About Us

Through innovative educational programs, the MIS Department produces highly skilled MIS professionals who can design and advance the key information technology systems that significantly accelerate and improve operational, managerial, and strategic decisions. Graduates enable modern businesses to compete in a rapidly changing and fiercely competitive global environment.

MIS courses dealing with programming, systems engineering, databases, intelligent systems, and networked applications provide our students with leading-edge skills that are demanded in today’s job market. Functional business courses in accountancy, economics, statistics, finance, business law, and operations management provide the additional know-how needed to understand and identify the appropriate applications of information technology to solve critical business problems.

Dr. Milam Aiken and the University of Mississippi have been ranked #1 in Group Support System research productivity. In addition, Dr. Aiken has been ranked in the top 30 and the University of Mississippi has been ranked in the top 54 in MIS research productivity.


  • Many faculty are active in leadership roles with national and international scholarly journals.
  • All courses are taught in a state-of-the-art building complex with wireless internet connectivity.
  • The MIS major provides hands-on experience in all aspects of MIS, giving graduates of the program a significant advantage in the job market.

The department's research over the last five years has been published in the following highly respected academic journals:


Bing, M., Davison, K., Vitell, S., Ammeter, A., Garner, B., Milorad M. Novicevic (2012).  An Experimental Investigation of an Interactive Model of Academic Cheating Among Business School Students.   Academy of Management Learning and Education, 11 (1).


Williams, K., Aiken, M., & Pepper, W. (2012).  Multilingual Electronic Meetings and the Time Value of Accurate Translations.   Business Research Yearbook, 19 (1), 158-165.


DeOrtentiis, P. S., Summers, J. K., Ammeter, A. P., Douglas, C., & Ferris, G. R. (2013).  Cohesion and Satisfaction as Mediators of the Team Trust - Team Effectiveness Relationship: An Interdependence Theory Perspective.   Career Development International, 18 (5), 521-543.


Simmons, L. & Conlon, S. (2013).  Extraction Of Financial Information From Online Business Reports.   Database, 44 (3), 34-48.


James, T. L., Cook, D. F., Conlon, S., Keeling, K. B., Collignon, S., James et al. (2015).  A framework to explore innovation at SAP through bibliometric analysis of patent applications.   Expert Systems with Applications, 42 (24), 13.


Kim, D. & Ammeter, A. P. (2014).  Predicting Personal Information System Adoption with an Integrated Diffusion Model.   Information & Management, 51 (4), 451-464.


Aiken, M. & Hazarika, B. (2012).  Evaluation and Revision of Translation-mediated Communication in a Multilingual Electronic Meeting.   International Journal of Business and Systems Research, 6 (4), 379-394.


Garner, B. & Aiken, M. (2016).  An Analysis of Comment-Revision Thresholds in Bilingual Electronic Meetings.   International Journal of Computers and Technology, 15 (10), 7175-7181.

Aiken, M., Posey, J. H., Garner, B., & Reithel, B. (2015).  Predicting Machine Translation Comprehension with a Neural Network.   International Journal of Computers and Technology, 15 (2), 6546-6554.

Posey, J. & Aiken, M. (2015).  Large-scale, Distributed, Multilingual, Electronic Meetings: A Pilot Study of Usability and Comprehension.   International Journal of Computers and Technology, 14 (3), 5578-5585.

Aiken, M., Park, M., & Lindblom, T. (2013).  Language Fluency as a Factor in Machine Translation Comprehension.   International Journal of Computers and Technology, 10 (2), 1349-1355.


Ghosh, K. & Aiken, M. (2013).  An Empirical Investigation of Two Group Idea Generation Techniques: Manual versus Electronic Gallery Writing.   International Journal of e-Collaboration, 9 (2), 61-77.


Sheikh, M. & Conlon, S. (2013).  Application of Machine Translation in Bilingual Knowledge Management.   International Journal of Intercultural Information Management, 3 (2), 123-137.

Aiken, M., Park, M., & Garner, B. (2012).  Translation of Relevant and Irrelevant Multilingual Group Support System Comments.   International Journal of Intercultural Information Management, 3, 45-48.


Aiken, M., Wang, J., & Gu, L. (2013).  Task Knowledge and Task-Technology Fit in a Virtual Team.   International Journal of Management, 30 (1), 3-11.


Aiken, M., Posey, J., & Reithel, B. (2015).  Comment Evaluation and Revision in a Bilingual Electronic Meeting.   International Journal of Management and Information Technology, 10 (7), 2311-2317.


Aiken, M., Wang, J., Gu, L., & Vanjani, M. (2015).  Usefulness and Usability of Mobile Devices in Chinese-English Electronic Meetings.   Issues in Information Systems, 16 (2), 217-225.

Aiken, M., Wang, J., Gu, L., & Vanjani, M. (2013).  Topic Effects on Multilingual Electronic Meeting Comprehension.   Issues in Information Systems, 14 (1), 269-277.


Clayton, R., Davis, W. D., Novicevic, M. N., Thomas, C., & Ammeter, A. P. (2015).  Realistic Recruitment as a Protective Antecedent of Work Interference with Family.   Journal of Applied Management and Entrepreneurship, 20 (4), 84-107.

Williams, A., Novicevic, M. N., & Ammeter, A. P. (2015).  Rediscovering Lost Values: Exploring Contextual and Universal Views of Values within Leadership.   Journal of Applied Management and Entrepreneurship, 20 (3), 75-91.


Shilpa, B. & Conlon, S. (in press, 2016).  Text Analysis of Green Supply Chain Practices In Health Care.   Journal of Computer Information Systems.

Conlon, S., Abrahams, A., & Simmons, L. (2014).  Terrorism Information Extraction from Online Reports.   Journal of Computer Information Systems, 55 (3), 20-28.


Gardner, W., Reithel, B., Cogliser, C., Walumbwa, F., & Foley, R. (2012).  Matching Personality and Organizational Culture: Effects of Recruitment Strategy and the Five Factor Model on Subjective Person-Organization Fit.   Management Communication Quarterly.


Vanjani, M., Aiken, M., & Park, M. (2015).  A Study of Factors Influencing Machine Translation Comprehension.   Quarterly Review of Business Disciplines, 2 (2), 121-132.


Wiggers, N. R., Reysen, R., Ammeter, A. P., & Ponton, M. K. (2014).  SI's role in promoting engagement in academics.   Supplemental Instruction Journal, 1 (1), 72-89.