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Bill Dafnis, PhD, Informations Systems

Part Time Professor, School of Undergraduate Studies

Areas of Expertise:

  • ​Information Systems
  • Business Adminisration 

Education:

  • NOVA SOUTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY, Fort Lauderdale, FL
    • Ph.D., Information Systems, 2009
  • CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY, Pittsburgh, PA
    • Master of Science in Information Technology, Information Security & Assurance, 2018
  • LAKE FOREST GRADUATE SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT, Lake Forest, IL
    • Master of Business Administration (MBA), Management, 1992
  • UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS, Chicago, IL
    • Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts & Sciences, 1984

Dissertation:

  • XML Process Modeling for Disruptive Change Planning

Research Areas of Interest:

  • Dr. Bill Dafnis is an interdisciplinary higher education professor and administrative professional with a broad and applied background in business, project management, and information technology. Dr. Dafnis is a  first-generation  college  graduate  that  works  to  improve  the  lives  of  students  and  underserved populations. As a faculty member, Dr. Dafnis values and applies formative and real-word student feedback that embraces the intersection of business and technology.

Certifications and /or licenses:

  • PROJECT MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE, Newtown Square, PA
    • Certified Project Management Professional (PMP), Active License # 497356

Select Publications:

  • Dafnis, B., Faggiani, K. (2018, October 3-6). Experiential Learning in an Online Information Technology Program: A Case Study of Third-Party Capstone Project Sourcing. Association for Computing Machinery Special Interest Group for Information Technology Education (2018). The 19th Annual Conference on Information Technology Education. Available at: https://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=3241859
  • Dafnis, B. (2015). The Innovation Diffusion Paradox in Undergraduate Information Technology Student Outcomes. Association for Computing Machinery. Special Interest Group for Information Technology Education (2015). SIGITE'15: The 16th Annual Conference on Information Technology Education Proceedings. Available at: http://sigite2015.sigite.org/?page_id=420

Select Professional Experience:

  • SEMINOLE STATE COLLEGE OF FLORIDA, Sanford, FL
    Associate Professor/Program Manager- Business and Information Systems
  • CAPELLA UNIVERSITY, Minneapolis, MN
    Associate Dean - School of Business and Technology
  • Faculty Chair and Faculty, School of Technology
  • STRAYER UNIVERSITY, Washington, DC
    Dean, School of Information Systems & Technology
  • ACCREDITING BODY for ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY (ABET), Baltimore, MD Commissioner: Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) and ABET Team Chair June 2020- present
  • Higher Education Peer Reviewer – Information Assurance /Cyber Defense Education July 2019 – present