Dr. Ali Emdad

Ali Emdad
Professor & Associate Dean
(443) 885-4558

Dr. Ali Emdad is the Associate Dean and Professor of Information Science in the School of Business and Management. 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 approaches 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. Among his recent service activities, in Septmebr 2018, he organized a large-scale one-hour Hands-Only CPR training event for 400 students, faculty, staff, and community members. 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
Verification and trust in Cryptoeconomics; Digital platforms and transfer of value; IS strategy; Management of risk; Innovations in Higher Education.

Teaching Interests
FinTech; Cryptoeconomics; Management of risk and Innovation; Dynamics of information systems in Organizations; 

Selected Publications (2009-2019)

Hughes-Darden,C.; Ellington, R.M.; Zaveri, J.; Bapna, S.; Akil, L; Hargett, S.; Bhattacharya,P.; Emdad, A.; Nkwanta, A. (2019), Interventions Addressing Recruitment and Retention of Underrepresented Minority Groups in Undergraduate STEM Disciplines. IN: Culturally Responsive Strategies for Reforming STEM Higher Education: Turning the TIDES on Inequity, Edited by: Kelly M. Mack, et al., Emerald Publishing Limited, pp 229-248.

Emdad, A.; Fanusie, Yaya J. (2018), A Model for Introducing the Study of Cryptoeconomics and Blockchain Technology to College Campuses, Proceedings of SIBR 2018 Osaka Conference on Interdisciplinary Business & Economics Research, July 5th - 6th, 2018, Osaka, Japan.

Patel, S., Bhatt, G., & Emdad, A. (2014). Development of simulation: A student's learning approach. American Journal of Information Technology, 4, (1), 33-49.

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. (2010) ). An empirical examination of the relationship between information technology (IT) Infrastructure, customer focus, and business advantages. Journal of Systems and Information Technology, 12, (1), 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, AIS.