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About Leila Halawi

Dr. Leila Halawi is a tenured associate professor with the College of Aviation, Department of Graduate Studies, Worldwide Campus. Dr. Halawi is the 2020 SAS Emerging Educator of the Year. This is a recognition of an educator who has shown progress in advancing analytics education and preparing students for analytics and data science careers. This prestigious award is given to an educator whose efforts and impact in the field and engagement with SAS have spanned five or fewer years.
Dr. Halawi served as the MMIS Program Chair, MIS Discipline Chair, Chair of the Research Committee for the Senate, and the Director of Research for the College of Business. She developed the MMIS curriculum in addition to the content of most of the courses within the program. She also started Alliances with SAS®, Tableau, and Microsoft. The Partnership with SAS resulted in a joint certificate for the Business Intelligence and Analytics specialization. She holds a Certification by Sloan C Consortium in Online Teaching and a certificate from Quality Matters on Applying the QM Rubrics (APPQMR). She is also a Certified DACUM facilitator and coordinator.
She co-authored these books: Harnessing the Power of Analytics (2022) Published by Springer and Applying Predictive Analytics Finding Value in Data Published by Springer, 2019. She contributed to the 8th, 9th, and 10th editions of Decision Support and Business Intelligence Systems Book. She also contributed to the 11th edition of Analytics, Data Science & Artificial Intelligence Book. Her research has been published in the Journal of Computer Information Systems (JCIS), the Learning Organization Journal, the Journal of Business Education, the Electronic Journal of Knowledge Management (EJKM), the Academy of Information and Management Sciences Journal (AIMSJ), Journal of International Technology and Information Management, Journal of Education for Business, Academy of Healthcare Management  Journal (AHCMJ) among others. She is frequently invited to present her research at national and international conferences.
Her current research interests include knowledge management, Business Intelligence, Information Systems Success and Strategy, and the Ethical Impacts of Information Technology, Promoting Innovation, Curriculum Development, Design, Enterprise Architecture (EA) and Systems, DACUM and Predictive Analytics. Her current research focuses on developing a curriculum (DACUM), a semi-structured curriculum design concept that uses subject matter experts who understand industry needs as curriculum design. The purpose of this research is to strengthen the research effort focused on bridging the gap between industry needs for sustainability professionals, IT/IS/MIS workforce, and university curricula ultimate goal is to begin the discussion on the importance of creating an industry-ready workforce by designing an industry-relevant IT/IS/MIS curriculum and encouraging the flow of information between industry and academia to serve its students best and prepare them for the industry. 


August 2019 - Present Associate Professor & MSAAS Program Coordinator, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University College of Aviation, WW
2017 - July 2019 Assistant Professor & Director of Research, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University College of Business - Worldwide
2014 Discipline & Program Chair MIS/MSMIS, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University College of Business - Worldwide
2012 - 2014 Adjunct Online Professor, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University College of Business - Worldwide
2012 - 2014 Assistant Professor of Business Administration, Bethune-Cookman University ‐ Business
2011 - 2012 Associate Professor of MIS, Lebanese American University
2009 - 2011 Visiting Assistant Professor of MIS, Quinnipiac University
2008 - 2009 Assistant Professor of MIS, American University in Dubai
2006 - 2008 Assistant Professor of Business Administration, Bethune-Cookman University ‐ Business


2016 - 2017 Information Systems (IS) and Information Security & Assurance (ISA) Curriculum Development and Design
ERAU 2016
Role: Investigator
Colleague(s): Wendi Kappers, Aaron Glassman
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Professional Service and Affiliations

2005 - Present Member, International Association for Computer Information Systems
2004 - Present Member, Decision Sciences Institute
2002 - Present Member, Association for Information Systems
2016 - 2022 Member, ISACA
2009 - 2011 Member, Academy of Healthcare Management
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Honors and Awards

  • 2020 SAS Emerging Educator of the Year.
  • Latitude Awards Winner (2018) for the Business Partner of the Year
  • Scholarship Award (2018) from Technology Management Department
  • Recognition for Excellence: Academic Program Oversight, ERAU Worldwide Online Education, June 22, 2017
  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Worldwide 2016 Research Competition - 6th Place Team - $5,000
  • Distinguished Research Award from the Academy of Health Care Management, October 15, 2009


2005 D.B.A., Nova Southeastern University ‐ H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship
1993 M.S., Lebanese American University ‐ Business
1990 B.S., Lebanese American University ‐ Business

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