Richard Skinner

Richard Skinner


Dr. Richard Skinner is a Professor of Practice in the Department of Decision and Information Sciences in the C.T. Bauer College of Business, University of Houston. Prior to entering academia, Dr. Skinner enjoyed more than 20 years of professional experience within the investment banking sector in the US and the UK. He received an Executive MBA from Henley Business School (University of Reading) in 2013, and a PhD in Management Information Systems from the University of Houston in 2018.

Research Interests

  • Technology Project Recovery
  • Meta-Analysis / Meta-Synthesis
  • The Delphi Method
  • Technology Post Project Reviews
  • Immunological Big Data Analysis

Areas of Expertise

  • Technology Project Recovery
  • Meta-Analysis / Meta-Synthesis
  • The Delphi Method
  • Technology Post Project Reviews

Selected Publications

  • Skinner, Richard; Nelson, R. Ryan; Chin, Wynne W.; and Land, Lesley (2015) "The Delphi Method Research Strategy in Studies of Information Systems," Communications of the Association for Information Systems: Vol. 37, Article 2.
  • Skinner, Richard; Land, Lesley; Chin, Wynne, W.; and Nelson, R. Ryan (2015) "Reviewing the Past for a Better Future: Reevaluating the IT Project Retrospective," 15th International Research Workshop on IT Project Management, International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2015).

Working Papers

  • Synthesizing Qualitative Evidence in Information Systems Research (2019)
  • The Meta Analysis Research Strategy in Studies of Information Systems (2018)
  • The Proactive Technology Project Recovery Function: A Methodological Analysis (2019)
  • Academic Associations & Editorial Boards

    • Member of the Association for Information Systems (AIS)
    • Member of AIS Special Interest Group for IT Project Management (SIGITProjMgmt)

    Activities & Interests

    • MS in MIS Application Reviewer
    • Member of Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
    • Member of Phi Beta Delta Honor Society

    Contact Info

    MH 290
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    • Business Applications of Database Management Systems - how to undertake data modeling and database design, and how to use Structured Query Language (SQL).
    • Systems Analysis and Design - how to analyze information needs, designing, evaluating, and implementing computer-based information systems, and examining the structures and adaptive techniques used for analysis and design.
    • The Administration of Computer-based MIS course - how to develop and manage computer-based management information systems, MIS departmental organizational structures, information systems planning, and managing system development projects.


    B.A, Classics, St. David's University College, Lampeter
    Executive MBA, Henley Business School, University of Reading
    PhD, Management Information Systems, University of Houston.