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Richard Skinner

Professor of Practice

Richard Skinner

Bio

Richard is a Professor of Practice in the Department of Decision and Information Sciences at the C.T. Bauer College of Business, University of Houston. Prior to entering academia, Richard enjoyed more than 20 years of professional experience within the Investment Banking and energy sectors in the US and the UK. He received an Executive MBA from Henley Business School (University of Reading) in 2013, and a PhD in Information Systems from the University of Houston in 2018. Richard holds a visiting professorship at the Royal Agricultural University in the United Kingdom.

Research Interests

  • Project Recovery
  • Meta-Analysis
  • Qualitative Synthesis
  • The Delphi Method

Areas of Expertise

  • Project Recovery
  • Meta-Analysis
  • Qualitative Synthesis
  • The Delphi Method

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," 11th International Research Workshop on IT Project Management, International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2015).
  • Skinner, Richard, Chin, Wynne W., Nelson, R. Ryan, and Land, Lesley (2019) "Planning for Failure: An Exploratory Study of an IS Project Recovery Team", 14th International Research Workshop on IT Project Management, International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2019)
  • Daher, M.; Basar, R.; Gokdemir, E.; Baran, N.; Uprety, N.; Nunez Cortes, A.K.; Mendt, M.; Kerbauy, L.N.; Banerjee, P.P.; Hernandez Sanabria, M.; et al. "Targeting a cytokine checkpoint enhances the fitness of armored cord blood CAR-NK cells" Blood 2020
  • Skinner, Richard, Nelson, R. Ryan, and Chin, Wynne W. (2022) "Synthesizing Qualitative Evidence: A Roadmap for Information Systems Research", Journal of the Association for Information Systems.

Working Papers

  • The Meta Analysis Research Strategy in Studies of Information Systems
  • Planning for Failure: An Exploratory Study of an IS Project Recovery Team
  • 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

    • Member of Phi Kappa Phi Honor and Phi Beta Delta Honor Societies
    • 2019 Dr. Ben Ostrofsky Research Award for outstanding research in MIS
    • 2020 Wayne and Kathryn E. Payne Excellence Award

    Contact Info

    Phone:
    713-743-3633
    Email:
    rjskinner@cougarnet.uh.edu
    Room:
    MH 290
    Website:
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    Courses

    • 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.
    • Geographic Information Systems - GIS concepts, map design, geo-databases, geo-processing and spatial analysis.
    • 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.

    Education

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