Professional Background


1975 Ph.D., Michigan State University, Organizational Communication
1972 M.A., Texas Tech University , Mass Communication
1970 B.B.A., Texas Tech University, Marketing
1968 University of Houston, Psychology
1966 Freie Universität Berlin, Business Administration Languages: German, Spanish, French, Latin

Academic Positions

2002-present, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Department of Information Science and Department of Management, Maulden-Entergy Chair and Distinguished Professor of Information Science and Management.
Summer, 2003. Ludwig Erhard Foundation Distinguished Visiting Professorship, University of Bayreuth, Bayreuth, Germany.
1991-2002, Syracuse University, School of Information Studies, Professor of Information Studies.
1992-2002, Syracuse University, Maxwell School, Center for Technology and Information Policy, Senior Research Fellow.
1983-1991, Arizona State University, Professor of Public Administration.
1983-1991, Arizona State University, Professor of Communication.
1989, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (University of Munich), Institut für Organisation, Visiting Professor.
1989, Universität der Bundeswehr München (German Federal Armed Forces University Munich), Fakultät für Wirtschafts-und Organisationswissenschaften, Visiting Professor.
1981-1983, Arizona State University, Associate Professor of Public Administration.
1979-1983, Arizona State University, Associate Professor of Communication.
1975-1979, Arizona State University, Assistant Professor of Communication.
1972-1975, Michigan State University, Department of Communication, Instructor.
1974, Fall Term, Universidad Iberomericana, Departamento de Comunicación, Mexico City, Distinguished Visiting Professor.
1974, Fall Term, Universidad Iberoamericana, Extensión Universitaria, Mexico City, Invited Lecturer.
1974, Summer Term, Michigan State University, Computer Institute of Social Science Research, Research Fellow.
1970-1972, Texas Tech University, Department of Mass Communications, Lubbock, Texas, Instructor.

Administrative Positions

2007, Chair, Search Committee for Director of Public Services, Ottenheimer Library, UALR.
2004-2006, Member, Search Committee for Dean of College of Business, UALR.
2002-2003, Chair, Task Force on Regional Transportation and Public Transit, UALR.
1999-2002, Founder and Director, Center for Digital Commerce, Syracuse University. 1991-1999, Director, Graduate Program in Information Management, Syracuse University.
1992-2002, Member, Master’s Degree in Engineering Management Committee, Syracuse University.
1992-1993, Wrote proposal for a new Master’s degree program in Telecommunications and Network Management, presented and “sold” proposal politically at all levels within Syracuse University, the regional telecommunications industry and with the New York State Department of Education. The 2002 enrollment was 55 students. Chair, Search Committee for Dean of the School of Information Studies, 1994-1995.

Other Professional Positions

2000-present, Member, Advisory Board,, New York, NY.
2000-present, Member, Advisory Board, Cell Strategy, Bonn and Munich, Germany and Stockholm, Sweden.
1999-present, Member, Advisory Board, PowerGasSmart, Syracuse, NY.
Summers, 1967 and 1968, The Houston Post Company, Houston, Texas, Marketing.
1965-1966, Reese-Technik, Berlin, Germany, Assistant Management Director.
1961-1965, Zellstofffabrik Waldhof A.G., Mannheim, Germany, Management.


University of Arkansas at Little Rock

    Graduate Courses:
    Data and Privacy Protection
    Electronic Commerce
    Emerging Technologies and Strategic Issues
    Information Systems Management
    Research Projects Strategic Management of Information Systems

Stuttgart Institute of Management and Technology

    Strategic Management of Information Technology and Resources

University of Bayreuth, Bayreuth, Germany

    Electronic Commerce
    Strategic Management of Information Resources

University of Jyväskylä, Finland

    Electronic Commerce

Syracuse University

    Graduate Courses:
    Electronic Commerce (Graduate Seminar)
    Electronic Markets
    International Telecommunications
    Introduction to Information Resources Management
    National and International Information Policies
    National Information Infrastructure (Doctoral Seminar)
    Strategic Management of Information Resources

Helsinki School of Economics and Business Administration

    Graduate Courses:
    Electronic Commerce
    Information, Organization and Management

University of Munich

    Communication of Innovations Seminar on New Organizational Forms (Doctoral Seminar)

Arizona State University

    Graduate Courses:
    Computers in Administration
    Communication of Innovations
    Communication Theory and Processes
    Information Management
    Organization Change and Development
    Organization Behavior
    Organization Theory
    Organizational Communication
    Public Information Systems
    Research Methods
    Science, Technology and Public Administration
    Systems Organization
    Technology and Development
    Theory Construction
    Undergraduate Courses:
    Group Communication
    Introduction to Communication
    Organizational Communication

Michigan State University

    Graduate Courses:
    Communication and Change: Diffusion
    Organizational Communication
    Undergraduate Courses:
    Communication Effects
    Introduction to Communication
    Methods of Inquiry (Research Methods)

Universidad Iberoamericana

    Advanced Communication Theory
    International and Intercultural Communication
    La Comunicación y los Comunicadores
    Organizational Communication

Dissertations and Theses Directed

I have supervised theses and dissertations in the following areas: electronic commerce, electronic markets, productivity paradox, information management, strategic management of information technology, diffusion of the Internet, national information infrastructure, flow experience of Web navigation, mentoring, policy issues in the information society, computers in administration, organizational communication, organization theory, technology assessment, social networks, methods of partitioning communication networks, impact of information technology, international communication among multinational organizations, the diffusion and decision making processes of innovations and newly introduced products, communication networks, job satisfaction, technology transfer, and others. I have served on over 100 M.A. committees and 60 doctoral committees.