Faculty and Staff

Mr. Abdullah Oguz

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Department of Information Systems and Supply Chain Management



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.