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Abbas Foroughi
Dr. Abbas Foroughi
Professor of Computer Information Systems
Chair of Management and Information Sciences Department
Contact: 812-465-1667
Business and Engineering Center 2069

Website

Published Articles in Refereed Journals

  • Foroughi, Abbas , "Supply chain workforce training: Addressing the digital skills gap." Higher Education, Skills and Work-Based Learning (2020).
  • Foroughi, Abbas , "Psycho-Social Aspects of Learning in MOOC Courses." Journal of Management Science 1. (2019): 26-42.
  • Foroughi, Abbas , Jack Smothers, Mohammed Khayum, and Dinko Bacic, "Launching an Accelerated Online MBA Program: Assuring Quality with Scale, Based on Principles of Effective Course Design." Journal of Higher Education Theory and Practice 18. (2018): 58-71.
  • Foroughi, Abbas , Gongjun Yan, and Hui Shi, "Multiple Strategies to Boost Online Discrete Mathematics Class." Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges 32. (2017): 141-147.
  • Foroughi, Abbas , Mehmet Kocakulah, Ann Stott, and Lionel Manyoky, "Activity-Based Costing: Helping Small and Medium-Sized Firms Achieve a Competitive Edge in the Global Marketplace." Research in Economics and Management ISSN: 2470-4407 (Print) ISSN 2470-4393 (Online) Vo 2. (2017): 150-171.
  • Foroughi, Abbas , "MOOCs: The Enduring Importance of Teacher Presence." Journal of Higher Education Theory and Practice 16. (2016).
  • Foroughi, Abbas , William C. Perkins, and James Hershauer, "A Study of Asymmetrical Decision Support in Computerized Negotiation Support Systems (NSS)." Global Business & Finance Review 20. (2015).
  • Foroughi, Abbas , "The Theory of Connectivism: Can It Explain and Guide Learning in the Digital Age?" Journal of Higher Education Theory and Practice 15. (2015).
  • Foroughi, Abbas , Gongjun Yan, Hui Shi, and Dazhi Chong, "A Web 3.0 Ontology Based on Similarity: A Step toward Facilitating Learning in the Big Data Age." Journal of Management Analytics (2015).
  • Foroughi, Abbas , "A Research Framework for Evaluating the Effectiveness of Implementations of Social Media in Higher Education Abbas Foroughi." Online Journal for Workforce Education and Development 5. (2011).
  • Foroughi, Abbas , Jennifer J. Williams, and Marvin Albin, "Insurance-Shielded Supply Chain Risk." SCMS Journal of Indian Management V. (2008): 73-82.
  • Foroughi, Abbas , Mehmed Kocakulah, and Jennifer WilliamS, "A FRAMEWORK FOR ELECTRONIC REVERSE AUCTION (ERA) RESEARCH." Journal of Internet Commerce 6. (2007): 45-74.
  • Foroughi, Abbas , Marvin Albin, and Mehmet Kocakulah, "Outcome- and Behavior-Based Approaches to Supply Chain Risk Management." SCMS Journal of Indian Management 4. (2007).
  • Foroughi, Abbas and Mehmet C Kocakulah, "Eprocurement: Extending Esupply Chain Benefits to MRO." SCMS Journal of Indian Management (2006).
  • Foroughi, Abbas and Mehmet C. Kocakulah, "Reverse e-Auctions Transform Global Procurement." Fortune Journal of International Management (The) 1. (2005): 45-56.
  • Foroughi, Abbas , William C Perkins, and Leonard Jessup, "A Comparison of Audio-Conferencing and Computer Conferencing in a Dispersed Negotiation Setting: ..." Journal Of End User Computing (2005): 1-26.
  • Foroughi, Abbas , Brian McGuire, Greg Murphy, and Nancy Kovanic, "MBA Curricula in Indiana: Do They Reflect the Realities of the New Economy?" Journal of Business Economics Research 5. (2004).
  • Foroughi, Abbas , William C Perkins, and Mehmet Kocakulah, "Performance Metrics: Key to Success in Global Supply Chain Management." Journal Of Transnational Management Development 8. (2003).
  • Foroughi, Abbas , "College e-Business Programs: Skills for the Twenty-First Century." Journal of Internet Commerce (2002): 71-88.
  • Foroughi, Abbas , "An XBRL Update: Getting Down to Business." National Accountants Journal (2002): 16-20.
  • Foroughi, Abbas , "Digital Rights Management: A Delicate Balance Between Protection and Accessibility." Journal Of Information
  • Science (2002): 389-398.
  • Foroughi, Abbas , "Streamlining Supply Chain Management with E-Business." Review of Business Information Systems (2002).
  • Foroughi, Abbas , "XBRL: The Future of Online Financial Data." National Public Accountant (2001): 49-51.
  • Foroughi, Abbas , "ebXML: Leveling the E-Business Playing Field." Financial Post (2001): 25-27.
  • Foroughi, Abbas , "Minimizing Negotiation Process Losses with Computerized Negotiation Support Systems." Journal of Applied Business Research (1998): 15-26.
  • Foroughi, Abbas , "An Empirical Study of the Efficacy of a Computerized Negotiation Support System." Decision Support Systems: The International Journal (1997): 185-197.
  • Foroughi, Abbas , "Business School Students: The Importance of Basic Knowledge for an Accounting Course." International Journal Theoretical and Practical Aspects of Management (1996): 118-120.
  • Foroughi, Abbas , "Can a Negotiation Support System Help a Purchasing Manager?" International Journal of Purchasing and Materials Management (1996): 37-45.
  • Foroughi, Abbas , "Ensuring Internet Security." Journal of Computer Information Systems (1996): 33-38.
  • Foroughi, Abbas , "A Survey of the Use of Computer Support for Negotiation." Journal of Applied Business Research (1995): 121-134.
  • Foroughi, Abbas , "An Empirical Study of an Interactive, Session-Oriented Computerized Negotiation Support System." Group Decision and Negotiation (1995): 485-512.
  • Foroughi, Abbas , "Negotiation Support Systems: An Overview of Design Issues and Existing Software." Decision Support Systems: The International Journal (1989): 167-181.

Non-Refereed Invited Articles and Reviews

  • Foroughi, Abbas , "Supply chain workforce training: Addressing the digital skills gap." Higher Education, Skills and Work-Based Learning (2020).

Refereed Proceedings
Full Paper

  • Foroughi, Abbas , "Supply Chain Workforce Training: Addressing the Digital Skills Gap." (in press) Decision Sciences Institute (2019).
  • Foroughi, Abbas , Jack Smothers, and Mohammed Khayum, "Principle-Based MBA Course Design." (in press) 2018 Annual Meeting of the Decision Sciences Institute (2018).
  • Foroughi, Abbas , "Psycho-Social Aspects of Learning in MOOC Courses." (in press) 2017 Annual Meeting of the Decision Sciences Institute (2017).
  • Foroughi, Abbas , Mehmet Kocakulah, and Lionel Manyoky, "The Impact of Choice of Costing Method on Project/Product Profitability." Decision Sciences Institute (2016).
  • Foroughi, Abbas , Gongjun Yan, and Hui Shi, "Multiple Strategies to Boost Online Discrete Mathematics Class--Tutorial Presentation." 15th Annual CCSC Mid-South Conference, Lyon College, Batesville, Arkansas (2015).
  • Foroughi, Abbas , "MOOCs: The Enduring Importance of "Teacher Presence"." (in press) Decision Sciences Institute (2015).
  • Foroughi, Abbas , "Web 3.0 and Connectivism: Implications for Learning in the Digital Age." Decision Sciences Institute (2014).
  • Foroughi, Abbas , "Web 3.0: How the." 2013 Annual Meeting of the Decision Sciences Institute (2013).
  • Perkins, William C. , Abbas Foroughi, and James Hershauer, "E-Negotiation: Can a Decision Support System (DSS) Help in Negotiations Even if Only One Participant Has a DSS?" 2012 DSI Annual Meeting (2012).
  • Foroughi, Abbas , "A Study of Social Media Use: Implications for Local Campus Initiatives." (in press) 2011 DSI Meeting (2011).
  • Foroughi, Abbas and Jennifer Williams, "Preparing Students for 2.0: A Study of College Social Network Initiatives." Decision Sciences Institute (2010).
  • Foroughi, Abbas , Marvin Albin, and Jennifer Williams, "Business School Curricula and Enterprise 2.0." Midwest Business Administration Association (2010).
  • Albin, Marvin , Abbas Foroughi, and Jennifer Williams, "Social Networking as a Tool for Business Collaboration: Students' Views." Midwest Business Administration Association (2009).
  • Foroughi, Abbas , Marvin Albin, and Jennifer Williams, "A Study of Millennials' Attitudes toward Enterprise 2.0." 2009 DSI Annual Meeting (2009).
  • Foroughi, Abbas and Jennifer Clark Williams, "Electronic Reverse Auction: Challenges for Suppliers." Society for the Advancement of Information Systems (SAIS) (2008).
  • Foroughi, Abbas , "MRO and eProcurement: Opportunities and Challenges." (in press) 5th International Conference on Management (2007).
  • Foroughi, Abbas , Mehmet Kocakulah, and Marvin Albin, "Outcome- and Behavior-Based Approaches to Supply Chain Risk Management." Decision Sciences Institute (2007).
  • Foroughi, Abbas , Marvin Albin, and Mehmet Kocakulah, "Accounting is Knocking the SOX Off IT." Midwest Business Administration Association (2006).
  • Foroughi, Abbas , Marvin Albin, and Mehmet Kocakulah, "Perspectives on Global Supply Chain Supply-Side Risk Management." PICMET Conference (2006).
  • Foroughi, Abbas , "Supply Chain Risk Management's Agency Theory Underpinnings." Decision Sciences Institute (2006).
  • Foroughi, Abbas and Mehmet Kocakulah, "Variables That Impact on Electronic Reverse Auction (eRA) outcomes: Towards a Research Framework." Decision Sciences Institute (2005).

Abstract Only

  • Foroughi, Abbas, "A Study of the Effectiveness and Level of Use of Online Discussion Technologies in MOOCS." 2017 Meeting of the MBAA (2017).
  • Foroughi, Abbas, "The Theory of Connectivism: Can it Explain and Guide Learning in the Digital Age?" 2015 MBAA International Conference Society for the Advancement of Information Systems (2015).
  • Foroughi, Abbas, "Web 3.0 and Social Media: Context-Driven Content Sharing for a Hyperconnected World." (in press) 2013 MBAA International Conference (2012).
  • Foroughi, Abbas and Jennifer J. Williams, "Global Supply Chain Risk Management: The Role of Insurance." 2008 DSI Meeting (2008).
  • Albin, Marvin and Abbas Foroughi, "College Students' Attitudes Toward Privacy and Security of Social Networking." Society for the Advancement of Information Systems (SAIS) (2008).
  • Foroughi, Abbas and Mehmet Kocakulah, "E-Auction: Revolutionizing Procurement in the Global Marketplace." Decision Sciences Institute (2004).
  • Foroughi, Abbas, Brian McGuire, Gregory Murphy, and Nancy Kovanic, "MBA Programs in Indiana: Do They Reflect the Realities of the New Economy?" Midwest Business Administration Association (2004).
  • Foroughi, Abbas, Mehmet Kocakulah, and Shawn McCoy, "How to Improve Profitability and Stay Competitive Utilizing New Technology in Healthcare Environment." Decision Sciences Institute (2004).
  • Foroughi, Abbas and Mehmet Kocakulah, "eProcurement: Extending eSupply Chain Benefits to MRO." Decision Sciences Institute (2003).
  • Foroughi, Abbas, "Issues and Opportunities in Digital Rights Management." Information Science and IT Education Conference (2002): 499-506.
  • Foroughi, Abbas, "Negotiation Support Systems (NSS): A Cumulative Series of Laboratory Experiments." Decision Sciences Institute (2002).
  • Foroughi, Abbas, "College E-Business Programs: Helping Communities Bridge to the Twenty-First Century." Decision Sciences Institute (2002).
  • Foroughi, Abbas, "Performance Metrics: Key to Success in Global Supply Chain Management." World Business Congress (2002).
  • Foroughi, Abbas, "Streamlining Supply Chain Management with E-Business." Midwest Business Administration Association (2002).
  • Foroughi, Abbas, "E-Business Major Curriculum Development: Filling Local Industry's Technology Gap." Decision Sciences Institute (2001).
  • Foroughi, Abbas, "ebXML: Leveling the E-Business Playing Field." Decision Sciences Institute (2001).
  • Foroughi, Abbas, "Measuring the Effectiveness of Internet Advertising." Americas Conference on Information Systems (2001).
  • Foroughi, Abbas, "XBRL: Revolutionizing the Access and Use of Online Financial Data." Decision Sciences Institute (2000).
  • Foroughi, Abbas, "An Overview of Commercial Web Site Development Issues." Americas Conference on Information Systems (2000).
  • Foroughi, Abbas, "Online Advertisement Measurement: The State of the Art." Decision Sciences Institute (1999).
  • Foroughi, Abbas, "A Comparison of Audio-Conferencing and Computer Conferencing (Internet with LotusNotes)." Decision Sciences Institute (1998).
  • Foroughi, Abbas, "Stock Trading on the Internet: The Wave of the Future." Decision Sciences Institute (1997).
  • Foroughi, Abbas, "Computerized Negotiation Support Systems in Dispersed Settings: The Effect of Communication Medium." Decision Sciences Institute (1996).
  • Foroughi, Abbas, "Security Issues and the Internet." Decision Sciences Institute (1995).
  • Foroughi, Abbas, "A Proposal for An Experimental Study of the Impact of Communication Medium and Level of Conflict on." Decision Sciences Institute (1994).
  • Foroughi, Abbas, "The Impact of Decision Support and Electronic Communication on the Effectiveness of Negotiation Supp." Office Systems Research Journal (1993).
  • Foroughi, Abbas, "Negotiation Support Systems: A Cumulative Series of Laboratory Experiments." Decision Sciences Institute (1993).
  • Foroughi, Abbas, "A Survey of the Use of Computer Support for Negotiation." Decision Sciences Institute (1992).
  • Foroughi, Abbas, "Communication Barriers to Effective Systems Development." Southwest Region Decision Sciences Institute (1992).
  • Foroughi, Abbas, "An Empirical Study of the Efficacy of A Computerized Negotiation Support System (NSS)." Decision Sciences Institute (1992).
  • Foroughi, Abbas, "Solutions to Problems Inherent in the User/Developer Interface in MIS Development." Society for the Advancement of Information System Conference (1992).
  • Foroughi, Abbas, "Impact of High School Accounting and Mathematics Education on Student Performance in the First …." Southwest Region Decision Sciences Institute (1992).
  • Foroughi, Abbas, "The MRP/Group Technology Interface." Decision Sciences Institute (1991).
  • Foroughi, Abbas, "An Empirical Study of an Interactive, Session-Oriented Computerized Negotiation Support System." Decision Sciences Institute (1991).
  • Foroughi, Abbas, "Behavioral Issues for Consideration in Group Decision Support Systems Design." Decision Sciences Institute (1991).
  • Foroughi, Abbas, "Lot Sizing in Group Technology." Decision Sciences Institute (1991).
  • Foroughi, Abbas, "Development of a Survey to Measure Attitudes Toward the Use of Various Types of Computer Support…." TIMS/ORSA (1991).
  • Foroughi, Abbas, "Problems Inherent in the User/Developer Interface in MIS Development." Midwest Business Administration Association (1991).
  • Foroughi, Abbas, "Interactive Negotiation Support Systems: Results of an Experimental Study." TIMS/ORSA (1990).
  • Foroughi, Abbas, "Negotiation Support System Solutions to Major Negotiation Stumbling Blocks." Emerging Technologies and Applications Track (1990).
  • Foroughi, Abbas, "An Empirical Study of the Effects of Computer Negotiation Support Systems (NSS) on Negotiation …." Decision Sciences Institute (1989).
  • Foroughi, Abbas, "MIS Strategic Planning." Southwest Region American Institute for Decision Sciences (1986).

Presentation of Refereed Papers
International

  • Foroughi, Abbas, Jennifer Williams, and Marvin Albin. Global Supply Chain Risk Management: The Role of Insurance. Decision Sciences Institute, Baltimore, Maryland, 2008.
  • Foroughi, Abbas, Marvin Albin, and Mehmet Kocakulah. Perspectives on Global Supply Chain Supply-Side Risk Management. PICMET Conference, Instanbul, Turkey, July 2006.
  • Foroughi, Abbas, Gregory Murphy, and Mike Williams. MBA Curricula in the United States and the New Economy. Midwest Business Administration Association, Chicago, Illinois, March 2006.
  • Foroughi, Abbas, Marvin Albin, and Mehmet Kocakulah. Accounting is Knocking the SOX Off IT. Midwest Business Administration Association, Chicago, Illinois, March 2006.

National

  • Foroughi, Abbas and Mahmet Kocakulah. Variables That Impact on Electronic Reverse Auction (eRA) outcomes: Towards a Research Framework. Decision Sciences Institute, San Francisco, California, November 2005.

Other Research Activities
Teaching and Learning Scholarship

  • 2011: Campus Web 2.0 Initiatives: A Research Framework-submitted for publication in the Online Journal for Workforce Education and Development.

Honors, Awards, and Scholarships

  • 2004: College of Business. Faculty Excellence Award in Service.
  • 2004: Rotary Club of Evansville. Named Rotarian of the Year.
James Powers
Mr. James Powers
Computer Applications Training Coordinator
Adjunct - Business
Contact: 812-465-1104
Business and Engineering Center 2064

Website

Published Articles in Refereed Journals

  • Powers, James E and Mehmet C Kocakulah, "Cost Saving Strategy and Wellness Programs: Featuring Decision Tree, Utility and Analytical Hierarchy Analysis." Global Business & Finance Review (2015).
  • Powers, James E and Mehmet C Kocakulah, "Saving Money Through Wellness Programs." Strategic Finance (2015).

Presentation of Non-Refereed Papers
National

  • Powers, James and Mehmet C. Kocakülâh. Wellness Initiatives as a Cost Saving Strategy: A Model of Return on Investment and other Financial Incentives. The 2013 AAA Midwest Regional Meeting in Oak Brook, IN October 17-19, 2013., Chicago, United States of America, 2013.
  • Powers, James and Mehmet C C. Kocakülâh. Wellness Initiatives as a Cost Saving Strategy: A Model of Return on Investment and other Financial Incentives. The 2012 AAA Midwest Regional Meeting in St Louis, MO October 18-20, 2012., Saint Louis, United States of America, 2012.

Commercial Software Developed
Software Revision

  • 2009: Prentice Hall MyITLab Grader - closed-beta2. Closed-beta2 program testing of software that delivers project-based assignments to students to be completed using the Microsoft Office 2007 applications. Upon completion of that project, students submit the assignment to a grading engine where automatic-evaluation is performed, and a variety of submission reports are created for the student and instructor.

Honors, Awards, and Scholarships

  • 2000: University of Southern Indiana. Nominee for the USI President's Medal.
  • 1999: University of Southern Indiana. Beta Gamma Sigma-Honor Society for AACSB Accredited Business Programs.
  • 1999: University of Southern Indiana (School) College of Business. USI School of Business Scholastic Achievement Recognition Award.
  • 1999: Alpha Chi National College Honor Scholarship Society. An honor society recognizing achievements of the top 10 percent of students from all academic disciplines.
  • 1999: Golden Key National Honor Society. Non-profit organization to recognise academic achievement among college and university students in all disciplines.
  • 1998: USI Alumni Association Scholarship.
Kenneth Shemroske
Dr. Kenneth Shemroske
Associate Professor of Computer Information Systems
Contact: 812-228-5072
Business and Engineering Center 2045

Website

Published Articles in Refereed Journals

  • Shemroske, Kenneth and Leiser Silva, "Mechanisms for Understanding Participation in Online File Sharing." International Journal of Information Communications Technology and Human Development 7. (2015).
  • Burnett, Perry, Kenneth Shemroske, and Mohammed Khayum, "Disrupting Faculty Service: Using Technology to Increase Academic Service Productivity." Administrative Issues Journal 4. (2014).
  • Shemroske, Kenneth, "Describing Online File Sharing Behavior and Perceptions of Pay Channels for Digital Media." Academy of Information Management Sciences Journal 17. (2014): 15-30.
  • Shemroske, Kenneth, Gongjun Yan, and Black Gary, "Reducing Security Risks from Social Engineering through the use of Geo-Authentication." Journal of Information Privacy and Security 10. (2014).
  • Anderson, Scott and Kenneth Shemroske, "A Design and Implementation of a Resource-Constrained Computer Science Program in a Combined CS/CIS Department." Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges 28. (2013).

Refereed Proceedings
Full Paper

  • Shemroske, Kenneth, "Defining Roles, Relationships , and Value in Cybersecurity Operations." Americas Conference on Information Systems (2020).
  • Shemroske, Kenneth, "Implementing a Security Operations Center at a Midwest University: A Case Study." Americas Conference on Information Systems (2017).
  • Shemroske, Kenneth, "IS 2010 Implementation: A Survey." Society for the Advancement of Information System Conference (2012).
  • Williams, Jennifer, Sandeep Goyal, and Kenneth Shemroske, "Management Information Systems 2010 Curriculum Revision: A Survey." Society for the Advancement of Information System Conference (2011).
  • Shemroske, Kenneth and Leiser Silva, "Proposed Social Mechanism for Community Membership: The Case of Online Filesharing Using Bittorrent." Americas Conference on Information Systems (2009).

Presentation of Refereed Papers
International

  • Shemroske, Kenneth, Implementing a Security Operations Center at a Midwest University: A Case Study. Americas Conference on Information Systems, Boston, Massachusetts, August 2017.

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