Connie S. Albert received her MS in Management/Information Systems from the University of Arkansas, Little Rock and BS in Management/Information Technology from Kaplan College, Davenport, Iowa. She also earned a Public Health Informatics Certification from the University of Illinois at Chicago in collaboration with the American Medical Informatics Association and CDC. Previously, Ms. Albert served as part-time faculty teaching in the Department of IST for Kaplan University’s Online Division. She has presented research at both the Americas’ Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS) and the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS). Also, she is a member of the Association for Information Systems (AIS), Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society (BGS), and Alpha Beta Kappa National Honor Society (ABK). Her research interests include social media and human behaviors, and knowledge sharing within social networks.
Dmytro Babik earned his MSITM at UNCG and MBA from Tulane University. He earned his undergraduate degree in Management from Kharkiv Polytechnic Institute, Ukraine and was employed for a number of years as an analyst in finance and as a risk analyst at the Credit Agricole CIB in the Ukraine. In 2011, he was awarded a UNCG Hayes Fellowship and is a member of the Upsilon Pi Epsilon (UPE) International Honor Society. He has published several papers on finance in the Business Inform, a Ukrainian analytic review, and most recently has been conducting research in the areas of IT sustainability and IT in healthcare.
Rudolph Bedeley holds dual master’s degrees in the field of Information Technology Management and Civil Engineering from the University of Delaware. Prior to moving to the States to further his studies, Rudolph completed his bachelor’s degree in Geodetic Engineering from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Ghana, from where he originally hails. While pursuing his masters’ degrees, Rudolph served both departments of Civil and Information Technology of his alma mater in the capacity as a Research Assistant, Teaching Assistant and Graduate Assistant. He is happy to join the PhD program at UNC-Greensboro to become a professional in big data analytics, information systems optimization and business intelligence.
Caleb Bradberry received his MBA and BBA in Management Information Systems from Marshall University. While earning his master’s, Caleb worked as an ASP.NET developer. His research interests include emerging technologies, information security, and business intelligence.
Wiley Brown earned his BS in Business Administration degree and MBA from Appalachian State University and was employed for a number of years in the operations management field. Most recently, he has been a lecturer at ASU, teaching several classes in the Computer Information Systems Department. His research interests include emerging technologies, mobile devices, and work-life balance.
Donald Heath Jr. holds a bachelor’s in Computer Information Systems from Guilford College and a master’s in IT Management from UNCG, where he was awarded the Bryan School Dean’s Medal for Academic Excellence. He is a Bryan Fellow and a member of the Beta Gamma Sigma International Honor Society. He worked for ten years as a software developer in the automotive industry and has held management positions with local and international firms.
Rozan Omar Maghrabi received her MS in IT Management degree and Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in IT from UNCG. She received her BS in Business Administration from King Abdul Aziz University, Saudi Arabia. She has several manuscripts in the Global Information Technology Management Association World Conference (GITMA), Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS) and in the premier International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS). Additionally, while serving as a graduate assistant at UNCG she co-authored a research project with Dr. Nir Kshetri titled, “The Development of the M-Commerce Industry in the Gulf Cooperation Council Economies: An Institutional Analysis” and participated in the 2009 International Conference on IS and Economic Intelligence held in Sousse, Tunisia. Ms. Maghrabi is a member of the Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society. Her research interests include computer-mediated networks, global IT, and information systems and social change.
Tala Mirzaei earned her Master’s in Applied Statistics from University of Malaya, Malaysia. She received her BS in Statistics from Shahid Beheshti University, Iran. Her professional background includes serving as Statistician at Institute for Customer Relationship Management with a focus on business analytics and market research. She also served as Staff Researcher at the Psychometrics Center in Kuala Lumpur for three years. Her research interests include business intelligence, analytics, human-computer interactions and IS in education.
Minoo Modaresnezhad earned her master’s in Information Technology Management from UNCG and a second master’s in Structural Engineering from Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran. Her professional background includes serving as head designer and structural engineer for Ako Engineering Consulting Company in Mashad, Iran. Her research interests include privacy and security, business analytics, and computer-assisted social networking.
Richelle L. Oakley received her bachelor’s and MBA from the University of Albany, State University of New York (SUNY). Prior to academia, she served as adjunct faculty at DeKalb Technical College in Atlanta. She has manuscripts in the Americas’ Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS) and in the premier International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS). More recently, Richelle won UNCG’s Inclusiveness Award (2012-2013) and the Southern Association of Information Systems (SAIS) Conference Best Student Paper Award. Richelle is actively involved with the PhD Project’s Information Systems Doctoral Student Association (ISDSA) and is also a member of the Association for Information Systems (AIS) and Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society (BGS). Her research interests include Web 2.0 technologies, social media, deviance in ICT, and business ethics. Her interests also include broadening the role of women in IT. She is currently involved with UNCG’s efforts to increase awareness about IT education and careers among high-school girls. In addition, Richelle is involved with the STARS Alliance initiative at UNCG, which focuses on broadening participation in computing for traditionally under-represented student populations, such as women and minorities.
Ruoning “Rony” Qian graduated from Wuhan University, China with a degree in Information Systems and Management. She went on to earn a master’s degree in Information Management from University of Sheffield, UK. While at the University of Sheffield, Rony participated in the development of transaction processing system for a UK company in charge of stock management sub-system and was eventually responsible for its system integration. While at Wuhan University, she developed a web information system for the Statistical Bureau of Wuhan City and participated in the development of an office automation system for the Wuhan Branch of China Telecom. Her research interests include IS user behavioral research.
Shrirang Sahasrabudhe earned his undergraduate degree in math, post-graduate diploma in computer applications, and master’s degree in Computer Management from the University of Pune, India. As a visually impaired student, he developed an interest in low-cost enabling technologies and eventually used this knowledge to create Speak-Pad, a talking rich-text editor; ReadNetForMe, a talking web browser; and TeachMeTyping, a talking keyboard tutor. All these applications are geared for blind users. Shrirang hopes to continue to be a significant contributor to the field of accessibility in math, science, engineering, and technology for people with disabilities, which will be reflected in his future research.
Jeffrey Wall received his master’s in Public Administration from Brigham Young University with a minor in Management Information Systems. He earned his bachelor’s from the University of Utah in Speech Communication with an emphasis in Organizational Communication. For the past five years, he has worked as a developer of SAS systems, designing consumer shopping cart systems and an online ERP system for the promotional products industry. His research interests include behavioral aspects related to information systems security, privacy, virtual teams, and decision science.
Steven Wallace received his undergraduate degree in electrical engineering from North Carolina State University and earned a master’s in IT Management from UNCG. Before coming to UNCG, Steven worked nine years in computer programming within the telecommunications industries. His research interest is in knowledge management.