My name is James Parrish and I am an Assistant Professor of Information Technology in the Department of Information Technology and Decision Sciences (ITDS) of the College of Business at the University of North Texas (UNT) in Denton, TX.
Prior to my current position, I was Chair and Associate Professor of Information Systems and Cybersecurity at Nova Southeastern University’s College of Engineering and Computing (Formerly the Graduate School of Computer and Information Sciences). I am also served as Vice President for Student Chapters for the Association of Information Systems, the President and Chairman of the South Florida Technology Alliance (SFTA), on the Board of Directors of the Decision Sciences Institute – Southwest, a Vice Chair of the Partnership for Advancing Computing Education (PACE).
I am an active researcher in the field of information systems, focusing on the areas of social media, knowledge management, and social engineering exploits. I also mentor doctoral students and teach graduate classes in cloud computing, enterprise systems, and IT Strategy. In addition to my roles as an academic, I work with several regional, national, and international organizations to advocate for technology education, the development of a strong technology workforce, and technology in general.
Prior to entering academia, I worked as an IT Manager and Systems Analyst in the public and private sectors. I am passionate about technology and how it is used by people and within organizations. I am also passionate about getting students involved with technology and have mentored award-winning student teams in the Microsoft Imagine Cup and currently serve as the faculty advisor to the AIS Student Chapter here at NSU where our student teams won awards in Security Case Analysis (2015) and Innovation (2016) AIS Student Chapters Leadership Conference.
This blog is merely another extension of my passion. Here I will write about my research, IT security, IT careers, and other items of interest in technology as well as some of my adventures not related to the Interwebs. Please feel free to read my rants and I hope that you enjoy them.