Jeff Crawford

Director of Graduate Programs and Associate Professor of IT Management


Educational Background

  1. Ph.D.   University of Oklahoma,  Norman, OK,  Management Information Systems,  2007 
  2. M.S.   Oklahoma State University,  Stillwater, OK,  Telecommunications Management,  2001 
  3. B.S.   The University of Oklahoma,  Norman, OK,  Management Information Systems,  1996 


  1. Project Management Professional, 2002-Present 

Academic Employment

  1. Director of Graduate Programs, Lipscomb University (January, 2013 - Present)
  2. Associate Professor of IT Management, Lipscomb University (August, 2012 - Present)
  3. Assistant Professor of Management Information Systems, The University of Tulsa (August, 2006 - May, 2012)

Refereed Scholarly Work

  1. Crawford, J. (forthcoming).  Assessing the Value of Formal Control Mechanisms on Strong Password Selection.  International Journal of Secure Software Engineering
  2. Crawford, J. & Leonard, L. N. (2012).  Predicting Post-Meeting Work Activity in Software Development Projects.  Team Performance Management, 18 (1/2), 59-77
  3. Crawford, J., Leonard, L. N., & Jones, K. (2011).  The Human Resource's Influence in Shaping IT Competence.  Industrial Management & Data Systems, 111 (2), 164-183
  4. Sharma, R., Yetton, P., & Crawford, J. (2009).  Estimating the Effect of Common Methods Variance: The Method-Method Pair Technique with an Illustration from TAM Research.  MIS Quarterly, 33 (3), 473-490
  5. Crawford, J. (2009). An Identity Perspective for Predicting Software Development Project Temporal Success,  In Akhilesh Bajaj and Stanislaw Wrycza (Eds.), Systems Analysis and Design for Advanced Modeling Methods: Best Practices (pp. 15-24). IGI Global

Presentation of Refereed Work

  1. Yetton, P., Sharma, R., & Crawford, J. (2011). Controlling for Method Bias: A Critique and Re-conceptualization of the Marker Variable Technique. Americas Conference on Information Systems, Detroit, Michigan.
  2. Sharma, R., Yetton, P., & Crawford, J. (2010). A Critique of the Marker Variable Technique: The Effect of Alternative Marker Variable Criteria. The 18th European Conference on Information Systems, Pretoria, South Africa.
  3. Crawford, J., Jones, K., & Jones, L. N. (2008). Examining the Long-Term Value of an Organization's Software Development Competence. Decision Sciences Institute Annual Meeting, Baltimore, Maryland.
  4. Sharma, R., Yetton, P., & Crawford, J. (2007). Common Methods Bias: Reports of its Demise are Highly Exaggerated. International Conference on Information Systems, Montreal, Canada-Quebec.
  5. Miranda, S., Chidambaram, L., & Crawford, J. (2005). Temporal Effects of Relational Stocks on Technology-Enabled Group Performance. Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Honolulu, Hawaii.
  6. Crawford, J. (2004). Practicing What We Preach: Understanding Why Project Management Methodologies Are Often Ignored. Americas Conference on Information Systems, New York, New York.
  7. Sharma, R., Yetton, P., & Crawford, J. (2004). Re-Evaluating Evidence From Technology Acceptance Model Research: Estimating The Effect Of Common Method Bias On The Perceived Usefulness-Use Relationship. Diffusion of Innovations Group in Information Technology (DIGIT/SIGADIT), Washington, District of Columbia.

Presentation of Non-Refereed Work

  1. Crawford, J. (2011, July). You Don't Always Get What You Ask For: Identifying Practical Ways to Get the Right Information.   The Sixth Annual Knowledge and Project Management Symposium, Tulsa, Oklahoma
  2. Crawford, J. (2009, August). Clarifying the Organizational Impacts of Knowledge Loss.   The Fourth Annual Knowledge and Project Management Symposium, Tulsa, Oklahomaz
  3. Crawford, J. (2008, August). Knowledge Management 101: What Goes in Does Not Necessarily Come Out (Practical Ways to Enable Knowledge Digestion within the Organization).   The Third Annual Knowledge and Project Management Symposium, Tulsa, Oklahoma
  4. Crawford, J. (2007, August). Project Team Identity: Isolating Windows of Opportunity for Promoting Project Temporal Success.   The Second Annual Knowledge and Project Management Symposium, Tulsa, Oklahoma

Non-Academic Work Experience

  1. Senior Applications Developer, MidFirst Bank (August, 2002 - September, 2005 -> half-time employment while pursuing PhD)
  2. Assistant Vice President, Intranet Development Manager, MidFirst Bank (September, 2000 - July, 2002)
  3. Manager, Academic Computing, Oklahoma Christian University (January, 1999 - August, 2000)
  4. Workgroup Analyst, Koch Industries, Inc. (March, 1997 - December, 1998)
  5. Network Consultant, Comtrek Computing Solutions (March, 1996 - March, 1997)

Teaching Experience

  1. (Lipscomb University) MITM 5003 – Introduction to Information Technology Management
  2. (Lipscomb University) MITM 5023 - Data & Knowledge Management
  3. (Lipscomb University) MITM 5023 - IT Project Management
  4. (Lipscomb University) IT 3423 – IT Project Management
  5. (The University of Tulsa) MIS 4033 – Business Programming III (ASP.NET w/ C#, Java servlets & JSP)
  6. (The University of Tulsa) MIS 3043 – Telecommunications
  7. (The University of Tulsa) MIS 3003 – Introduction to Management Information Systems
  8. (The University of Tulsa) MIS 2013 – Programming I (Java)

Service to the Profession

  1. 2013 – present: KIPA Board Member 
  2. 2010 – 2012:  President, Knowledge and Information Professional Association