William McHenry, Ph.D.

William McHenry, Ph.D.
Title: Associate Professor
Dept/Program: Department of Management
Office: CBA 353
Phone: (330) 972-5441
Email: wm@uakron.edu

Education

  • Ph.D., Management Info. Systems, University of Arizona, (June, 1985)
  • M.S., Computer Science, University of Virginia, (June, 1981)
  • B.S.E., Princeton University, with honors, (June, 1979)

Professional & Academic Experience

Academic Experience

  • Assistant Professor, 1985-1991, Georgetown University School of Business
  • Associate Professor, 1991-2000, Georgetown University School of Business
  • Associate Professor, 2000-present, The University of Akron College of Business Administration, Management Department

Undergraduate courses taught

  • Decision Support with Data Warehousing & Data Mining (U of Akron)
  • Decision Support Systems/Expert Systems (U of Akron)
  • Management Project (U of Akron)
  • Introduction to E-Business (U of Akron)
  • Introduction to Information Systems (GU)
  • Emerging Issues in Information Management (GU)
  • Business Databases (GU)
  • Electronic Commerce (GU)
  • Social Marketing and the WWW (GU)

Graduate courses taught

  • Knowledge Management (U of Akron, GU)
  • Management Information Systems (U of Akron)
  • Advanced MIS (U of Akron)
  • Information Systems (GU)
  • Business Databases (GU)
  • Electronic Commerce (GU)
  • ProSeminar in Communications, Culture, and Technology (GU)
  • Business Ventures in the (former) USSR (GU)
  • Advanced Technical Russian (U of Arizona)

Consulting Experiences

  • Mitre Corporation, Y2K in Russia, Fall 1998 - Spring 1999.
  • SAIC, Various contracts in early 1990s about Soviet and Russian networking, small 1999 contract for Russian Internet work.
  • UNISYS Corporation, Briefing on Current Soviet Computing Situation, 1988.
  • Los Alamos National Laboratory, Designed and Implemented Arizona Analyst Information System, University of Arizona, 1982-1984 as part of the, World Computing Data Base Project, Los Alamos National Laboratories, 1982-1987, Technical Oversight of Arizona Analyst Information System Project, 1985-1991.
  • Office of Technology Assessment on the role of Western computers in Soviet energy industries, 1980-1981.

Business Experiences

  • Statistical Analyst, Amoco Oil Company, Chicago, Illinois, Summer, 1977

Research Interests

  • E-government, e-payment systems, offshore software industries, global diffusion of the Internet and metrics to measure these.
  • Computers, information systems and electronic commerce and government in the countries of the former USSR.
  • Knowledge management and informational retrieval systems.
  • Other areas of interest include: social impact of computing; data base management systems; group decision support systems; computer technology transfer; organizational issues in the introduction of computing.

Research

Refereed Journal Articles

  • William K. McHenry, “Selecting teams: The potential of “the Grid,” Education and Information Technologies, August 2013, In press.
  • McHenry, W., Carmel, E. “Potential Threats of Offshoring Software R&D: An Analysis of U.S.-based Firms That Use ‘Common Criteria’ Certification,” Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, 2008, Vol. 5, Issue 1, Pages 1-15.
  • McHenry, W., Pryamonosov, D. "Emerging Electronic Procurement in Russia’s Regional Governments,” Journal of Public Procurement, accepted for publication in 2009.
  • McHenry, W., Borisov, A. "E-Government and Democracy in Russia," Communications of the Association for Information Systems, Volume 17, Article 48 (June, 2006), pp. 1064-1123.
  • McHenry, W., Borisov, A., "Measuring E-Government: A Case Study Using Russia," Communications of the Association for Information Systems, Volume 17, Article 42 (May, 2006), pp. 905-941.
  • McHenry, W., Borisov, A., "E-Government Public-Private Partnerships: The ‘Gorod’ Payments System in Siberia," The Journal of Enterprise Information Management, Vol. 18, No. 5 (2005), pp. 625-640.
  • Hawk, Stephen, McHenry, William, "The Maturation of the Russian Offshore Software Industry," Information Technology for Development, Vol. 11, No. 1 (2005), pp. 31-58.
  • Press, L., Foster, W., Wolcott, W., McHenry, W., "The Internet in India and China," Information Technologies and International Development, Vol. 1, No. 1 (Fall, 2003), 41-60.
  • McHenry, W.K. "Using Knowledge Management to Reform the Russian Criminal Procedural Codex," Decision Support Systems 34 (2002), 339-357.
  • Press, L., Foster, W., Wolcott, W., McHenry, W., "The Internet in India and China," First Monday 7/10 (October, 2002). Available at: http://www.firstmonday.dk/issues/issue7_10/press/index.html
  • Wolcott, P., Press, L., McHenry, W., Goodman, S., Foster, W., "A Framework for Assessing the Global Diffusion of the Internet," Journal of the Association of Information Systems, Volume 2, Article 6 (November, 2001), pp. 1-51.
  • McHenry, W.K., "Y2K International Status and Opportunities," Communications of the ACM, Vol. 42, No. 9 (Sept., 1999), pp. 23 -27.
  • McHenry, W.K., Malkov, L., "The Russian Federation's Y2K Policy: Too Little, Too Late?" Communications of the AIS, Vol. 2, Article 10 (August, 1999), pp. 1-40.

Books, Book Chapters, and Supplements

  • McHenry, W.K., "SAGA: The System for Andre’s Great Advantage," in "Systems Development Case Studies", Gordon Hunter, ed., Boston: Irwin McGraw-Hill, 1998, pp. 208-226.

Refereed Proceedings Articles

  • Perov, Egor, McHenry, William K., "Measuring the Russian Internet," Proceedings of the First Annual Global Information Technology Management (GITM) World Conference on June 11-13, 2000, Memphis, Tennessee, edited by Prashant Palvia and En Mao, pp. 192-195.
  • McHenry, W.K., "Measuring the Effectiveness of the WWW Search Engines," Proceedings of the Eighth Annual Conference of the International Information Management Association, Toronto, Dec. 10 12, 1997, pp. 64-69.

Non Refereed Proceedings Articles

  • McHenry, W.K. "Enterprise Portals: Linking Strategy with E-Business Technology," in New Models of Business: Managerial Aspects and Enabling Technology, Proceedings of the International Workshop, School of Management, St. Petersburg State University, St. Petersburg, Russia, June 28-29, 2001, Krivulin, N. (ed.), 96-104.

Other Incidental Publications

  • McHenry, W.K. "Prepared Statement Of Dr. William K. McHenry For the Hearing on Y2K Challenges Facing Russia before the U.S Senate Special Committee on the Year 2000 Technology Problem," Hearting: Y2K and Russia: Potential impacts & future consequences. September 28, 1999. http://www.senate.gov/~y2k/hearings/990928/index.htm (current 7/18/00).
  • McHenry, W.K., "Russia’s Y2K Problem," The Georgetown Globe, April, 1999, http://www.msb.edu/prog/iglobe/april99/McHenry.htm (current 9/11/1999).
  • McHenry, W.K., "Arms are starting to wave: Russia tackles the Y2K bug," Newsletter of the Center for Eurasian, Russian, and East European Studies, Georgetown University, April, 1999, pp. 1,4.

Papers Presented

  • "Enterprise Portals: Linking Strategy with E-Business Technology," New Models of Business International Workshop, School of Management, St. Petersburg State University, St. Petersburg, Russia, June 29, 2001.
  • "Measuring the Russian Internet," First Annual Global Information Technology Management (GITM) World Conference on June 11-13, 2000 in Memphis, Tennessee.
  • "Russia’s Y2K Preparation Efforts," International Security Aspects of the Year 2000 Problem: Assessing Vulnerabilities, Disruptions and Action Taken, Seoul, Korea, Oct. 17-18, 1999, Sponsored by The International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), London and The Center for Global Security Research (CGSR), Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.
  • "Measuring the Effectiveness of the WWW Search Engines," Presentation at the Eighth Annual Conference of the International Information Management Association, Toronto, Dec. 10 12, 1997.

Awards

  • Teaching showcased in panel for the University of Akron’s Institute for Teaching and Learning’s Teaching Excellence Day, Spring, 2004.
  • Best paper award, "Measuring the Russian Internet," First Annual Global Information Technology Management (GITM) World Conference on June 11-13, 2000 in Memphis, Tennessee.