Dr. Kerry W. Ward
- Information Systems and Quantitative Analysis, Associate Professor
Kerry Ward is an associate professor of Information Systems & Quantitative Analysis at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. He received his Ph.D. in Management Information Systems from Indiana University and his M.B.A. from the University of Notre Dame. Dr. WArd holds a B.S. in Accounting from Indiana University – Indianapolis and B.A. in Psychology from Wabash College. His professional experience includes seven years in public accounting and consulting with firms such as Deloitte and Touché and PriceWaterhouseCoopers. Prior to that Dr. Ward spent six years as an officer with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department.
Dr. Ward's current teaching assignments includes courses related to SAP, IT Policy and Risk Management and Research Methods.
Dr. Ward's research interests include information systems in law enforcement and emergency management, knowledge transfer and research methods. Kerry's work has been published in top journals such as the Journal of the JAIS, European Journal of Information Systems, The Database for Advancement in Information Systems, and IEEE IT Professional.
Dr. Ward has served as the co-chair for Research Methods track at AMCIS, Research Methods mini-track for HICSS and for the Paradigmatic Diversity in IS Research Methods mini-track for AMCIS 2013. Dr. Ward has served as an ad hoc reviewer for several top journals. In addition, he has served on several college committees including the Doctoral Program Committee, Graduate Program Committee and the Judicial Committee.
Awards and Honors
UNO Alumni Outstanding Teaching Award, Teaching - 2010
Ph D, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, MIS, Strategy, 2005
MBA, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN, MIS/FIN, 1999
BS, Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN, Accounting, 1992
BA, Wabash College, Crawfordsville, IN, Psychology, Religion, 1985