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 is currently a Clinical Associate Professor at Fordham University, Gabelli School of Business. Previously he was a visiting assistant professor at the College of Engineering & Applied Sciences, University at Albany, State University of New York (SUNY), receiving the President's Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2011, 2016 and SUNY Online Teaching Award in 2018. Dawit has also served as a Lecturer and Course Developer at the State University of New York at Oswego, Excelsior College, The Sage Colleges, Syracuse University, The University of Oklahoma, and Siena College. He has also worked in the industry as a systems integration engineer, an application consultant, and an independent software consultant.

    Dawit has published and presented in major journals and conference proceedings. His research interests include use/adoption/impact of information and communications technologies (ICT), e-Government, analytics and data science. He is a constant reviewer for several international conferences in the information systems and computer science discipline.

    • 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
    • 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.