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Frank Appunn, PhD

Full Professor, Lead Faculty, School of Technology

Frank Appunn, PhD

Areas of Expertise: 

  • Cybersecurity
  • project management
  • agile enterprises
  • innovation & change
  • risk


  • ​PhD, Capella, Minneapolis, MN
  • MBA, University of Maine, Orono, ME


  • ​Computer user security: A model facilitating measurement.

 Research Areas of Interest:

  • ​Cybersecurity
  • project management
  • teams
  • technology and cyber innovation

 Certifications and /or licenses:

  • ​CISSP, (ISC)2 
  • Coroporate Governance (Tulane Law School, BISK)

Select Publications:

  • ​Olson, J., McAllister, C., Grinnell, L., Gehrke, K., & Appunn, F. (2016). Applying constant comparative method with multiple investigators and inter-coder reliability. The Qualitative Report 21(1), 26-42. 
  • Olson, J. D., & Appunn, F. D. (2017). The technology adoption process model and self-efficacy of distance education students. Quarterly Review of Distance Education, 18(2), 57-76. 
  • Olson, J. J. D., Appunn, F. D., McAllister, C. A., Walters, K. K., & Grinnell, L. (2014). Webcams and virtual teams: An impact model. Team Performance Management, 20(3/4), 148-177. doi:
  • Olson, J. D., Grinnell, L., McAllister, C., Appunn, F., & Walters, K. (2012). Towards a theoretical model of the impacts of incorporating webcams in virtual teams. Review of Business Information Systems, 16(2), 73-88. 
  • Grinnell, L., Sauers, A., Appunn, F., & Mack, L. (2012). Virtual teams in higher education: The light and dark side. Journal of College Teaching & Learning, 9(1), 65-78. 

 Select Profession Experience:

  • Associate Faculty, City University
  • Dissettation Chair, University of Phoenix
  • ​Professor, Thomas College
  • CEO, SourceTech (Pty) Ltd.
  • CTO and CEO, JANUS (Pty) Ltd.