to Information Systems Projects," Erasmus University, 2012. [Co-supervised with G.J. van der Pijl and H.R. Commandeur] Arno joined the faculty of Erasmus University.
  • Jong Seok Lee, "An Investigation of the Relationships Between Goals and Software Project Escalation: Insights from Goal Setting and Goal Orientation Theories," 2013. Jong joined the faculty of The University of Memphis.
  • Darryl Romanow, "The Impact of IT-Enabled and Team Relational Coordination on Patient Satisfaction," 2013. [Co-chair: Arun Rai] Darryl joined the faculty of Duquesne University.
  • Lee, Hyung Koo, "Essays on Affect and Decision Making with IT Projects," 2015. Hyung Koo joined the faculty of HEC Montreal.

Representative Journal Publications

  • Keil, M., "Pulling the Plug: Software Project Management and the Problem of Project Escalation," MIS Quarterly, Vol. 19, No. 4, 1995, pp. 421-447.
  • Montealegre, R., and Keil, M. "De-escalating Information Technology Projects: Lessons from the Denver International Airport," MIS Quarterly, Vol. 24, No. 3, 2000, pp. 417-447.
  • Keil, M., Tan, B.C.Y., Wei, K.K., Saarinen, T., Tuunainen, V., and Wassenaar, A., "A Cross-Cultural Study on Escalation of Commitment Behavior in Software Projects," MIS Quarterly, Vol. 24, No. 2, 2000, pp. 299-325.
  • Keil, M., Mann, J., and Rai, A., "Why Software Projects Escalate: An Empirical Analysis and Test of Four Theoretical Models," MIS Quarterly, Vol. 24, No. 4, 2000, pp. 631-664.
  • Hsieh, J.J. Po-An, Rai, A., and Keil, M., "Understanding Digital Inequality: Comparing Continued Use Behavioral Models of the Socio-economically Advantaged and Disadvantaged," MIS Quarterly, Vol. 32, No. 1, 2008, pp. 97-126.
  • Gregory, R.W., Beck R., and Keil, M., "Control Balancing in Information Systems Development Offshoring Projects," MIS Quarterly, Vol. 37, No. 4, 2013, pp. 1211-1232.

Selected Fellowships and Awards

  • Awarded external grant of $4,000 from the Information Systems Audit and Control Foundation. Project title: "How Information Systems Auditors Can Identify and Prevent Information Technology Project Escalation."
  • Received 5 first or second place awards for best paper from the OCIS Division of the Academy of Management over five consecutive years (1995-1999).
  • Awarded research grant from Lattanze Center for Executive Studies in Information Systems, Loyola College. Project title: "Turning Runaway Projects Around: The Prevention and Correction of Information Systems Project Escalation" (with Daniel Robey). The proposal upon which this grant was based was selected as the outstanding proposal of the year by the Lattanze Center.
  • Awarded GSU's J. Mack Robinson College of Business Faculty Recognition Award for Distinguished Contributions in Research twice (2000; 2009).
  • Received Best Paper of 2003 Award in IEEE-TEM for "Why Software Projects Escalate: The Importance of Project Management Constructs," IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, Vol. 50, No. 3, August 2003, pp. 251-261 (co-authored with Arun Rai, Joan Mann, and Peter Zhang).
  • Received Georgia State University's Alumni Distinguished Professor Award for significant and noteworthy achievements in scholarship, teaching, and service.
  • Received Decision Sciences Journal Best Paper Award twice (2006; 2008) for "IS Project Continuation in Escalation Situations: A Real Options Approach" (with Amrit Tiwana and Rob Fichman) and "Information Technology Project Escalation: A Process Model" (with Magnus Mähring).
  • Received Best Paper 2009 Award from Journal of Strategic Information Systems. This award is given for the best paper published in the journal in 2009, which was "Effects of information technology failures on the market value of firms" JSIS 18 (2): 66-79 (with Anandhi Bharadwaj and Magnus Mähring).
  • Received Best Published Paper Award from the OCIS Division of the Academy of Management for: "Addressing Digital Inequality for the Socio-Economically Disadvantaged Through Government Initiatives: Forms of Capital that Affect ICT Utilization," Information Systems Research, Vol. 22, No. 2, June 2011, pp. 233-253. (with J.J. Po-An Hsieh and Arun Rai).
  • Awarded $435,000 grant from the Australian Research Council (with James J. Jiang, Walter Fernandez, and Gary Klein). Project title: "Governance of information technology programmes: achieving accountability, control and success."


Likoebe M. Maruping

Likoebe M. Maruping, associate professor, information systems

Education

  • Ph.D., information systems, University of Maryland, Maryland
  • BS, information systems, University of Maryland, Maryland

lmaruping@gsu.edu
404-413-7363
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Bio

Likoebe M. Maruping is an associate professor of information systems in the J. Mack Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University. His research is primarily focused on the team design and team processes that enable software development teams to improve software project outcomes under dynamic and/or uncertain project conditions. He also enjoys conducting research on the use of collaboration technologies in team settings. Likoebe's current research interests are in the multilevel mechanisms through which information systems phenomena unfold in team contexts. His research has been published in premier information systems, organizational behavior, and psychology journals including MIS Quarterly, Information Systems Research, Journal of Management Information Systems, Academy of Management Journal, Organization Science, Journal of Applied Psychology, and Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes. Likoebe currently serves as associate editor for MIS Quarterly and is on the editorial board of IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management. MIS Quarterly named him Reviewer of the Year in 2009 and Outstanding Associate Editor in 2013.

Research Interests

  • Software development teams
  • IT project management
  • IT-enabled collaboration
  • Multilevel theory, methods, and analysis

Dissertation Activities

  • Jaime Windeler, "The Role of Leadership in Facilitating the Performance of Technology-enabled Teams," 2011.

Representative Journal Publications

  • Maruping, L. M., & Magni, M. "Motivating Employees to Explore and Use Collaboration Technology in Team Contexts," MIS Quarterly. Forthcoming.
  • Maruping, L. M., & Magni, M. "What's The Weather Like? The Effect Of Team Learning Climate, Empowerment Climate, and Gender on Individuals' Technology Exploration And Use," Journal of Management Information Systems, Vol.29, No.1, 2012, pp.79-113.
  • Maruping, L. M., Venkatesh, V., & Agarwal, R. "A Control Theory Perspective on Agile Methodology Use and Changing User Requirements," Information Systems Research, Vol.20, No.3, 2009, pp.377-399.
  • Rai, A., Maruping, L. M., & Venkatesh, V. "Offshore Information Systems Project Success: The Role of Social Embeddedness and Cultural Characteristics," MIS Quarterly, Vol.33, No.3, 2009, pp.617-641.
  • Venkatesh, V., Brown, S. A., Maruping, L. M., & Bala, H. "Predicting Different Conceptualizations of System Use: The Competing Roles of Behavioral Intention, Facilitating Conditions, And Behavioral Expectation," MIS Quarterly, Vol.32 No.3, 2008, pp.483-502.
  • Stewart, K. J., Ammeter, A. P., & Maruping, L. M. "Impacts of License Choice and Organizational Sponsorship on User Interest and Development Activity in Open Source Software Projects," Information Systems Research, Vol.17, No.2, 2006, pp.126-144.

Selected Fellowships and Awards

  • Best Conference Round Table Paper Award, OCIS Division, Academy of Management 2012
  • Outstanding Reviewer Award, OB Division, Academy of Management 2011
  • College of Business Faculty Research Excellence Award, University of Louisville, 2010
  • MIS Quarterly "Reviewer of the Year Award," 2009


Lars Mathiassen

Lars Mathiassen, GRA Eminent Scholar, Center for Process Innovation, information systems

Education

  • Dr. Techn. (software engineering), Aalborg University, Denmark
  • Ph.D., Oslo University, Norway
  • MSc., computer science, Aarhus University, Denmark

lmathiassen@ceprin.org
404-413-7855
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Bio

Dr. Mathiassen is Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar, professor in the Department of Computer Information Systems, and co-founder of the Center for Process Innovation. Prior to coming to GSU he was professor at Aalborg University, Denmark. He has had visiting positions at Institute Theseus, France, Warwick Business School, UK, London School of Economics, UK, and Viktoria Institute, Sweden. He is on the editorial board of several international journals.

Research Interests

  • Business process innovation
  • IT-enabled change
  • Management of software organizations
  • Health informatics

Dissertation Activities

  • Mark Lewis, "Sense-making for Organizational Responsiveness: A Multi-Level Investigation of Strategic Outsourcing Relationships," May 2008 [Co-Chair: Arun Rai] Xinlin is currently assistant professor, Appalachian State University.

Representative Journal Publications

  • J. A. Nielsen, L. Mathiassen and S. Newell. "Theorization and Translation in IT Institutionalization: Evidence from Danish Home Care," MIS Quarterly, Vol. 38, No.1, 165-186, 2014.
  • P. Levén, J. Holmström and L. Mathiassen. "Managing Research and Innovation Networks: Evidence from a Government Sponsored Cross-Industry Program," Research Policy, Vol. 43, No. 1, 156-168, 2014.
  • O. Henfridsson, L. Mathiassen and F. Svahn. "Managing Technological Change in the Digital Age: The Role of Architectural Frames," Journal of Information Technology, Vol. 29, No. 1, 27-43, 2014.
  • L. Mathiassen, M. Chiasson and M. Germonprez. "Style Composition in Action Research Publication," MIS Quarterly, Vol. 32, No. 2, 347-363, 2012.
  • R. Singh, L. Mathiassen, E. Astapova and M. Stachura. "Sustainable Rural Telehealth Innovation: A Public Health Case Study," Health Services Research, Vol. 45, No. 4, 985-1004, 2010.

Selected Fellowships and Awards

  • Awarded Teacher of the Year among 500 faculty members at the Science & Technology Faculty at University of Aalborg, 1991.
  • Awarded best paper at European Conference on Information Systems for the paper "Making SPI Happen: The Roads to Process Implementation" in 2004.
  • Awarded best paper in track at International Conference on Information Systems for the paper "Negotiating Repeat-Ability and Response-Ability in Requirements Engineering" in 2006.
  • Awarded best paper in track at Americas Conference on Information Systems for the paper "From Dichotomy to Ambidexterity: Transcending Traditions in Systems Development" in 2008.
  • Awarded best paper at 4th International Conference on Engaged Management Scholarship for the paper "A Contextualist Inquiry into Recurrent Software Development" in 2014.


Ephraim R. McLean

Ephraim R. McLean, Regents' Professor and George E. Smith Eminent Scholar's Chair, information systems

Education

  • Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • SM, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • ME, Cornell University
  • BME, Cornell University

emclean@ceprin.org
404-413-7448
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Bio

McLean is an internationally recognized expert and lecturer on information systems. His extensive consulting experience includes work for BellSouth, Chick-fil-A, Citibank, Digital Equipment, IBM, and Primerica, among others.

McLean has published three books: Strategic Planning for MIS, Management of Information Services, and Information Technology for Management, the latter until recently being the second largest selling textbook on information systems in the world.

He has also published more than 120 scholarly and professional articles in such publications as the Harvard Business Review, Sloan Management Review, Information Systems Research, MIS Quarterly, Journal of MIS, and Computerworld. He has conducted executive presentations and management workshops throughout North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. He is listed in Marquis' Who's Who in America and Who's Who in the World.

Research Interests

  • Measuring information systems success
  • Management of information systems
  • Strategic planning for information systems
  • Using information systems for competitive advantage
  • Roles of information systems executives
  • Health information technology

Dissertation Activities

Ph.D. Dissertations Chaired or Co-chaired

  • Leon A. Kappelman, "The Implementation of Computer - Based Information Systems: The Respective Roles of Participation and Involvement in Information System Success," 1991. Leon joined the faculty of University of North Texas.
  • Scott L. Schneberger, "Distributed Computing Environments: Effects on Software Maintenance Difficulty," 1998. Scott joined the faculty of University of Western Ontario.

Representative Journal Publications

  • Turban, Ephraim, McLean, Ephraim R., and Wetherbe, James C., Information Technology for Management, John Wiley & Sons, New York, NY, 3rd Edition, 2002, 805 pp.
  • Brown, Carol V., McLean, Ephraim R., and Straub, Detmar W., "Partnering Roles of the IS Executive," Information Systems Management, Vol. 13, No. 2, Spring 1996, pp. 14-18.
  • McLean, Ephraim R., Kappelman, Leon A., and Thompson, John P., "Converging End-User and Corporate Computing," Communications of the ACM, Vol. 36, No. 12, December 1993, pp. 79-92.
  • Smits, Stanley J., McLean, Ephraim R., and Tanner, John R., "Managing High-Achieving Information Systems Professionals," Journal of Management Information Systems, Vol. 9, No. 4, Spring 1993, pp. 103-120.
  • DeLone, William H., and McLean, Ephraim R., "Information Systems Success: The Quest for the Dependent Variable," Information Systems Research, March 1992, pp. 60-95.

Selected Fellowships and Awards

  • Recognition in The Journal of Management Information Systems, 2013.
  • LEO Lifetime Achievement Award, Association for Information Systems (AIS) and the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), December 2007.
  • ACM Distinguished Lecturer, Association for Computing Machinery, 2007.


Abhay Nath Mishra

Abhay Nath Mishra, associate professor, health administration

Education

  • Ph.D., information systems, University of Texas, Austin
  • MBA, Xavier Labor Relations Institute, India
  • B. Tech., computer science and engineering, National Institute of Technology, India

amishra@gsu.edu
404-413-7638
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Bio

Dr. Mishra received his Ph.D. in information systems from the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin. Before joining the Institute of Health Administration at the Robinson College of Business, he was on the faculty at the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland and at the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University. He also holds a secondary appointment in Robinson's Department of Computer Information Systems.

Professor Mishra’s research has focused on examining deep and integrative use of information technologies in organizational processes and strategies, and the impact of such usage. He has also studied the use of IT among knowledge workers, such as physicians, and among recipients of public health benefits in Georgia. He has conceptualized and conducted several large-sample studies. He has collaborated with national professional organizations such as the Institute of Supply Management, American College of Physicians and American Medical Informatics Association. He also has been associated with and obtained funding from the Center for Health Information and Decision Systems at the University of Maryland at College Park and the Center for Research in Electronic Commerce at the University of Texas at Austin.

Research Interests

  • Application of IT for clinical, operational and financial improvement
  • Health care analytics
  • Electronic procurement and supply chain management
  • IT capabilities and strategy
  • IT innovations and their implementation

Representative Journal Publications

  • Bhargava, H., A. N. Mishra. Forthcoming. "Electronic Medical Records and Physician Productivity: Evidence from Panel Data Analysis," Management Science.
  • Mishra, A. N., S. Devaraj, G. Vaidyanathan. "Capability Hierarchy in Electronic Procurement and Procurement Process Performance: An Empirical Analysis," Journal of Operations Management. Vol.31, No.6, 2013, pp.376-390.
  • Devaraj, S., G. Vaidyanathan, A. N. Mishra. "Effect of Purchase Volume Flexibility and Purchase Mix Flexibility on e-Procurement Performance: An Analysis of Two Perspectives," Journal of Operations Management. Vol.30, No.7-8, 2012, pp.509-520.
  • Mishra, A. N., C. Anderson, C.M. Angst, R. Agarwal. 2012. "Electronic Health Records Assimilation and Physician Identity Evolution: An Identity Theory Perspective," Information Systems Research. Vol.23, No.3, Part 1 of 2, 2012, pp.738-760.
  • Mishra, A. N., R. Agarwal. 2010. "Technological Frames, Organizational Capabilities, and IT use: An Empirical Investigation of Electronic Procurement." Information Systems Research. Vol.21, No.2, 2010, pp.249-270.
  • Mishra, A. N., P. Konana, A. Barua. "Antecedents and Consequences of Internet use in Procurement: An Empirical Investigation of U.S. Manufacturing Firms." Information Systems Research. Vol.18, No.1, 2007, pp.103-120.

Selected Fellowships and Awards

  • "Outstanding Mentor and Role Model" award by The Panhellenic Association at Carnegie Mellon University, 2007
  • David Bruton Jr. Fellowship, University of Texas at Austin, 2001
  • Eugene and Dora Bonham research grant, McCombs School of Business, University of Texas at Austin, 2000


Jeong-ha (Cath) Oh

Jeong-ha (Cath) Oh, assistant professor, information systems

Education

  • Ph.D., University of Washington
  • MS, University of Chicago
  • MS, Seoul National University
  • BS, Seoul National University

jhoh@gsu.edu
404-413-7364
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Bio

Dr. Oh joined GSU in 2012. Before joining the Department of Computer Information Systems at the Robinson College of Business, she was a post-doctoral research associate at the Naveen Jindal School of Management at the University of Texas at Dallas.

Dr. Oh's current research focuses on healthcare analytics. Specifically, her work involves developing risk propensity models for predicting patient readmissions related to congestive heart failure. Her other research topics include online social networks analysis, information cascade, and content diffusion in social media.

Research Interests

  • Healthcare analytics
  • Healthcare IT
  • Online social networks and social media

Representative Journal Publications

  • Bardhan, I., Oh, J., Zheng, Z., and Kirksey, K. "Predictive Analytics for Readmission of Patients with Congestive Heart Failure," Information Systems Research, Vol. 26, No. 1, 2015, pp.19–39.
  • Susarla, A., Oh, J., and Tan, Y. "Social Networks and the Diffusion of User-Generated Content: Evidence from YouTube," Information Systems Research, Vol.23, No.1, 2012, pp.23-41.

Selected Fellowships and Awards

  • Best Paper published in 2012 award by AIS, ICIS, Milan, Italy, 2013.
  • Best Paper Runner-Up published in Information Systems Research, awarded by ISS and ISR, INFORMS, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2013.


Arun Rai, Regents' Professor of the University System of Georgia and J. Mack Robinson Chair; Center for Process Innovation, information systems

Education

  • Ph.D., Kent State University
  • MBA, Clarion University of Pennsylvania
  • MS, Birla Institute of Technology & Science

arunrai@ceprin.org
404-413-7857
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Bio

Arun Rai co-founded the Robinson College of Business' Center for Process Innovation, an interdisciplinary research center on digital innovation that promotes industry-university partnerships. He has served as the doctoral director for CEPRIN's interdisciplinary Ph.D. program since its inception in 2000. He is currently serving a third three-year term as chair of the Robinson College of Business Promotion and Tenure Committee.

Research Interests

  • Measuring information systems success
  • Management of information systems
  • Strategic planning for information systems
  • Using information systems for competitive advantage
  • Roles of information systems executives
  • Health information technology

Dissertation Activities

Ph.D. Dissertations Chaired or Co-chaired

  • Santanu Borah, "Strategic Alliances in the Global Information Technology Industry: An Exploration of Critical Issues," March 1993. [Co-chair: Dr. A. Ramaprasad] Santanu is currently professor and department chair at University of North Alabama.
  • Deepinder Bajwa, "Determination of the IS factors Impacting EIS Effectiveness," July 1993. [Co-chair: Dr. A. Ramaprasad] Deepinder is currently a professor at Western Washington University.
  • David Paper, "Theoretical Derivation and Empirical Validation of a Model for Business Process Reengineering," August 1994. [Co-chair: Dr. A. Ramaprasad] David is currently a professor at Utah State University.
  • Haidong Song "Deployment of Software Quality Metrics for Systems Development: Integrating Processual and Contextual Factors," October 1995. [Co-chair: Dr. A. Ramaprasad] Haidong is currently VP, product strategy at Oracle Corp.
  • Hindi Al-Hindi, "Development Process Management, Technology and Outcomes," April 1996. Hindi was placed at King Saud University, Saudi Arabia.
  • Srinarayan Sharma, "An Organizational Learning Approach to CASE Diffusion," April 1996. Srinarayan is currently an associate professor at Indian Institute of Management.
  • T. Ravichandran "A Theory of Systems Development Quality Assurance," June 1996. Ravichandran is currently dean and Distinguished University Professor, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
  • Ravi Patnayakuni, "Transformation of Work Systems: Infusion of Information Technology," October 1996. Ravi is currently associate professor, University of Alabama, Huntsville.
  • James Rodger, "TQM in the Healthcare Industry: An Information Management Perspective," November 1996. [Co-chair: Dr. Arlyn Melcher] James is currently professor, Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
  • Paul Ambrose, "The Nature and Value of Electronic Information Intermediation: Theory Development and Empirical Evidence from the Practice of eMedicine." [Co-chair: Dr. A. Ramaprasad] Paul is currently associate professor and department chair, University of Wisconsin, Whitewater.
  • Kristina Setzekorn, "IT Value Contingencies: Moderating Effects on Market Responsiveness and Business Strategy,"August 2000. [Co-chair: Dr. Arlyn Melcher] Kristina was initially placed as an assistant professor, Oakland University, MI. Currently she is a consultant.
  • Ashley Bush, "Fragmented to Integrated Demand and Supply Chain Management," December 2001. [Co-chair: Mark Keil] Ashley is currently associate professor and doctoral coordinator, Florida State University.
  • Nainika Patnayakuni, "Resource coordination theory for Supply Chain Integration," 2002. Nainika was initially placed as visiting professor, University of Alabama, Huntsville.
  • Richard Klein, "The effects of Information Sharing Symmetry in e-Business Vendor-Client Relationships," July 2003. Richard is currently associate professor, Florida State University. [Co-chair: Detmar Straub]
  • Gordon Depledge, "he Roles of Problem Recognition and Cognitive Biases in Software Project Escalation," December 2003. [Co-chair: Mark Keil] Gordon was initially placed as assistant professor, Wichita State University.
  • Paul Brown, "Organizational Assimilation of Electronic Procurement Innovations," March 2004. Paul is currently associate professor and director of the supply chain management program, Clark Atlanta University.
  • JJ Po-An Hsieh, "Leverage Points for Addressing Digital Inequality: An Extended Theory of Planned Behavior Perspective," December 2004. [Co-chair: Mark Keil] JJ is currently an associate professor at Georgia State University.
  • Maurice McNaughton: "Deregulation, Uncertainty, and Information Technology in the Electric Utility Industry: A Transaction Cost Interpretation of the Drivers and Consequences of Vertical Disintegration," August 2005. [Co-chair: Jonathan Wareham].Maurice is currently director, Center for Excellence, Mona School of Business, University of West Indies.
  • Ghiyoung Im, "Exploratory and Exploitative Learning in Digitally Enabled Inter-organizational Relationships," August 2006. Ghiyoung is currently associate professor, University of Louisville.
  • Xinlin Tang, "Digitally-Enabled Adaptive Business Network Capabilities," May 2007. Xinlin is currently associate professor, Florida State University.
  • Mark Lewis, "Sense-making for Organizational Responsiveness: A Multi-Level Investigation of Strategic Outsourcing Relationships," May 2008 [Co-Chair: Lars Mathiassen]. Xinlin is currently assistant professor, Appalachian State University.
  • Xixi Li, "A Motivational Perspective on Post-Acceptance IS Usage Behaviors," June 2010. [Co-Chair J.J. Po-An Hsieh] Xixi is currently assistant professor, Tsinghua University.
  • Steve Du, "Digital Enablement of Inter-organizational Logistics Relationship," January 2011. Steve was initially a private entrepreneur.
  • Robert Hornyak, "Multi-Level Longitudinal Investigation of Process Innovation and Business Value: The Case of Strategic Sourcing," April 2012. Robert is currently placed at Arizona State University.
  • Darryl Romanow, "Antecedents and Consequences of CPOE Use in Clinician Care Teams," August 2013. [Co-chair: Mark Keil] Darryl was initially placed at Duquesne University.
  • Chaitanya Sambhara, "Risks, Controls and Business Value in IT-enabled Inter-Firm and Intra-Firm Processes."

Representative Journal Publications

  • Rai, A., and Tang, X., "IT-enabled Business Models: A Conceptual Framework and A Coevolution Perspective for Future Research," Information Systems Research, 2014. 25(1), 1-14.
  • Im, G. and Rai, A., "IT-Enabled Coordination for Ambidextrous Interorganizational Relationships," Information Systems Research, January 2014, 25(1), 72-92.
  • Rai, A., Pavlou, P., Im, G., and Du. S., "Inter-firm IT Capabilities and Communications for Co-Creating Relational Value: Evidence from the Logistics Industry," MIS Quarterly, 36(1), 2012, 233-262.
  • Hsieh, P., Rai, A., and Keil, M., "Addressing Digital Inequality through Government Initiatives: Forms of Capital that Affect ICT Utilization," Information Systems Research, 22 (2), 2011, 233-253.
  • Rai, A., and Tang, X., "Leveraging IT Capabilities and Competitive Process Capabilities for the Management of Interorganizational Relationship Portfolios," Information Systems Research, 21 (3), 2010, 516-542. (This article was featured as an executive briefing in The Economist.)
  • Rai, A., Maruping, L., and Venkatesh, V., "Offshore Information Systems Project Success: The Role of Social Embeddedness and Cultural Characteristics," MIS Quarterly, 33 (3), 2009, 617-641.

Selected Fellowships and Awards

  • Named Fellow of the Association for Information Systems in 2010 for outstanding contributions in research, teaching and service to the information systems discipline. (There are a total of 58 AIS Fellows; AIS has 4,300 members from 90 countries and is the largest IS academic organization.)
  • Three-time recipient of the Robinson College of Business Faculty Recognition Award for Research: 2003, 2007, 2011.
  • Board of Advisors Faculty Excellence Award for Research, Robinson College of Business, 2005.
  • Researcher of the Year, College of Business and Administration, SIU-C, 1996.
  • Researcher of the Year, College of Business and Administration, SIU-C, 1993.
  • Best Published Journal Paper in the Information Systems discipline for 2011, Organizational Communications and Information Systems Division, Academy of Management (Article: "Addressing Digital Inequality through Government Initiatives: Forms of Capital that Affect ICT Utilization"; co-authored with J.J. Po-An Hsieh and Mark Keil, Information Systems Research, 2011).
  • Best Conference Cross-Divisional Paper, Academy of Management, 2012 (Article: "Technology and Context: A Sociomaterial Perspective on Technology Enabled Change"; co-authored with Mark Lewis and Sreenivasan Balaji).
  • Distinguished Paper Award, Academy of Management Conference 2011, Business Policy and Strategy Division (Article: "Impact of New Investments in the Resource Base and Organizational Structure on Performance"; co-authored with Ilgaz Arikan).
  • Best Paper Proceedings of the Academy of Management Meetings, 2011, 2012.
  • Best Paper Award, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, 2003 (Article: "Why Software Projects Escalate: The Relative Importance of Project Management and Escalation Constructs"; co-authored with Keil, Mann and Zhang).


Bala Ramesh

Bala Ramesh, interim chair and Board of Advisors Professor, information systems

Education

  • Ph.D., New York University
  • M.Phil, New York University
  • PGDM (MBA), Indian Institute of Management
  • Bachelor of Engineering, University of Madras, India

bramesh@gsu.edu
404-413-7372
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Bio

Dr. Balasubramaniam Ramesh joined GSU in 1997. His research focuses on supporting knowledge-intensive, complex organizational processes such as complex systems development, business process management, and agile software development. His work has appeared in leading publications such as MIS Quarterly, Information Systems Research, Journal of Management Information Systems, IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, Communications of the ACM, Journal of the AIS, Information & Management, Requirements Engineering Journal, Annals of Operations Research, Decision Support Systems, and IEEE – Computer, Software, Internet Computing, and Intelligent Systems. His research has contributed to several computer-aided software engineering tools and is widely used in the industry. He has received more than 20 research grants from U.S. National Science Foundation, Office of Naval Research, Air Force Research Laboratory, Army Research Laboratory, DARPA, Accenture, MCC, and Texas Instruments, among others. He received GSU's Outstanding Faculty Achievement Award (2002); Myron Greene Outstanding Teaching Award (2002, 2007); and RCB Faculty Achievement Award – for Teaching (2004, 2013), Research (2006) and Service (2011); RCB Board of Advisors Excellence Award – for Teaching (2006) and Research (2007); and the Regents' Teaching Excellence Award (2008) – the top faculty award in the University System of Georgia.

Research Interests

  • Agile software development
  • Collaborative work
  • Knowledge-based systems
  • Requirements engineering and traceability

Dissertation Activities

Ph.D. Dissertations Chaired or Co-chaired

  • Kannan Mohan, "Variability Management in Software Product Families with Traceability," 2003. Kannan joined the faculty of Baruch College.
  • Peng Xu, "Improving Software Process Tailoring With Experience Repositories," 2004. Peng joined the faculty of University of Massachusetts Boston.
  • Lan Cao, "Systems Dynamic Modeling of Agile Software Development," 2005. Lan joined the faculty of Old Dominion University.
  • Radhika Jain, "Improving Business Process Integration: A Process Theory and Support Tool," 2006. Radhika joined the faculty of University of Memphis and is now at Baruch College.
  • Jonathan Kim, "Ontology Support for Complex Organizational Processes," 2010. Jonathan joined the faculty of University of Massachusetts Boston.
  • Eun Hee (Eunice) Park, "The Role of Emotion In Organizational Decision Making," 2012. Eunice joined the faculty of Old Dominion University.
  • Sumantra Sarkar, "New Perspectives on Implementing Health Information Technology," 2014. Sumantra joined the faculty of Binghamton University (The State University of New York).

Representative Journal Publications

  • S. Slaughter, L. Levine, B. Ramesh, J. Pries-Heje and R. Baskerville, "Aligning Software Processes with Strategy," MIS Quarterly, Vol. 30, No. 4, 2006, pp. 891-918.
  • P. Xu and B. Ramesh, "Software Process Tailoring: An Empirical Investigation," Journal of Management Information Systems, Vol. 24, No. 2, 2007, pp. 293- 328.
  • P. Xu and B. Ramesh, "Software Process Tailoring: An Empirical Investigation," Journal of Management Information Systems, Vol. 24, No. 2, 2007, pp. 293- 328.
  • P. Xu and B. Ramesh, "Impact of Knowledge Support on the Performance of Software Process Tailoring," Journal of Management Information Systems, Vol. 25, No. 3, 2008-9, pp. 277-314.
  • B. Ramesh, K. Mohan and L. Cao, "Ambidexterity in Agile Distributed Development: An Empirical Investigation," Information Systems Research, Vol. 23, No. 2, 2012, pp. 323-339.
  • L. Cao, K. Mohan, B. Ramesh and S. Sarkar, "Evolution of Governance: Achieving Ambidexterity in IT Outsourcing," Journal of Management Information Systems, Vol. 30, No. 3, 2014, pp.115-140.

Selected Fellowships and Awards

  • University System of Georgia Regents' Teaching Excellence Award / Regents Hall of Fame Award for "contributions to outstanding teaching in Georgia," 2009.
  • GSU Outstanding Faculty Achievement Award for "extraordinary contributions to teaching, research and service," 2002.
  • Myron T. Greene Outstanding Teaching Award, CIS Department, 2002 and 2007.
  • Faculty Recognition Award for Teaching, Robinson College of Business, 2004 and 2013.
  • RCB Board of Advisors Excellence Award for Teaching, 2006 (awarded for the best teaching performance in the college of business over the past five years).
  • Myron T. Greene Outstanding Teaching Award, CIS Department, 2002 and 2007.
  • RCB Board of Advisors Excellence Award for Research, 2007.
  • Outstanding Research Achievement Award, 1995.
  • Outstanding Instructional Achievement Award, Naval Postgraduate School, 1996.


William N. Robinson

William N. Robinson, associate professor, information systems

Education

  • Ph.D., computer and information science, University of Oregon
  • MS, computer and information science, University of Oregon
  • BS, computer science, Oregon State University

wrobinson@gsu.edu
404-413-7374
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Bio

Dr. William N. Robinson joined GSU in 2000. Robinson's research is working towards the improvement of software systems understanding, design and operation. He is also exploring various approaches to providing automated support for systems analysts. Through the research of these two complimentary areas, Robinson has developed a theory of "negotiated design" as well as associated CASE tool support.

Research Interests

  • Software engineering
  • Negotiation systems
  • Computational negotiation
  • Collaborative design
  • Collaborative software agents

Dissertation Activities

Ph.D. Dissertations Chaired or Co-chaired

  • Han. G. Woo, "Reuse of Scenario Specifications Using an Automated Relational Learner," 2004.
  • Radu Vlas, "A Requirements-Based Exploration of Open-Source Software Development Projects –Towards a Natural Language Processing Software Analysis Framework," 2012.
  • Co-Chair, Arash Akhlaghi, "A Framework for Discovery and Diagnosis of Behavioral Transitions in Event-Streams," 2013. [Co-chair: Raj Sunderraman] Arash joined the faculty of Georgia State University.

Representative Journal Publications

  • Robinson, W.N., "A Roadmap for Comprehensive Requirements Monitoring," IEEE Computer, Vol.43, No.5, 2010, pp. 64-72.
  • Robinson, W.N. and S. Purao, "Monitoring Service Systems from a Language-Action Perspective," IEEE Transactions on Services Computing, Vol.4, No.1, 2011, pp. 17-30.
  • Jarke, M., et al., "The Brave New World of Design Requirements," Information Systems, Vol.36, No.7, 2011, pp.992-1008.
  • Vlas, R. and W.N. Robinson, "Two Rule-Based Natural Language Strategies for Requirements Discovery and Classification in Open Source Software Development Projects," Journal of Management Information Systems, 2012, Vol.28, No.4, 2012, pp.11-38.
  • Ruiz, C. and W.N. Robinson, "Measuring Open Source Quality: A Literature Review," International Journal of Open Source Software and Processes (IJOSSP), 2012.
  • Robinson, W.N., et al., "Discovery and Diagnosis of Behavioral Transitions in Rehabilitation Patient Event-Streams," ACM Transactions on Management Information Systems (TMIS), Vol.3, No.1, 2012, pp.1-28.

Selected Fellowships and Awards

  • 2011 Best paper, The 7th International Conference on Open Source Systems
  • 2011 Best paper, Hawaii International Conference on Software Systems
  • 1995 Software Engineering Fellowship, University of Oregon, Software Engineering Research Center (SERC)
  • 1990 Tektronix fellowship, University of Oregon
  • 1983 NORCUS fellowship, Battelle Northwest Laboratories


Veda C. Storey

Veda C. Storey, Tull Professor of Computer Information Systems

Education

  • Ph.D., management information systems, University of British Columbia
  • MBA, Queen's University
  • BS, mathematics and computer science, Mt. Allison University

vstorey@gsu.edu
404-413-7377
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Bio

Veda C. Storey is Tull Professor of Computer Information Systems at the Robinson College of Business and professor of computer science, Georgia State University. She has research interests in database management systems, intelligent systems, semantic web, and ontology development. Her research has been published in ACM Transactions on Database Systems, IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, Information Systems Research, Management Information Systems Quarterly, Data and Knowledge Engineering, Decision Support Systems, the Very Large Data Base Journal, and Information & Management. Dr. Storey has served on the editorial board of several journals, including Information Systems Research, MIS Quarterly, DataBase, and Decision Support Systems.

Research Interests

  • Database management systems
  • Intelligent systems
  • Semantic Web
  • Ontology development

Dissertation Activities

Ph.D. Dissertations Chaired or Co-chaired

  • Chua, Cecil, "Applying Database Design Theory to Other Disciplines," 2004 (Chair).
  • Han, Tae-Dong, "Automated Conceptual Object-oriented Design through the Analysis of Patterns," 2001 (Co-chair).
  • Dey, D., "A Design Methodology for Temporal Databases," 1994 (Co-chair).
  • Chiang, Roger, "Reverse Engineering of Relational Databases: Extraction of Domain Semantics," 1992 (Co-chair).
  • Sarkar, Sumit, "Probabilistic Modelling of Belief Networks in Expert Systems," 1991 (Co-chair).

Representative Journal Publications

  • Goldstein, R.C. and Storey, V.C., "Unravelling IS-A Structures," Information Systems Research (ISR), Vol.3, No.2, June 1992, pp.99-126.
  • Storey, V.C. and Goldstein, R.C., "Knowledge-Based Approaches to Database Design," MIS Quarterly, Vol.17, No.1, March 1993, pp.25-46.
  • Purao, S., Storey, V.C., and Han, T.D., "Improving Reuse-based System Design with Learning," Information Systems Research, Vol.14, No.3, 2003, pp.269-290.
  • Purao, S., Storey, V.C., and Han, T.D., "Improving Reuse-based System Design with Learning," Information Systems Research, Vol.14, No.3, 2003, pp.269-290.
  • Storey, V.C., Burton-Jones, A., Sugumaran, V., and Purao, P., "CONQUER: A Methodology for Context-Aware Query Processing on the World Wide Web," Information Systems Research, Vol. 19, No.1 March, 2008, pp.3-25.
  • Storey, V.C., Burton-Jones, A., Sugumaran, V., and Purao, P., "CONQUER: A Methodology for Context-Aware Query Processing on the World Wide Web," Information Systems Research, Vol. 19, No.1 March, 2008, pp.3-25.

Selected Fellowships and Awards

  • Board of Advisors Faculty Excellence Award for Service, 2005.
  • Faculty Recognition Award for distinguished contributions in service, J. Mack Robinson College of Business, 2004.
  • Faculty Recognition Award for distinguished contributions in research, J. Mack Robinson College of Business, 2001.
  • ER'97 Best Paper for "An Ontology to Support Automated Database Design" with Sundaresan, S. and Ullrich, H., Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Conceptual Modeling (ER'97), Los Angeles, California, 1997.
  • INFORMS Best Paper Award for "Learning Across Application Domains for Database Design Systems," with Dey, D., Sundaresan, S., Ullrich, H., and Yamakawa, S., Proceedings of the Sixth Workshop on Information Technologies and Systems (WITS'96), Cleveland, Ohio, 1996.
  • Research Initiation Award, National Science Foundation, for "Commonsense Reasoning in Database Design," 1992-1996.
  • First Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award, for dissertation entitled "An Expert View Creation System for Database Design," International Center for Information Technologies (ICIT), Washington, D.C., 1987.


Duane P. Truex III, associate professor, information systems

Education

  • Ph.D., State University of New York at Binghamton
  • MBA, State University of New York at Binghamton
  • BFA, music, Ithaca College

dtruex@gsu.edu
404-413-7380
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Bio

Dr. Truex joined GSU in 1994. Prior to his present position, he was on the faculty of the School of Management at Binghamton University and served as the director of the graduate MBA/arts administration program. His present research interests include the interaction of organizational change and organizational culture on the information systems development process in emergent organizational settings, and on the changing skill sets required of the IS professional and their home organizations.

Truex has been a Leverhulme Research Fellow in the United Kingdom at the University of Salford, England. He has also been a visiting professor at Aalborg University, Denmark and has taught at the Helsinki School of Economics and Business, digital technology management program in Mikkeli, Finland.

Truex served on the organizing committee for the International Conference of Information Systems (ICIS) in Paris 2008 and was co-chair of the 2008 ICIS Doctoral Consortium and the 2009 Doctoral Awards Committee. He was the general chair of the 2007 International Conference on Convergence Information Technology (ICCIT '07), Gyeongiu, South Korea and was co-program chair of the 2004 IFIP WG 8.2 Conference on "Information Systems Research: Relevant Theory and Informed Practice," Manchester England.

Research Interests

  • IS development methods: emergent and amethodical systems development
  • Standards development in enterprise architectures
  • Social impacts of IT: the impact of enterprise level IT on organizations and workers
  • Theory of scholarly influence
  • Qualitative research methods

Dissertation Activities

Ph.D. Dissertations Chaired or Co-chaired

  • Hirotoshi Takeda, Dissertation Committee Chair, Information Systems Department, "Researcher Analysis: A Study in Citation and Social Network Analysis," 2011. Hiro joined the faculty of HEC Montreal.
  • Arvind Gudi, Dissertation Committee Chair, Chapman Graduate School, 2003.
  • Lynette Kvasny, "Problematizing the Digital Divide: An Ethnographic Study of Reproduction in Information Technology," 2002. [Co-chair: Richard Baskerville[ Lynette joined the faculty of Pennsylvania State University.
  • Jungwoo Lee, "Exploring Mental Models of Information Systems Developers," 1998. Jungwoo joined Yonsei University.

Representative Journal Publications

  • Park, J., Lee, J., Lee, H. and Truex, D. "Exploring the Impact of Communication Effectiveness on Service Quality, trust and relationship commitment in IT services," International Journal of Information Management, Vol. 32, no. 5, 2012, pp. 459-468.
  • Rowe, F., Bidan, M. and Truex, D. "An empirical study of is architectures in french SMEs: Integration approaches," European Journal of Information Systems, Vol. 21, 2012, pp. 287-302.
  • Truex, D., Holmström, J., and Keil, M. "Theorizing in Information Systems Research: A Reflexive Analysis on the Adaptation of Theory to Information System Research," Journal of the AIS, Journal of the Association for Information Systems, Vol. 7 No. 12, 2006, pp. 797-821.
  • Gallivan, M., Truex, D. and Kvasny,L. "Changing Patterns in IT Skill Sets 1988-2003: A Content Analysis of Classified Advertisements," The Database for Advances in Information Systems, Vol.35, No.3, 2004, pp. 64-87.
  • Lee, J. and Truex, D. "Exploring the Impact of Training in ISD Methods on the Cognitive Structure of Novice Information Systems Developers," Information Systems Journal, Vol.10, No.4, 2000, pp. 347-368.
  • Damsgaard, J., and Truex, D. "Binary Trading Relations and the Limits of EDI Standards: The Procrustean Bed of Standards," European Journal of Information Systems, Vol.9, No. 3, 2000, pp. 142-158.

Selected Fellowships and Awards

  • The Aspen 100 Award - for integrating social, ethical and environmental responsibility into the curriculum, 2010.
  • Leverhulme Research Fellow, U.K., 1999-2002.
  • Visiting Research Professor at the Aalborg University, Aalborg Denmark.
  • IBM Corporation Graduate Fellowship, 1984.


Upkar Varshney

Upkar Varshney, associate professor, information systems

Education

  • Ph.D., telecommunications and computer networking, University of Missouri
  • MS, computer science, University of Missouri
  • BE, electrical engineering, University of Rorkee

uvarshney@gsu.edu
404-413-7638
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Bio

Dr. Upkar Varshney joined GSU in 1998. His current interests include wireless networks, pervasive healthcare, ubiquitous computing and mobile commerce. In a recent CAIS study, he was ranked among the most productive IS researchers for 2001-2005. He is the co-founder (with Prof. Imrich Chlamtac) of the International Pervasive Health Conference and also co-chaired the conference in 2006. Upkar was also the program co-chair for the Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS-2009) in San Francisco.

He has authored more than 120 papers including about 60 in journals, including 30 in IEEE and ACM publications. He is the author of several heavily downloaded and cited papers in wireless networks, pervasive healthcare, and mobile commerce. According to Google Scholar, the total number of journal and conference citations for his papers exceeds 1,700. According to Communications of the ACM (Dec. 2004), his ACM Transactions on IT paper was among the most downloaded papers for 2004 (out of about 4000 ACM Transactions papers). His two mobile commerce papers were among the most viewed in ACM/springer MONET journal for 2005 (out of about 400 papers).

Upkar has presented several very well received tutorials and workshops (and even a few keynotes) at wireless, computing, and information systems conferences. He has also received grants from several funding agencies including the National Science Foundation.

Research Interests

  • Wireless and mobile networks
  • Wireless ATM
  • High speed networks
  • Wireless electronic commerce
  • Multicasting in wireless networks
  • Network reliability

Dissertation Activities

Ph.D. Dissertations Chaired or Co-chaired

  • Alisha Malloy, "Design and Performance of Quality of Service Enabled Wireless Networks," 2002, University of Alabama.
  • Punit Ahluwalia, "The End-to-end Quality of Service in Wireless Networks," 2006, University of Texas Pan American.

  • Sweta Sneha, "Reliability and Power Management in Wireless Health Monitoring," 2008, Kennesaw State University.

Representative Journal Publications

  • Varshney, U. "A Model for Improving Quality of Decisions in Mobile Health," Decision Support Systems, vol. 62, pp. 66-77, 2014.
  • Nickerson, R., U. Varshney, and J. Muntermann, "A Method for Taxonomy Development and Its Application in Information Systems," European Journal on Information Systems, vol. 22, no. 3, May 2013, pp. 336-359.
  • Varshney, U., "Smart Medication Management System and Multiple Interventions for Medication Adherence," Decision Support Systems, vol. 55, no. 2, May 2013, pp. 538-551.
  • Sneha, S. and U. Varshney, "A Framework for Enabling Patient Monitoring via Mobile Ad Hoc Networks," Decision Support Systems, vol. 55, no. 1, April 2013, pp. 218-234.
  • Maass, W. and U. Varshney, "Design and Evaluation of Ubiquitous Information Systems and Use in Healthcare," Decision Support Systems, vol. 54, no. 1, Dec. 2012, pp. 597-609.
  • Ahluwalia P. and U. Varshney, "Composite Quality of Service and Decision Making Perspectives in Wireless Networks," Decision Support Systems, vol. 46, no. 2, January 2009, pp. 542-551.

Selected Fellowships and Awards

  • Myron T. Greene Outstanding Teaching Award (2004)
  • RCB Distinguished Teaching Award (2002)
  • Myron T. Greene Outstanding Teaching Award (2000)


Ling Xue

Ling Xue, assistant professor, information systems

Education

  • Ph.D., information systems, University of Texas at Austin
  • MS, management science, Shanghai Jiaotong University
  • BS, management information systems, Fudan University

lxue5@gsu.edu
404-413-7367
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Bio

Dr. Ling Xue received his Ph.D. in management science and information systems from the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin. His first stream of research focuses on the strategic aspects of IT, including strategic business value of IT and the impact of various corporate governance issues on IT strategic decisions. His second stream of research examines information economics in various inter-organizational and supply chain contexts. His third stream of research examines network effects in software platform and electronic commerce. His papers have been published in Information Systems Research, MIS Quarterly, Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Operations Management, Production and Operations Management, Journal of Management Information Systems, Decision Support Systems, Information & Management, International Journal of Electronic Commerce, Journal of Global Information Management, and proceedings of the International Conference on Information Systems.

Research Interests

  • The economics of platform business model
  • Use of network analysis in mobile game playing and gamification
  • The inter-organizational IT systems in the context of supply chain coordination

Representative Journal Publications

  • Ling Xue, Cheng Zhang, Hong Ling, and Xia Zhao, "Risk-Mitigation in Supply Chain Digitization: A Study of System Modularity and IT Governance," Journal of Management Information Systems 30(1), 2013, pp. 325-352.
  • Xia Zhao, Ling Xue, and Andrew B. Whinston, "Managing Interdependent Information Security Risks: A Study of Cyberinsurance, Managed Security Service and Risk Pooling Arrangements," Journal of Management Information Systems 30(1), 2013, pp. 123-152.
  • Xia Zhao, and Ling Xue, "Competitive Target Advertising and Consumer Data Sharing," Journal of Management Information Systems 29(3), 2013, pp. 189-222.
  • Ling Xue, Gautam Ray, and Vallabh Sambamurthy, "Efficiency or Innovation: How Do Industry Environments Moderate the Effects of Firms' IT Asset Portfolios," MIS Quarterly 36(2), 2012, pp. 509-528.
  • Ling Xue, Gautam Ray, and Bin Gu, "Environmental Uncertainty and IT Infrastructure Governance: A Curvilinear Relationship," Information Systems Research 22(2), 2011, pp. 389-399.
  • Ling Xue, Gautam Ray, and Vallabh Sambamurthy, "Efficiency or Innovation: How Do Industry Environments Moderate the Effects of Firms' IT Asset Portfolios," MIS Quarterly 36(2), 2012, pp. 509-528.
  • Ling Xue, Gautam Ray, and Bin Gu, "Environmental Uncertainty and IT Infrastructure Governance: A Curvilinear Relationship," Information Systems Research 22(2), 2011, pp. 389-399.

Dmitry Zhdanov

Dmitry Zhdanov, assistant professor, information systems

Education

  • Ph.D., business administration, University of Minnesota
  • MBA, University of Texas at Dallas
  • B.Mgmt, Voronezh State University (Russia)

dzhdanov@gsu.edu
404-413-7368
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Bio

Dr. Dmitry Zhdanov is an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Information Systems at the J. Mack Robinson College of Business, Georgia State University. He received his Ph.D. degree from the University of Minnesota in 2007 and was previously on the faculty of the University of Connecticut. His research has been published in leading information management journals such as MIS Quarterly, Information Systems Research, INFORMS Journal on Computing, Production and Operations Management, and Decision Support Systems. He is also a certified information systems security professional (CISSP).

Research Interests

  • Interdisciplinary research in information security
  • Big data and business analytics
  • Computer fraud and abuse
  • Information technology in healthcare
  • Information technology for smart grid
  • Incentives and mechanism design for information systems

Representative Journal Publications

  • "On Managing Information Security Risks for Business Processes," with X. Bai, R. Gopal and M. Nunez. International Journal of Decision Science, 2010, vol.1(1) pp. 45-53.
  • "Design Improvements for Message Propagation in Malleable Social Networks," with R. Gopal, H. Hidaji, R. Patterson and E. Rolland. Production and Operations Management, 2016, vol 25(6), pp. 993-1005.
  • "A Decision Methodology for Managing Operational Efficiency and Information Disclosure Risk in Healthcare Processes," with X. Bai, R. Gopal and M. Nunez.Decision Support Systems, 2014, vol. 57, pp. 406-416.
  • "Growth and Sustainability of Managed Security Service Provider Networks: an Economic Perspective," with A. Gupta. MIS Quarterly, 2012, vol. 36(4), pp. 1109-1130.
  • "On the Prevention of Fraud and Privacy Exposure in Process Information Flow," with X. Bai, R. Gopal and M. Nunez. INFORMS Journal on Computing, 2012, vol. 24(3), pp. 416-432.
  • "Designing Intelligent Software Agents for Auctions with Limited Information Feedback," with G. Adomavicius and A. Gupta. Information Systems Research, 2009, vol. 20(4), pp. 507-526.