William J. Tastle

William J. Tastle

Professor, Management
Faculty, Graduate Study in Business

Recent Publications

 

Books

State Violence and the Right to Peace: An International Survey of the Views of Ordinary People, Praeger International; volume 2, chapter on Lebanon

Refereed Journal Articles

 

“Requirements Elicitation Analysis Using Categorical Scales,” with Amjad Abdullat and Mark Wierman, International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Web Intelligence, Vol 2(3), pp. 221-231, August 2010.

“Measuring Faculty Instructional Performance.” Information Systems Education Journal, 2010, 8 (20). http://isedj.org/8/20/. ISSN: 1545-679X. (A preliminary version appears in The Proceedings of ISECON 2009: §1532. ISSN: 1542-7382.)  [Distinguished Paper]

 “A Study of the Programming Languages Used in Information Systems and in Computer Science Curricula,” with Jack Russell, Barbara Russell, and Lissa Pollacia. Information Systems Education Journal, 2010, 8 (56). http://isedj.org/8/56/. ISSN: 1545-679X. (A preliminary version appears in The Proceedings of ISECON 2009: §3154. ISSN: 1542-7382.)

 “Virtual Teams: Preparing Students for Global IT Management: An Empirical Exercise on Three Campuses in Two Countries,” with Bruce White and Andrei Semeniuta. Information Systems Education Journal, 2010, 8 (46). http://isedj.org/8/46/. ISSN: 1545-679X. (A preliminary version appears in The Proceedings of ISECON 2008: §1713. ISSN: 1542-7382.)

"Emerging Trends in Information Technology Departments of Major Icelandic Corporations," with Arsaell Valfells, accepted for publication by the International Journal of Commerce and Management, 2009.

"The IS Model Curriculum and Offshoring: A Call for Revision," with Bruce White, Information Systems Education Journal. 2008. Information Systems Education Journal, 6 (40). http://isedj.org/6/40/. ISSN: 1545-679X. (Also appears in The Proceedings of ISECON 2006: §2513. ISSN: 1542-7382.)

"A New Measure to Analyze Student Performance Using the Likert Scale," with Jack Russell and Mark Wiegman, Information Systems Education Journal, 6 (35), 2008. http://isedj.org/6/35/. ISSN: 1545-679X. (Also appears in The Proceedings of ISECON 2005: §2142. ISSN: 1542­7382.)

"Information Systems, Offshore Outsourcing, and Relevancy in the Business School Curricu­lum," with Bruce A. White, Arsaell Valfells, and Peter Shackleton, Journal of Information Tech­nology Research, 1(2), pp. 61-77, 2008: Also published in Outsourcing and Offshoring of Pro­fessional Services: Business Optimization in a Global Economy, Section VI: Adaptation Para­digms for Academic and Industry, Chapter XVIII, edited by Amar Gupta, IGI Global, Hershey, PA, 2008.

"e-Business Decision Making by Agreement," with Mark J. Wierman, International Journal of E-Business Research, 4(4), pp. 16-25, 2008.

"Determining Risk Assessment Using the Weighted Ordinal Agreement Measure," with Mark J. Wierman, Journal of Homeland Security, http://www.homelandsecurity.org /newjournal /Articles/displayArticle2.asp?article=157, June 2007.

 "Consensus and Dissention: A New Measure," International Journal of Approximate Reasoning (2006).

"An Information Theoretic Measure for the Evaluation of Ordinal Scale Data," Journal of Behavior Research Methods (2006).

"A New Tool in IS Management: Geographic Information Systems," with Boasson, E. and Boasson, V., Information Systems Education Journal (an Internet Journal) (forthcoming).

"E-Learning in Higher Education: The Challenge, Effort, and Return on Investment" with White, B. and Shackleton, P., International Journal on E-Learning (forthcoming).

"Ranking Ordinal Scales Using the Consensus Measure," with Wierman, M.J., Issues in Information Systems 6(2):96-102 (2005).

"E-Government and the Judicial System: Online Access to Case Information," with Kelly, E., International Journal of Electronic Government 1(1): 166-178 (2004).

"The State Of Systems Analysis And Design" with Russell, J. and Pollacia, L., Information Systems Education Journal (2003).

"Analysis and Design: Assessing Actual and Desired Course Content," with Russell, J. Journal of Information SYstems Education 14(1): 77-90 (2003).

Refereed Conference Proceedings

“A New Meta-Classifier,” with Massimo Buscema and Stefano Terzi, 2010, North American Fuzzy Information Processing Society Conference, Toronto, Canada, ISBN 978-1-4244-7858-6. [Meritorious Paper Award]

“Application of Adaptive Systems Methodology to Radiotherapy,” with Massimo Buscema, Francis Newman, and Enzo Grossi, 2010, North American Fuzzy Information Processing Society Conference, Toronto, Canada, ISBN 978-1-4244-7858-6.

“Measurement theory and subsethood,” with Mark Wierman, 2010, North American Fuzzy Information Processing Society Conference, Toronto, Canada, ISBN 978-1-4244-7858-6. [Distinguished Paper Award]

“Preliminary Requirements Analysis Using Categorical Scales,” with Amjad Abdullat and Mark J Wierman, International Conference on Information & Communication Systems, Amman, Jordan, December 2009  [An updated version of paper has been published in the International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Web Intelligence.]

“Information System Outsourcing and Business School Curriculum,” with Ársæll Valfells, Bruce White, and Peter Shackleton, Rannsóknir í félagsvísindum X, October 2009, Reykjavik, Iceland. [A similar citation is found under “Books and Book Chapters.” This paper was selected for publication as a book chapter.]

"Agreement, Agreement Distributions, and Distance," with M J Wierman, North American Fuzzy Information Processing Society Conference 2008, 19-22 May 2008, New York City.

"Managing Icelandic IT Operations through Outsourcing," with A. Valfells, 2008 International Conference on Information Resources Management, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada, 18-20 May 2008.

"Using Consensus to Measure Weighted Targeted Agreement," with Wierman, M J, in Proceed­ings of the North American Fuzzy Information Processing Society Conference, San Diego, CA, [2007].

"Dissent based K-System Analysis," with Wierman, M J, in Proceedings of the North American Fuzzy Information Processing Society Conference, San Diego, CA, [2007].

"Validated content development of a dermatology curriculum for general practitioners," with A. Salmoni, 16th Congress, European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology, Vienna, Austria, May 2007.

"Assessing Team Performance in Information Systems Projects," with Boasson, E, and Wier-man, M J, in 'Information Systems Education Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, [November 2007].

"The Weighted Targeted Consensus Measure as an Indicator of Risk Assessment," with Wier-man, M. J., in Risk Symposium 2007: Risk Analysis for Homeland Security and Defense Theory and Application, Santa Fe, New Mexico, [26-28 March 2007].

"The IS Model Cirriculum and Offshoring: A Call for Revision," Information Systems Education Conference (November 2006).

"Consensus and Dissension: A New Measure of Agreement," North American Fuzzy Information Processing Society Conference." (June 2006). 

"Placing the Dissonance Measure in the Context of Generalized Information,"  North American Fuzzy Information Processing Society Conference." (June 2006).

"A New Measure to Analyze Student Performance Using the Likert Scale," with Wierman, M.J., Proceedings of ISECON 2005, Columbus, OH (2005).

"An Objective Measure of Consensus," with Wierman, M.J., Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Methods and Techniques in Behavioral Research, Wageningen, The Netherlands (2005).

"Consensus and Dissension: A New Measure of Agreement," with Wierman, M.J., North American Fuzzy Information Processing Society, Ann Arbor, MI (2005).

"Consensus and Dissension: Theory and Properties," with Wierman, M.J., North American Fuzzy Information Processing Society, Ann Arbor, MI (2005).

"Measuring Consensus in Team Settings Doing Non-Routine Knowledge Work," Proceedings of the 4th Annual Symposium on Research in Systems Analysis and Design, Cincinnati, April 23-24 (2005).

"Teaching Soft Skills in a Systems Development Capstone Class," with Russell, J., Information Systems Education Conference (ISECON) 2004, Newport, RI (2004).

"Motivation and Barriers to E-Learning in Information Systems," with White, B. Proceedings of the Information Systems Education Conference, San Diego, (November 2003)

"Markup Language Diagramming: A Method to Enhance Web Page Design," Proceedings of ISECON 200219(411b), AITP Foundation for Information Technology Education, San Antonio, ISSN: 154-7382 (2002).

Editor, "Technology in the 21st Century: Where Innovation and Information Converge," Proceedings of the Information Systems Education Conference 2001, Association of Information Technology Professionals, Special Interest Group on Education, Cincinnati, OH (November 2001).

"E-nabling Systems Analysis and Design: A Case for Extending the IS Curriculum," co-authored by U.Rex Dumdum, in Colton, Don, et al (eds.), Proceedings of the Information Systems Education Conference (ISECON), Philadelphia, PA (2000).

Presentations 

"The State of Ordinal Measures," Invited Presentation at the University of Iceland. (October 2006).