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Dr. Adnan Chawdhry

Education

  • B.S.: Electrical Engineering Technology, Cal U
  • M.S.: Business Administration, Cal U
  • M.S.: Electrical Engineering, University of Pittsburgh
  • Doctor of Science: Information Systems and Communications, Robert Morris University

Biography

Dr. Adnan Chawdhry received his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering Technology from California University of Pennsylvania in 2002. By the end of 2003, he also completed his Master of Science in Business Administration from California University of Pennsylvania in addition to a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh. In 2009, Dr. Chawdhry completed his Doctorate in Information Systems and Communications from Robert Morris University. His dissertation provided an assessment on ERP training programs, with a primary focus on SAP, an ERP solution used within a medium-sized mid-Atlantic medical device manufacturing company.

He incorporated his research interests within the classroom and the corporate environment. Since 2009, Dr. Chawdhry has published through various outlets that include the International Association for Computer Information Systems (IACIS), Information Systems Educators Conference (ISECON), Conference on Information Systems Applied Research (CONISAR), and Education Special Interest Group (EDSIG).

Over the past 12 years, Dr. Chawdhry has worked with medical device manufacturers such as Respironics and Philips and most recently with the sourcing/procurement company SAP Ariba. Within these organizations, he served in the roles of an engineering systems analyst, business analyst, business consultant, project manager, and senior analyst focusing on SAP product life cycle, engineering application landscapes, clinical data management, and procurement/sourcing systems.

While at SAP, Dr. Chawdhry’s focus was on business and data analytics centering on data modeling, data mining, predictive analytics models, decision support systems, and big data. His work at SAP aided the organization in increasing revenue by driving key business decisions using data analysis.  

Research Interests

Dr. Chawdhry's interests involve the understanding of distance education (linked classrooms and online classes) and how they relate to the success of a student.

Recently, he began studying in the area of cyberbullying and its overall effects on students.

Publications

  • Paullet, K. , and A.A. Chawdhry (2012) Raising Awareness: Education is the Key to Understanding Cyberbullying n The Proceedings of the Information Systems Education Conference Nov. 2012, (New Orleans). Publication Details: TBA

  • Chawdhry, A. A., Paullet, K. and D. Benjamin (2012). Assessing The Faculty And Students’ Perceptions Of Desire2learn And Blackboard. In The Issues of Information Systems Journal. Vol XIII, No. 2, p 302-310.

  • Chawdhry, A. A., Paullet, K. and D. Benjamin (2011). Comparatively Assessing The Use Of Blackboard Versus Desire2learn: Faculty Perceptions Of The Online Tools. In The Proceedings of the Information Systems Education Conference Oct. 2011, (Mobile, AL). Publication Details: Information Systems Education Journal, 10(3) pp 47-54. http://isedj.org/2012-10/ ISSN: 1545-679X.

  • Chawdhry, A. A., Paullet, K. and D. Benjamin (2011). Comparatively Assessing The Use Of Blackboard Versus Desire2learn: Student Perceptions Of The Online Tools. In The Issues of Information Systems Journal. Vol XII, No. 2, p 273-280.

  • Chawdhry, A. A., Paullet, K. and D. Benjamin (2010). Assessing Blackboard: Improving Online Instructional Delivery. In The Proceedings of the Information Systems Education Conference Oct. 2010, (Nashville, TN). Publication Details: Information Systems Education Journal, 9(4) pp 20-26. http://isedj.org/2011-9/ ISSN: 1545-679X

  • Chawdhry, A. A., Paullet, K. and D. Benjamin(2010). Assessing Blackboard: Student Perceptions Of The Online Tool. In The Issues of Information Systems Journal. Vol XI, No. 1, p 518-524.

  • Chawdhry, A A(2009). Challenges in Delivering Distance Education. In The Proceedings of the Information Systems Education Conference Nov. 2009, v 26 (Washington DC): §4344. ISSN: 1542-7382.

  • Chawdhry, A. A. and M. J. Donohoe (2009). Delivering ERP Learning to Students in a University Business Program. 

Academic Department(s)

  • Department of Business and Economics

Academic Program(s)

  • B.S. Business Administration
  • M.S. Business Administration

Contact Information

Email:
chawdhry_a@calu.edu

Phone:
724-938-5994

Office:
Watkins Hall 322

Quotable

The best part of my job is helping students have a better and deeper understanding of the information systems used in the business environment and hearing the positive impact it had on them when they began working in industry.  

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