Ali  Emdad

Professor of Information Systems
Department Chairman

 

Biography
Dr. Ali Emdad is Professor and Chair of the Department of Information Science and Systems. He received a Ph.D. degree from Case Western Reserve University and has completed the executive management and leadership programs at Harvard and Yale Universities. Dr. Emdad has published more than 40 articles on strategic uses of information technology and business process improvement; Internet supply chain management; international issues in IT management; and innovative approached to assessment in management education. He has served on the accreditation review boards of colleges; has organized international conferences; and has won several major corporate and government research grants and contracts. Dr. Emdad has received the University's Iva G. Jones Medallion Award, the highest honor given to a faculty for outstanding teaching, scholarship, and service. In 2006, was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship for teaching and research.


Research Interests
IS strategy; Project Management; education issues- national and global perspectives.

Teaching Interests
Project Management; Systems development; IS strategy; Dynamics of information systems in Organizations; Management of information and information technology

Recent Publications
Bhatt, G., Emdad, A., Roberts, N., and Grover, V. Building and leveraging information in dynamic markets: the role of it infrastructure flexibility as enabler of organizational responsiveness and competitive advantage, Information & Management, 47, (2010), 341-349.

Bhatt, G., and Emdad, A. An empirical examination of the relationship between information technology (IT) Infrastructure, customer focus, and business advantages. Journal of Systems and Information Technology, 12, 1, 2010, 4-16.

Emdad, A.; Bhatt, G. (2009). An empirical examination of the relationship between information technology (IT) Infrastructure, customer focus, and business advantages. Association for Information Systems: Americas Conference on Information Systems, 2009, AIS.