About Me

Assistant Professor at the University of Houston Bauer College of Business, Department of Decision and Information Sciences

Office: Melcher Hall, Room 280D

Education:
Ph.D. – University of Arizona, Management Information Systems, 2015
Dissertation: Analysis of HCI Behavior to Assess Affect, Cognitive Load and Credibility
Committee: Dr. Jay F. Nunamaker, Jr., Dr. Joseph S. Valacich (co-chairs), Dr. Judee K. Burgoon
Minor: Judgement and Decision Making/Management and Organizations
Minor Advisor: Dr. Terry Connolly

MBA – Belmont University, Business Negotiation and Mediation, 2010

BBA – University of Mississippi, Management Information Systems, 2003

Professional Memberships:
Association for Information Systems (AIS)
Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP)
Beta Gamma Sigma
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

Professional Experience:
Assistant Professor, University of  Houston, 2015-present
Research Associate, University of Arizona, 2011-2015
Senior Systems Engineer/VP, Bank of New York Mellon, 2005 – 2011
Adjunct Instructor of Business, Belmont University, 2006 – 2007
Enterprise Technologist, First Horizon National Corporation, 2005
Windows Enterprise Architect, International Paper, 2003 – 2005
Information Services Intern, International Paper, 2002
Web Developer, University of Mississippi School of Business Administration, 2000 – 2003
Support Analyst, Network-One Internet Service Provider, 1997 – 1999

Teaching:
(Ratings of teaching effectiveness on a five point scale in parentheses)

University of Houston
Spring 2017:
MIS 8397, Current Theories in MIS (Ph.D. Seminar, N.R.)
MIS 7373, Business Applications of Database Management Systems (4.86 / 5.0)
MIS 3376, Business Applications of Database Management Systems (4.54 / 5.0)
MIS 3376, Business Applications of Database Management Systems (4.78 / 5.0)

Spring 2016:
MIS 7373, Business Applications of Database Management Systems (4.85 / 5.0)
MIS 3376, Business Applications of Database Management Systems (4.61 / 5.0)
MIS 3376, Business Applications of Database Management Systems (4.79 / 5.0)

University of Arizona
Instructor of record:
MIS 304, Using and Managing Information Systems (4.8 / 5.0) – Fall 2014
MIS 304, Using and Managing Information Systems (4.3 / 5.0) – Fall 2013
MIS 304, Using and Managing Information Systems (4.8 / 5.0) – Summer 2013

Teaching Assistant:
MIS 510, Teaching Assistant, Web Mining and Computing – Spring 2015
MIS 531, Teaching Assistant, Enterprise Data Management (online) – Spring 2014

Belmont University
ISM 1330, Introduction to Business Computing (4.17 / 5.0) – Fall 2007
ISM 1330, Introduction to Business Computing (4.77 / 5.0) – Fall 2006

Service:
University of Houston Freshman Personal Access Liaison (2015-2016)
Panelist at Bauer Academic Job Market Training for Doctoral Students (2017)
Ad doc reviewer for:
   ♦ Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (2013-2018)
   ♦ Journal of the Association of Information systems (2017)
   ♦ International Conference on Information Systems (2013-2017)
   ♦ Americas Conference on Information Systems (2014-2015, 2017)
   ♦ European Conference on Information Systems (2016)
   ♦ Annual Symposium on Information Assurance (2016)
   ♦ Group Decision and Negotiation (2012)
Volunteer at International Conference on Information Systems (2012)
AITP National Collegiate Conference (NCC) Committee Member (2004 – 2017)
AITP NCC Contest Director (2011 – 2017)

Awards:
Paul S. and Shirley Goodman Award in International Computer Technology – 2015
James F. LaSalle Teaching Excellence Award – 2014
Delegate for AMCIS Doctoral Consortium – 2014
Nominated for Best Paper Award at ICIS – 2013
First place in University of Arizona Network Design Case Competition – 2011
AITP NCC Mike Burell Volunteer of the Year – 2007, 2011
First place in Belmont University MBA Integrated Project Case Competition – 2010
Belmont University ETS Top 10% Award – 2010
Belmont University Special Commendation for Exceptional Achievement in Business Negotiation and Mediation – 2010
Bank of New York Information Technology Recognition Award – 2006, 2007
First Place in Web Design Competition, AITP National Collegiate Conference – 2003
Eagle Scout in Boy Scouts of America

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