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Master of Business Administration
Whitinger Business Building, room 147
2000 W. University Ave.
Muncie, IN 47306
Sushil Sharma is currently an
associate dean and a professor of information systems (IS)
in the Miller College of Business at Ball State University. Sharma has a unique
distinction of having earned two doctoral degrees. He has over 10 years of
administrative leadership experience and more than 25 years of experience in
higher education. Sharma served as the Chair for the Department of Information
Systems and Operations Management (2008–2012) and Executive Director of the MBA
and other Certificate Programs (2011-2013). A Leadership Fellow in Higher
Education at Harvard University’s Management Development Program, he has
co-authored/edited/co-edited twelve (12) books and published over 240
manuscripts including over eighty (80) refereed journal articles in some of the
best journals in his field. His primary research interests are in information
systems security, e-Learning, e-Government, computer-mediated communications,
human computer interaction (HCI) and community and social informatics.
Prior to joining the faculty at Ball State, he held the associate professor
position at the Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow (India) and a visiting research
associate professor at the Department of Management Science at the University
of Waterloo (Canada). Sharma served as chair, Quantitative Systems Group, chair,
Information Technology & Systems group, and chair, Placement at Indian
Institute of Management, Lucknow (India).
He has taught several graduate and undergraduate courses on a variety of
subjects including database management, ERP systems (SAP), electronic commerce,
computer and network security, management information systems, systems analysis
and design, distributed data processing systems, computer networking, and other
information systems related subjects.
Sharma has earned recognition for his teaching and research and has been a
recipient of the Miller College of Business 'Extra Ordinary Year Award' for
three consecutive years (2003, 2004, & 2005), Outstanding Researcher of the
Year Award at the university level (2006-2007), Outstanding Researcher of the
Year at Miller College of Business (2008) and Outstanding Faculty of the
Year Award at the university level (2008-2009). Sharma has been the recipient
of several research grants, and has also won numerous professional honors. His
most co-authored work on computer security won him acclaims and he has a patent
pending for this innovative work. His work on 'Cyber Slacking' has also been
widely covered by several media and news channels in the United States and
has often been interviewed for his work. He is often invited to speak at
seminars and colloquia by international professional and academic groups on a
wide variety of topics such as e-learning, management, computer and network
security, ERP implementations community and social informatics, human-computer
interaction (HCI) and knowledge management. He has been a featured keynote
speaker for hundreds of professional forums, executive development seminars,
and academic conferences. He has been a member and chair of dissertation
committees for several doctoral students. Sharma has served as a consultant and
advisor to numerous companies and organizations including World Bank funded projects.
Sharma currently serves as editor-in-chief of The International Journal
of E-Adoption. He has been a reviewer and member of the editorial boards
for several national and international journals.
has travelled worldwide and lectured in several business schools around the
globe in Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Asia, and North America.
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