- Associate Professor and Chair
Office: Brown Building 116
My Ph.D is from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. My academic background comprises of a Bachelors as well as a Masters degree in Computer Science from Illinois Institute of Technology. I have had a number of years industry experience working as a software engineer for Motorola Inc. in Arlington Heights in Illinois.
I am actively involved in the IS/T research community through my numerous scholarly research endeavors. My main research stream is in the area of Information Technology for Development - which to briefly state, investigates how Information Technology can help bring about both social as well as economic development of a community. My work has been published in various Information Systems journals and presented at leading IS conferences.
I enjoy teaching and working with students and participating in professional academic service activities, such as serving as mini-track chairs at various international, national, and regional IS conferences.
- CIS 202 – Fundamentals of Information Systems
- CIS 206 - Information Technology Tools
- CIS 317 – Analysis and Logical Design of Information Systems
- CSC 356 - Life in the Digital Age
- CIS 427 – Project Management and Practice
- CIS 442 - Electronic Commerce Systems
- CIS 487 – Information Technology for Development
My major research efforts are in the area of Information Technology for Development, focusing on technology adoption issues in small and micro-enterprises and investigating efforts for small business growth. A secondary research stream of mine focuses on processes of knowledge networking and sourcing of skills. I have also been involved in a number of research projects in the area of Collaboration Engineering.