Department of Business Information and Technology

The University bestows the designation "Graduate Faculty" upon faculty following review of their credentials and recommendation by their colleagues. The University maintains three levels of graduate faculty: (1) Full, (2) Associate, and (3) External.

Only Full graduate faculty members may chair doctoral committees. Full or Associate graduate faculty may chair master's committees. Only one external graduate faculty member may serve as a voting member on any master's or doctoral committee.


JASBIR DHALIWAL, Professor, PhD (1993), University of British Columbia [2025]

MARK L. GILLENSON, Professor, PhD (1974), The Ohio State University [2020]

BRIAN D. JANZ, Professor, PhD (1995), The University of Minnesota [2020]

WILLIAM J. KETTINGER, Professor, PhD (1992), University of South Carolina [2020]

EUNTAE (TED) LEE, Associate Professor, PhD (1996), The University of Nebraska-Lincoln [2020]

HUIGANG LIANG, Professor, PhD (2003), Auburn University [2025]

ROBIN POSTON, Professor, PhD (2003), Michigan State University [2020]

SANDRA M. RICHARDSON, Associate Professor, PhD (2006), University of Central Florida [2024]

JUDITH C. SIMON, Professor, EdD (1976), Oklahoma State University [2020]

SRIKAR VELICHETY, Assistant Professor, PhD (2016), University of Arizona [2022]

CHEN ZHANG, Associate Professor, PhD (2008), Purdue University [2020]


ALI MAHDAVI ADELI, Assistant Professor, PhD (2017), University of Minnesota [2023]

JONG LEE, Assistant Professor, PhD (2013), Georgia State University [2020]

YINAN YU, Assistant Professor, PhD (2017), The University of Hong Kong [2025]


TOLUWALOPE AYANGBAYI, PhD (2012), University of Memphis [2021]

RAVIKANTH V. GAJULA, MS (2002), University of Memphis [2022]

HARICHAND NAIR, PhD (2011), Walden University [2021]

BRIAN WIERSMA, PhD (2017), Liberty University [2022]

TOLU AYANGBAYI, Phd (2012), University of Memphis [2021]



 NAVEEN KUMAR, Assistant Professor, PhD (2006), University of Washington, Seattle [2021]

AVANTI PANDIT, Instructor, Masters, (2002), Boston University, [2022]


NOTE: Expiration date of graduate faculty membership is indicated in brackets.

*Adjunct teaching only status no longer requires the submission of the Graduate Faculty Status application.*