David B. Paradice, Ph.D.



Harbert Eminent Scholar in Business Analytics and Department Chair
Department of Systems and Technology
Raymond J. Harbert College of Business
Auburn University

Summary of Responsibilities and Experiences

Current Appointment

Harbert Eminent Scholar in Business Analytics and Chair of the Department of Systems and Technology in the Harbert COllege of Business at Auburn University. I currently oversee the academic programs in Analytics, Aviation Management, MIS, and Supply Chain Management at the Harbert College of Business. I am a Professor with over 10 years of higher education administrative experience including 4 years as Senior Associate Dean of the Florida State University College of Business.

Development Experience
  • Currently responsible for building relationships with firms interested in supporting our programs in the Department of Systems and Technology (Auburn)
  • Responsible for development activities involving approximately two dozen of the Florida State College of Business top 150 donors
  • Assisted Founding Director of Center for MIS (Texas A&M University) in establishing initial $250,000 funding of Center
  • As Director of Center for MIS, managed relationships with 20 – 25 Board of Advisors contributing $5000 annually for participation (Texas A&M)
  • Managed development of online MS in MIS program which generates auxiliary money for Florida State MIS Department (approximately $2500 / student / semester; FSU)
  • Developed Women in IT Symposium for MIS Department (approximately $10,000 annually; Texas A&M and FSU)
  • Developed Mobile Technology Applications Project as a proof of concept for MIS Department Center Proposal (FSU)
  • Developed relationships with various donors for student scholarships (Texas A&M and FSU)
Industry Relationships
  • Working to build a Systems and Analytics Advisory Council for the Department of Systems and Technology (Auburn)
  • Worked with Board of Advisors as Director of Center for MIS (Texas A&M)
  • Developed MIS Case Competition involving executives as judges (Texas A&M)
  • Developed Women in IT Symposium (Texas A&M and FSU)
  • Supervised Mobile Application Development Project involving a major Disney resort and smaller local corporate entities (FSU)
  • Worked with MIS Department Industry Advisory Council (FSU)
  • Worked with MIS community to develop MS in MIS curriculum (FSU)
  • Technical Advisor to Information Systems Advisory Committee, Citizens Property Insurance Corporation, 2008 – 2010 (Tallahassee, FL)
  • Member of Board of Advisors, Municipal Code Corporation, 2004 – 2008 (Tallahassee, FL)
  • Member, Texas Association of State Systems for Computing & Communications Board, 1996 – 2000 (Austin, TX)
University-wide Activities
  • FSU Faculty Senate Library Committee (Chair)
  • FSU Information Technology Governance Council (Member)
  • FSU Program in Interdisciplinary Computing Steering Committee (Chair and Member)
  • FSU University Sabbatical Review Committee (Member)
  • SACS Quality Enhancement Plan Implementation Committee (Member)
  • SACS Quality Enhancement Plan Advisory Board (Chair)
  • Search committee participation
    • Associate Provost for Information Technology (Texas A&M)
    • Dean of the Libraries (FSU)
    • Director of the Dunlap Student Success Center (FSU)
    • Chair, Department of Family and Child Sciences (FSU)
    • Director, FSU Quality Enhancement Plan
Senior Associate Dean and College of Business Executive Committee (FSU) Experience
  • Participated in overall strategic planning, budgeting, and policy setting for the FSU College of Business
  • Involved in development of AACSB definitions of academic / professional qualification and participating / supporting faculty
  • Involved in college-wide faculty evaluation and reward
  • Oversight responsibility for thirteen academic programs for 5700+ undergraduate students, an MBA and five specialized masters programs for 400+ graduate students and one doctoral program (seven majors) for approximately 75 doctoral students
  • Oversight responsibility for the FSU Panama City campus business program
  • Managed admissions and advising staffs of 15 people
Department Administration (FSU)
  • Appointed Chair of Department of Systems and Technology in Harbert College of Business in 2015 (Auburn)
  • Served seven years as MIS department chair at Florida State University
  • Managed department budget (development and auxiliary funds; $1,300,000 salary budget)
  • Defined original AACSB, SACS and SMALCS accreditation goals and assessment mechanisms
  • Implemented shared governance (by-laws) in MIS department
  • Responsible for annual strategic planning and assessment
  • Responsible for annual evaluation of faculty and staff
  • Supervised university’s “quality enhancement review” of MIS program
  • Worked with wide range of faculty: Eminent Scholar, professors at all ranks, teaching faculty, adjuncts, and doctoral students who were teaching
  • Had oversight responsibility of undergraduate, MS, and PhD programs
  • Scheduled classes for all MIS programs
  • Formalized department doctoral program policies
  • Created proposal for Mobile Applications Development Center ($1,000,000 ask)
  • Committed resources to teaching development for adjunct faculty
  • Developed strategy for auxiliary fund use to provide broader support for research faculty
  • Mentored three faculty through promotion to associate professor (two with tenure)
  • Managed terminations of two faculty
  • Managed dismissal of four doctoral students who failed to achieve program requirements
Research
  • Member or chair of over 50 doctoral dissertation committees
  • Published over 30 refereed journal articles and other publications
  • Officer in Association of Information Systems Special Interest Group for Decision Support Systems
  • Doctoral Consortium Faculty participant for IFIP 8.3 WG conference (2004, 2006, 2008) and AMCIS (2002, 2003)
  • External reviewer for over 30 promotion and tenure cases
Teaching
  • Association of Former Students Distinguished Teaching Award Winner (Texas A&M)
  • Decision Sciences Institute Innovative Teaching Award Finalist
  • University Teaching Award Nominee (FSU 2010)
  • Wakonse Teaching Conference Participant
  • Active in Center for Teaching Excellence (Texas A&M)
  • Teaching experience:
    • Undergraduate, MBA, MS, and PhD levels
    • Online and hybrid course formats
    • Satellite campus (FSU Panama City campus)
    • Executive development programs
International Relationships & Experience
  • Active in International Federation for Information Processing 8.3 Working Group for Decision Support Systems (Global)
  • External Examiner, PhD Thesis of Gregory Hill, University of Melbourne, Australia, 2009
  • Rapporteur, Habilitation à Diriger les Recherches, for Professor Frederic Adam, 2008 (Paris, France)
  • Research Associate, Charles Darwin University School of Information Technology, 2004 – 2008 (Darwin, Australia)