I am the Ben H. Williams Professor of Information Systems and Business Analytics in the Department of Information Systems and Business Analytics within the Hankamer School of Business at Baylor University. My research focuses on how information systems and technology have the potential to generate not only value and benefits, but also harm, to individuals and organizations. Currently, I am the Graduate Program Director for the PhD in Information Systems program.

Prior to my move Baylor in 2015, I was a faculty member at the University of Nebraska at Omaha.  My Ph.D. is from the Department of Computer Information Systems at Georgia State University.  I received a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Berry College and a Masters of Business Administration with a concentration in Computer Information Systems from Georgia State University.

Before obtaining my Ph.D., I worked as a help desk coordinator, an application developer, and an information technology consultant.  In these roles, I learned skills as a creative problem-solver in which I improved business processes, created technology solutions to address problems, and developed means to support the transfer of knowledge within organizations.

I enjoy researching topics that are relevant and useful to the academic and practitioner communities. My research spans a variety of topics and methods. I use design science, quantitative methods, and qualitative methods to answer problems that interest me in topics that range from research methodology to software project management to impacts of information systems. In teaching, I leverage the lessons I learned from industry to inspire what I teach in the classroom.

On a personal note, I enjoy traveling, playing games (particularly cooperative card games and video games), and puzzles. I also enjoy the challenge of trying something new, including learning origami or figuring out how to make balloon animals.