Faculty/Staff Directory

Dr. John Girard

Peyton Anderson Endowed Chair & Professor of Information Technology
School of Information Technology

Phone: 478.471.2467
Website: http://www.johngirard.net

Locations:
  • Macon - Professional Sciences and Conference Center - 312
Office Hours: Spring 2018

Tuesday: 4:00 - 6:00 PM
Wednesday: Noon - 4:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 - 11:00 AM
Biography: John P. Girard, Ph.D. holds the Peyton Anderson Endowed Chair in Information Technology at Middle Georgia State University’s School of Information Technology. He is a professor, storyteller, and adventurer who has enjoyed the privilege of speaking to leaders on six continents about technology, leadership, and culture. Engaging with students daily ensures he remains current in the ever-changing world in which we live and do business. John has traveled to 116 countries investigating globalization and innovation in action.
Recently John has been speaking widely on the impact of Big Data and why managers should be interested. His keynote, plenary talks and workshops on Big Data include: China Productivity Center (2016), Al Falah University, Dubai (2016), Emirates College of Technology, Abu Dhabi (2016), KM Singapore (2015), Sales and Marketing Middle East (2015), Eighteenth Annual Conference of the Southern Association for Information Systems (2015), KM Russia (2015), International Association of Computer Information Systems Conference (2014), and International Online Symposium (2014). Learning from the participants at these events has been an eye-opening experience. There is absolutely no doubt that many managers remain perplexed with the ideas of Big Data.
Prior to transitioning to the academy, John was acting Director of Knowledge Management at National Defence Headquarters in Ottawa, Canada. He served for 24 years in the Canadian Forces, retiring at the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel. John has been recognized as a Fellow & Distinguished Scholar of The International Institute for Applied Knowledge Management, a Certified Information Professional, a Chartered Manager, and a Member of City & Guilds Institute of London. In 2016, John was a Fulbright Scholar working with Al Ain University of Science of Technology in the UAE. He was awarded Middle Georgia State
Courses: Spring 2018

ITEC 5100 - Current and Emerging Issues in Information Technology
ITEC 5120 - IT Project Management
Education: PhD in Business Administration (Touro University International, a branch campus of Touro College, New York)
• Dissertation was in the domain of knowledge management, entitled: Toward an understanding of Enterprise Dementia: An empirical examination of Information Anxiety amongst public service middle managers.

Master of Business Administration (Touro University International, a branch campus of Touro College, New York)
• MBA: Military Management / Information Technology Management

Graduate courses in Engineering Management (University of Ottawa, Ontario)
• Completed graduate Engineering Management and Management of Information Systems courses

Bachelor of Science (University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba)
• Major: Computer Science Minor: Business Administration

Command and Staff Course (Canadian Forces College, Toronto, Canada)
• The aim of this yearlong course is to develop selected senior officers for command and staff appointments.

Technical Staff College (Royal Military College of Science, Shrivenham, United Kingdom)
• The aim of this yearlong course is to develop the professional knowledge and understanding of selected officers. The course involves the systematic study of technology and its applications to defence matters.
Professional Experience: John holds the Peyton Anderson Endowed Chair at Middle Georgia State University’s School of Information Technology. John’s current research interests include how technology, leadership and culture enable knowledge management, innovation, and globalization. John gained valuable insights about university leadership as a dean, executive program director, and as the faculty advisor to the North Dakota State Board of Higher Education. John is very proud of his service in the Canadian Forces; he retired at the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel in 2004 after 24 years in uniform. Here is my video biography: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yOjfBJYs2Zs
Awards and Honors: • Award for Outstanding Scholarship – Middle Georgia State University (2016)
• Dean's Award, Excellence in Teaching - School of IT, Middle Georgia State University (2016)
• Dean's Award, Excellence in Teaching - School of IT, Middle Georgia State University (2015)
• Dean's Award, Outstanding Scholarly Activities - School of IT, Middle Georgia State University (2015)
• Dean's Award, Outstanding Scholarly Activities - School of IT, Middle Georgia State College (2014)
• Fellow and Distinguished Scholar Award – International Institute of Applied Knowledge Management (2013)
• College of Business Professor of the Year – Minot State University Student Government Association (2013)
• Exemplary Online Class Award – Minot State University for BIT 566 Knowledge Management (2011)
• Exemplary Online Class Award – Minot State University for BADM 489 Entrepreneurship and New Venture Creation (2011)
• Best Academic Paper - McMaster University 7th World Congress on Intellectual Capital and Innovation, Doctoral Consortium (Jan 2004)
• Finalist, Best Academic Paper - McMaster University 6th World Congress on Intellectual Capital and Innovation, Doctoral Consortium (Jan 2003).
• Chartered Manager – Canadian Institute of Management (May 2003)
• City and Guild Insignia Award in Technology – City and Guilds of London Institute (1990). Subsequently appointed as Member of the City and Guild Institute (MCGI).
Publications: Books
• Girard, J., Klein, D., & Berg, K. (Eds.) (2015). Strategic data-based wisdom in the big data era. Hershey, PA: IGI Global.
• Gordon, Cindy, Weir, Andrew, & Girard, John P. (2014). Social Roots: Why Social Innovations are Creating the Influence Economy. New York: Business Expert Press.
• Girard, John & Girard, JoAnn (2014). Sage Sayings: Inspiring Native American Passages for Leaders. Minot, ND: Sagology.
• Girard, John P., Gordon, Cindy, & Girard, JoAnn L. (2011). Business Goes Virtual: Realizing the Value of Collaboration, Social and Virtual Strategies. New York: Business Expert Press.
• Girard, John P. & Girard, JoAnn L. (Eds.)(2011). Social Knowledge: Using Social Media to Know What You Know. Hersey, PA: IGI Global.
• Girard, John P. & Girard, JoAnn L. (2009). A Leader’s Guide to Knowledge Management: Drawing on the Past to Enhance Future Performance. New York: Business Expert Press.
• Girard, John P. (Ed.)(2009). Building Organizational Memories: Will you Know what you Knew? Hersey, PA: Information Science Reference.

Selected Peer Reviewed Articles and Book Chapters
• Girard, J., Floyd, K., & Yerby, J. (2016). A comparison of knowledge retention in online and face-to-face capstone experiences. Knowledge Management & E-Learning: An International Journal.
• Kwak, M. & Girard, J. (2016). Electronic Health Record Usage in Southern US States. Issues in Information Systems. 17(1), 1-8.
• Girard, J., & Ribière, V. (2016). Mapping the Future of KM through Earl's KM Taxonomy Lens. Online Journal of Applied Knowledge Management. 4(1), 180-191.
• Girard, J., Ashford, A., & Colon, P. (2015). Measuring learners’ subject specific knowledge. Journal of e-Learning and Knowledge Society. 11(3), 183-191.
• St. Clair, N., & Girard, J. (2015). Do online and face-to-face students exhibit the same information analysis skills? Issues in Information Systems. 16(2), 74-80.
• Girard, J.P., & Girard, J.L. (2015). Defining knowledge management: Toward an applied compendium. Online Journal of Applied Knowledge Management. 3(1), 1-20.
• Weidner, D. & Girard, J. (2015). Moneyball for knowledge management. In Girard, J., Klein, D., & Berg, K. (Eds.), Strategic data-based wisdom in the big data era. Hershey, PA: IGI Global.
• Girard, J., Brizzi, G., Drake, D., Graham, M., Kosmider, C., & Lloyd, R (2014). Does Leadership Style Differ by Country? A Media Context Analysis, Academy of Business Research Journal. Vol II, 13-19.
• Girard, J.P., Gordon, C., & Girard, J.L. (2011). Knowledge Management as an Enabler of Virtual Business. Electronic Journal of Knowledge Management. 9(3), 181-187.
• Bertsch, A., & Girard, J. (2011). Cross-Cultural Differences In Social Knowledge Creation And Exchange: An examination of GLOBE's Dimensions of Societal Culture. Interdisciplinary Journal of Contemporary Research in Business. 3(4), 15-26.
• Girard, J., & Bertsch, A. (2011). Exploring Cross-Cultural Differences in Social Knowledge Creation and Exchange: A Preliminary Examination. International Journal of Management & Information Systems. 15(1), 97-104.
• Girard, John P., & McIntyre, S. (2010). Knowledge Management Modeling in Public Sector Organizations: A Case Study. International Journal of Public Sector Management. 23(1), 71-77
• Girard, John P. (2009). Knowledge Management in DND in Craig Stone (Ed.). The Public Management of Defence in Canada (pp. 194-212). Toronto: Breakout Educational Network.
• Girard, John P., & Allison, M. (2008). Information Anxiety: Fact, Fiction, or Fallacy? Electronic Journal of Knowledge Management, 6(2), 125-140.
• Girard, John P., & Bowersox, N. (2008). Leading knowledge: What do middle managers think? in Alex Koohang (2008). Knowledge Management: Research & Applications (pp. 131-146). Santa Rosa, California: Informing Science Press.
• Girard, John P., Willoughby, L., & Berg, K. (2007). Video, Voice, and Virtual Collaboration: The 3V's of Asynchronous Education in Nicole A. Buzzetto-More (Ed.), Principles of Effective Online Teaching (pp. 39-55). Santa Rosa, California: Informing Science Press.
• Girard, John P., Berg, K, & Willoughby, L. (2007). Enhancing Interaction in Asynchronous Online Information Systems Education. Issues in Information Systems, 8(1), 37-43.
• Girard, John P., & Lambert, S. (2007) The Story of Knowledge: Writing Stories that Guide Organizations into the Future. Electronic Journal of Knowledge Management, 5(2), 161-172.
• Berg, K, Willoughby, L, & Girard, John P. (2006) Computer-supported cooperative work: A collaborative view, Issues in Information Systems, 7(2), 101-104.
• Girard, John P. (2006). Where is the Knowledge we have lost in Managers? Journal of Knowledge Management, 10(6), 22-38.
• Girard, John P. (2005). Combating Information Anxiety: A Management Responsibility. Organizaciju Vadyba: sisteminiai tyrimai (Management of Organizations: Systematic Research Journal), 35(1), 65-79.
• Girard, John P. (2005). Taming Enterprise dementia in Public Service Organizations, International Journal of Public Sector Management, 18(6), 534-545.
• Girard, John P. (2004). Defence Knowledge Management – A Passing Fad? Canadian Military Journal, 5(2), pp. 17-28.


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