Rick Mathieu serves as the Interim Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the College of Business at James Madison University. He provides leadership for and coordination of all academic programs offered by the college, including strategic planning, resource allocation, implementation, evaluation and continuous improvement. In addition, he collaborates with the dean, department heads and the director for human resources and administration to develop and support the enhancement of the faculty human capital. Finally, he provides leadership for and coordination of all assurance of learning activities within the college.
From 2005 until 2011 he served as the department head for the Department of Computer Information Systems & Management Science at James Madison University. During that time, the James Madison University CIS Undergraduate Program was named a “Top 10 Information Technology Program in Nation” by TechRepublic (2008), the CIS program experienced an enrollment growth of 116% in the undergraduate CIS Major, a joint degree program in CIS was developed between Wuhan University, China and James Madison University, and several endowed scholarships and endowed faculty development funds were established. The CIS program received full ABET accreditation in 2011.
From 1999 until 2005 he taught in the Department of Decision Sciences and MIS in the John Cook School of Business at Saint Louis University. From 2003 until 2005 he served as department chair. He received his Ph.D. and M.S. from the University of Virginia and his B.S. from the University of Delaware. From 1991 until 1999 he taught in the Department Information Systems and Operations Management in the Cameron School of Business at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.
Rick is active in the information systems research community. He serves on the editorial board for the International Journal of Business Process Integration and Management, the International Journal of Services Sciences, and the International Journal of Services and Operations Management. He has published over thirty peer-reviewed journal articles, three peer-reviewed book chapters, one book, and thirty-four conference proceedings. His research has appeared in publications such as Communications of the ACM, Computer (IEEE), Computers and Industrial Engineering, Production Planning and Control, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, and Computers in Industry. He has received fourteen research grants totaling over $138,000. Following is a link to Rick’s Google Citation Profile.
He serves on the Academic Advisory Council for ABET and as a program evaluator (PEV) for the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET. He was recently elected to serve as the President-Elect for the AIS Special Interest Group on Program Assessment and Accreditation (SIG PAA).