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  • OFFICE: 631
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    Questrom School of Business
    Rafik B. Hariri Building
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    Boston, MA 02215
  • EDUCATION Open or Close

    PH D, Georgia State University, Decision Sciences, 1998.

    MS, Georgia State University, Risk Management and Insurance, 1991.

    MBA, Georgia State University, Finance/Information Systems, 1988.

    BBA, University of Georgia, Management Information Systems (MIS), 1985.

  • CURRENT COURSESOpen or Close

    SMG IS223 A1 Introduction to Information Systems

    SMG IS223 B1 Introduction to Information Systems

    SMG IS223 C1 Introduction to Information Systems

  • GENERAL SERVICEOpen or Close


      QST, Black Business Students Association (Advisor). (January 1, 2012 - Present).
      Black Business Students Association was renewed in 2012 after about a 4 year period of time not operating as an organization. The organization helps promote issues of diversity and Inclusion among all students in the Questrom School of Business. agement and gives students from different ethnic backgrounds the opportunity to work together and learn from each other.

      Boston University, Multicultural Advisory Committee. (January 1, 2008 - Present).
      Member of University Wide Admissions committee devoted to increasing the yield percentage of Black/African American and Latino/Hispanic students who apply and are accepted to Boston University. Yield basically entitles the individual students who are admitted to Boston University you actually make the decision to attend/enroll. 7th Year sitting on the Committee

      QST, Undergraduate Program, Presenter at SMG Open House Events, Participant at SMG Open House (Two Open House Events during April 2015). (September 1, 2002 - Present).
      (Case presenter/discussant over the last 15 years

      QST, Management Information Systems Department, Concentration Coordinator, Faculty Advisor, Students concentrating in Management information Systems (MIS). (September 1, 2001 - Present).
      Serve as Faculty Concentration Advisor for the undergraduate Information Systems concentration. Spend time speaking with students about the IS concentration and promoting the concentration. Attend the Concentration Fair normally held during Spring Semester of each year to inform students about the MIS concentration and hold workshops throughout the year to education students about the dynamics and excellent employment opportunities in the field of technology.

      National, Boston University, BU Posse 7 Mentor - Faculty Mentor for students. (September 4, 2015 - Present).
      Faculty Mentor for BU Posse 7 BU Posse 1 Mentor (2008 -2012)

      Boston University, Athletic Department Liason for Student/Athlete Campus Visits. (July 1, 2009 - Present).
      Meet with prospective basketball student/athletes and their parents on official visits to Boston University. Typically meet between 8-12 recruits and their families per year.

      Boston University, Admissions Faculty Panelist, Multicultural weekend & Admissions Open House Events, Faculty panelist and participant. (January 1, 2005 - Present).
      Participated as Faculty Panelist as well as speak with parents and potential students contemplating attending Boston University. I've participated in this event since 2002. In addition, I make numerous trips on behalf of the University for recruitment purposes. During 2014, I participated in a recruitment trips to Atlanta, Georgia and Brooklyn New York and Tampa Florida.

      Boston University, Undergraduate Program, Orientation, Summer Term, Faculty Liaison during Freshman Summer Orientation. (January 1, 2003 - Present).
      Attend Summer Orientation sessions for Students and parents of incoming Boston University Students hosting a table for the School of Management. Have been participating for the last 10 years. Last performed, Summer 2013


    Assistant Professor, Boston University - Questrom . (June 1, 2001 - Present).

    Fall 2014 – Current: : (IS 223) Teach sophomore level introductory information systems course that focuses on the understanding and implementation of technology and information systems in organizations in assisting them in gaining a competitive advantage. From database management, to systems design to implementation, the course is very hands-on oriented. IS 223: Instructor average 4.65 out of 5.0, Course Average: 4.28/5.0 Fall 2001 – Fall 2014: Course coordinator for Information Systems portion of the Core (IS323) as well as taught two or three sections per semester of the integrated core course which all business students are required to complete. Class integrates Finance, Operations Management, Marketing and Information Systems as student groups take an imaginary company from creating an incubator idea through full business plan into operation. IS portion of the class includes the creation of a Microsoft Access fully working prototype which supports the organizations information systems in the areas of Marketing and Sales, Finance and Accounting and Operations Management/Supply Chain Management. IS 323: Fall 2001–Fall 2014: Instructor average of 4.40 out of 5.0 in IS 323 class. Developed and delivered a new course (IS 479 – Innovation with Information Systems) during Summer semester 2004. The course investigates the area of Decision support Systems where students develop sophisticated DSS models to support the decision making process in the financial services area. Using products like Microsoft Access and Microsoft Excel at the advanced level we develop financial models that simulate the decision making process of investment brokerage companies and mortgage loan organizations. Course was received very well during Summer 2004 with instructor and course evaluations of 4.67 out of 5.00. IS 479: Summer 2004 – Present: Instructor average of 4.64 with a course average of 4.71. SM 101: Also have taught Summer Introductory Business (SM 101) course for non-business students. Summer 2008-Present: Instructor average of 4.78 and course average of 4.68.

    Financial Education Consultant, National Football League, New York, NY. (July 1991 - Present).
    Conduct seminars in financial planning to NFL players, coaches and trainers. Seminars focus on cash management, asset protection, selecting an agent and financial advisors, asset allocation, selecting investments, 401(k) plans, tax planning, estate planning, tax deferred investments and many other financial topics specific to the athletic arena. Financial advisor to NFL, NBA and MLB players. Author of numerous cash management, asset protection, investment and tax financial planning articles.

    Technology Implementation Specialist, American Telephone and Telegraph (AT&T), Atlanta, GA. (January 1995 - November 2003).
    Develop implementation strategies for new technological innovations. Lead-Trainer in the department wide migration to Windows 95 and the Microsoft Office software package. Assist in the configuration and set-up of local-area networks, wide-area networks and implementation of telecommuting communications.

    Assistant Professor of Accounting and Information Systems, Indiana University Kelley School of Business. (September 1997 - July 2001).
    Course utilizes expert systems, data base management systems and geographic information systems as "hands-on" tools. High-level utilization of Microsoft Excel & Access in conjunction with Visual Basic to assist in the decision making modeling process. Course emphasizes the acquisition of information systems and student groups are responsible for building two fully functional, automated Information Systems that support a mortgage company and investment brokerage firm. Outstanding classroom instructor averaging a 6.27 instructor rating out of 7.00 during last three years of the total 4 years at Indiana University.

    Systems Engineer, International Business Machines (IBM), Atlanta, GA. (March 1986 - December 1, 1994).
    Provided support for local area network implementation, IBM token ring, LAN server, client server, Novell NetWare, Microsoft windows and others. Responsible for the marketing, configuration, installation and technical support of IBM and non-IBM hardware and software. Well versed in telecommunications hardware and software.

  • AWARDS AND HONORSOpen or Close

    Fall 2016 - Top Teaching Ratings for IS 223 Course, Questrom School of Business, Teaching. (December 15, 2016).

    Fall 2016: 1) Highest Average Instructor Rating: (4.84) - 2 sections of IS 223 (4.80 and 4.88); 2) Highest Average Course Rating: (4.50) - 2 sections of IS 223 (4.51 and 4.49)

    Summer 2016 - Top Teaching Ratings - Multiple Courses, Questrom School of Business, Teaching. (June 30, 2016).
    1) IS 223: Instructor Avg: 4.91; Course Avg: 4.69; 2) IS 479: Instr. Avg: 4.71; Course Avg: 4.93; 3) SM 101: Instr. Avg: 5.00; Course Avg: 4.75; 4) SM 101: Instr. Avg: 4.76; Course Avg: 4.53;

    Spring 2016 - Top Teaching Ratings for IS 223 Course, Questrom School of Business, Teaching. (May 15, 2016).
    1) Second Highest Average Instructor Rating: (4.74); 2 sections of IS 223 (4.86 and 4.61) 2) Highest Single Section Instructor Rating: 4.86 (H1) section

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