Marty Crossland, PhD

Senior Core Adjunct Professor, School of Technology

Marty Crossland, PhD

Areas of Expertise: 

  • Managing technology and information
  • Networks and telecommunications
  • Cyber Security
  • Databases and data analytics
  • Geographic information systems


  • PhD, Management Information Systems, Indiana University at Bloomington, 1992.
  • Graduate Certificate, Public Management, Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Bloomington, 1991.
  • M.B.A., Management, Oklahoma City University, Oklahoma City, 1989.
  • B.S., Geology, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, 1975.

 Dissertation Title:

  • Individual decision-maker performance with and without a geographic information system: An empirical investigation.

 Research Areas of Interest:

  • Spatial decision support systems
  • Usage and acceptance of technology

Select Publications:

  • Delen, D. and Crossland, M.D. (2008). Seeding the survey and analysis of research literature with text mining, Expert Systems with Applications, Volume 34, No. 3, pp. 1707-1720. URL:
  • Guard, L.M., Crossland, M.D., Paprzycki, M., and Thomas, J.P. (2004) “Developing an empirical study of how qualified subjects might be selected for IT system security penetration testing.”  Annales UMCS Informatica, Vol. II, pp. 413-424.
  • Mennecke, B.E., Crossland, M.D., and Killingsworth, B. (2000). “Is a Map More Than a Picture? The Role of SDSS Technology, Subject Characteristics, and Problem Complexity on Map Reading and Problem Solving.” MIS Quarterly, Vol. 24, No. 4, pp. 601-629.
  • Crossland, M.D., Herschel, R.T., Perkins, W.C., and Scudder, J.N. (2000). “The Impact of Cognitive Style on Decision-Making Effectiveness Using a Geographic Information System.” Journal of End User Computing, Vol. 12, No. 1, pp. 14-23.
  • Crossland, M.D., B.E. Wynne, & W.C. Perkins [1995]. “Spatial decision support systems: An overview of technology and a test of efficacy,” Decision Support Systems, Vol. 14, pp. 219-235.

Select Profession Experience:

  • Professor and Chair of Computer Information Systems programs, MidAmerica Nazarene University
  • Associate Vice President for Instructional Technology and Online Education, MidAmerica Nazarene University
  • Associate Vice President for Technology and Chief Technology Officer, MidAmerica Nazarene University
  • Dean of Academic Affairs and Operations, South University
  • Professor and Dean of the ORU Online Campus, Oral Roberts University
  • Associate Professor of Management Science and Information Systems, Oklahoma State University
  • Associate Professor and Director of Information Technology, College of Business Administration at Missouri State University
  • Development Coordinator of the Integrated Exploration and Production System, Tenneco Oil Company