Selected Academic Research
My research focuses on system security in online ecosystems, deception detection, expert systems, and meta-analytic processes. Under the training of Jay Nunamaker, Susan Brown and Joeseph Valacich, I emphasise design science research and system building to solve real-world problems with technology. With this mentality, I focus on the union of technical science and behavioral science.
Selected Academic Grants
As my research focuses on solving real-world problems, I use grants to support the technology costs of developing those real-world solutions.
2013 Winner of the James F. LaSalle Teaching Award – Given to the top performing graduate student instructor.
- My Teaching Philosophy
- Learners should be respected. Respect fosters growth and produces a desire to learn.
- Learning should be interactive. Most students cannot learn by just sitting in a classroom even if they are listening intently. Students should be encouraged to present, as questions, and start discussions.
- Learning should have a purpose. The purpose of many courses, especially introductory MIS courses, is not understood by the students. It is imperative that students understand the usefulness of the course especially if it does not directly pertain to their major.
- Learning is enhanced by multiple forms of instruction. Repetition of a concept from multiple sources in different formats will increase retention of knowledge. Books, videos, activities, and lecture are all sources of knowledge.
- Learning should be contextualized. Knowledge is best internalized when given examples and contexts. Best of all is a hands-on activity of a real-life situation.
- Learning should be a journey. The course should increase the knowledge and enhance the life experience of the students. This means that the course should be more than a checkbox or a requirement to fulfill.
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