M.S., Management of Information Systems, Murray State University, Murray, KY, 2010.
B.S., Engineering, University of Maine, Orono, ME, 1996.
Business Software Applications, Project Management
Information Behaviors, Consumer Information Search, Cognitive NeuroIS, Augmented Reality,
and Gamification as Motivation
Jeff began as Ph.D. student in the MIS program at the University of Memphis in 2010.
Prior to arriving at U of M, Jeff worked in the automotive industry where he was involved
with product application, design, development, and project management. As his career
progressed, he transitioned into operations management and continuous improvement
where he led multiple change projects and business process re-engineering efforts.
In 2008, Jeff left industry and began to pursue his Ph.D.
While working on his Master's degree, Jeff involved himself with projects for the
Department of Homeland Security, specifically in interoperable radio communications
and portable network communications. Currently, his research interests lie in the
area of human information behaviors, augmented reality, and gamified applications.
In his present work, Jeff has conducted several studies using eye tracking as a physiological
measure, investigating the effects of images during consumer information search.
While enrolled at U of M, Jeff had the honor of attending and participating in the
2013 AMCIS and 2013 ICIS Doctoral Consortiums. Additionally, he stands recognized
for his distinction in teaching by receiving the department's "Excellence in Teaching
Award". Aside from academics, Jeff is active taking photographs of urban Memphis's
physical and social landscapes.