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About Leila A. Halawi

Dr Leila Halawi is a tenured associate professor with the College of Aeronautics, department of Graduate Studies, Worldwide Campus. 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 co-authored this book: Applying Predictive Analytics Finding Value in Data Published by Springer, 2019. 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 ethical impacts of information technology, promoting innovation, curriculum development and design, enterprise architecture and systems, big data and  predictive analytics. Her current research focus on develop a curriculum (DACUM), a semi-structured curriculum design concept that uses subject matter experts who understand industry needs as the basis of curriculum design. The purpose of this research is to strengthen the research effort focused on bridging the gap between industry needs for an IT/IS/MIS workforce and university curricula. The 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 so academia can best serve its students and prepare them for industry. 

Positions

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




Grants

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

2016 - Present Member, ISACA
2005 - Present Member, International Association for Computer Information Systems
2002 - Present Member, Association for Information Systems
2009 - 2011 Member, Academy of Healthcare Management
2004 - 2008 Member, Decision Sciences Institute
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Honors and Awards

  • 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.
  • 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


Education

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