Management, Information Systems and Quantitative Methods

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    Charles Gorman, Department Chairperson

    C. Allen Gorman is an Associate Professor of Management and the Chair of the Department of Management, Information Systems, and Quantitative Methods in the Collat School of Business at UAB, where he teach classes in Human Resource Management and Leadership.

    His research interests fall within 4 broad domains: 1) job performance, 2) leadership, 3) training and development, and 4) individual differences in work behavior.

    Allen's work has been published in outlets such as the Journ...

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    Alicia Clavell, Instructor (P)

    Clavell McCall has been writing about life and style in the South for almost two decades--whether in the pages of Southern Living magazine or in her book by Rockport/Quarry press, Southern Kitchens and Dining Spaces (2007). Her work has also been featured in magazines such as Coastal Living, SouthernLiving, Lowe's Creative Ideas, and more. Clavell McCall was the 2009 recipient of first prize in the state poetry competition for Alabama's 2009 Hackney Literary Awards. She is a two-time winner of t...

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    Amir Karami, Associate Professor (P)

    Dr. Karami is an Associate Professor of Quantitative Methods/Business Analytics in the Department of Management, Information Systems & Quantitative Methods in the Collat School of Business at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). Before joining UAB, he served as an Associate Professor in the School of Information Science (School) at the University of South Carolina (UofSC). He was also the Associate Dean for Research in the College of Information and Communications, a Faculty Associate ...

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    Barbara Wech, Associate Professor (P)

    Dr. Barbara Wech is an Associate Professor in the Management, Information Systems, and Quantitative Methods department in the Collat School of Business. She holds a Ph.D. in Business Administration from Louisiana State University, majoring in Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management and minoring in Industrial Organizational Psychology. Dr. Wech is the Director of the Collat School of Business honors program and currently serves as Equity Advisor for the CSOB. She brings experience...

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    Charles Gorman, Associate Professor (P)

    C. Allen Gorman is an Associate Professor of Management and the Chair of the Department of Management, Information Systems, and Quantitative Methods in the Collat School of Business at UAB, where he teach classes in Human Resource Management and Leadership.

    His research interests fall within 4 broad domains: 1) job performance, 2) leadership, 3) training and development, and 4) individual differences in work behavior.

    Allen's work has been published in outlets such as the Journ...

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    Diane Lawong, Assistant Professor (P)

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    Eric Jack, Professor (P)

    Dr. Eric P. Jack is the Wells Fargo Endowed Chair in Business Administration, Professor of Management, and Dean of the Collat School of Business at UAB. He has a BS in industrial engineering from Georgia Tech, an MBA from Wright State University and a PhD in operations management from the University of Cincinnati. Before beginning his academic career, Jack served for 21 years as a US Air Force officer where his responsibilities involved facilities planning, design, construction, and maintenance....

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    George Munchus III, Professor (P)

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    Jack Howard, Professor (P)

    Dr. Jack Howard is a Professor of Management, focusing on Human Resource Management and Employee Rights. He has served on several editorial boards and published more than 30 peer review journal articles. His research encompasses empirical and theoretical work, as well as both qualitative and quantitative research.

    Dr. Howard has received research awards at several institutions and from conferences, as well as having received teaching awards from each university where he has taught.

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    Jack Richter, Instructor - Adjunct (P)

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    Joel Dobbs, Instructor and Senior Instructor (P)

    Dr. Dobbs is an experienced life sciences executive with over 30 years of experience in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. He has served in a variety of senior leadership roles in information technology, general management, clinical research, regulatory affairs, post marketing surveillance, academia and consulting. Dr. Dobbs has served as a member of the top-tier executive team for organizations in startup, rapid-growth, turnaround, merger, integration and change phases. Dr. Dobbs...

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    Mohammad Firouz, Assistant Professor (P)

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    Molly Wasko, University Professor (P)

    Dr. Molly Wasko is a Professor and Associate Dean for Research, Innovation and Faculty Success in the Collat School of Business. She holds a Ph.D. in Management Information Systems from the University of Maryland, College Park and has a combined Business/Academic background with 15+ years of leadership experience in the areas of high-technology start-ups, strategic planning and organizational innovation. Her personal vision is to “create opportunities by making connections”, which encompasses ...

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    Nathan Oliver, Instructor and Senior Instructor (P)

    Nathan Oliver is a Senior Instructor in the Collat School of Business at UAB. Having a passion for business and understanding its impact on the global economy, Oliver studied a myriad of principles and strategies for developing a strong and fruitful enterprise, whether as a sole proprietor, a small business or a large corporation. He obtained his undergraduate degree from the UAB and his MBA from Alabama A&M University. He has direct management and leadership experience after having worked abou...

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    Nohel Zaman, Assistant Professor (P)

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    Nuo Xu, Associate Professor (P)

    Dr. Xu is currently an associate professor in the department of MISQ at University of Alabama at Birmingham. Dr. Nuo Xu obtained his PhD in Industrial Engineering from University of Cincinnati (JUN 2007), his MS in Industrial Engineering also from University of Cincinnati (Dec 2003), and his BS in Material Engineering from Shanghai Jiao-Tong University China (AUG 1997).

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    Oluwafemi Akanfe, Assistant Professor (P)

    Dr. Oluwafemi (Femi) Akanfe is an Assistant Professor of Information Systems (IS) at the Collat School of Business. He holds a Ph.D. in Information Technology from the Department of Information Systems & Cyber Security, the University of Texas at San Antonio. His current research centers around data privacy, regulatory compliance, and behavioral cybersecurity issues that affect the use of digital payment systems. His expertise is in natural language processing, machine learning, and digital trac...

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    Patrick Murphy, Professor (P)

    Professor Murphy is the Goodrich Chair of Entrepreneurship, a full professor, and Director of the Entrepreneurship Program in the Collat School of Business at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. A multi-award winning teacher and researcher, he has designed and led many entrepreneurship and technology programs in university and ecosystem settings and has trained tens of thousands of students and coached hundreds of successful entrepreneurs. A range of major media outlets often cite his persp...

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    Paul Di Gangi, Professor (P)

    Paul M. Di Gangi is a Professor of Information Systems in the Collat School of Business at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He received his doctoral degree from Florida State University. Paul is also a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) based on his work relating to security policy, strategic planning, and risk analysis. Paul is also a recipient of the UAB President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching and the MS MIS Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence.

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    Peter Pfluger, Instructor (P)

    Peter Pfluger is Visiting Instructor of Management and Internship Coordinator in the MISQ Department at UAB’s Collat School of Business. While at UAB, he has taught MBA and undergraduate level courses in Management, Project Management, and Innovation, both in face-to-face and online settings. Mr. Pfluger returned to teaching in 2016 after a successful career in senior executive roles with major print media organizations in various parts of the United States. He previously taught at Penn State Un...

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    Philip Musa, Professor (P)

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    Randall Kornegay, Instructor (P)

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    Ronald Gunnells, Instructor (P)

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    Samuel Goh, Associate Professor (P)

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    Samuel Thompson, Associate Professor (P)

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    Scott Boyar, Professor (P)

    Dr. Scott Boyar is a Professor of Management at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He teaches courses in leadership, management, and human resources. His areas of expertise include leadership, organizational staffing, turnover, work-family balance, and scale development. He is the 2015 President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. Dr. Boyar earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Keene State College, a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of San Diego, and received...

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    Xiaoni Zhang, Professor (P)

    Dr. Xiaoni Zhang received her PhD in Business Computer Information Systems from University of North Texas in 2001. She worked 20+years at Northern Kentucky University. In Fall 2022, she joined UAB as a Professor of MISQ. Her recent research are in healthcare outcome evaluation, healthcare analytics, student retention, mobile app for addiction recovery, and clinical decision support systems. In the past two years, she's worked on the 1115 Substance Use Disorder Demonstration Evaluation.
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    Xuan Huang, Associate Professor (P)

    Dr. Xuan Huang received a PhD degree in Management Science, a Masters degree in Statistics, and an undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering. She is currently an Associate Professor in Quantitative Methods. She takes an keen interest in applying Statistics, Optimization, and Machine Learning algorithms to solve real world problems. She is particularly interested in Public Health and Health Care applications. She has published in top Quality Management journals. In the classroom, Dr. Huang h...

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    Zhilei Qiao, Assistant Professor (P)

    Dr. Zhilei Qiao is an Assistant Professor of Information Systems in the Collat School of Business at UAB. He received his Ph.D. in Business Information Technology from Virginia Tech. Before beginning his academic career, he had more than seven years' IT industry experience. He worked as a software engineer or senior software engineer in two global IT companies: Infosys and DNV. His research interests include Social Media Analytics, Entrepreneurship, Mobile Analytics, Product Innovation and Text ...

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    Christy Lemak, Professor (S)

    Christy Harris Lemak, PhD, FACHE is Professor in the Department of Health Services Administration where she served as Chair from 2014-2022. Christy teaches and conducts research in the areas of health care management and leadership development, with an emphasis on how leadership and organizational factors are associated with high performance. She has examined a complex pay-for-value program for physicians, social determinants of health for vulnerable populations, interventions to improve popula...

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    David Rogers, Professor (S)

    Dr. David A. Rogers is a professor in the Departments of Surgery, Medical Education and Pediatrics and the Senior Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development in the School of Medicine at UAB. He received his medical degree from the University of South Florida and completed his general surgery training at the Medical College of Georgia. He subsequently completed his pediatric general surgery training at the University of Tennessee and a pediatric surgery oncology fellowship at...

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    Eric Ford, Professor (S)

    (Ph.D. – UAB; MPH – South Carolina; BS – Cornell School of Hotel Administration) Since 2017, Eric has been a Professor in the School of Public Health with a joint appointment in the Collat School of Business. Prior to that, he served as the Associate Chair and MHA Program Director in the Health Policy and Management Department in the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University. Earlier positions include serving as the Forsyth Medical Center Distinguished Professor of Healthcare...

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