Thomas Ottaway, PhD

Dean and Professor

College of Business

Computer Science and Informatics

EDUCATION

Ph.D. 1995

Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

College of Business Administration

Production/Operations Management

M.S. 1993

Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

College of Business Administration

Management Information Systems

B.S. 1990

Wichita State University, Wichita, Kansas

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Computer Science

ACADEMIC Positions

Idaho State University, Pocatello, Idaho  2013-Present

College of Business

Dean

Idaho State University, Pocatello, Idaho 2003-2013

College of Business

Associate Professor of Computer Information Systems, Tenured

Idaho State University, Pocatello, Idaho 2001-2003

College of Business

Assistant Professor of Computer Information Systems

Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas 1999-2001

College of Business Administration

Assistant Professor of Management

University of Montana, Missoula, Montana 1995-1999

College of Business Administration

Assistant Professor of Management

Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas1991-1995

College of Business Administration

Teaching Assistant

OTHER WORK EXPERIENCE

1985-1991 Systems Analyst

The Boeing Company

Wichita, Kansas

REFEREED JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS

  1. Nitse, Philip S., Kevin R. Parker, Thomas A. Ottaway, and Dennis W. Krumwiede (2004). "The Impact of Color in the E-commerce Marketing of Fashions: An Exploratory Study." European Journal of Marketing -- Special Issue on Fashion Marketing, 38 (7/8), Forthcoming.
  2. Niendorf, Bruce B. and Thomas A. Ottaway (2003), "Multi-Agent Simulation and Genetic Algorithms: An Investigation of Market Risk Premiums," Journal of Financial and Economic Practice, 1:2, pp. 67-74.
  3. Ottaway, Thomas A., Carol L. Bruneau, and Gerald E. Evans (2003), "The Impact of Auction Item Image and Buyer/Seller Feedback Rating on Electronic Auctions," Journal of Computer Information Systems, 43:3, pp 56-60.
  4. Niendorf, Bruce B. and Thomas A. Ottaway (2002), "Market Risk Premiums: Investor Incentive to Vary Individual Risk Preferences," Journal of Economics and Finance, 26:1, pp. 77-87.
  5. Ottaway, Thomas A., and James R. Burns (2000), " An Adaptive Production Control System Utilizing Agent Technology," International Journal of Production Research, 38:4, pp. 721-737.
  6. Ottaway, Thomas A., and James R. Burns (1997), "Adaptive, Agile Approaches to Organizational Architecture Utilizing Agent Technology," Decision Sciences, 28:3, pp. 483-511.

RESEARCH IN PROGRESS

Working Papers:

Ottaway, Thomas A., “An Adaptive Load Balancing Mechanism for Web-Server Clusters,“ targeted for submission to Communications of the ACM.

REFEREED CONFERENCE PAPERS

  1. Krumwiede, Dennis, Parker, Kevin R., Nitse, Philip S., & Ottaway, Thomas A. (2004). "Customer Sensitivity to Electronically Reproduced Color Products: Its effect on the Operation of Return Goods." Distribution Business Management Association Annual Conference Proceedings , Chicago, Illinois, May 18-20 (pp. 1-9).
  2. Krumwiede, Dennis, and Philip S. Nitse, Kevin R. Parker, Thomas A. Ottaway (2003), “Returning Internet Purchased Color Sensitive Products: The Effect On The Supply Chain,” 7th International Conference of the Decision Sciences Institute, Decision Sciences Institute.
  3. Ottaway, Thomas A. and Bruce B. Niendorf (2002), “Multi-Agent Simulation and Genetic Algorithms: An Investigation of Market Risk Premiums,” Decision Sciences Institute 2002 Annual Meeting Proceedings, Decision Sciences Institute.
  4. Ottaway, Thomas A. and Kevin R. Parker (2002), "A Conceptual Model of Structural Adaptation in Agent-based Workflow Management Systems."Proceedings of the 2002 Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS 2002), Association for Information Systems.
  5. Nitse, Philip S., Kevin R. Parker, Thomas Ottaway, and Dennis Krumwiede (2002), “The Impact Of Consumer Perceptions On E-Commerce Transactions,” Proceedings of The International Applied Business Research Conference.
  6. Niendorf, Bruce B., and Thomas A. Ottaway (2002), “Time Variation in Investor Risk Preferences, Market Volatility, and Market Risk Premiums,” Proceedings of the 53rd International Atlantic Economic Conference, International Atlantic Economic Society.
  7. Ottaway, Thomas A., Carol L. Bruneau, and Gerald E. Evans (2001), “The Impact of Auction Item Image and Buyer/Seller Feedback Rating on Electronic Auctions,” Proceedings of the Seventh Americas Conference on Information Systems, Association for Information Systems.
  8. Niendorf, Bruce B. and Thomas A. Ottaway (2000), "Market Risk Premiums: Investor Incentive to Vary Individual Risk Preferences," Proceedings of the 2000 FMA Annual Meeting, Financial Management Association.
  9. Bruneau, Carol L. and Thomas A. Ottaway (2000), "Electronic Auctions: What Is A Picture Worth," Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Business and Behavioral Sciences, American Society of Business and Behavioral Sciences.
  10. Willis, Geoffrey P. and Thomas A. Ottaway (1998), "An Investigation of Buffer Size, Data Distribution, Bottleneck Location, and Line Length Impact on the Performance of a Simulated Flow Shop," 1998 Proceedings of the Decision Sciences Institute, Decision Sciences Institute.
  11. Ottaway, Thomas A., and Geoffrey P. Willis (1997), "An Adaptive Workflow Management System Utilizing Agent Technology," 1997 Proceedings of the Decision Sciences Institute, Decision Sciences Institute.
  12. Ottaway, Thomas A., and Gerald E. Evans (1996), "An Adaptive Information Architecture to Support Business Process Reengineering," 1996 Proceedings of the Decision Sciences Institute, Decision Sciences Institute.
  13. Ottaway, Thomas A., and Gerald E. Evans (1996), “Effectiveness of Voluntary Restraint Agreements on the U.S. Machine Tool Industry,” 1996 Proceedings of the Decision Sciences Institute, Decision Sciences Institute, (Abstract Only).
  14. Evans, Gerald E., Roberta D. Evans, and Thomas A. Ottaway (1996), "Information Systems as Interventions: The Case for Outcomes-Based Evaluations," 1996 Proceedings of the Decision Sciences Institute, Decision Sciences Institute, (Abstract Only).
  15. Ottaway, Thomas A. (1995), “An Intelligent and Adaptive Information System for FMS Control,” 1995 Proceedings of the Decision Sciences Institute, Decision Sciences Institute.
  16. Ottaway, Thomas A. (1995), "A Model and Prototype for Dynamically Adaptive Manufacturing Control," Bulletin of the Fifth Annual Meeting of the Production and Operations Management Society, Production and Operations Management Society, (Abstract Only).

FUNDED RESEARCH

Competitive Grants And Field Research & Consulting Contracts Awarded:

  1. 1999-2000 Net-Centric Command and Control Study, United States Navy, $84,226.75
  2. 2003 “A Telecommunications Inventory of Southeast Idaho,” Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory, $7,958
  3. 2002 Michael C. Ruettgers Initiative, College of Business, Idaho State University, $5,000
  4. 1998 Montanans On a New Trac for Science (MONTS), National Science Foundation, $25,000
  5. 1997 Summer Research Grant, School of Business Administration, University of Montana, $3000
  6. 1996 University Research Grant, University of Montana, $2,200
  7. 1996 Summer Research Grant, School of Business Administration, University of Montana, $3000
  8. 1995 Summer Research Grant, School of Business Administration, University of Montana, $3000

AWARDS

Recipient, Beta Gamma Sigma Outstanding Teaching Award, 1996-1997.

OTHER SCHOLARLY ACTIVITY

“Method and System for Improving Throughput in a Distributed Agent Architecture,” Patent Pending, Application Number 09174806, Patent and Trademark Office, United States Department of Commerce

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  1. Decision Sciences Institute,
  2. Association for Computing Machinery,
  3. Association for Information Systems

SERVICE

Reviewing:

Ad hoc reviewer for:

Prentice Hall, Inc. (2002, 2003)

International Journal of Production Research (1999, 2000)

Academic Press (2000)

IEEE Press (1998, 1999)

Conferences:

Association for Information Systems (2002)

Decision Sciences (1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2002)

MBA Oral Examination Committees:

  1. Ryan Staten, 2002
  2. Kevin Bernhart, 2002
  3. Jeffrey Jones, 2002
  4. David Stonehill, 2002

Thesis Committees:

  1. Chair: Brett Hanson, M.B.A., 1999
  2. Committee Member: Cameron Lawrence, M.B.A., 1998
  3. Eric Loftsgarden, M.B.A., 1997

Idaho State University Committees:

  1. Faculty Senate (2003-2006)
  2. Campus Planning Council (2002-2005)
  3. Long Range Facility Development Planning Committee (ad hoc)
  4. Space Utilization Committee (ad hoc)
  5. Campus Safety Committee (2002)
  6. Promotion Committee (Kregg Aytes, 2002)
  7. Tenure and Promotion Committee (Robert Hoover, 2002)
  8. Computer Information Systems Faculty Search Committee (2001-2002)

Kansas State University Committees:

  1. Management Information Systems Faculty Search Committee (2000-2001)
  2. Department of Management Journal Rankings List (2000-2001)
  3. Summer Grant Committee (1999-2000)
  4. Library Book Purchase Committee (1999-2000)

University of Montana Committees:

  1. Faculty Senate (1998-1999)
  2. Undergraduate Curriculum Committee (1998-1999)
  3. Technology Committee (1996-1997, Chair 1997-1998)
  4. Summer Grant Committee (1995-1996)
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