Personal Information

Alliant School of Management

Business Administration

San Diego Campus

Program Director, BMD SD

Professor

Alliant International University San Diego
10455 Pomerado Road
San Diego CA 92131

858-635-4551

Courses, Research Interests, Publications

Managing Electronic Business

Data and Information Management

Telecommunications and Networking

Technology and Trends

Information Systems Application

Marketing Information Systems

Global Information Systems

Database Management

Establishing trust in virtual teams, sustainable work design for success in outsourcing/offshoring contexts, impacts of technology on self-efficacy, transfer of technology skills to developing economies, technology synchronization and organizational perf

"Tightening Your Information Systems Security", Job Giant, a local San Diego newspaper, September 2000.

"Casting Program Introduction Along Product Innovation Models," INFORMS (Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences) conference at Cincinnati in May 1999.
Relationship between Information Technology Strategy and Environmental Conditions, Decisions Sciences Institute (DSI), November 1999 at New Orleans (co-authored with Sundell, Krishnamoorthy).

"Investigating Object Based Metrics For representing Software Output Size," Conference on Information Systems and Technology (CIST), in the INFORMS 1997 Annual Conference, San Diego, May 1997

"Modeling Software Estimation Expertise: A Study in Object-Based Integrated CASE Environments," under review at Information Systems Research (ISR) in July, 1996. (With Kauffman R. J.).

"Towards a New Metric for Representing Output in Object-Based Software Development," Proceedings of The Twelfth International Conference On Information Systems, Cleveland, Dec. 16-18, 1996 (with Kauffman, R.J.).

"A Contingency Perspective on Technology Transfer to Transitional Economies," The 1996 IMDA Annual National Conference on Forging Alliances in Global Markets , New Orleans, Louisiana, November 6-8, 1996 (with Levitt, C.).

"The Expanded Space and Time Access of the Internet," National Conference on Excellence in Education '96, Anaheim, CA, October 1996.

"Tools for Managing Repository Objects", a chapter in Software Engineering Economics and Declining Budgets, Geriner P. T., et al, ed., Springer-Verlag, 1994 (with Banker, R.D. and Kauffman, R.J.).

"Dynamic Life Cycle Trajectory Metrics: Managing Development Productivity of The Computer Aided Software Engineering (CASE) Process", a chapter in The Handbook of Software Engineering Productivity, Keyes, J., ed., McGraw-Hill, Nov. 1993 (with Banker, R.D. and Kauffman, R.J.).

"An Empirical Test of Object-Based Output Measurement Metrics in a Computer Aided Software Engineering (CASE) Environment" Journal of Management Information Systems, winter 1992 (with Banker, R.D. and Kauffman, R.J.).

"Output Measurement Metrics in a Computer Aided Software Engineering (CASE) Environment: Critique, Evaluation and Proposal", Proceedings of The Twenty-Fourth Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, Jan. 1991 (with Banker, R.D. and Kauffman, R.J.)

"The Living Case: An Intelligent System For Providing Case Instruction", Proceedings of The Twelfth International Conference On Information Systems, New York, Dec. 16-18, 1991 (with Turner, J.A.).

Principal Investigator for 500K grant on TechWORKS, Technology-Based Learning project. This contract is part of a larger grant awarded to Able-Disabled Advocacy (A-DA) by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA); larger grant includes consortium of local agencies such as SD Futures Foundation (SDFF), South County Economic Development Council (SCEDC), Department of Rehabilitation (DOR), and SD Workforce Partnership., 2012

Principal Investigator for 50K grant on Veterans Employment Assistance Program (VEAP) awarded to Able-Disabled Advocacy (A-DA) by State of California, Employment Development Department (EDD)., 2011

Co-Project Leader for grant from Consortium of North American Higher Education Colleges (CONAHEC) in 2004 for transfer of business skills to Mexico., 2004

Co-Project Leader for grant Software Process Improvement Training for Protg EnGeniusDepartment of Defense, Mentor Proteg program Office, in collaboration with Booz-Allen Hamilton, Atlanta., 2004

Co-Project Leader for grant from Consortium of North American Higher Education Colleges (CONAHEC) for transfer of technology skills to Mexico., 2003

Co-Project Leader for grant Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) Training and Assessment for Protg Delphi, Department of Defense, Mentor Proteg program Office, in collaboration with JT3 Corporation, Edwards Air Force Base., 2003

Project Leader for Mentor-Proteg grant, Department of Defense, for collaboration on curriculum development for Software Process Improvement and Capability Maturity Model Integrative (CMMI)., 2003

Academic History and Background

MBA - Indian Institute of Management (Ahmedabad, India)

PhD, Management Information Systems - Stern School of Business, New York University, 1994

"Teacher of the Year", United States International University, 2001

Member, Board of Trustees, San Diego Global University, 2007

Member, Board of Trustees, Alliant International University, 2007

Member, International Advisory Board, Aravali Institute of Management, Jodhpur, India, 2005

Faculty Senate Co-Chair, Alliant International University, 2002-2003

Member of Editors Panel and Board Member on the Advisory Board of the "Second Annual Editions in E-Business," McGraw Hill, October 2001., 2001

Member, Advisory Board, Global Entrepreneurship Institute, 2001-2006

Member of Editors Panel and Board Member on the Advisory Board of the "Annual Editions in E-Business," McGraw Hill, October 2000., 2000

Fellow, Society of Information Management (SIM), 1992

Member and Presenter, San Diego Software Industry Council events

Member, IEEE Society

Member and Panelist, INFORMS and Operations Research Association

Founding Member, GlobalMind Center for Strategic Consulting

Professional Practice and Community Service

Designed and implemented BS degree is Information Systems and Technology and MBA/MIBA concentration in Information Technology Management

Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management

Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Global Information Systems

Editor, Annals of Electronic Commerce

Reviewer, Journal of Information Systems and Global Information Systems

Founder and Member: San Diego Community Colleges Computer Council (SD4C)

* Technology applications
* Volunteering for district level committees on Gifted and Talented Education
* Technology facilitation of global communities

Bio and Links

Dr. Rachna Kumar is a professor of information systems and technology in the School of Business at Alliant International University in San Diego.

Dr. Kumar teaches courses in the Electronic Commerce, Database, and Business Intelligence areas. She specializes in transfer of information systems skills in bi-national contexts, computer mediated technology and remote work environments, drivers of innovation in organizations and online education. She has published more than 50 publications and articles in these areas in reputed journals and conferences. She has consulted for several firms in U.S., Mexico, Turkey and India and is an active member of the academic community as journal reviewer, as member of advisory panels, and as member of editorial boards.

Dr. Kumar has experience in several funded programs and grants. She was also Co-Project Leader on a grant Software Process Improvement Training for Protégé EnGenius, Department of Defense, Mentor Protegé program Office, in collaboration with Booz-Allen Hamilton, and Co-Project Leader for a grant Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) Training and Assessment for Protégé Delphi, Department of Defense, Mentor Protegé program Office, in collaboration with JT3 Corporation, Edwards Air Force Base. One of these projects, executed as a three way partnership, received the Nunn-Perry award for Excellence in 2006.

Dr. Kumar was also the Co-Project Leader for two grants from Consortium of North American Higher Education Colleges (CONAHEC) for transfer of information systems skills to Mexico (2003, 2004). Recently in 2011, she was the Project Leader in a 50K funded program to increase outreach to veterans aimed at recruiting them to educational degree programs. In 2012, she is the Principal Investigator on a 500K funded program to train and educate participants in the unemployed sector in San Diego County.

She has a Ph.D. in Information Systems from Stern School of Business at New York University, New York.