A. Ross Taylor, Associate Professor, MIS

Associate Professor - MIS

Office: WSTC 262W   |    Phone: (308) 865-8347   |    Email: taylorar1@unk.edu

A. Ross Taylor

Education

PhD, University of Arkansas, 2006.
Major: Information Systems
Dissertation Title: Role of conflict in causing negative affective state in a decision maker and influence of the negative affective state on user adoption of a decision tool, user perception of the accuracy of a decision tool, and the perceived effort of the decision tool.

MBA, Webster University, 1998.
Major: General

BS, University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, 1992.
Major: Accounting

Professional Positions

Academic/Post-Secondary

Associate Professor of MIS, University of Nebraska at Kearney. (2004 - Present).
Graduate Assistant, University of Arkansas. (2000 - 2004).

Professional/Managerial

Analyst II - Resale Accounts, Alltel Communications, Inc. (1997 - 1999).
Coordinator - Indirect Distribution (Wal-Mart Program), Alltel Communications, Inc. (1995 - 1997).
Staff Assistant - Product and Distribution, Alltel Communications, Inc. (1993 - 1995).

Licensures and Certifications

Certified Tester, Foundation Level. (2010 - Present).

Professional Memberships

Association of Information Technology Professionals. (January 1, 2004 - Present).

Development Activities Attended

Online Course, "DAT207x: Analyzing and Visualizing Data with Power BI," Microsoft, EdX.org. (November 23, 2015 - December 22, 2015).
Online Course, "driving Business Results with Big Data," SAP. (June 23, 2015 - August 4, 2015).
Online Course, "Facilitating ERPism: Running Successful Business Simulation Games with ERPism," SAP. (May 5, 2015 - June 23, 2015).
Conference Attendance, "Innovation in Pedagogy and Technology Symposium," University of Nebraska Information Technology (UNIT) and University of Nebraska Online Worldwide (UNOW)., Lincoln, Nebraska. (May 10, 2013).
Workshop, "Self Assessment for Board Members," Nebraska Department of Economic Development, Grand Island, NE. (February 28, 2013).
Conference Attendance, ERP Simulation Training for SAP, Kearney, Nebraska. (2011).
Conference Attendance, Team Based Learning Workshop - Designing Effective Group Work that Really Works, Kearney, Nebraska. (2011).
Seminar, IT Leadership Academy, Lincoln, Nebraska. (2011).
Tutorial, UNK eCampus, Kearney, Nebraska. (2011).
Seminar, 2010 Nebraska Open Meetings Law Workshop, Kearney, Nebraska, Nebraska. (2010).
Seminar, UNK Center for Teaching Excellence, Kearney, Nebraska. (2010).
Seminar, UNK Center for Teaching Excellence, Kearney, Nebraska. (2010).
Seminar, UNK Center for Teaching Excellence, Kearney, Nebraska. (2010).
Seminar, UNK Center for Teaching Excellence, Kearney, Nebraska. (2010).
Seminar, UNK Center for Teaching Excellence, Kearney, Nebraska. (2010).

Teaching

University of Nebraska at Kearney

MIS 182, Software Productivity Tools, 1 course.
MIS 188, GS Portal, 1 course.
MIS 282, Bus Intelligence & Databases, 6 courses.
MIS 282H, Bus Intelligence & Databases, 1 course.
MIS 302, Prin of Mgt Info Sys, 21 courses.
MIS 302H, Prin of Mgt Info Sys, 1 course.
MIS 350, Int Business Intelligence, 6 courses.
MIS 350H, Int Business Intelligence, 1 course.
MIS 450, Software Quality Assurance, 3 courses.
MIS 450H, Software Quality Assurance, 1 course.
MIS 481, Sys Anlys & Design II, 1 course.
MIS 802, MIS Seminar, 3 courses.
MIS 850P, Software Quality Assurance, 3 courses.

Directed Student Learning

Independent Study, "Special Problems in Business," Computer Science and Information Systems. (August 13, 2015 - December 15, 2015). Advised: Neil Emeigh
Independent Study, "Intermediate Business Intelligence through Data Mining," Computer Science and Information Systems. (January 13, 2015 - May 15, 2015). Advised: Neil Emeigh
Independent Study, "Basic Research on the use of Neural Networks in Artificial Intelligence," Computer Science and Information Systems. (June 2013 - December 2013).
Advised: Hao Jin

Awards and Honors

Distinguished Faculty Award, Interfraternity Council, University of Nebraska, Kearney. (September 25, 2013).


Research

Published Intellectual Contributions

Book Chapters

Agrawal, V. K., Agrawal, V. K., Taylor, A. R., Tenkorang, F. A. (2011). Trends in IT Human Resources and its Determinants. In Jerry Luftman (Ed.), Managing IT Human Resources: Considerations for Organizations and Personnel (pp. 20-36). PA: Hershey: Business Science Reference (an imprint of IGI Global).

Conference Proceedings

Agrawal, V. K., Taylor, A. R., Tenkorang, F. A. (2012). Development of an Instrument to Measure the Demand for US Professional in the Manufacturing and Service Sectors (Winner - Best Refereed Paper Award). National Mountain Plains Management Annual Conference.

Other

Taylor, A. R. (2010). How to Use Social Networking Tools in the Classroom. https://itunes.apple.com/us/itunes-u/center-for-teaching-excellence/id506796218

Refereed Journal Articles

Lusero, C., Taylor, A. R., Agrawal, V. K. (2013). A Case Review of Xpanxion: A Software Quality Assurance Startup. International Journal of Management Cases, 15(2), 140-152.
Agrawal, V. K., Moffett, M. D., Taylor, A. R. (2010). Developing an Employment Friendly Curriculum for the MIS Discipline. Economics & Business Journal: Inquiries & Perspectives, 3(1), 94-104.

Presentations Given

Agrawal, V. K., Taylor, A. R. 2014 Great Plains Economic and Business Annual Conference, Nebraska Economics and Business Association, "Identification of Determinants Enabling and Inhibiting Growth in Cloud Computing and Development of a Model," Kearney. (October 24, 2014).
Lusero, C. (Author), Taylor, A. R., Agrawal, V. K. Business and Leadership Symposium, "Xpanxion: Setting a New Path to Software Development," Fort Hays University in Hays, Kansas. (October 10, 2011).
Agrawal, V. K., Tenkorang, F. A., Agrawal, V. K., Taylor, A. R., "Empirical Study of an Information Technology Human Resource Model," Great Plains Economic and Business Annual Conference, Kearney, Nebraska. (October 2010).

Media Contributions

Radio

Talk of the Town. (February 27, 2013).


Service

Department Service

Faculty Advisor, Association of Information Technology Professionals. (2006 - Present).
Committee Member, Management Information Systems Assessment Committee. (2004 - Present).
Committee Member, MIS Curriculum Committee. (2004 - Present).
Recruiting event, Multicultural Scholars and Leaders Day: Majors Fair. (September 11, 2015)
Faculty Advisor, Loper Preview Day. (April 14, 2014).
Faculty Advisor, Transfer Day. (May 16, 2013).
Other Institutional Service Activities, Build-A-Computer Day. (2007 - 2011).
Other Institutional Service Activities, Kearney High School Presentation. (2010).
Faculty Advisor, Faculty Mentor for Freshman Orientation. (2008 - 2010).

College Service

Committee Member, Faculty Affairs. (2012 - Present).
Other Institutional Service Activities, Academic Appointments. (2011 - Present).
Committee Member, MBA Committee. (2010 - Present).
Other Institutional Service Activities, Presentations to Freshman Business Orientation Class. (2006 - Present).
Reference Letters. (2004 - Present).
Other Institutional Service Activities, Presentations to Freshman Business Orientation Class. (October 2014).
Judged state level competition for Phi Beta Lambda. (April 2008 - April 5, 2013).
Other Institutional Service Activities, Central Community College Collaboration Meetings. (2010).
Other Institutional Service Activities, University of Nebraska Omaha College Fair. (2010).

University Service

Committee Member, Faculty Senate.   (April 2012 - Present).
Career Fair College of Business and Technology Representative. (2005 - Present).
Other Institutional Service Activities, Faculty Senate, Past President. (May 2015 - April 2016).
Committee Chair, Faculty Senate Executive Committee. (August 2013 - Present)
Committee Member, General Studies Council. (2013 - August 2015).
Committee Member, Super Committee. (April 2013 - May 2015).
Committee Chair, Faculty Senate Professional Conduct Committee. (April 2014 - April 2015).
Committee Chair, Faculty Senate. (April 2014 - April 2015).
Committee Member, Faculty Senate, Oversight Committee. (May 2013 - April 2015).
Moderator, World Affairs Conference. (September 29, 2014).
Other Institutional Service Activities, Faculty Senate, President Elect. (May 2013 - April 2014).
Faculty Advisor, Panelist for Thompson Scholars' Learning Center "How to Communicate with Faculty" program. (2010 - 2011).
Faculty Advisor, Review Papers for Undergraduate Journal. (2010 - 2011).
Other Institutional Service Activities, Chongqing University Delegation Visit. (2010).
Faculty Advisor, Graduate School Panel. (2010).


Professional

Professional Service

Interaction with Industry, South Central Economic, Development District, Kearney, Nebraska. (November 18, 2014).
Interaction with Industry, The Buckle, Kearney, Nebraska. (May 1, 2014).
Reviewer, Conference Paper, Southern Association for Information Systems. (January 2014).
Board of Advisors of a Company, University of Arkansas Dean's Advisory Board, Fayetteville, Arkansas. (2008 - 2012).

Public Service

Officer, President/Elect/Past, South Central Economic Development District Board of Directors, Nebraska. (2013 - Present).
Attendee, Meeting, Franklin County Board of Commissioners, Franklin, NE. (May 7, 2013).
Other Community Service Activities, South Central Economic Development District Board of Directors, President, Nebraska. (2012).
Board Member, South Central Economic Development District Board of Directors, President, Nebraska. (2011).
Committee Chair, Business Innovation Summit - Student Track Chair, Kearney, Nebraska. (October 2010 - December 2010).
Experiential Learning, Experiential Learning. (2010).
Officer, President/Elect/Past, South Central Economic Development District Board of Directors, President, Nebraska. (2010).

Consulting

Not for Profit Organization, South Central Economic Development District, Kearney. (August 2015 - December 2015).
Not for Profit Organization, South Central Economic Development District, Kearney. (October 22, 2014).
Not for Profit Organization, South Central Economic Development District, Kearney. (February 8, 2014).
Buffalo County Development Council, Kearney Nebraska. (2012).
Buffalo County Development Council. (2011).