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Dawit Demissie

Clinical Assistant Professor
Information Systems
Joined Fordham: 2018

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

Email: demissie@fordham.edu

Biography

Dawit Demissie is currently a clinical assistant professor at Fordham University’s Gabelli School of Business. Previously he was an assistant professor of computer science at The Sage Colleges, and recently received the faculty of the year award for Excellence in Teaching and Academic Advising. He was also a visiting assistant professor at the College of Engineering & Applied Sciences, University at Albany, State University of New York, receiving the President's Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2011 and 2015. He has also served as a lecturer/instructor/course developer at the State University of New York at Oswego, Siena College, Excelsior College, and Syracuse University.

He has published and presented in major journals and conference proceedings. His research interests include use/adoption/impact of information and communication technologies (ICTs), e-government, and social and mobile computing. He has several articles under review. He is a constant reviewer for a number of international conferences in the information systems and information/computer science discipline

Education

  • PhD: University at Albany, State University of New York (SUNY), 2011
  • Master’s: MS, Syracuse University, 2004
  • Bachelor’s: BA, State University of New York at Oswego, 2000

Research Interests

  • Use/adoption/impact of information and communication technologies (ICTs)
  • e-Government
  • Social and mobile computing

Publications

  • Negussie, M., Demissie, D., & Ayanso, A. (in press).  Profiles and Evolution of E-government Readiness in Africa. International Journal of Information Systems and Social Change (IJISSC).
  • 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 (IJISSC), 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 egovernment websites. In: Ed Downey, Carl D. Ekstrom, & Matthew A. Jones (Eds.), EGovernment Website Development: Future Trends and Strategic Models (pp. 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 (pp. 49-69). 
  • Rorissa, A., & Demissie, D. (2010). An analysis of African e-government service websites. Government Information Quarterly, 27(2), 161-169.