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

  • Behavioral Cybersecurity
  • Social Media
  • Cognition, Emotion, Biases, Priming, Dual Process Cognition
  • Cognitive Neuroscience, NeuroIS, Augmented Reality/Cognition
  • Collaboration, Creative Support Systems, Electronic Brainstorming, Decision-making
  • Health IT

Selected Publications

Journal Publications

Dennis, A.R. & Minas, R.K. (Accepted). Visual Background Music: Creativity Support Systems with Priming. Journal of Management Information Systems.

Minas, R.K., Randolph, A., Dennis, A.R., Dimoka, A., Lee, A., Turel, O., & Panko, R. (In Press). HICSS Panel Report on Cognitive Foreshadowing: Next Steps in Applying Neuroscience and Cognitive Science to Information System Research, Communications of the Association for Information Systems.

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.

Book Chapters

Dennis, A.R., Minas, R.K., Williams, M.L. (In Press). Creativity in Computer-Mediated Virtual Groups. In P.B. Paulus & B.A. Nijstad (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Group Creativity: Innovation through Collaboration. Oxford University Press.

Conference Publications and Abstracts

Moravec, P., Kim, A., Dennis, A.R., & Minas, R.K. (Accepted). Do You Really Know If It’s True? How Asking Users to Rate Stories Affect Belief in Fake News on Social Media. 52nd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. Maui, Hawaii.

Mogire, N., Minas, R.K., & Crosby, M.E. (2018). Automatically Unaware: Using Data Analytics to Detect Physiological Markers of Cybercrime. In International Conference on Augmented Cognition (pp. 316-328). Springer, Cham.

Forget the Password: Password Memory and Security Applications of Augmented Cognition. In: Schmorrow D., Fidopiastis C. (eds) Augmented Cognition: Users and Contexts. AC 2018. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 10916. Springer, Cham.

Minas R.K., Kazman R., Tempero E. (2017). Neurophysiological Impact of Software Design Processes on Software Developers. In: Schmorrow D., Fidopiastis C. (eds) Augmented Cognition. Enhancing Cognition and Behavior in Complex Human Environments. AC 2017. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 10285. Springer, Cham.

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 399 - Directed Readings and Research
  • ITM 431 - Networking and Security
  • ITM 699 - Directed Readings and Research
  • CIS 699 - Directed Readings and Research

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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University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
Shidler College of Business
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