Instructor Michele Gribbins

Michele Gribbins joined the Management Information Systems department at UIS in 2005 having teaching interests in the management and strategic uses of information technology. She previously taught in the Department of Business Administration at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) and was employed at Lake Land College. She has a B.S. in Finance from Illinois State University, and M.B.A. from Eastern Illinois University, and is expecting her Ph.D. in Information Systems from UIUC in 2008.

Michele’s research interests are centered on the process and human factors associated with the adoption, usage, and impact of emerging technologies in enterprise environments. Her research also includes understanding the effectiveness of podcasting as a learning tool in higher education. Her research has been published in Electronic Markets, the International Journal of Management Theory and Practices, and has been presented at the Americas Conference on Information Systems, the International Conference on Information Systems, and at the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences.

Michele serves as a chairperson for the “Mobile Commerce Strategy & Behavioral Issues” mini-track for the Americas Conference on Information Systems and is the Vice-President of Membership Communication for the Association for Information Systems Special Interest Group on e-Business. She is also a member of the Capitol Chapter of the Association of IT Professionals and the Beta Gamma Sigma Business Honor Society.

Michele once enjoyed traveling, canoeing and hiking with her husband Jason, but the two of them found that they were quickly outnumbered by their two young sons. Most of her current hobbies revolve around keeping her boys entertained. She credits them for teaching her everything she knows about tractors, construction equipment and other heavy machinery.

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