Jay Palmisano

Assistant Lecturer & Interim BUS104 Team Lead

Information Systems & Analytics & First-Year Integrated Core


Academic Background

  • Doctoral Studies (ABD) University of Kentucky, Decision Science and Information Systems, 2005-2009
  • M.S. Northern Kentucky University, Information Systems, 2005
  • B.A. University of Cincinnati, Mathematics, 1984

Academic & Professional Experience

  • Assistant Lecturer, Miami University (2019-Present)
  • Instructor, Miami University (2014-2018)
  • Visiting Professor, Xavier University (2010-2014)
  • Instructor, University of Kentucky (2005-2010)
  • Independent IT Consultant, self-employed (2012-2014)
  • Senior Project Professional, ENSR (2001-2004)
  • Senior Software Engineer, J.A. Jones (1999-2001)
  • Senior Project Professional/EMIS Coordinator, Earth Tech (1992-1999)
  • Programming Group Supervisor, IT Corporation (1984-1992)
  • Co-op Programmer, PEI Associates, (1978-1982)

Recent Publications

  • Bush, M., Lederer, A. L., Li, X., Palmisano, J. and Rao, S. (2009) "The Alignment of Information Systems with Organizational Objectives and Strategies in Health Care," International Journal of Medical Informatics 78(7): 446-456.
  • Palmisano, J. (2009) "Motivating Knowledge Contribution in Virtual Communities of Practice: Roots, Progress and Needs" AMCIS 2009 Proceedings, Paper 198.
  • Palmisano, J. (2008) "A Motivational Model of Knowledge Sharing." In F. Burstein and C. Holsapple (Eds.), Handbook on Decision Support Systems: 355-370. Berlin: Springer.
  • Palmisano, J. (November 2008), "An Application of Self-Determination Theory to Motivation to Participate in Virtual Communities of Practice" 39th Annual Meeting of the Decision Sciences Institute, Baltimore, MD
  • Holsapple, C. W. and Palmisano, J. (November 2008), "Coordination Meta-knowledge: A Taxonomy" 39th Annual Meeting of the Decision Sciences Institute, Baltimore, MD
  • Palmisano, J. (November 2008), "What Can KM Learn From Online Games?" 39th Annual Meeting of the Decision Sciences Institute, Baltimore, MD

Professional Affiliations

  • International Institute for Business Analysis

Areas of Expertise

  • Application Development
  • Database Systems
  • Virtual Communities
  • IT Project Management
  • Knowledge Management


Jay Palmisano was an IT consultant in industry for over 25 years before beginning his teaching career in 2005. Working for several national consulting firms, he specialized in software application development with an emphasis on providing manufacturers and government agencies with software tools for environmental regulatory compliance. Jay began his career as a student programmer in 1978, and since that time has performed virtually every role in the application development process, including business and systems analysis, application and database design, application testing, implementation planning, training, line management, project management, software marketing, and program coordination.

Since 2005, Jay has taught Information Systems courses at major universities at both the graduate and undergraduate level. He has supplemented his interest in application development with published research on knowledge management, virtual communities, and IT management, while continuing his professional engagement through active membership in local professional organizations and independent app development and IT consulting projects.


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