Accounting and Business Computer Systems
232 Business Complex, MSC 3DH
New Mexico State University
Las Cruces, New Mexico 88003-8001
Office phone: (505) 646-2990
Ph.D., Business Administration
Educational Honors and Scholarships
Area: Computer Information Systems and Quantitative Analysis
University of Arkansas, January 1998
M.B.A., Northern Arizona University, July 1982
B.A., University of Arkansas, Major: Psychology, May 1977
Graduate Assistantship, University of Arkansas, 1994-1997
Arkansas Business and Professional Women Scholarship, 1996-1997
Dean's List, Northern Arizona University, 1980-1982
2002 - Present: Associate Professor, Accounting &
Business Computers Systems, New Mexico State University
1998 - 2002: Assistant Professor, Accounting &
Business Computer Systems, New Mexico State University
August 1994 - December 1997: Graduate Assistant, University
of Arkansas (UA)
January 1990 - May 1994: Assistant Professor, Southern
Arkansas University Tech (SAU Tech)
January 1994-March 1994: Instructor, Southern Arkansas
March 1986-December 1989: Principal Research Analyst,
INCOG, Tulsa, Oklahoma
January 1983-March 1986: Transportation Analyst, Buckeye Gas
Company, Tulsa, Oklahoma
Leonard, L.N.K., Cronan, T.P., and Kreie, J. "What Influences IT Ethical
Behavior Intentions - Planned Behavior, Reasoned Action, Perceived Importance, Individual Characteristics?"
Submitted to Information Systems Research and currently under review,
Kreie, J. and McNelis, K. "Programmer Tips for Building Spreadsheet
Applications." The National Accountant, Vol. 46, No. 4, June 2001, pp.
Merchant, S., Kreie, J. and Cronan, T.P. "Training End Users: Assessing
the Effectiveness of Multimedia-Based Instruction." Journal of Computer Information Systems,
Vol. 41, No. 3, Spring 2001, pp. 20-25.
Kreie, J., Cronan, T.P., Pendley, J., and Renwick, J. "Applications
Development by End-Users: Can Quality Be Improved?" Decision Support
Systems, August 2000, Vol. 29 No. 2, pp. 143-152.
Kreie, J. and Cronan, T.P. ""Making Ethical Decisions: What Would You
Do? Can Companies Influence the Decision? " Communication of the ACM,
2000, Vol. 23 No. 12, pp. 66-71.
Kreie, J. and Cronan, T.P., "Copyright, Piracy, Privacy, and Security
Issues: Acceptable or Unacceptable Actions for End Users?,"
of End User Computing Vol. 11, No. 2, 1999, pp. 13-20.
Kreie, J. and Cronan, T. P., "How Men and Women View Ethics,"
Communications of the
ACM, Vol. 41, No. 9, 1998, pp. 70-76.
Kreie, J. and Pendley, J., "Spreadsheet Safety; Designing the Perfect
of Accountancy, November, 1998, pp. 31-34.
Kreie, J., Headrick, W. R., and Steiner, R. "A Team-Oriented Approach to Learning: An Effort to Improve Student Retention and Performance,"
accepted for the coming National Decision Sciences Institute Conference, 2002.
Kreie, J. and Headrick, W.R. "Student Characteristics and Internet-Based
Courses: What Makes A Successful Online Student?" National Decision
Sciences Institute Conference, 2000.
Headrick, W.R. and Kreie, J. "Instructional Effectiveness: Traditional
Classroom vs. Web- Based Teaching" National Decision Sciences Institute
Kreie, J. and Cronan. T.P. "Applications Developed by End-users: Can
Application Quality Be Improved?" National Decision Sciences Institute
Cronan, T. P., Leonard, L., and Kreie, J. "Intentions for Ethical Dilemmas:
What Are the Influences?" Southwest Decision Sciences Institute, 1999 Conference.
Spann, S., Cronan, T. P., and Kreie, J. "Multimedia As a Classroom
Tool: Can It Replace Lecture?" International Association of Computer Information
Systems, Fall 1998 Conference.
Kreie, J. and Renwick, J., "What End-Users Know About Spreadsheet Software:
Developing an Assessment Tool" National Decision Sciences Institute Conference,
Kreie, J. and Cronan, T.P. "Influencing Ethical Decisions: A Logistic
Regression Analysis" National Decision Sciences Institute Conference, 1998.
Kreie, J., Spann, S., and Cronan, T.P., "The Use of Multimedia in Classroom
Instruction: Does It Make A Difference?" Southwest Decision Sciences Institute,
Kreie, J. and Cronan, T.P. "Acceptable or Unacceptable Actions: Factors
that Influence the Decision" Southwest Decision Sciences Institute Conference,
Cronan, T.P. and Kreie, J. "On Ethical Decision-making: Factors Influencing
IS-Related Decisions" National Decision Sciences Institute Conference,
Kreie, J. "The Coad/Yourdon and Structured Methodologies: A Comparison
of Approaches" National Decision Sciences Institute Conference, 1996.
White, D., McHaney, R. and Kreie, J. "Longitudinal Observations on
User Satisfaction" National Decision Sciences Institute Conference, 1996.
Johnson, R., Heilman, G., Ma, J., and Kreie, J. "Meta-Analysis of a
Simulation Application" National Decision Sciences Conference, 1995.
McHaney, R., White, D. and Kreie, J. "Convergent Validity of Satisfaction
Measures with Perceptual Confounds" National Decision Sciences Institute
Organized a panel to discuss ideas and tools for working
effectively with student teams. The panel was held at the SWFAD conference,
Spring 2001, and at the national conference in November 2001. A web site is maintained to disseminate the material
presented by this panel (URL: http://cbae.nmsu.edu/~jkreie/teams/
Provided a workshop on developing multimedia instructional material
at the national Decisions Sciences Institute conference, Fall 1999. Other
workshop presenters: R. Oliver, T.P. Cronan, R. Chaney, and S. Spann.
Provided a workshop on using multimedia instructional material in classroom
instruction at the Southwest Federation of Administrative Disciplines Conference,
Spring 1998. Other workshop presenters: T. P. Cronan, R. Chaney, and S.
Research In Progress
Conducting research into factors that may predict how well students do in
online courses. Currently collecting data on students' preferred
learning style, computer skills, performance in web-based and traditional
classes, and the impact of team learning.
A paper based on the ongoing research in ethical
decision making has been submitted to Information Systems Research (ISR) and
currently under review. This paper presents a comprehensive ethical
decision-making model and report empirical results. Three journal articles have been published based on previous
data collection and results.
On the Improvement of User-Developed Applications through the Use of
a Systems Development Methodology (Completed January 1998)
The focus of this research was on applying systems analysis and design
techniques to end-user developed applications to address problems with
accuracy errors, omission errors, and lack of documentation.
This research consisted of an experiment conducted over the Internet. End
users submitted information through forms and e-mail attachments. They
received training from CBT modules they downloaded from the experiment web site.
Patricia Christmore Teaching Award, 2001-2002, NMSU
Donald C. Roush Award for Teaching Excellence, 2001, NMSU
Junior Faculty Outstanding Performance in Scholarly Research, 1998-1999,
Faculty Excellence Award, 1992-1993, SAU Tech
Faculty Excellence Award, 1991-1992, SAU Tech
Developed and taught a new special topics class: Oracle database and
application development software.
WebCT has been incorporated in all my classes to enhance the delivery of course material
to students and to provide more readily available feedback on scores for
assignments and exams..
Developed course material and taught a new class in the Business Computers
Systems major: System Design, Development, Implementation (BCS 450). This
course is a project-oriented, senior-level class that enables students
to integrate and apply skills from several courses. This course involves
management and interpersonal skills for project planning and team work
and technical skills for completing systems development life cycle. This course also
has students work on their written communication skill by writing reports
on the project and documenting the software developed. In the past two
semesters students in this class have had real-world experience in developing
database applications for a few departments at NMSU and for some local
businesses and government agencies.
Hands-on experience has been integrated into the Systems Analysis
and Design course (BCS 350) by having students work in teams on a real-world
project. This project is done in the latter part of the semester after
students have learned technical skills in project management (PERT/CPM),
data modeling (ERD), and process modeling (DFD). In past semesters BCS
350 student teams have developed applications to
- Manage the assignment of tutors to students for Student Services at NMSU,
Track athlete performance for a coach at NMSU,
Track articles, topics, and authors for a researcher at NMSU,
Manage delinquent accounts for a local branch of the state tax and revenue
Manage inventory for a local government agency.
Currently working on computer-based instructional material using WWW delivery
and multi-media technology. Some modules have been developed already that
illustrate computer concepts (for example, the bubble sort algorithm and
the parity bit). This material is meant to re-enforce material covered
in the classroom.
Developed a self-assessment for students to help gauge what students know
or don't know about productivity software (word processing, spreadsheets,
etc.). This assessment helps in tailoring the coverage of software skills
in BCS 110 (Introduction to Computerized Information Systems).
- Special Topics: Oracle Database and Developer Applications (BCS 490)
System Design, Development and Implementation (BCS 450)
Systems Analysis and Design (BCS 350)
Introduction to Computerized Information Systems (BCS 110)
Information Systems Management
Manufacturing Systems Analysis
Programming I and II
Microcomputer Operating Systems
Introduction to Computers
Introduction to Business
Decision Sciences Institute (national and regional organizations)
Association of Computing Machinery
Association of Information Technology Professionals
Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society
Oracle Development Tools User Group