Positions

Overview

  • Paul M. Di Gangi is an Associate Professor and Graduate Program Director for Information Systems in the Collat School of Business at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. In 2017, Dr. Di Gangi was named Steward of the Dora and Sanjay Singh Endowed Research Fund for Information Systems. Dr. Di Gangi is also a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) based on his work in public administration relating to policy, strategic planning, and risk analysis.

    His research examines the intersection of digital networks and organizations with a focus in three areas: 1) the influence of social networks on behavioral information/ cyber security, 2) role of online communities in business, and 3) user-driven innovation processes/ crowdsourcing. His research has been published or is forthcoming in the Journal of the Association for Information Systems, Communications of the Association for Information Systems, Decision Support Systems, Information & Organization, Information Systems Frontiers, and MIS Quarterly Executive, among others.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title Altmetric
    2019 Applying team-based learning to online introductory information systems coursesJournal of Information Systems Education2019
    2019 It takes a village: Understanding the collective security efficacy of employee groupsJournal of the Association of Information Systems.  20:186-212. 2019
    2019 Sharing my way to success: A case study on developing entrepreneurial ventures using social capital in an OSS communityInformation and Organization.  29:23-40. 2019
    2018 What could possibly go wrong? A multi-panel Delphi study of organizational social media riskInformation Systems Frontiers.  20:1097-1116. 2018
    2018 Providing Theoretical Foundations: Developing an Integrated Set of Guidelines for Theory AdaptationCommunication of the Association for Information Systems.  43:Article 31. 2018
    2018 What could possibly go wrong? A multi-panel Delphi study of organizational social media riskInformation Systems Frontiers.  20:1097-1116. 2018
    2017 Using social media to support presentation skill development in traditional classroom environmentsJournal of End User Computing.  29:68-91. 2017
    2017 A comparison of personal social media risk perceptions between undergraduate students and human resource professionalsJournal of Cybersecurity Education, Research, and Practice.  Article 3. 2017
    2017 Social Media Risk Perceptions of Human Resource Professionals: Issues Undergraduate Students Should ConsiderJournal of Cybersecurity Education, Research, and Practice2017
    2016 Social media engagement theory: Exploring the infuence of user engagement on social media usageJournal of End User Computing.  28:53-73. 2016
    2016 A framework for understanding risk perceptions in cooperativesCooperative Accountant.  LXIV:60-70. 2016
    2016 Graduate Student Perceptions of Personal Social Media Risk: A Comparison StudyIssues in Information Systems.  17:109-119. 2016
    2016 Social Media Engagement Theory: Exploring the Influence of User Engagement on Social Media UsageJournal of Organization and End User Computing.  28:54-74. 2016
    2015 Undergraduate student perceptions of personal social media riskInformation Security Education Journal.  2:49-56. 2015
    2014 Cousins separated by a common language: Perceptions of information technology riskInternational Journal of Digital Accounting Research.  14. 2014
    2014 Balancing on a Tightrope: Boundary Management of a Firm-sponsored OSS Community and its Impact on Firm Absorptive CapacityInformation and Organization.  24:25-47. 2014
    2014 Balancing on a tightrope: Managing the boundaries of a firm-sponsored OSS community and its impact on innovation and absorptive capacityAccounting Management and Information Technologies.  24:25-47. 2014
    2014 Cousins Separated by a Common Language: Perceptions of IT RiskInternational Journal of Digital Accounting Research.  14:1-34. 2014
    2013 Exploring the use of the Delphi method in accounting information systems researchInternational Journal Of Accounting Information Systems.  14:193-208. 2013
    2013 Exploring the use of the Delphi method in Accounting Information Systems researchInternational Journal Of Accounting Information Systems.  14:193-208. 2013
    2013 New forms of entrepreneurship - Examples from the internet (Published in Swedish)Socialmedicinsk tidskrift.  90:261-267. 2013
    2013 Online Support Communities and Patient Empowerment: An Assessment of the Influence of Participation on Patient Empowerment OutcomesInformation Technology and People.  26:213-235. 2013
    2012 Would you share? Examining knowledge sharing within and across the organizational boundaryInternational Journal of Knowledge Management.  8:1-23. 2012
    2012 Would you share? Examining knowledge type and communication channel for knowledge sharing within and across the organizational boundaryInternational Journal of Knowledge Management.  8:1-21. 2012
    2010 Getting customers' ideas to work for you: Learning from dell how to succeed with online user innovation communitiesMIS Quarterly Executive.  9:213-228. 2010
    2010 Getting customers' ideas to work for you: Learning from Dell how to succeed with online user innovation communitiesMISQ Executive.  9:163-178. 2010
    2009 Steal my idea! Organizational adoption of user innovations from a user innovation community: A case study of Dell IdeaStormDecision Support Systems.  48:303-312. 2009
    2009 Steal my idea! User innovation community influence on organizational adoption of user innovations: A case study of Dell IdeaStormDecision Support Systems.  48:303-313. 2009

    Chapter

    Year Title Altmetric
    2018 Using social media to support presentation skill development in traditional classroom environments.  336-362. 2018
    2016 Stress in Online Interview Settings: A Multi-Study Investigation.  33-50. 2016
    2013 Exploring stake holders of open-source virtual worlds through a multimethod approach.  145-173. 2013
    2009 Open innovation through online communities 2009

    Research Overview

  • My research examines the intersection of digital networks and organizations with a focus in three areas: 1) the influence of social networks on behavioral information/ cyber security, 2) role of online communities in business, and 3) user-driven innovation processes/ crowdsourcing.

    Keywords: Behavioral Information Security; Online Communities; Social Media; User-driven Innovation; Crowdsourcing; Mixed Methods Research
  • Teaching Overview

  • My teaching philosophy is focused on creating an engaging classroom environment that encourages student learning and open discussion. I operationalize this philosophy through three core principles which I bring to each of the classes I teach, specifically (1) integrate industry and practice into the classroom, (2) create a unique Collat School of Business educational experience, and (3) demonstrate creativity and innovation in the classroom.

    Based on this philosophical approach, I have had the honor of being selected for the 2017 UAB President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching and the 2018 MS MIS Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence.
  • Teaching Activities

  • IS414 - IS Security Plan / Mgmt (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • IS413 - Intro to Information Security (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • IS607 - Introduction to Cyber Security (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • IS413 - Intro to Information Security (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • IS615 - Soc Media/Virtual Communities (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • IS413 - Intro to Information Security (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • IS413 - Intro to Information Security (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • MBA690 - Directed Study (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • IS613 - Info Security Management (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • IS613 - Info Security Management (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • MBA613 - Information Security Managemen (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • IS415 - Soc. Media/Virtual Communities (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • IS415 - Soc. Media/Virtual Communities (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • MBA614 - Soc. Media and VC in Business (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • IS413 - Information Security Managemen (Summer Term 2017) 2017
  • IS615 - Soc Media/Virtual Communities (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • IS413 - Information Security Managemen (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • IS413 - Information Security Managemen (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • IS613 - Info Security Management (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • IS613 - Info Security Management (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • MBA613 - Information Security Managemen (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • IS415 - Soc. Media/Virtual Communities (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • IS415 - Soc. Media/Virtual Communities (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • MBA614 - Soc. Media and VC in Business (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • IS491 - Current Topics in Info Systems (Summer Term 2016) 2016
  • IS615 - Soc Media/Virtual Communities (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • IS413 - Information Security Managemen (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • IS413 - Information Security Managemen (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • MBA618 - Tech. Based Project Mgt (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • IS613 - Info Security Mgmt (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • IS613 - Info Security Mgmt (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • MBA613 - Information Security Managemen (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • IS415 - Social Media & Virtual (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • IS415 - Social Media & Virtual (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • MBA614 - Soc. Media and VC in Business (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • IS491 - Current Topics in Info Systems (Summer Term 2015) 2015
  • IS623 - CISSP II (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • IS622 - CISSP I (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • IS622 - CISSP I (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • IS613 - Info Security Mgmt (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • IS613 - Info Security Mgmt (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • MBA613 - Information Security Managemen (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • IS413 - Information Security Managemen (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • IS413 - Information Security Managemen (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • MBA690 - Special Topics (Summer Term 2014) 2014
  • IS303 - Information Systems (Spring Term 2014) 2014
  • IS303 - Information Systems (Spring Term 2014) 2014
  • IS417 - Intro to Bus Intelligence (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • MBA617 - Intro to Bus Intelligence (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • IS617 - Intro to Business Intelligence (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • IS303 - Information Systems (Summer Term 2013) 2013
  • IS303 - Information Systems (Summer Term 2013) 2013
  • Education And Training

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Management Information Systems, Florida State University 2010
  • Master of Sciences or Mathematics in Management Information Systems, George Washington University 2006
  • Bachelor of Science or Mathematics in Management Information Systems, Quinnipiac College 2003
  • Full Name

  • Paul Di Gangi