Randall K. Minas, Jr.

Assistant Professor
Hon Kau and Alice Lee Faculty Fellow
Faculty Advisor, Information Technology Management Association

Academic Background

  • Ph.D., Information Systems, Kelley School of Business, Indiana University
  • MB, Information Systems, Kelley School of Business, Indiana University
  • MBA, Finance Concentration, Indiana State University 
  • BS, Psychology - Neuroscience, Vanderbilt University

Research Interests

  • Cognitive Biases
  • Collaboration
  • Decision-making
  • Priming
  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • NeuroIS
  • Augmented Reality/Cognition
  • Health IT

Selected Publications

Journal Publications

Minas, R.K., Dennis, A.R., Potter, R.F., & Kamhawi, R. (In Press). Triggering Insight: Using Neuroscience to Understand How Priming Changes Individual Cognition during Electronic Brainstorming. Decision Sciences.

Dennis, A.R. & Minas, R.K. (2018). Security on autopilot: Why current security theories hijack our thinking and lead us astray. The DATA BASE for Advances in Information Systems 49(1), 15-38.

Minas, R.K., Poor, M., Dennis, A.R., & Bartelt, V. (2016). A prime a day keeps calories away: The effects of supraliminal priming on food consumption and the moderating role of gender and eating restraint. Appetite 105, 494-499.

Dennis, A.R., Minas, R.K. & Lockwood, N.S. (2016). Mapping the corporate blogosphere: Linking audience, content, and management to blog visibility. Journal of the Association of Information Systems 17(3), 162-193.

Minas, R.K., Potter, R.F., Dennis, A.R., Bartelt, V., & Bae, S. (2014). Putting on the thinking cap: Using NeuroIS to understand information processing in virtual teams. Journal of Management Information Systems 30(4), 49-82.

Massey, A.P., Khatri, V., & Minas, R.K. (2013). The influence of psychographic beliefs on website usability requirements. AIS Transactions on Human-Computer Interaction 5(4), 157-174.

Dennis, A.R., Bhagwatwar, A., & Minas, R.K. (2013). Play for performance: Using computer word games to improve test-taking performance. Journal of Information Systems Education 24(3), 223-233.

Dennis, A.R., Minas, R.K., & Bhagwatwar, A. (2013). Sparking creativity: Improving electronic brainstorming with individual cognitive priming, Journal of Management Information Systems 29(4), 195-216.

Minas, R.K., & Park, S. (2007).  Attentional window in schizophrenia and schizotypal personality: Insight from negative priming studies.  Journal of Applied and Preventive Psychology 12(3), 140-148.

Conference Publications and Abstracts

Minas, R.K. & Crosby, M. (2016). Overloaded and Biased? Using Augmented Cognition to Understand the Interaction between Information Overload and Cognitive Biases. HCI   International 2016. Toronto, Canada. *Best Paper Award in the Augmented Cognition Track at HCI International 2016

Minas, R.K., Johnston, A.C., Warkentin, M., Dennis, A.R., & Menard, P. (2016). Priming to Elicit Protection Motivated Behaviors: A Research Proposal. The 2016 Dewald Roode Workshop on Information Systems Security Research. Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Han, J., Liao, W., Minas, R., Dennis, A., & Potter, R.F. (2016).  Relationships Between Neural Patterns During Picture Priming and Creative Thinking During Electronic Brainstorming. Research presented at the International Communication Association annual conference in Fukuoka, Japan.

Minas, R.K., Dennis, A.R., & Massey, A.P. (2016). Opening the Mind: Designing 3D Virtual Environments to Enhance Team Creativity. 49th Hawaiian International Conference on System Sciences. Kauai, Hawaii.

MInas, R.K., Samuel, B., Yuan, I., & Khatri, V. (2014). Exploring the iterative nature of corrective SQL maintenance: An eye tracking study. Workshop of Information Technology and Systems. Auckland, New Zealand.

Minas, R.K., Potter, R.F., Dennis, A.R., Bartelt, V., & Bae, S. (2013). Overloaded or biased? Using EEG and NeuroIS to elucidate information processing in virtual teams. 3rd Annual Interdisciplinary Symposium on Decision Neuroscience. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Dennis, A.R., Minas, R.K., & Bhagwatwar, A. (2012). Sparking creativity: Improving group brainstorming with a supraliminal priming computer game. 45th Hawaiian International Conference on System Sciences. Maui, Hawaii. *Best Paper Award in the Collaboration Systems and Technology Track at HICSS 45

Minas, R.K., Yuan, L., & Khatri, V. (2012). Top-down, bottom-up or just information foraging? Exploring the process of corrective SQL maintenance tasks. 11th Annual Symposium on Research in Systems Analysis and Design. Vancouver, Canada.

Dennis, A.R., Bhagwatwar, A., & Minas, R.K. (2012). Play for performance: Using computer word games to improve test-taking performance. 45th Hawaiian International Conference on System Sciences. Maui, Hawaii.

Dennis, A.R., Minas, R.K., & Bhagwatwar, A. (2011). Sparking creativity: Improving group brainstorming with a supraliminal priming computer game. Big 10 Information Systems Conference. Cleveland, OH.

Minas, R.K. & Harper, J. (2010). Adoption and use of information technology by healthcare practitioners. 14th Annual Conference on Education. Athens, Greece.

Minas, R.K., Cowan, R.L., & Park, S. (2008). Increased schizotypal traits and altered affect in young cannabis users. The College on Problems of Drug Dependence. San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Minas, R.K. & Park, S. (2007). Increased psychoticism and reduced negative affect in young cannabis users. Proceedings of the 11th International Congress on Schizophrenia Research. Colorado Springs, CO.

Teaching

  • ITM 353 - Information Systems Analysis and Design
  • ITM 431 - Networking and Security

Courses taught at other institutions:

  • BUS-K 201: The Computer in Business
  • BUS-S 400: Accounting Information Systems

Honors

  • Chancellor's Citation for Mertiorious Teaching, University of Hawai'i at Manoa, 2018
  • Dennis Ching Teaching Award, Shidler College of Business, 2017-2018
  • Professor of the Semester for BBA Electives, Shidler College of Business, Spring 2016
  • Best Paper in the Augmented Cognition Track at the Human-Computer Interaction International Conference 2016, Toronto, Canada, Summer 2016
  • Shirley M. Lee Research Award, Shidler College of Business, 2015-2016
  • Professor of the Semester for BBA Electives, Shidler College of Business, Spring 2015
  • University Research Council Travel Grant, 2014
  • Doctoral Consortium at International Conference on Information Systems, 2013
  • HICSS-45 Best Paper in the Collaboration Systems and Technology Track, 2012

Professional Background

  • Managing Editor of MIS Quarterly Executive, 2011 - 2014
  • Foundation Relations Coordinator, Indiana State University Foundation, 2008 - 2009
  • Research Analyst, Clinical Neuroscience Laboratory at Vanderbilt University, 2004 - 2008

 

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