Judith Simon, Professor

Judith Simon


308 Fogelman Administration Building
Office Hours
By Appointment

About Judith Simon

Dr. Judith C. Simon earned her bachelor's and doctoral degrees at Oklahoma State University, with her MBA from West Texas State University (now West Texas A & M University). Additional education includes certificates from the AACSB Faculty Development Institute and from professional courses on information systems topics. She worked for a manufacturing corporation in Texas for six years and has served as a consultant to large and small organizations.

Teaching areas have included many of the department's graduate and undergraduate classes.

Dr. Simon's publications include nine textbooks by various leading publishers such as John Wiley & Sons and Prentice Hall, as well as numerous other instructional materials, professional journal articles, and proceedings at national conferences. She also provides organizational training on information security topics. Current research interests focus on issues related to strategic management of innovative technology and information security management.

Professional organization memberships include the Society for Information Management and the Association for Information Systems.


Doctor of Philosophy, Oklahoma State University
Master of Business Administration, West Texas University
Bachelor of Science, Oklahoma State University


Teaching Interests

Information Security Management; IT Strategic Management; Cyber Ethics

Research Interests

Information Assurance Management; Global IS Issues, IT Workforce Trends

Selected Research

Jain, R. P., Poston, R. S., and Simon, J. C., "An Empirical Investigation of Client Managers Responsibilities in Managing Offshore Outsourcing of Software-Testing Projects," IEEE Transactions in Engineering Management, 58(4), November 2011, 743-757.

Jain, R.P., Simon, J.C., and Poston, R. 2011. "Mitigating Vendor Silence in Offshore Outsourcing: An Empirical Investigation," Journal of Management Information Systems (27:4), pp. 261-298. Abstract

Simon, J. C., Poston, R. S., and Kettinger, W. J. 2009. "Creating Better Governance of Offshore Services," Information Systems Management (26:2), pp. 110-122. Abstract

Poston, R. S., Kettinger, W. J., and Simon, J. C. 2009. "Managing the Vendor Set: Achieving Best Pricing and Quality Service in IT Outsourcing," MIS Quarterly Executive (8:2), pp. 45-58. Abstract

Bullen, C., Abraham, T., Gallagher, K., Simon, J. C., and Zweig, P. 2009. "IT Workforce Trends: Implications for Curriculum and Hiring," Communications of the AIS (24:1), pp. 70-72. Abstract

Bullen, C., Abraham, T., Gallagher, K., Kaiser, K., and Simon, J. C. 2007. "Changing IT Skills: The Impact of Sourcing Strategies on in-house Capability Requirements," Journal of Electronic Commerce in Organizations (5:2), pp. 24-46

Simon, J. C., Kaiser, K., Beath, C., Goles, T., and Gallagher, K. 2007. "Information Technology Workforce Skills: Does Size Matter?" Information Systems Management (24:7), pp. 345-360.

Simon, J. C., Wilkes, R. B., and Brooks, L. D. 2006. "A Comparison of Faculty and Undergraduate Students' Perceptions of Online Courses and Degree Programs," Journal of Information Systems Education (17:2), pp. 131-140.

Zweig, P., Kaiser, K., Beath, C., Bullen, C., Gallagher, K., Goles, T., Howard, J., and Simon, J. C. 2006. "The Information Technology Workforce: Trends and Implications 2005-2008," MIS Quarterly Executive (5:2), pp. 47-54. Abstract

Abraham, T., Beath, C., Bullen, C., Gallagher, K., Goles, T., Kaiser, K., and Simon, J.C. 2006. "IT Workforce Trends: Implications for IS Programs," Communications of the AIS (17), pp. 1147-1170. Abstract