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Tianxi Dong
Original Placement: Trinity University
Dissertation Chair: Eric Walden

David Lucus
Dissertation Title: Understanding the Effects of Textual Representational Alignment on User Search and Stopping Behavior
Dissertation Chair: Glenn J. Browne
Original Placement:
Ohio University

Roozmehr Safi
Dissertation Title: Investment Decisions in Acquiring Information Security Measures: An Empirical Investigation
Dissertation Chair: Glenn J. Browne
Original Placement:
University of Missouri–Kansas City

Pinyarat Sirisomboonsuk
Dissertation Title: “Exploring the Relationships between Information Technology Governance and Project Governance and Their Impacts on Project Performance: An Empirical Study”
Dissertation Chair: Qing Cao
Original Placement: University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

Ajaya K. Swain
Dissertation Title: “Investigating the Relationships among Corporate Sustainability Strategy, Operations Strategy, and Supply Chain Capabilities, and their Impacts on Sustainability Performance: A Resource-Based View Approach”
Dissertation Chair: Qing Cao, James R. Burns
Original Placement: St. Mary's University
Current Position: St. Mary's University

Jason Triche
Dissertation Title: “Examining Impression Management Strategies During and After Information Technology Failures”
Dissertation Chair: Qing Cao
Original Placement: University of Montana
Current Position: University of Montana

Yang Yu
Dissertation Title: "Reviving Reputation of Organizations by Alleviating Negative Influence Caused by Data Breaches: An Impression Management Perspective"
Dissertation Chair: Qing Cao
Original Placement: Rochester Institute of Technology
Current Position: Rochester Institute of Technology

Qiwei Gan
Dissertation Title: "Examining Organizational Adoption of IT Innovations in the U.S. Healthcare Sector: A Mixed-Method Approach"
Dissertation Chair: Qing Cao
Original Placement: Edinboro University
Current Position: Edinboro University

Vicky Ching Gu
Dissertation Title: "Exploring New Product Launch Strategies in the Pharmaceutical Industry: A Contingency Approach"
Dissertation Chair: James R. Burns
Original Placement: University of Houston-Clear Lake
Current Position: University of Houston-Clear Lake

Dara Schniederjans
Dissertation Title: "Exploring Relationships Among Cloud Computing, Trust, and Information Sharing and Their Impact on Supply Chain Performance: A Two-Stage Empirical Study"
Dissertation Chair: Qing Cao
Original Placement: University of Rhode Island
Current Position: University of Rhode Island

Sangno Lee
Dissertation Title: "Environmental Uncertainty and Firm Performance: An Empirical Investigation of Information Technology"
Dissertation Chair: Jaeki Song, Qing Cao
Original Placement: Chonbuk National University in Jeonju, South Korea
Current Position: Chonbuk National University in Jeonju, South Korea

Kevin Henning
Dissertation Title: "Performance and Use of the Closure Principle of Multiple Hypothesis Testing "
Dissertation Chair: Peter H. Westfall
Original Placement: Sam Houston State University
Current Position: Sam Houston State University

Richard Lawrence
Dissertation Title: "A Comparison of the DeLone and McLean Model of IS Success and the Work System Method: Three Field Studies in Healthcare Organizations "
Dissertation Chair: Donald R. Jones
Original Placement: Angelo State University
Current Position: Angelo State University

Deokkyo Oh
Dissertation Title: "The Corporate Social Responsibility and Corporate Growth: Is Being Socially Responsible Profitable"
Dissertation Chair: James R. Burns
Original Placement: Korea Corporate Governance Service
Current Position: Korea Corporate Governance Service University

Fletcher Glancy
Dissertation Title: "Deception Detection in Asynchronous Computer-Mediated Communication"
Dissertation Chair: Surya B. Yadev
Original Placement: Lindenwood University
Current Position: Oklahoma State University

Vidhya Mellarkod
Dissertation Title: "An Empirical Investigation of the Conflicts Between IS Users and Developers: A Relationship Interdepency Perspective"
Dissertation Chair: Glenn J. Browne, James J. Hoffman
Original Placement: The NPD Group
Current Position: Alcon Laboratories, Inc.

Jeremy Bellah
Dissertation Title: “Offshore Software Development in India: An Interview Study of Challenges and Derived Solutions”
Dissertation Chair: James R. Burns
Original Placement: Sam Houston State University
Current Position: West Texas A&M University

Efosa Idemudia
Dissertation Title: “An Emperical Study of Factors that Influence the Intention to Click Online BANNER Ads”
Dissertation Chair: Donald R. Jones
Original Placement: Georgia State University
Current Position: Arkansas Tech University

Naveen Gudigantala
Dissertation Title: “Adoption of Online Recommendation Agents (RAs): An Empirical Investigation of the Roles of RA Characteristics and Outcomes of RA Use”
Dissertation Chair: Glenn J. Browne, James J. Hoffman
Original Placement: University of Portland
Current Position: University of Portland

Chin-Yen Alice Liu
Dissertation Title: “U.S. National Energy Policy: Models and Data for Understanding and Formulation”
Dissertation Chair: James R. Burns
Original Placement: Our Lady of the Lake University
Current Position: Texas A&M University-San Antonio

Jeffrey Baker
Dissertation Title: “The Business Value of Strategic Information Technology Investments: A Theoretical Framework and Empirical Evidence”
Dissertation Chair: Jaeki Song, Donald R. Jones
Original Placement: American University of Sharjah
Current Position: American University of Sharjah

Mark Thouin
Dissertation Title:
" An Empirical Analysis of the Value of IT Investment, Outsourcing, and Strategy: An Agile Transaction Cost Perspective"
Dissertation Chair: James J. Hoffman, Donald R. Jones
Original Placement: University of Texas at Dallas
Current Position: University of Texas at Dallas

Nitin Aggarwal
Dissertation Title: " Bundled Transactions of the Intellectual Property: An Explanation for the Choice of Organizational Form in the IT Standard-Setting Environment "
Dissertation Chair: Eric A. Walden
Original Placement: San Jose State University
Current Position: San Jose State University

Yonggang Lu
Dissertation Title: "Essay on Multiple Comparison and Model Selection "
Dissertation Chair: Peter H. Westfall
Original Placement: JP Morgan Chase Bank, N.A.
Current Position: University of Alaska-Anchorage

Radha Appan
Dissertation Title: "Factors That Influence Users' Ability and Willingness to Provide Requirements: Three Empirical Studies"
Dissertation Chair: Glenn J. Browne
Original Placement: Cleveland State University
Current Position: Cleveland State University

Balaji Janamanchi
Dissertation Title: "A System Dynamics Perspective of Offshoring Knowledge Worker Jobs from USA"
Dissertation Chair: James R. Burns
Original Placement: Texas A&M International University
Current Position: Texas A&M International University

Bobby Thomas
Dissertation Title: "An Empirical Investigation of Factors Promoting Knowledge Management System Success"
Dissertation Chair: Donald R. Jones
Original Placement: West Texas A&M University
Current Position: Midwestern State University

Bo Xu
Dissertation Title: "Volunteers' Participative Behaviors in Open Source Software Development: The Role of Extrinsic Incentive, Intrinsic Motivation, and Relational Social Capital"
Dissertation Chair: Donald R. Jones
Original Placement: Fudan University-Shanghai
Current Position: Fudan University-Shanghai

Bo Xing
Dissertation Title: "Internet Search Engine Result Diversity, Relevance, Quality and the Effects of Search Engine Opitmization "
Dissertation Chair: Zhangxi Lin, Dr. Donald R. Jones
Original Placement: American Express
Current Position: Phoenix Arizona Area Utilities

Francisco Delgadillo Jr.
Dissertation Title: " A Destructive Sampling Method Designed for High Quality Production Processes (DSM-HQ) "
Dissertation Chair: Ronald Bremer
Original Placement: Texas Tech University
Current Position: Texas Tech University

Dahui Li
Dissertation Title: "Why Do Internet Users Stick with a Specific Web Site? Investigating the Continuous Use of Information Systems From a Relationship Perspective "
Dissertation Chair: Glenn J. Browne, Dr. James C. Wetherbe
Original Placement: University of Minnesota-Duluth
Current Position: University of Minnesota-Duluth

Edmundo Jose Gamas Buentello
Dissertation Title: " A Comparative Simulation Study of Manufacturing Resource Planning, Just-in-time and Theory of Constraints in VAT Classified Flow Shops Facing Smooth and Lumpy Demand "
Dissertation Chair: Ronald Bremer
Original Placement: Mexico City, Mexico

I-Lin Huang
Dissertation Title: “A Cognitive Analysis of the Performance of Requirement Analysis Techniques: A Text Comprehensive Approach "
Dissertation Chair: James R. Burns
Original Placement: Langston University
Current Position: Langston University

Philip F. Musa
Dissertation Title: "A Comparative Study of Task Domain Analysis to Enhance Organizational Knowledge Management: Systems Thinking and Goldratt's Thinking Processes"
Dissertation Chair: James R. Burns
Original Placement: University of Alabama-Birmingham
Current Position: University of Alabama-Birmingham

David Helton
Dissertation Title: "An Architecture for Interfacing Coarse-grained Components in Software Applications"
Dissertation Chair: James R. Burns
Original Placement: University of Colorado at Denver
Current Position: Northern Michigan University

Elizabeth Fafouti-Park
Dissertation Title: "Investigation of Bootstrap Estimates of the Parameters, their Standard Errors and Associated Confidence Intervals of Structural Equation Models with Ordered Categorical Variables"
Dissertation Chair: Peter H. Westfall
Current Position: Yasmo

Ching-Wen Chen
Dissertation Title: "Monitoring and Detecting Shifts in the Mean in Quality Levels for a Production Environment with Properties Found in the Geometric Poisson Process"
Dissertation Chair: Paul Randolph
Original Placement: Yung Ta Institute of Technology and Commerce
Current Position: National Kaohsiung First University of Science and Technology

Brian D. Neureuther
Dissertation Title: "The Effect of Labor Force Reduction on Work In Process Inventory, Product Cycle Time, and Product Throughput in Flexible Job Shops”
Dissertation Chair: James R. Burns, Paul Randolph
Original Placement: Gardner-Webb University
Current Position: State University of New York, College at Plattsburgh

Neal G. Shaw
Dissertation Title: "The Transparent Evolution of Information Technology Infrastructure Components”
Dissertation Chair: Surya B. Yadav
Original Placement: University of Texas at Arlington
Current Position: Texas Christian University

Harold W. Webb
Dissertation Title: "The Moderating Effects of Information Technology on Knowledge Delivery: An Examination of Interaction Processes and Learning Outcomes"
Dissertation Chair: Surya B. Yadav
Original Placement: University of South Florida
Current Position: The University of Tampa

William Gwinn
Dissertation Title: "A Conceptual Model and Prototype for A Case-Based Adaptive Analyst Support System"
Dissertation Chair: Surya B. Yadav
Original Placement: University of North Carolina-Wilmington
Current Position: University of North Carolina-Wilmington

Kazuo Nakatani
Dissertation Title: "An Extended Object-Oriented Modeling Method for Business Process Reengineering"
Dissertation Chair: Surya B. Yadav
Original Placement: Florida Gulf Coast University
Current Position: Florida Gulf Coast University

Ta-Tao Chuang
Dissertation Title: "A Conceptual Model and an Implementation of Adaptive Decision Support Systems”
Dissertation Chair: Surya B. Yadav
Original Placement: Wichita State University
Current Position: Gonzaga University

Seung Chan Lee
Dissertation Title: "A Methodology for Design of the Intranet as a Hyper-document Application"
Dissertation Chair: Surya B. Yadav
Original Placement: Hofstra University
Current Position: University of Minnesota-Duluth

Shahid I. Ali
Dissertation Title: "A Conceptual Framework for Managing Petroleum Products Pipelinebr /> Dissertation Chair: Paul Randolph
Original Placement: Wichita State University
Current Position: Rockhurst University

E. Allen Ill Carrigo
Dissertation Title: "A Synergistic Methodology and Adaptive Model for Material Management in A Dynamic Environment”
Dissertation Chair: James R. Burns
Original Placement: Texas Tech University
Current Position: Texas Tech University

George N. Kenyon
Dissertation Title: "A Profit-based Lot-sizing Model for the N-job, M-machine job shop: Incorporating Quality, Capacity and Cycle Time"
Dissertation Chair: James R. Burns
Original Placement: Aspen Technology, Inc.
Current Position: Lamar University

William D. Burg
Dissertation Title: "An object-oriented Architecture for Enterprise Modeling"
Dissertation Chair: Surya B. Yadav, David Hale
Original Placement: University of Texas-San Antonio
Current Position: University of Alabama-Birmingham

Greg J. Langevin
Dissertation Title: "Statistical Inference on Relative Performance of Genetic Algorithms: First Results on the Significance of Knowledge, Direction, and Representation in Three Small Network Structures"
Dissertation Chair: Paul Randolph
Original Placement: Jersey City State College

Gerald P. Marquis
Dissertation Title: "A Framework for Propagating Measures of Performance Throughout Organizations Using Object-oriented Technology"
Dissertation Chair: James R. Burns
Original Placement: High Point University
Current Position: Tennessee State University

Deepak Khazanchi
Dissertation Title: "Subjective Understanding of Ill-structured Problems: An Information Systems Perspective"
Dissertation Chair: Surya B. Yadav
Original Placement: Northern Kentucky University
Current Position: University of Nebraska at Omaha

Gyeung-Min Joan Kim
Dissertation Title: "Model Coordination System that will Contribute to Business Process Improvement "
Dissertation Chair: James R. Burns

Mithat Gönen
Dissertation Title: "Bayes Factors for Variance Components in the Mixed Linear Model "
Dissertation Chair: Peter H. Westfall
Original Placement: Applied Logic Associates
Current Position: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Jiang-Ming Wu
Dissertation Title: "Maximum Likelihood Estimation in the Random Coefficient Regression Model via the EM Algorithm "
Dissertation Chair: Peter H. Westfall
Current Position: Daiichi-Sankyo Pharma Development

Chanan Glezer
Dissertation Title: "A Conceptual Model and an Implementation of an Intelligent Meeting-Scheduler "
Dissertation Chair: Surya B. Yadav
Original Placement: Ben Gurion University
Current Position: Ariel University Center of Samaria

Wan Sang Wong
Dissertation Title: "Graded Structure of Defect Categories in Automated Defect Classification "
Dissertation Chair: Kathleen Hennessey

Thomas A. Ottaway
Dissertation Title: "A Conceptual Model and Prototype of an Adaptive Production Control System"
Dissertation Chair: James R. Burns
Original Placement: University of Montana
Current Position: Idaho State University

Kevin R. Parker
Dissertation Title: "A Holistic Profile for Information Filtering Systems"
Dissertation Chair: Surya B. Yadav
Original Placement: Saint Louis University
Current Position: Idaho State University

Reddi Prasad Bingi
Dissertation Title: "The Effect of Decision Aids on Decision Confidence and Decision Success: An Empirical Investigation"
Dissertation Chair: George M. Kasper
Original Placement: Indiana-Purdue University at Fort Wayne
Current Position: Indiana-Purdue University at Fort Wayne

Terri Giddens
Dissertation Title: "Determination of Invariant parameters and Operators of the Traditional Genetic Algorithm Using an Adaptive Genetic Algorithm Generator"
Dissertation Chair: Surya B. Yadav
Original Placement: West Texas A&M University
Current Position: Texas Tech University

Mukesh Rohatgi
Dissertation Title: "A Human Learning Approach for Designing Adaptive Knowledge-Based Systems"
Dissertation Chair: Surya B. Yadav

Hwalsik Chang
Dissertation Title: "Design of an Inquiry Support System for Managerial Problem Diagnosis"
Dissertation Chair: James R. Burns
Original Placement: University of Pusong, Pusong, S. Korea
Current Position: University of Pusong, Pusong, S. Korea

Mary Ann Sumstad Murray
Dissertation Title: "An Investigation of Workload Smoothing on the Performance of a Dual Resource Constrained Job Shop"
Dissertation Chair: Paul Randolph

Young Hun Choi
Dissertation Title: "The Rank Transform Procedure in the Two-way Layout with Interaction"
Dissertation Chair: William J. Conover
Current Position: Hanshin University

Youling Lin
Dissertation Title: "Techniques for Syntactics Analysis of Images with Application for Automatic Visual Inspection"
Dissertation Chair: James R. Burns, Kathleen Hennessey

Dong-Gill Jung
Dissertation Title: "Design of Inexact Reasoning Systems for Management Problem Diagnosis"
Dissertation Chair: James. R. Burns

David Fowler
Dissertation Title: "An Empirical Study of a Methodology for Designing Intelligent Tutoring Systems"
Dissertation Chair: Surya B. Yadav
Current Position: University of Mississippi Medical Center

Akemi Chatfield
Dissertation Title: "A DSS Development Methodology for Successful DSS Implementation: A User Learning Approach & A Knowledge-based User learning Support System"
Dissertation Chair: Surya B. Yadav
Original Placement: University of New South Wales
Current Position: University of Wollongong

Oong-hyun Sung
Dissertation Title: "Evaluating Statistical Classification Models with Application to Corporate Bond Ratings Classifications"
Dissertation Chair: Peter H. Westfall
Current Position: Hanshin University

T.M. Rajkumar
Dissertation Title: "An Empirical Investigation into the Usage of Expert Systems"
Dissertation Chair: Surya B. Yadav
Original Placement: Miami University
Current Position: Miami University

Dirk Baldwin
Dissertation Title: "Principles of Design for a Multiple Viewpoint Problem Formulation Support System"
Dissertation Chair: Surya B. Yadav
Original Placement: Virginia Tech University
Current Position: University of Wisconsin-Parkside

David B. Paradice
Dissertation Title: "Causal Modeling as the Basis for an Intelligent Business Problem Formulation System"
Dissertation Chair: James F. Courtney
Original Placement: Texas A&M University
Current Position: Florida State University

Stephen L. Loy
Dissertation Title: "An Experimental Investigation of the Effects of a Graphical Interactive Problem Structuring Aid on Group Decision Processes"
Dissertation Chair: James F. Courtney
Current Position: Eastern Kentucky University

Larry C. Meile
Dissertation Title: "A Model of the Effects of Change in Communication Technology on the Sources of Information for Organizational Decision Making"
Dissertation Chair: James F. Courtney
Current Position: Boston College

Nassar H. Ata Mohamed
Dissertation Title: "A Knowledge-based Decision Support System for Managerial Problem Recognition and Diagnosis"
Dissertation Chair: James F. Courtney

Luh-yu Ren
Dissertation Title: "Asymptotic Relative Efficiencies of the Rank-Score Procedure in the Multivariate Two-Way Layout Problem with Interactions"
Dissertation Chair: Peter H. Westfall, Steve Hora
Original Placement: University of Houston-Victoria
Current Position: University of Houston-Victoria

Gregory C. Taylor
Dissertation Title: "Distribution-free Interval Estimation Techniques for Slope in Simple Linear Regression"
Dissertation Chair: William J. Conover
Original Placement: Wake Forest University
Current Position: Winston-Salem State University

Jagu Parameswaran
Dissertation Title: "A Voice Input Module for a DSS Using Multivariate Statistical Methods for Recognition"
Dissertation Chair: James F. Courtney

William E. Pracht
Dissertation Title: "An Experimental Investigation of a Graphical Interactive Structural Modeling Aid for Decision Support Systems"
Dissertation Chair: James F. Courtney

G. Lawrence Sanders
Dissertation Title: "A Field Study of Organizational Factors Affecting Decision Support System Implementation"
Dissertation Chair: James F. Courtney
Original Placement: State University of New York at Buffalo
Current Position: State University of New York at Buffalo

Gerardine DeSanctis
Dissertation Title: "An Examination of an Expectancy Theory Model of DSS Use"
Dissertation Chair: James F. Courtney, Michael Crino
Current Position: Duke University

Michael Wang
Dissertation Title: "Formulation, Design, and Implementation of the MAGIC/ROC Decision Support System Generator"
Dissertation Chair: James F. Courtney
Original Placement: University of Texas at Austin

Jimmy Wayne Spence
Dissertation Title: "A Case Study Analysis of Organizational Communication Effectiveness Between User-managers and Information Service Department Personnel"
Dissertation Chair: Norman R. Lyons
Current Position: University of North Texas

James C. Wetherbe
Dissertation Title: "A General Purpose Strategic Planning Methodology for the Computing Effort in Higher Education: Development, Implementation and Evaluation"
Dissertation Chair: Thomas Dock
Original Placement: University of Houston
Current Position: Texas Tech University

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