Jeff May


Associate Professor, Computer Information Systems & Business Analytics, MBA Program
Contact Info

  • Ph.D. - Information Systems, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • M.S. - Information Systems, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • M.S. - Environmental Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • B.S. - Mechanical Engineering, Wright State University
Professional Interests
  • Agile and Systems Thinking
  • Requirements Gathering
  • Semiotics and Psychology
  • Computer Programming and Problem Solving
Personal Interests
  • Fixing and Building Things
  • Fishing and Problem Solving
  • Canoeing and Kayaking
  • Music and Reflection
Current Courses Taught
  • COB 191 - Business Statistics
  • COB 204 - Computer Information Systems
  • COB 330 - Database Design and Application
  • CIS 331 - Intermediate Java Programming
  • CIS 454 - Systems Analysis and Design
  • CIS 498 - Systems Planning and Analysis (Online)
  • MBA 618 – Information Systems Strategy and Leadership
Awards and Recognitions
  • 1stPlace – COB Teaching and Learning Scholarship Award
  • Deans Impact Award – 2016, 2018
  • Assessment Improvement Grant – 2016
  • Summer Research Grant, James Madison University, 2016, 2013, 2010
  • Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO), 2014
  • Certified Scrum Master (CSM), 2013
  • Claudio Ciborra Best Paper Award, 2010
Key Publications

Reif, H. L., & May, J. L. (2018). Enhancing project management course outcomes using an experiential learning approach. International Journal of Innovation and Learning, 23(2), 227-243.

May, J., York, J., & Lending, D. (2016). Play Ball: Bringing Scrum into the Classroom. Journal of Information Systems Education27(2).

Mathieu, R., May, J. and Reif, H.  (2016) Investigating Open Source Software Creators through the Lens of an Entrepreneur. International Journal of Innovation and Learning, 21(1).

May, J., & Lending, D. (2015). A conceptual model for communicating an integrated information systems curriculum. Journal of Computer Information Systems55(4), 20-27.

May, J., Dhillon, G. and Caldiera, M. (2013). Defining Value-Based Objectives for ERP Systems Planning. Decision Support Systems and Electronic Commerce, (1), 98-109

Lending, D. and May, J. (2013). Using Activity Diagrams to Model Systems Analysis Techniques: Teaching What We Preach. Journal of Information Systems Education, 24(2).

May, J. and Dhillon, G. (2010). A Holistic Approach for Enriching Information Security Analysis and Security Policy Formation. 18th European Conference on Information Systems, Pretoria, South Africa, June 6-9. (Claudio Ciborra Best Paper Award).

May, J. and Dhilon, G. (2009). Interpreting Beyond Syntactics: A Semiotic Learning Model for Computer Programming Languages. Journal of Information Systems Education, 20(4), pp. 431-438.

May, J and Dhillon, G. (2007). Investigating the Development of a Multi-Objective Decision Model that Seeks to Generate Informed Alternatives for Maximizing IS Security within an Organization. AMCIS 2007 Proceedings, Paper 3, Keystone, CO.

Dhillon, G. and May, J. (2006).  Interpreting Security in Human-Computer Interactions: A Semiotic Analysis. In Human-Computer Interactions and Management Information Systems Foundations, Ping Zhang & Dennis Galletta (eds), M. E. Sharpe, Inc.

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