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  • MW 1-2:30
  • T 11-12:15
  • R 2:45-3:30


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John "Skip" Benamati

Professor & Chair

Information Systems & Analytics

Profile Biography Courses

Academic Background

  • Ph.D. University of Kentucky, Business Administration-MIS, 1997
  • M.S. Marist College, Information Systems, 1987
  • B.S. Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Computer Science, 1984

Academic & Professional Experience

  • Chair, Department of Decision Sciences and MIS (2011--Present)
  • Professor, Miami University (2009-Present).
  • Associate Professor, Miami University (2003-2009).
  • Assistant Professor, Miami University (1997-2003).
  • Instructor, University of Kentucky (1996-1996).
  • Information Technology Consultant, Self Employed (1994-2001).
  • Data Architect, IBM (1993-1994)
  • Data Base Team Leader, IBM (1991-1993)
  • Application Development Product Marketing Specialist, IBM (1989-1991).
  • Data Administrator, IBM (1987-1989).
  • Adjunct Professor, Marist College (1988).
  • Database Administrator, IBM (1984-1987).

Recent Publications

  • Xiang F., Lederer, A.L.and Benamati, J.H., “The Influence of National Culture on IT Development, Implementation and Support Challenges in China and the U.S.” Journal of Global Information Technology Management” (Forthcoming)
  • Benamati, J.H., and Rajkumar, T.M. “Undergraduate Student Attitudes Toward MIS: Instrument Development and Changing Perceptions of the Field Across Gender and Time” Communications of the AIS, Vol. 33, Article 14, December 2013.
  • Xiang F., Benamati, J.H., and Lederer, A.L. "Coping with rapid information technology change in different national cultures" European Journal of Information Systems, 20(5), 2011, pp. 560-573.
  • Rajkumar, T.M., Anderson, P., Benamati, J.H. an d Merhout, J.W. "Are Student Self-Assessments a Valid Proxy for Direct Assessments in Efforts to Improve Information Systems Courses and Programs? An Empirical Study" Communications of the AIS, Vol. 28, Article 31, 2011.
  • Benamati, J.H., Fuller, M.A., Serva, M.A., "The Productive Tension of Trust and Distrust: The Coexistence and Relative Role of Trust and Distrust in Online Banking" Journal of Organizational Computing and Electronic Commerce, 20(4), 2010, 328-246.
  • Benamati, J.H., Fuller, M.A., Serva, M.A., and Baroudi, J.J. "Clarifying the Integration of Trust and TAM in E-Commerce Environments: Implications for Systems Design and Management" IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, 57(3), 2010, pp. 380-393.
  • Benamati, J.H., Ozdemir, Z.D. and Smith, H.J. "'Aligning Undergraduate IS Curricula with Industry Needs" Communications of the ACM, 53(3), March 2010, pp. 152-156 
  • Benamati, J.H. and Lederer, A.L., "Managing the Impact of Rapid IT Change" Information Resource Management Journal, 23(1), 2010, 1-16. 
  • Merhout, J.W., Benamati, J.H., Rajkumar, T.M., Anderson, P. and Marado, D. "Implementing Direct and Indirect Assessment in the MIS Curriculum" Communications of the AIS, Vol. 23, Article 24, November 2008, pp. 419-436. 
  • Benamati, J.H. and Lederer, A.L. "Decision Support Systems Infrastructure: The Root Problems of the Management of Changing IT" Decision Support Systems, 45(4), November 2008, pp. 833-844
  • Benamati, J.H. and Rajkumar, T.M. "An Outsourcing Acceptance Model: An Application of TAM to Application Development Outsourcing Decisions" Information Resource Management Journal, 21(2), April-June 2008, pp. 80-102. 
  • Fuller, M.A., Serva, M.A., and Benamati, J.H. "Seeing is Believing: The Transitory Influence of Reputation Information on E-Commerce Trust and Decision-Making" Decision Sciences, 38(4), 2007, 675-699. 

Honors & Awards

  • 2010: Richard T. Farmer Faculty Award for Research Excellence.
  • 2007: Howe Writing Center Best Practices in Teaching Writing Award, Howe Writing Center.
  • 2006: Miami University Alumni Association Effective Educator Award Nominee.
  • 2006: Honored Professor Award Nominee, Associated Student Government.
  • 2006: Junior Faculty Outstanding Research Award Recipient, Farmer School of Business.
  • 2006: Business Student Organization Faculty Advisory of the Year, Business Student Advisory Council.
  • 2004, 2003: Honored Professor Award Nominee, Associated Student Government.
  • 2003: Faculty Advisor of the Year, Farmer School of Business.
  • 2003: Effective Educator Award Nominee, Miami University Alumni Association.
  • 2002: Honorary Membership, Delta Sigma Phi Business Fraternity.
  • 2002: Honored Professor Award Nominee, Associated Student Government.
  • 2002: Teaching Effectiveness Award, Farmer School of Business.
  • 2000: Honored Professor Award Nominee, Associated Student Government.
  • 2000: Best Paper Award, Association for Computing Machinery SIGCPR Conference.
  • 1997, 1996, 1995, 1994: Quality Achievement Fellowship, University of Kentucky.
  • 1997, 1996, 1995, 1994: Presidential Fellowship (1 of 9 awarded university wide), University of Kentucky.
  • 1997: Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship (1 of 10 awarded nationally), Richard D. Irwin Foundation.

Professional Interests

  • Research: Management of IS, IS Strategy, Electronic Commerce, Outsourcing

Areas of Expertise

  • Changing technology
  • IT strategy
  • Information technology
  • Outsourcing
  • Technology
  • Trust in e-commerce
  • e-Commerce