Paul Stephens

Associate Professor

Baker Hall 307
(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, 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:

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

Scholarship

Selected Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles in the Last Five Years

Stephens, P. R., McGowan, M. K. (2015). Service Convenience: On-Line versus Brick and Mortar Bookstores. International Journal of Information Systems in the Service Sector, 7(3), 1-14. 

Stephens, P. R., McGowan, M. K. (in press). College Student Textbook Acquisition - An Exploratory Study. Journal of Learning in Higher Education.

Presentations

McGowan, M. K. (Presenter & Author), Stephens, P. R. (Author Only), Academic Business World International Conference, "College Student Textbook Acquisition - An Exploratory Study," Nashville, Tennessee. (May, 2014).

McGowan, M. K. (Presenter & Author), Stephens, P. R. (Author Only), Academic Business World International Conference, "Moral Reasoning of College Students Regarding Software Rights," Nashville, Tennessee. (May, 2012).

Stephens, P. R. (Author Only), International Association for Computer Information Systems, "College Students’ Perceptions of Electronic Textbook Convenience," International Association for Computer Information Systems, Las Vegas, Nevada. (October, 2010).

Research Awards

  • "Best Paper Award," International Conference on Learning and Administration in Higher Education, 2014

Editorships

  • Editor, Journal Editor, Journal of Small Business Strategy, 2009-2010

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, Foster College of Business 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