Business Research

Facilitating Research and Faculty Development

Cynthia K. Riemenschneider was named associate dean of Research and Faculty Development for Baylor University's Hankamer School of Business effective January 2013. In this role, she will be creating and implementing programs to improve faculty research productivity and teaching.

Riemenschneider has served as associate professor of Information Systems at Baylor since 2009, and as a visiting professor from 2008-2009. Previously, she served as assistant professor at the University of Arkansas from 1997-2003 and as associate professor from 2003-2008. She holds a BBA and an MBA from Baylor University and a PhD from The University of Texas at Arlington.

Riemenschneider's research interests focus on the information technology (IT) workforce, specifically, the retention and attraction of women and minorities into the IT field. Her work has been published in various journals including Information Systems Research, the Journal of Management Information Systems, IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, European Journal of Information Systems, and the DATA BASE for Advances in Information Systems. In 2011, she received the Nitsche Award, an endowed scholarship funded by Baylor alumni Robert and Robin Nitsche that recognizes outstanding faculty research and involvement.

"Cindy's experience will be extremely beneficial in building additional programs and providing resources for faculty members' teaching and research efforts," said Terry Maness, dean of the Hankamer School of Business.

Jeff Tanner, professor of Marketing, has served as associate dean of Research and Faculty Development since 2005. During his time in this position, Tanner served as a founder of the McBride Fellowship Program, instituted various faculty development programs and helped secure additional funding for faculty research.

"We are thankful for Jeff's many contributions to the business school's teaching and research efforts," Maness said. "His leadership and dedication has benefitted faculty members as well as heightened awareness of the school on an international level."

Cindy Riemenschneider
Baylor University