Joseph Nwankpa

Assistant Professor & FSB Director of Cybersecurity Initiatives

Information Systems & Analytics


Academic Background

  • Ph.D. Kent State University, Information Systems, 2012
  • MBA University of Windsor, Business Administration, 2008
  • M.Sc. Hanken School of Economics, Advanced Financial Information Systems, 2007
  • B.Sc. Abia State University, Accountancy, 2000

Academic & Professional Experience

  • FSB Director of Cybersecurity Initiatives (2021-Present)
  • Assistant Professor, Miami University (2017-Present)
  • Assistant Professor, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (2013-2017)

Recent Publications

  • Nwankpa, J. K., & Datta, P., (2022) Leapfrogging Healthcare Service Quality in Sub-Saharan Africa: The Utility-Trust Rationale of Mobile Payment Platforms. European Journal of Information Systems, 31(1), 40-57.
  • Nwankpa, J. K, Roumani, Y., & Datta, P., (2022) Process Innovation in the Digital Age of Business: The Role of Digital Business Intensity and Knowledge Management. Journal of Knowledge Management, 26(5), 1319-1341.
  • Datta, P., Whitmore, M., & Nwankpa, J. K. (2021) A Perfect Storm: Psychological and AI(Technological) Antecedents to Information Bias Anchoring (IBA) in Social Media News. ACM Digital Threats: Research and Practice, 2(2), 15.
  • Datta, P., & Nwankpa, J. K. (2021) Digital Transformation and the COVID-19 Crisis Continuity Planning. Journal of Information Technology Teaching Cases, 11(2) 81-89.
  • Nwankpa, J. K & Merhout, J.W. (2020) Exploring the Effect of Digital Investment on IT Innovation. Sustainability,12,7374.
  • Roumani, Y., & Nwankpa, J. K. (2020) Examining Exploitability Risk of Vulnerabilities: A Hazard Model. Communications of the Association for Information Systems,46(1), 18.
  • Roumani, Y. F., Nwankpa, J. K., & Tanniru, M. (2020) Predicting Firm Failure in the Software Industry. Artificial Intelligence Review, 53, 4161-4182.

Honors & Awards

  • 2022 Outstanding Professor Award Nominee by Associated Student Government (ASG)
  • Summer Research Appointment Grant, Farmer School of Business, Miami University 2021
  • Best Paper for the Track International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) 2019
  • Outstanding Contribution in Review Information & Management Journal 2018
  • College of Business Ph.D. Committee Dedication Award - UTRGV 2017.
  • Summer Writing Grant Award - UTRGV 2016
  • Best Paper (Nominee) Decision Science Institute Annual Conference 2015.


Dr. Joseph K. Nwankpa is the FSB Director of Cybersecurity Initiatives and an Assistant Professor of Information Systems and Analytics at Farmer School of Business, Miami University. He earned his Ph.D. from Kent State University in Information Systems. He also holds an MBA from University of Windsor, a Master's degree in Advanced Financial Information Systems from Hanken School of Economics, as well as a Bachelor's degree in Accountancy from Abia State University.

Dr. Nwankpa's primary research focuses on Enterprise Systems, Cybersecurity, Software Vulnerabilities, Digital Business Strategy, Technology Adoption, Predictive Models, IT Strategy and Accounting Information Systems. He has over 30 publications in journals and conferences and his research is forthcoming or has appeared in leading international journals such as European Journal of Information Systems, Information and Management, Journal of Knowledge Management, Communications of the Association for Information Systems, Computers in Human Behavior, Annals of Operations Research, Artificial Intelligence Review, Computers & Security, International Journal of Information Management,, Information Resources Management Journal, and in the proceedings of various Information Systems conferences and workshops including AMCIS, HICCS and ICIS.

Prior to joining Miami University, Dr. Nwankpa was on the faculty at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley in Edinburg, Texas.


  • ISA 301
  • A 1140-1 MW FSB 0038
  • B 250-410 MW FSB 0038
  • ISA 405 A 1005-1125 MW FSB 2050
Joseph Nwankpa

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