Professor of Information Technology Management

Degrees:

  • B.Comm (Accounting and Economics), Nelson Mandela University, South Africa
  • MBA (Decision Sciences and Management), University of Maine, Orono, ME
  • Ph.D. (Organization and Management – Information Technology), Capella University, MN

Certifications:

  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional, CISSP) – (ISC)2
  • Corporate Governance Certification, (SOX), Tulane Law School-BISK

Professional Affiliations/Licenses:

ILA, International Leadership Association, 2012-
ISSA, Information Systems Security Association, 2007-
InfraGard, A collaboration for the infrastructure protection of the USA, 2009-
(ISC)2, International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium, 2005
ACM, Association for Computing Machinery, 2005-
IEEE, Institute of electrical and Electronics engineers, 2005

Papers and Presentations:

Appunn, F. (2009a). Communications systems and the systems they support: Usable systems to 2013. Paper presented at the IEEE ComSOC 2009, Tampa, FL.

Appunn, F. (2009b). Health , information, assurance, and security: Defending the added value from sharing information in health Paper presented at the Health Education Conference 2009, St. Petersburg, FL.

Appunn, F. (2010). Profit in difficulty, supporting the employees. Solutions for the economy 2010. Strategic retreat 2010. UserSec, Inc. Tampa, FL.

Appunn, F., & Grinnell, L. (2011). Measuring critical thinking in management soft skills courses. Paper presented at the Narrowing the Gulf, St. Petersburg. Retrieved from http://www.spcollege.edu/criticalthinking/professionals/cti.htm#SpringCTI2011

Grinnell, L., Appunn, F., Mack, L., & Sauers, A. (2010). Light and dark side of learning teams. Paper presented at the International College Teaching & Learning Conference, Orlando, FL.

Grinnell, L., Appunn, F., & Sauers, A. (2010). The best of both worlds? Comparing blended and online student team experiences Paper presented at the Academy of Business Disciplines Twelfth Annual Conference, Ft. Myers Beach, FL. Retrieved from http://rwahlers.iweb.bsu.edu/abd2010/index.pdf

Grinnell, L., Mack, L., Sauers, A., & Appunn, F. (2010a). The empowerment of hypothesis: Control, collaboration, and success in online teams. Paper presented at the Academy of Business Disciplines Twelfth Annual Conference, Ft. Myers Beach, FL.

Grinnell, L., Mack, L., Sauers, A., & Appunn, F. (2010b). Team resilience: In class and online. Paper presented at the ABD.

Grinnell, L., Sauers, A., Appunn, F., & Mack, L. (2010). The light and dark side of online teams in higher education. Paper presented at the International College Teaching & Learning Conference (2010), Orlanda, FL.

Grinnell, L., Sauers, A., Appunn, F., & Mack, L. (2012). Virtual teams in higher education: The light and dark side. Journal of College Teaching & Learning, 9(1), 65-78.

Olson, J., McAllister, C., Grinnell, L., Gehrke, K., & Appunn, F. (2016). Applying constant comparative method with multiple investigators and inter-coder reliability. The Qualitative Report 2(1), 26-42.

Olson, J. D., Grinnell, L., McAllister, C., Appunn, F., & Walters, K. (2012a). Towards a theoretical model of the impacts of incorporating webcams in virtual teams. Review of Business Information Systems, 16(2), 73-88.

Olson, J. D., Grinnell, L., McAllister, C., Appunn, F., & Walters, K. (2012b). Webcams in virtual teams: Perceptions of impact on interactions and effectiveness. Paper presented at the International Academic Conference, Orlando, FL.

Olson, J. D., McAllister, C., Grinnell, L., Walters, K., & Appunn, F. (2012, October). Building community among researchers: A 10-step method that creates collaboration, identifies themes, and recognizes trends. Paper presented at the Institute for Behavioral and Applied Management Conference, Nashville, TN.

Olson, J. D., Walters, K., Appunn, F., Grinnell, L., & McAllister, C. (2012a). Disparity of individual attitudes regarding the value of webcams for virtual teams. Paper presented at the International Academic Conference, Orlando, FL.

Olson, J. D., Walters, K., Appunn, F., Grinnell, L., & McAllister, C. (2012b). The value of webcams for virtual teams. International Journal of Management & Information Systems., 16(2), 161-172.

Olson, J. D., Appunn, F. D., McAllister, C. A., Walters, K. K., & Grinnell, L. (2014). Webcams and virtual teams: An impact model. Team Performance Management, 20(3/4), 148-177. doi:10.1108/TPM05-2013-0013

Sauers, A., Grinnell, L., Appunn, F., & Mack, L. (2010). The empowerment hypothesis: Does empowerment matter to success in online teams? Paper presented at the Academy of Business Disciplines Twelfth Annual Conference, Ft. Myers Beach, FL. Retrieved from http://rwahlers.iweb.bsu.edu/abd2010/index.pdf

Dissertation
Appunn, F. D. (2008). Computer user security: A model facilitating measurement (Doctoral dissertation). Available from ProQuest Dissertations & Theses database. (UMI No. 3304130)

Dissertation Chair
Bryan, L. L. (2013). Effective strategies for small business leadership in information security: An ex post facto study (Doctoral dissertation). Available from ProQuest Dissertations & Theses database. (UMI No. 3731423)

Daly, E. W. (2012). The effect of leadership on the delivery of information technology systems (Doctoral dissertation). Available from ProQuest Dissertations & Theses database. (UMI No. 3531378)

Dela Rosa, C.F. (2012). Leadership and information system implementation in Philippine higher education institutions (Doctoral dissertation). Available from ProQuest Dissertations & Theses database. (UMI No. 3539282)

Gardner, M. J. (2011). An explanatory study: The relationship of emotional intelligence, organizational culture, and performance ratings (Doctoral dissertation). Available from ProQuest Dissertations & Theses database. (UMI No. 3539282)

Morris, J. C. (2014). Using social networking to facilitate virtual knowledge sharing (Doctoral dissertation). Available from ProQuest Dissertations & Theses database. (UMI No. 3736210)

Ngwa, E. C. (2012). Value creation with integrated and non-integrated information technology enterprise application architectures in an organization (Doctroal dissertation). Available from ProQuest Dissertations & Theses database. (UMI No. 3531378)

Rivard, J. P. (2014). Cybercrime: The creation and exploration of a model (Doctoral dissertation). Available from ProQuest Dissertations & Theses database. (UMI No. 3691452)

Seiter, T. C. (2012). A quantitative assessment of the factors that influence technology acceptance in emergency response (Doctoral dissertation). Available from ProQuest Dissertations & Theses database. (UMI No. 3528924)

Dissertation Committee
Chebib, L. (2015). Transforming the digital textbook: A modified Delphi study (Doctoral dissertation). Available from ProQuest Dissertations & Theses database. (UMI No. 3691407)

Chithambo, L. M. (2011). Security concerns in telecommuting within the information technology industry (Doctoral dissertation). Available from ProQuest Dissertations & Theses database. (UMI No. 3574919)

Cuffee, S. R. (2014). Parallel-meso andprocess owner organizational structures relationship to implementation of six sigma quality management programs (Doctoral dissertation). Available from ProQuest Dissertations & Theses database. (UMI No. 3665787)

Ehinmoro, A. E. (2012). Perception of technical support in an oil field service organization: A case study (Doctoral dissertation). Available from ProQuest Dissertations & Theses database. (UMI No. 3530940)

Hatherhill, L. (2015). Assessing the relationship between servant leadership characteristics and green data center initiatives (Doctoral dissettation). Available from ProQuest Dissertations & Theses database. (UMI No. 3529668)

Kieu, H. Q. (2010). Leadership styles and organizational performance: A predictive analysis (Doctoral dissertation). Available from ProQuest Dissertations & Theses database. (UMI No. 3442746)

Nworji, A. O. (2013). Examining the factors that contribute to successful database application implementation using the technology acceptance model (Doctoral dissertation). Available from ProQuest Dissertations & Theses database. (UMI No. 3575236)

Raffington Ameir, C. (2012). Exploring the impact of career mentoring on high school dropout: A qualitative phenomenological investigation (Doctoral dissertation). Available from ProQuest Dissertations & Theses database. (UMI No. 3536145)

Smith, F. D. (2012). Telework in the federal government: identifying solutions for telework barriers (Doctoral dissertation). Available from ProQuest Dissertations & Theses database. (UMI No. 3536041)

Tung, K. H. (2012). The relationship between organizational culture and information technology project success (Doctoral disseretation). Available from ProQuest Dissertations & Theses database. (UMI No. 3544321)

Tweel, A. (2012). Examining the relationship between technological, organizational, and environmental factors and cloud computing adoption (Doctoral dissertation). Available from ProQuest Dissertations & Theses database. (UMI No. 3529668)

Williams, I. A. (2011). Conflict management styles and job satisfaction by organizational level and status in a private university (Doctoral dissertation). Available from ProQuest Dissertations & Theses database. (UMI No. 3492567)