Chair of Technology, Information and Systems Analytics
- Information systems management
Rhoda Joseph Ph.D. joined The Mike Ilitch School of Business in August 2023. She was previously at Pennsylvania State University, Harrisburg where she held the rank of full professor with tenure and served as the Director of the MBA program; joint MBA/JD program; and the MBA/PhD in Biomedical Sciences program. She successfully launched a new integrated undergraduate-graduate (IUG) five-year program in the School of Business that tripled in size in four years, with a 98% retention rate. In her 19 years at Penn State, she held significant leadership roles including chairing the College’s Promotion and tenure Committee; co-chairing AACSB re-accreditation committees; chairing faculty and staff search committees; ombudsman, and membership to University and College-level curriculum review and redesign committees.
Her primary teaching areas were in database management, data warehousing, eCommerce/mCommerce, and foundations of management information systems. Her research is focused in the areas of eGovernment/mGovernment; IT in Emerging Economies and Applied Analytics.
Dr. Joseph has an established and consistent publication record with articles in premiere journals in her field including Communications of the ACM, Communications of the AIS, IEEE IT Professional, and Government Information Quarterly; conference proceedings; book chapters; and reports to sponsors. She has obtained many accolades in her profession including the most recent naming as the Beta Gamma Sigma Business Professor of the Year 2023, at Penn State Harrisburg.
Dr. Joseph earned a Ph.D. in Business, with an Information Systems focus from the City University of New York (CUNY) as well as a M.Phil. She obtained an MBA from Baruch College, with a concentration in Information Systems. She completed her undergraduate studies in Computer Science and Mathematics from the University of the West Indies. Her extensive experience in teaching, research, service, and leadership will serve to advance the mission of the Department, College, and University.