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Joni Adkins

Joni Adkins

Associate Professor

"When possible, use examples from your current work situation in your classes."

Degrees Held:

  • DBA in Management – Anderson University, 2011
  • MBA with MIS emphasis – Northwest Missouri State University, 2001
  • B.S. in Business Education and Office Information Systems – Northwest Missouri State University, 1995

Career Highlights:

I’ve spent 23 years in higher education working in student support and teaching business and computing classes.

In which online program(s) do you teach?

M.S. in Business Analytics

Which classes do you teach online?

44-638 Financial Modeling and Decision Making for IT

In what ways do you connect with online students?

Email, videos and Zoom sessions.

What do you want your students to take away from class?

More knowledge and experience in using Excel to help make financial decisions.

Why did you start teaching?

I have always taught, either as a corporate computer trainer, high school business teacher or college instructor. I like to help students learn.

What advice would you give to your online students?

Be proactive with your classes; look ahead and ask questions when you have them. When possible, use examples from your current work situation in your classes. For example, in an open-ended project, try to incorporate something you are interested in and really wanting to learn more about.

What qualities make someone particularly successful in the field in which you teach?

Good analytical skills, strong written and verbal communication skills, the ability to work with others, the ability to learn new technology and to be a self-starter

What is the one book you think everyone should read?

Too many books to list! I like to read.

What do you do when you need a laugh?

Have dinner with friends.

Notable works:

  • Adkins, J. & Tu, C. (2019). Applying an Agile Approach in an Information Systems Capstone Course. Information Systems Education Journal, 17(3), 41-49. ISSN: 1545-679X
  • Adkins, J., Linville, D., & Baudami, C. (2019). The impact of an interactive textbook in a beginning programming class. Proceedings of the EDSIGCON (Conference on Information Systems and Computing Education).
  • Tu, C. Z., Adkins, J., & Zhao G. Y. (2019), “Complying with BYOD Security Policies: A Moderation Model Based on Protection Motivation Theory”. Journal of the Midwest Association for Information Systems, 2019(1), pp. 11-29.
  • Tu, C. Z., Adkins, J., and Zhao, G. Y. (2019), “A Review of Information Systems Security Management: An Integrated Framework”, Midwest United States Association for Information Systems 14th Annual Conference, May 21-22, 2019, Oshkosh, Wisconsin, USA.
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