Current Information Systems PhD Students

Nabid Alam

Nabid Alam is a Ph.D. student (Major: Information Systems, Supporting Area: Economics) at the University of North Carolina Greensboro (UNCG). At UNCG, he is holding the positions of Graduate Research and Teaching Assistant, and Kathleen Price & Joseph M. Bryan Fellow. He holds Master of Business Information Systems with Merit from The Australian National University – Australia, and Bachelor of Business Administration in Management Information Systems with CGPA 3.99 out of 4.00 from The University of Dhaka – Bangladesh.

His full time experience includes three years of teaching at North South University – Bangladesh, and around three years of financial analysis at Eastern Bank Limited – Bangladesh.

Nabid Alam has achieved numerous awards and honors for his curricular and extra-curricular performances. The notable awards outside UNCG are Australia Award 2012, IFIP WG9.4 Conference Full Funded Student Bursary 2011, Prime Minister’s Gold Medal 2010, Dean’s Honor and Merit List 2010, Best Cadet Scholarship 2008, and Best Volunteer of Red Crescent Youth Camp 2006.

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Brigid Appiah Otoo

Ms. Brigid A. Appiah Otoo is a Doctoral Student in Information Systems at the Bryan School of Business and Economics, University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG), USA. She has a Master of Science (MSc.) degree in Operational Research from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), UK as well as a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical/ Electronic Engineering from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Ghana. Her research interests are in machine learning, healthcare analytics, human-computer interaction and social media use. Her research has been published in the proceedings of the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS) and Production and Operations Management Society (POMS) conferences.

Prior to joining UNCG, Brigid worked as a Lecturer at the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) Business School, Accra. She also has about six years practical experience in Management Consulting. During her consulting career, she undertook a number of operational performance improvement projects in various organizations, industries and sectors in Europe and Africa. She is a proud recipient of Market America Graduate Fellowship (2017 to present) which recognizes her scholastic excellence and her potential as a successful business professional. She was inducted into the Upsilon Pi Epsilon (UPE) Honor Society for the Computing Sciences and Information systems disciplines in April 2018.

Abdullah Oguz

Abdullah Oguz earned his undergraduate degree in Economics from the School of Political Sciences at Ankara University (Turkey) and received his MBA degree with a concentration in IT Management from Southern New Hampshire University. Before starting his PhD program in Information Systems program at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG), he had worked at Turkish Customs Administration (Ministry of Trade) for 12 years. He was a senior member of Project Management Office within Projects and Technical Systems Department which is responsible for planning and managing projects with a view to enhancing law enforcement capacity of the administration. Specifically, he was involved in developing and implementing projects with regard to the capacity building and improvement, cutting-edge IT systems, and state-of-the-art security equipment in the field of customs law enforcement. Most of these projects were funded by EU and had a value of more than $60 million. He has been a Project Management Professional (PMP®) credential holder since 2014.

Abdullah Oguz is a doctoral candidate and he is expected to defend his dissertation in March 2020 and complete his PhD degree requirements by May 2020. His dissertation research investigates the antecedents, moderators and consequences of cyberbullying behaviors which might occur in global virtual teams (GVTs), and the role of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) on the occurrence and prevention of cyberbullying in these teams. Despite cyberbullying’s potential detrimental impact on GVT members and team performance, extant literature has not examined it. Therefore, this research has been the first to focus on cyberbullying in GVTs and has the potential to open up new possibilities of research in this area. As an outcome of his first two qualitative studies, he developed a measure of Global Virtual Team Cyberbullying. His review proposal with Dr. Mehta and Dr. Palvia titled “Cyberbullying Victimization in Workplace: Toward A Routine Activities Model” was accepted by the JSIS, and was accepted for further development, with publication in the 2021 special issue of the Journal of Strategic Information Systems (JSIS).

His research interests include Workplace Cyberbullying, Cybersecurity, Societal Impact of IT Use, Effects of Technology Use on Well-Being, Societal Implications of Big Data Analytics, Agile Project Management, Global Information Technology Management, Global Digital Divide, and E-Government Adoption. | List of Publications