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PhD core courses are taught by tenured faculty. The group meets regularly to integrate topics between PhD courses and to relate current business phenomena to academic concepts. They also discuss PhD program strategy and publishing opportunities.

Offices for the core faculty are located in the Information Systems Department within the Hankamer School of Business, right off the John Graham Jones Student Center.

  • Ferguson Professor of Information Systems, Dorothy Leidner

    Dorothy Leidner

    Ferguson Professor of Information Systems, Director PhD in IS Program

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    Dorothy Leidner

    Ferguson Professor of Information Systems

    Education

    • PhD, University of Texas - Austin
    • MBA, University of Texas - Austin
    • BA, University of Texas - Austin
    • Dorothy is the Ferguson Professor of Information Systems at Baylor University and the Director of the PhD program in Information Systems, the only doctorate offered in the school of business. During the summers, she serves as a visiting professor at the University of Mannheim in Germany and ETH-Zurich in Switzerland. She became AIS Fellow in 2011.

      Dr. Leidner's most cited research has been on the topics of knowledge management, virtual teams, and the use of IT in education. According to scholar.google.com, there are over 10,000 citations to Dr. Leidner's research. She has given invited seminars and presentations at more than 50 universities around the world. Her current research projects focus on IS strategy, social media use in organizations, and the role of IS in crisis response.

    Contact

    • Phone: 254-710-3493
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  • Senior Lecturer, Debra Burleson

    Debra Burleson

    Assistant Director, PhD in Information Systems Program

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    Debra Burleson

    Assistant Director, PhD in Information Systems Program

    Education

    • PhD, Texas Tech University
    • M.Ed, Texas Tech University
    • BBA, Baylor University
    • Debra instructs on communication in business based on theory, effective style, and the strategic approach to documents in the workplace. Information technology support of business research and reporting is also included. Her research focus has been on the perceptions of communication in the medical field.

    Contact

    • Phone: 254-710-4752
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  • Associate Professor, Hope Koch

    Hope Koch

    Associate Professor of Information Systems

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    Hope Koch

    Associate Professor of Information Systems

    Education

    • PhD, Texas A&M University
    • MBA, Baylor University
    • BBA, University Mary Hardin-Baylor
    • Hope instructs on research that impacts business and society. Students in her qualitative II doctoral seminar design and execute qualitative research projects which are published in journals and conference proceedings. Her most recent research is the next generation of IT employees and how organizations can leverage new technologies like social networking.

    Contact

    • Phone: 254-710-4071
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  • Professor, Cindy Riemenschneider

    Cindy Riemenschneider

    Professor of Information Systems

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    Cindy Riemenschneider

    Associate Professor of Information Systems

    Education

    • PhD, University of Texas - Arlington
    • MBA, Baylor University
    • BBA, Baylor University
    • Cindy?s instruction is in the foundations of information systems research and multivariate data analysis for the PhD program. She has conducted extensive research in IT work settings and job demands across public and private sectors. Her current research is on the multiple facets of the IT work force, the absorptive capacity of knowledge workers, and IT ethics.

    Contact

    • Phone: 254-710-4061
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  • Faculty - John Tripp

    John Tripp

    Assistant Professor of Information Systems

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    John Tripp

    Assistant Professor of Information Systems

    Education

    • PhD, Michigan State University
    • MBA, Michigan State University
    • MM, Rice University
    • BM, Cleveland Institute of Music
    • John spent over 15 years in industry before pursuing an academic career. He instructs on the foundations of IS research. His research includes: impact of software development methods on both project success and project team, trust and privacy in on-line social networking, decision making, and software contracting.

    Contact

    • Phone: 254-710-4097
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  • Associate Professor, Robin Wakefield

    Robin Wakefield

    Associate Professor of Information Systems

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    Robin Wakefield

    Associate Professor of Information Systems

    Education

    • PhD, University of Mississippi
    • MTA, University of Mississippi
    • BS, Southwest Baptist University
    • Robin teaches advanced business analytics research methodology and likes guiding the PhD students through the research process. Her interests are in quantitative methods including PLS, covariance-based SEM, decision trees, network analysis, and neural networks. Her research interests are information security and social media.

    Contact

    • Phone: 254-710-4240
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