Dawit Demissie

Clinical Associate Professor
Information, Technology, and Operations
Joined Fordham: 2018

General Information:
45 Columbus Avenue, Room 617,
New York, NY 10023

Email: [email protected]

  • Dawit Demissie currently holds the position of Clinical Associate Professor at Fordham University, Gabelli School of Business, where his dedication to innovative teaching was duly acknowledged with the Dean's Award for Teaching Innovation in 2023.

    Before assuming this role, he served as a Visiting Assistant Professor at the College of Engineering & Applied Sciences, University at Albany, State University of New York (SUNY). His commitment to teaching excellence earned him the President's Award for Excellence in Teaching in both 2011 and 2016, as well as the SUNY Online Teaching Award in 2018. His teaching prowess also earned him the Faculty of the Year Award for Excellence in Teaching and Academic Advising at Sage Colleges in 2013.

    His diverse academic journey includes roles as a curriculum developer and instructional designer at esteemed institutions such as the Syracuse University, The University of Oklahoma, State University of New York at Oswego, Excelsior College, The Sage Colleges, and Siena College. In industry, Dawit has worked as a systems integration engineer, an application consultant, and an independent software consultant.

    Dawit's contributions to academia extend beyond the classroom, with numerous publications and presentations in leading journals and conference proceedings. His research interests encompass various facets of information and communications technologies (ICT), e-Government, cybersecurity analytics, and learning technologies. Furthermore, he actively engages as a consistent reviewer for multiple international conferences within the domains of information systems and computer science.

    • Ph.D.: University at Albany, State University of New York (SUNY), 2011
    • Master’s: M.S., Syracuse University, 2004
    • Bachelor’s: B.A., State University of New York at Oswego, 2000
    • Use/adoption/impact of information and communication technologies (ICT)
    • e-Government
    • Cybersecurity analytics and data science
    • Learning technologies
    • Abtew, A., Demissie, D., Kekeba, K. (2023). An Ontology-Driven Machine Learning Applications for Public Policy Analysis from Social Media Data: A Systematic Literature Review. Journal of Current Trends in Computer Science Research, 2(2), 182-190.
    • Demissie, D., Alemu., D., & Rorissa, R. (2021). An investigation into user adoption of personal safety devices in higher education using the unified theory of acceptance and use of technology (UTAUT). Journal of the Southern Association of Information Systems, 8, (1)
    • Nigusse, M., Ayanso, A. & Demissie, D. (2020). Profiles and evolution of e-government readiness in Africa: A segmentation analysis. International Journal of Information Systems and Social Change, 11, (1). 43-65.
    • Demissie, D., Rorissa., & Ayanso, A. (2017). Understanding parents’ intention to use a learning Community management system in K-12 schools: An application of the unified theory of acceptance and use of technology model. International Journal of Information Systems and Social Change, 8, (4). 53-72.
    • Potnis, D., Demissie, D., & Deosthali, K. (2017). Students' intention to adopt Internet-based personal safety wearable devices: Extending UTAUT with trusting belief. First Monday, 22(9). 
    • Demissie, D., & Rorissa, A. (2015). The effect of information quality and satisfaction on a parent’s behavioral intention to use a learning community management system. Libri, 65(2), 143-150. 
    • Rorissa, A., Demissie, D., & Pardo, T. (2011). Benchmarking e-government: A comparison of frameworks for computing e-government index and ranking. Government Information Quarterly, 28(3), 354 – 362.
    • Rorissa, A., Demissie, D., Gharawi, M. (2011). A descriptive analysis of contents of Asian e-government websites. In: Ed Downey, Carl D. Ekstrom, & Matthew A. Jones (Eds.), E-Government Website Development: Future Trends and Strategic Models, 102-116. Hershey, PA: IGI Global. 
    • Rorissa, A., Potnis, D., & Demissie, D. (2010). A comparative study of contents of North African & Middle Eastern e-Government service websites. In: Christopher G. Reddick (Ed.), Comparative E-Government: An Examination of E-Government Across Countries, 49-69. New York: Springer. 
    • Rorissa, A., & Demissie, D. (2010). An analysis of African e-government service websites. Government Information Quarterly, 27(2), 161-169.