Professor, Computer Information Systems & Business Analytics; Capital One Information Security Faculty Scholar
Year Started at JMU: 2000
Contact Info

  • Ph.D., Management Information Systems, University of Minnesota, 1996
  • B.A., Mathematics, University of Virginia, 1976
Professional Interests
  • Requirements Elicitation
  • Assessment and Learning Improvement
  • Pedagogy
Personal Interests
  • Family
  • World travel
Professional Background
  • Team Leader and Senior Applications Analyst, Fannie Mae, 1986-1990
  • Group Manager, U.S. Senate Computer Center, 1985-1986
  • Project Leader, Applied Management Sciences, 1978-1985
  • Programmer/Analyst Boeing Computer Services, 1976-1978
Current Courses Taught
  • MBA 618 - Information Systems Strategy and Leadership
  • CIS 304 – Enterprise Architecture
Positions Held
  • Professor, James Madison University, CIS & BSAN Department, 2011-present
  • Associate Professor, James Madison University, CIS & BSAN Department, 2003-2011
  • Assistant Professor, James Madison University, CIS & BSAN Department, 2000-2003
  • Assistant Professor, University of Michigan-Dearborn, MIS, 1995-2000
Awards and Recognitions
  • MBA Graduate Teaching Award, James Madison University, College of Business, 2016.
  • Summer research grant, James Madison University, 2016, 2001, 2000
  • Summer teaching grant, James Madison University, 2015
  • Certified Scrum Master, 2013
  • Kenneth R. Bartee Endowed Award for Teaching Innovation 2013, College of Business, James Madison University.
  • Best Education Publication 2011, College of Business, James Madison University
  • Madison Teaching Fellow, Textbooks: Innovations and Effective Pedagogy, James Madison University, 2006-2007. 
  • Best Paper, IS, MIS, DSS, AI, EIS, Managing Info. Technology Track, Southeast Region of the Decision Sciences Institute, February 26-28, 2003.
  • Bauman Faculty Development Award, CIS/OM Program, James Madison University, 2003.
  • Winner, ALISE Research Paper Competition, Association of Library and Information Science Education, 1995.
  • CoB Core Curriculum and Assurance of Learning Coordinator, 2015-present
  • Chair, CIS Assessment Committee, 2007-present
  • Chair, CIS ABET Accreditation Committee, 2009-present
  • Chair, CIS Learning Improvement Project, 2014-present
  • Member, JMU Assessment Advisory Council, 2015-present
  • Associate Editor, ICIS, Curriculum & Education Track, 2013
  • Associate Editor, ICIS, Human Behavior in IT Adoption and Use, 2012
  • Chair, CLEP Information Systems and Computer Applications Test Development Committee, 2008 – 2012
  • Vice Chair, ACM SIGMIS, 2005-2009
  • ACM SIGMIS CPR Conference, Conference Co-chair, 2008, Program Co-chair 2007
Key Publications

Jeffrey May and Diane Lending (2015). “Conceptual Model for Communicating an Integrated Information Systems Curriculum,” Journal of Computer Information Systems, (55:4), p. 20-27.

Amy S. Kinser, Diane Lending, et al. (2014). Your OfficeMicrosoft Office 2013, Access Comprehensive, Prentice Hall.

Diane Lending and Jeffrey May, (2013). “Using activity diagrams to model systems analysis processes: Teaching what we preach,” Journal of Information Systems Education (24:2), Summer 2013, p. 91-97.

Diane Lending and Chelley Vician (2012). “Writing IS Teaching Tips: Guidelines for JISE Submission,” Journal of Information Systems Education, (32:1), Spring 2012, p. 11-18.

Thomas W. Dillon and Diane Lending (2010). "Will they Adopt?  Effects of Privacy and Accuracy," Journal of Computer Information Systems, (50:4), Summer 2010, p. 20-29.

Diane Lending (2010). “Using a Wiki to Collaborate on a Study Guide,” Journal of Information Systems Education, (21:1), April 2010, pp. 5 – 14.

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