Associate Dean, Professor of Management Information Systems
Business and Engineering Convergence Center 2129
Ph.D., Operations Management, University of Cincinnati
M.B.A., Bradley University
B.S., Industrial Technology, Illinois State University
- 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
- 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
- International Association for Computer Information Systems
- Association of Information Systems
- MIS 173 – Introduction to Business Analytics
- MIS 272 – Business Analytics Software and Applications I
- MIS 276 – Ecommerce Models and Applications
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.
- ETL Department Chair (2020 – Present)
- ETL Interim Department Chair (Summer 2019)
- ETL Tenure & Promotion Committee (Chair) (2016 – 2020)
- Committee Chair Undergraduate Curriculum Committee (2006 – 2017)
- Administrative Academic Team Committee
- Strategic Leadership Committee
- Undergraduate Curriculum Committee (Fall 2004 – Present)
- 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.
- 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)