Douglas Havelka

Associate Professor

Information Systems & Analytics


Academic Background

  • Ph.D. Texas Tech University, Management Information Systems, 1994
  • M.S. Texas Tech University, Management Information Systems, 1992
  • M.B.A. Miami University, Finance, 1983
  • B.A. Miami University, Chemistry, 1982

Academic & Professional Experience

  • Associate Professor, MIS, Miami University (2007–Present).
  • Assistant Professor, MIS, Miami University (2000–2007).
  • Assistant Professor, Accounting & IS, Thomas More College (1996–1998).
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, MIS, Ohio University (1994–1997).
  • Assistant Professor, MIS, Northern Kentucky University (1992–1994).
  • Dean’s Lecturer, MIS, Texas Tech University (1988–1992).
  • Project Manager, Electronic Communications Implementation, AT&T (1997–2000).
  • Sales Representative, Van Waters & Rogers Chemical Co. (1987–1988).
  • Product Controller, The Andrew Jergens Co. (1984–1987).

Recent Publications

  • Havelka, Douglas and Merhout, J.W., “Theory Development Using Group Processes: The Internal Information Technology Audit Process,” conditionally accepted at the International Journal of Accounting Information Systems.
  • Havelka, D. and Merhout, J. “Toward a theory of information technology professional competence,” Journal of Computer Information Systems, Winter 2009, p.106-116.
  • Merhout, J. and Havelka, D. “Information Technology Auditing: A Value-Added IT Governance Partnership between IT Management and Audit,” Communications of the AIS, 2008, v23, n26.
  • Krehbiel, T. C., Havelka, D. J., & Scharfenort, M. (2007). Process Monitoring in Accounting: Implementing Pre-control Charts. Journal of Applied Business Research.
  • Havelka, D. & Rajkumar, T. M. (2006). Using the troubled project recovery framework: Problem recognition and decision to recover. e-Service Journal, 5 (1).
  • Havelka, D. J. & Neal, C. S. (2006). Balancing competing interests: Managing and regulating spam while preserving the availability of email for ethical commercial users. Review of Business Information Systems.
  • Havelka, D. & Rajkumar, T. M. (2006). Recovering troubled projects: Prescriptions for sustained recovery. Issues in Information Systems.
  • Merhout, J. & Havelka, D. (2006). Developing information risk management, security and assurance curricula for MIS/IT education. Issues in Information Systems.

Professional Interests

  • Research: Information Systems Development
  • Teaching: Systems Analysis & Design

Areas of Expertise

  • Design improvement
  • Information systems for business improvement


Douglas Havelka is an Associate Professor of Management Information Systems in the Farmer School of Business Administration at Miami University. He received his Ph.D. in management information systems from Texas Tech University. Dr. Havelka is a C.P.A. and has worked as a project manager for electronic communication industry standards at AT&T. His research areas of interest include information systems assurance, project management, and systems development methods.


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Contact Information

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