Paul Stephens

Associate Professor

Baker Hall 310
(309) 677-3778
prs@bradley.edu

Ph.D., Operations Management, University of Cincinnati
M.B.A., Bradley University
B.S., Manufacturing Engineering, Illinois State University

Professional Experience

Academic Experience

  • Associate Professor, Bradley University, 2006 - Present
  • Assistant Professor, Bradley University, 2000 - 2006
  • Graduate Assistant / Adjunct Instructor, University of Cincinnati, 1996 - 1998
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant, Bradley University, 1994 - 1995

Non-Academic Experience

  • Instructor, Bradley University, 1998 - 2000
  • Consultant, Central Manufacturing Company, 1996
  • Consultant, Teplitz Development Group, 1996
  • Technology Support Staff, Caterpillar Incorporated, 1995 - 1996
  • Consultant, Baird Investments, 1995
  • Industrial Engineer / Administrative Manager, Phillipi-Hagenbuch, 1991 - 1994
  • Manufacturing Engineer, Transtechnology Electronics, 1988 - 1991
  • Industrial Engineer, WABCO / Dresser Industries, 1985 - 1986

Honors and Special Recognition

  • "Award", Foster College of Business Administration, 2008
  • "Award", Foster College of Business - NCA Research Award, 2006
  • "Honor", Bradley University Chapter of the Order of Omega, 2005
  • "Award", Decision Sciences Institute, 2004
  • "Award", International Association of Computer Information Systems, 2003
  • "Award", International Association of Computer Information Systems, 2001

Professional Development Activities

Professional Memberships

  • Decision Sciences Institute
  • USASBE - United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship
  • Small Business Institute
  • International Association for Computer Information Systems

Other Developmental Activities

  • Seminar, University of Illinois-Chicago, 2009
  • Conference Attendance, Small Business Institute, 2009
  • Workshop, NCIIA, 2006

Teaching

Currently teaching:

  • BMA 172 - Business Computer Skills & Applications
  • BMA 272 - Mgmt Applications of PCs
  • BMA 353 - Operations Management
  • BMA 385 - Technology Entrepreneurship
  • BMA 553 - Operations Management
  • BMA 671 - Productivity Software

Scholarship

Refereed Journal Articles Published

  • Stephens, P. R., McGowan, M. K., West, C. J. (2009). STUDENT PERCEPTIONS OF ELECTRONIC TEXTBOOKS. Issues in Information Systems, 10(2), 459-465, L&P.
  • Stephens, P. R., Stoner, C. R., McGowan, M. K. (2009). Connectivity and Work Dominance: Panacea or Pariah. Business Horizons, 52(1), 67-77, CP.
  • Stephens, P. R., Stoner, C. R., McGowan, M. K., Robin, J. (2007). Unintended Consequences: It's Disruption of Work/Life Balance. Issues in Information Systems, 8(1), 179-184, CP.
  • Stephens, P. R., McGowan, M. K., Gruber, D. (2007). An Exploration of the Ideologies of Software Intellectual Property: The Impact on Ethical Decision Making. Journal of Business Ethics, 73(4), 409-424, DB.
  • Stephens, P. R., Fry, F., Van Auken, H. (2006). The Influence of Role Models on Entrepreneurial Intentions. Journal of Developmental Entrepreneurship, 11(2), 157-167, DB.
  • Shotick, J., Stephens, P. (2006). Gender Inequities of Self Efficacy on Task Specific Computer Applications in Business. Journal of Education for Business, 81(5), 275-281, CP.
  • Van Auken, H., Paul, S., Fred, F., Silva, J. (2006). Role Model Influences on Entrepreneurial Intentions: A Comparison between USA and Mexico. International Entrepreneurial and management Journal, 2(3), 325-336, CP.
  • Stephens, P. (2006). Validation of the Business Computer Self-Efficacy Scale. Journal of Educational Computing Research, 34(1), 29-46, CP.
  • Stephens, P. (2005). A Decision Support System for Computer Literacy Training at Universities. Journal Of Computer Information Systems, 46(2), 33-44, L&P.
  • Stephens, P., Evans, J., Matthews, C. (2005). Importance and Implementation of Baldrige Practices for Small Businesses. Quality Management Journal, 12(3), 21-38, CP.

Published Proceedings

  •  McGowan, M. K., Stephens, P. R. (2006). Software Copying: The Relationship Between Students Computer Experience and Their Cognitive Moral Development (vol. 2006) DB. International Association for Computer Information Systems (IACIS)
  • Stephens, P. R., United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship, "The Influence of Role Models on Entrepreneurial Intentions", Tuscon, Arizona, DB. (January, 2006).

Academic & Professional Presentations (not published)

  • Stephens, P. R., International Association for Computer Information Systems, "STUDENT PERCEPTIONS OF ELECTRONIC TEXTBOOKS", Pittsburgh, PA, L&P. (October, 2009).
  • Stephens, P. R., International Association for Computer Information Systems, "UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES: IT’S DISRUPTION OF WORK/LIFE BALANCE", Vancouver, CP. (October, 2007).
  • Stephens, P., McGowan, M., International Association for Computer Information Systems, "Software Copying: The Relationship Between Students Computer Experience and Their Cognitive Moral Development", Reno, Nevada, DB. (October, 2006).
  • Stephens, P., International Association for Computer Information Systems, "Career Role Models and Career Seeker Intentions: Building Interest in IT Professions", Atlanta, Georgia, CP. (October, 2005).
  • Stephens, P., Fry, F., Van Auken, H., De Silva, J., International Council for Small Business Conference, "Role Model Influences on Entrepreneurial Intentions: A Comparison between USA and Mexico", Washington, DC, DB. (June, 2005).
  • Stephens, P., Decision Sciences Institute, "The Small Business View of the Baldrige Criteria for Performance Excellence", Boston, Massachusetts, DB. (November, 2004).
  • Stephens, P., International Association for Computer Information Systems, "Using Common Office Software to Create a GIS: A Case Study", Cancum, Mexico, CP. (October, 2004).
  • Stephens, P., McGowan, M., International Association for Computer Information Systems, "Ethical Decision Making and Copying Software: The Impact of the Ideology of Computer Socialists", Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, DB. (October, 2003).
  • Stephens, P., 9th Americas Conference on Information Systems, "A Decision Support System to Determine the Need and Extent of Training: A Case Study of Computer Literacy Training at a University", Tampa, Florida, L&P. (August, 2003).
  • Stephens, P., International Association for Computer Information Systems, "Re-Evaluation of the Computer Self-Efficacy Model: Development and Use of the Business Computer Self-Efficacy Scale", Las Vegas, Nevada, DB. (October, 2002).
  • Stephens, P., International Association for Computer Information Systems, "Computer Literacy and Incoming Business Students: Assessment, Design and Definition of a Skill Set", Vancouver, British Columbia, L&P. (October, 2001).

Other Intellectual Contributions

Academic Journal

  • Stephens, P., Shotick, J. (2002). Re-Evaluation of the Computer Self-Efficacy Model: Development and Use of the Business Computer Self-Efficacy Scale (vol. 3, pp. 590-596) L&P. Issues in Information Systems
  • Jack, E., Stephens, P., Evans, J. (2001). An Integrative Summary of Doctoral Dissertation Research in Quality Management (4th ed., vol. 10, pp. 363-382) DB. Productions and Operations Management
  • Stephens, P., Shotick, J. (2001). Computer Literacy and Incoming Business Students: Assessment, Design and Definition of a Skill Set (vol. 2, pp. 460-466) L&P. Issues in Information Systems

Book Chapter

  • Ganeshan, R., Eric, E., Magazine, M., Stephens, P. (1998). In Sridhar Tayur, Ram Ganeshan and Michael Magazine (Ed.), Quantitative Models for Supply Chain Management (pp. 839-879) DB.

Service

Department Service

  • Committee Member, Entrepreneurship Hiring Committee, 2008
  • Faculty Mentor, MIS Senior Project, 2004 - 2006
  • Committee Member, MIS Hiring Committee, 2004

College Service

  • Committee Chair, AOL - Technology Goal Assessment Team, 2009 - Present
  • Committee Member, Assurance of Learning Committee, 2008 - Present
  • Committee Chair, Undergraduate Curriculum Committee, 2006 - Present
  • Committee Chair, Assurance of Learning Committee, 2004 - 2008
  • Committee Member, FCBA Technology Committee, 2006

University Service

  • Business Plan Competition Judge, Project Springboard, 2007 - Present
  • Faculty Advisor, Academic Program (Majors/Minors) Fair, 2001 - 2008
  • Discussant, New Faculty Orientation, 2006

Community/Professional Service

  • Editor, Journal Editor, Journal of Small Business Strategy, 2009 - Present
  • Session Chair, International Association for Computer Information Systems, 2009
  • Editorial Review Board Member, Journal of Small Business Strategy, 2005 - 2008
  • Session Chair, International Association for Computer Information Systems, 2001 - 2006
  • Reviewer, Journal Article, Issues in Information Systems, 2001 - 2006
  • Consultant, Dunlap Parents Club, 2004 - 2006
  • Reviewer, Journal Article, Journal of Information Technology, 2005