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Paul Stephens

Paul Stephens

Department Chair, Associate Professor, Entrepreneurship, Technology, and Law, Associate Professor of Management Information Systems

    Business and Engineering Convergence Center 3138
    (309) 677-3778
   prs@bradley.edu

 

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

Professional Experience

Academic Experience

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

Non-Academic Experience

  • 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

  • “Best Paper Award”, International Association of Computer Information Systems Conference, 2015
  • "Best Paper Award," International Conference on Learning and Administration in Higher Education, 2014
  • Leadership Award, Foster College of Business, 2008
  • "National Council of Advisors Research Award”, Foster College of Business, 2006
  • "Honor", Bradley University Chapter of the Order of Omega, 2005
  • "Best Application Paper", Decision Sciences Institute Conference, 2004
  • "Best Paper Award", International Association of Computer Information Systems Conference, 2003
  • "Ben Bauman Award for Excellence", International Association of Computer Information Systems, 2001

Professional Memberships

  • International Association for Computer Information Systems
  • Association of Information Systems

Teaching

Currently teaching:

  • MIS 173 – Introduction to Business Analytics
  • MIS 272 – Business Analytics Software and Applications I
  • MIS 276 – Ecommerce Models and Applications

Scholarship

Selected Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles in the Last Five Years

Stephens, P. & McGowan, M. (Forthcoming). File Management: Student Knowledge of File Type Extensions, Issues in Information Systems.

Stephens, P. R., Young, J. A. (2020). Real-Time Visual Analytics: An Experiential Learning Activity for Undergraduates. Information Systems Education Journal, 18(6), 4-12.

Young, J., David, B., Schuetzler, R., Smith, T. J., Stephens, P. R., Syler, R., Zheng, H. (2020). When Programs Collide – A Panel Report on the Competing Interests of Analytics and Security. Communications of the Association for Information Systems, 46(5), 584-602.

Stephens, P. & McGowan, M. (2018). Issues in the Development of an Undergraduate Business Analytics Major. Issues in Information Systems, 19(2), 72-80.

Stephens, P. R., McGowan, M. K., Pape, V. V. (2015). Blended Learning in the Introductory Computer Skills Course. Issues in Information Systems, 16(2).

McGowan, M. K., Stephens, P. R. (2015). College Student Textbook Acquisition - An Exploratory Study. Journal of Learning in Higher Education, 11(1), 85-90.

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.

Service

Department Service

  • ETL Department Chair (2020 – Present)
  • ETL Interim Department Chair (Summer 2019)
  • ETL Tenure & Promotion Committee (Chair) (2016 – 2020)

College Service

  • Committee Chair Undergraduate Curriculum Committee (2006 – 2017)
  • Administrative Academic Team Committee
  • Strategic Leadership Committee
  • Undergraduate Curriculum Committee (Fall 2004 – Present)

University Service

  • Committee Chair, Sabbatical Leave, 2014 – 2015
  • Data Analytics Day Committee/Task Force Chair (Spring 2019)
  • Committee Member, University Senate, 2014 – 2016
  • VM / VDI Project Evaluation Committee Committee/Task Force Member (2017 – 2019)
  • Intellectual and Cultural Activities Committee/Task Force Member (2017 – Present)
  • Committee Member, New Opportunities (2020)
  • AV Technician Hiring Committee Committee/Task Force Member; Summer 2019.

Professional Service

  • Reviewer, EDSIG Conference on Information Systems and Computing Education (2019 – Present)
  • Reviewer, International Association for Computer Information Systems Conference (2006 – Present)
  • Member, Association for Information Systems (2016 – Present)
  • Member, International Association for Computer Information Systems (2000 – Present)