iIT faculty present at top information systems national conference

By September 25, 2012 Teach IT

Six faculty from the University of South Carolina’s Integrated Information Technology Program (iIT) were selected to present at the 2012 Americas Conference on Information Systems held in Seattle, Washington on August 9-11, 2012. This year marked the 18th annual conference.

The selected iIT faculty and presentation topics included:

  • Dr. Elizabeth Regan (associate professor and program director)
  • Dr. Bob Brookshire (professor)
  • Dr. John Gerdes (associate professor)
  • Dr. Mark Harris (assistant professor)
  • Dr. Karen Patten (assistant professor)
  • Dr. Lynn Keane (instructor)

Dr. Regan and Dr. Brookshire chaired a track on End-User Information Systems, Innovation, and Change. This involved reviewing over 50 papers submitted by researchers from around the world and organizing 9 sessions in which 34 papers were presented. This was the second largest of the 24 tracks at the conference, at which almost 500 papers were presented.

Dr. Patten, along with colleagues Dr. Jerry Fjermestad from New Jersey Institute of Technology and Dr. Eileen Trauth from Penn State University, chaired a track on Social Issues and Social Inclusion, which included 22 papers chosen from among 37 submissions. Dr. Brookshire also chaired a panel on Integrating Technology into the Workplace.

Dr. Harris, Dr. Patten and Dr. Regan, along with Dr. Fjermestad, presented a paper titled “Mobile and Connected Device Security Considerations: A Dilemma for Small and Medium Enterprise Business Mobility.”

Dr. Patten and Dr. Keane presented a paper titled “Integrating Wikipedia Projects into IT Courses: Does Wikipedia Improved Learning Outcomes?” Dr. Keane also chaired two panel sessions on Applications of Web 2.0 and Social Media in the Workplace.

Dr. Brookshire and Dr. Keane presented a poster on Student Evaluations of Social Media in a University Course.

Dr. Gerdes presented a poster titled “Follow the Money: Investigating the Relationship between IS Publication Outlet and Research Funding.”

“The AMCIS conference is one of the premier outlets for the presentation of information technology research,” said Dr. Regan. “Presenting at this conference helps to raise the profile of our program with national and international audiences and highlights the scholarly contributions of our faculty.”

The Integrated Information Technology Program is housed at USC’s College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management. The program offers an undergraduate degree focused in network support and administration, corporate training and development, end-user support, database systems and administration, and website design and management. This fall, the iIT program also launched a new master’s degree in health IT in collaboration with the university’s Arnold School of Public Health. For more information, visit www.hrsm.sc.edu/iIT or call 803-777-6622.

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