Richard Scamell

Associate Dean for Student Affairs

Richard Scamell


Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin, 1972, Statistics and Operations Research. Teaching areas include Database Management Systems, Decision Support Systems, and MIS Research methods. Spanning decades of experience in working with students, Scamell has served at many different levels, including service on several Ph.D. student committees, as both a committee member and chairperson, and received numerous awards for Excellence in Teaching at the University of Houston and Bauer College. Scamell also serves as the University of Houston NCAA Faculty Athletics Representative. Joined the Faculty in 1972. Publications have appeared in Management Science, Communications of the ACM, MIS Quarterly, Academy of Management Journal, ACM Transactions on Information Systems, IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, and Decision Sciences, among others.

Research Interests

  • Database Management Systems
  • Research Methodology
  • Impact of information systems on organizational dynamics
  • The human-computer interface


  • "Open Knowledge Creation: Bringing Transparency and Inclusiveness to the Peer Review Process," (with Donald E. Hardaway), MIS Quarterly, Vol. 36, pp. 8 [2012]
  • "Use of a Groupware Product: A Test of Three Theoretical Perspectives," (with Hao Lou and Jaymeen R. Shah), Journal of Computer Information Systems, Vol. 46, pp. 11 [2006]
  • "Use of a Technology-Mediated Learning Instructional Approach For Teaching an Introduction To Information Technology Course" (with Donald E. Hardaway), Journal of Information Technology pp.9 [2004]
  • "A Course Design That Features a Constructivist Approach to Teaching Introduction to Information Technology" (with Donald E. Hardaway), Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, Vol.1/2, pp.7 [2003]


  • Scamell, Richard W. and N. S. Umanath. Data Modeling and Database Design. Thomson Course Technology. [January 2007]

Contact Info

350G Melcher Hall
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