Teaching information systems (IS) courses is challenging because the field is changing so rapidly. New technologies have to be constantly introduced into courses. My perception of my teaching duties as a faculty member in a professional college is to: a) view my students as knowledge consumers and develop in them skills that will be directly applicable in the workplace; and b) to provide knowledge that transcends frequent changes in low-level technologies and that has a long shelf-life. I have taught students at many levels, including the undergraduate, the graduate and the executive levels. For each course that I teach, I strive to understand the needs and background of that particular audience, and to fine-tune subsequent versions of each course to better fit the needs of the audience.
Education and Degrees Earned
- Ph.D., Department of MIS, University of Arizona
- Master of Business Administration, Cornell University, 1991
- Bachelor of Technology, Chemical Engineering, The Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India, 1989
Areas of Research Focus
- Creation and evaluation of enterprise models
- IS consumer decision models
- Database systems
Previous Teaching Experience
- August 2005 – Present: Chapman Associate Professor of MIS, University of Tulsa Responsible for research and teaching. Awarded Chapman Endowed Chair of MIS.
- August 2003 – 2004: Associate Professor of MIS, University of Tulsa Responsible for research and teaching
- August, 1997 – August, 2003: Assistant Professor of MIS, Carnegie Mellon University. Responsible for independently designing and teaching three graduate classes: 95-703 (Introduction to Database Systems), 95-704 (Advanced Database Systems) and 95-794 (Building and Implementing Enterprise Wide Systems). Recent teaching Ratings: 4.46/5, 4.7/5, 4.53/5.
- 1994 – July, 1997: Instructor, Dept. of MIS, University of Arizona. Continuously and independently taught MIS classes in both semesters and summer, starting summer, 1994. Classes include: 9 units of MIS 331 (Database Systems), 3 units of MIS 301 (Data Structures and Algorithms) and 12 units of MIS 121 (Introduction to Business Programming). Teaching ratings in all sections over 4/5.
Previous Relevant Work Experience
- 1991-1992: Management Associate, Citibank Worldwide Personal Banking. Responsible for setting up an information system for a networked customer support unit, spread across 4 geographical locations in the U.S., dealing with global fund transfers. Managed a team of programmers to build system, as well as set up the workflows for the unit.
- AIS Special Interest Group on Systems Analysis and Design (AIS SIGSAND)