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Anthony F. Rodi

Clinical Associate Professor of Business Administration

Information Systems and Technology Management

Office: 272B Mervis Hall

E-mail: afrodi@katz.pitt.edu

Degrees
  • D.Sc. – Information Systems & Communications, Robert Morris University
  • MS – Information Systems Management, Robert Morris University
  • BS/BA – Human Resources Management, Robert Morris University
Profile

Anthony Rodi joined the University of Pittsburgh Joseph M. Katz Graduate School Of Business in 2015, where he teaches a variety of courses around Information Systems at the undergraduate and MBA levels.  He has been awarded for teaching excellence by the 2016 Katz part-time MBA students, who recognized him as the “Outstanding Teacher of the Year.”  He has developed and delivered new elective courses for undergraduate and master’s level courses in Information Systems Ethics and has developed a pilot online course in the part-time Professional MBA program.  In addition to teaching, he is active within the university, building internal relationships across disciplines and departments.  He serves as faculty advisor for student organizations and clubs in both the College of Business Administration and the Katz Graduate School of Business.  He also serves as faculty advisor for undergraduate Business Case Competition teams and actively participates in University committees. 

Prior to joining the Katz School, Rodi taught at California University of Pennsylvania.  During his tenure, he achieved excellence in teaching across disciplines, including Computer Information Systems and Leadership and Business, while also building new degree programs, providing student mentoring and guidance, contributing to course development, and conducting extensive service both inside and outside of the university.  In addition to teaching, Anthony was the Principal Investigator (PI)/Director, leading a multi-million dollar Department of Defense joint contract between California University of Pennsylvania and Carnegie Mellon University Robotics Institute. 

Prior to his academic career, Anthony had 25 years of industry experience. 

He is a member of the following organizations:

  • AIS – Association for Information Systems
  • IACIS - International Association for Computer Information Systems
  • PMI –Project Management Institute

Anthony Rodi teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in information systems, project management, and ethics.

Recent courses include:

MBA courses:

  • Information Systems
  • Information Systems Independent Study
  • Management Information Systems Practicum and Lab 

Undergraduate Courses:

  • Project Management
  • Introduction to Information Systems
  • Information Systems Ethics 
  • Information Systems
  • Ethics
  • Rodi, A.F., Boff, G.M., DeLorenzo, G., (2015).  “AN EMPERICAL CASE RESPONSE TO “DOES INFORMATION SYSTEMS SUFFER AN IDENTITY CRISIS?” A CASE STUDY OF CONFUSION AND MISINFORMATION.” IACIS Conference paper proceeding.  Double-blind refereed paper published in Issues in Information Systems, Volume 16, Issue III, pp., 90 -98; Issues in Information Systems is a refereed, serial publication of IACIS that is registered with the U.S. Library of Congress. (October 7-10, 2015). http://www.iacis.org/iis/2015/3_iis_2015_90-98.pdf
  • Spangler, S. Rodi, A.F., DeLorenzo, G., Kohun, F., (2015).  “Case Study: Can Digital Natives Adapt to Technology’s Changes and Speed?” IACIS Conference paper proceeding.  Double-blind refereed paper published in Issues in Information Systems, Volume 16, Issue III, pp 27-32; Issues in Information Systems is a refereed, serial publication of IACIS that is registered with the U.S. Library of Congress. (October 7-10, 2015). http://www.iacis.org/iis/2015/3_iis_2015_27-32.pdf
  • Rodi, A.F., DeLorenzo, G., Kohun, F, Spangler, S. (2014).  “A Case Study: Are Digital Natives Dead? What are the Key Factors and Perceptions of Librarian’s View of the Digital Native Culture in Higher Education?”  Double-blind refereed paper published in 2014 IACIS (International Association for Computer Information Systems) journal, Issues in Information Systems, Volume 15, issue 2, pp. 207-213. Paper was presented at the annual IACIS conference held in Las Vegas, Nevada (October 1-4, 2014).  http://iacis.org/iis/2014/115_iis_2014_207-213.pdf
  • Rodi, A.F., DeLorenzo, G., Kohun, F.  (2013). “Does a Learning Management System Discourage Student Attendance and Interaction?”  Double-blind refereed paper published in 2013 IACIS (International Association for Computer Information Systems) journal, Issues in Information Systems, Volume 14, Issue 2, pp.438-443, Issues in Information Systems is a refereed, serial publication of IACIS that is registered with the U.S. Library of Congress. Paper was presented at the annual IACIS conference held in San Juan, Puerto Rico. (October 2-5, 2013).  http://iacis.org/iis/2013/318_iis_2013_438-443.pdf
  • Rodi, A.F., DeLorenzo, G., Kohun, F.  (2012). “Does Information Systems Suffer an Identity Crisis?  A Case Study Of Confusion and Misinformation.”  Double-blind refereed paper published in 2012 IACIS (International Association for Computer Information Systems) journal, Issues in Information Systems,  Volume 13, Issue 2, pp.328-335. Issues in Information Systems is a refereed, serial publication of IACIS that is registered with the U.S. Library of Congress. Paper was presented at the annual IACIS conference held in Myrtle Beach, SC.  (October 3-6, 2012).  http://iacis.org/iis/2012/143_iis_2012_328-335.pdf
  • Rodi, A.F., DeLorenzo, G., Kohun, F.  (2011). “Are All Information Systems Created Equal: Does Accreditation Solidify Information Systems as a Discipline?” Double-blind refereed paper published in 2011 IACIS (International Association for Computer Information Systems) journal, Issues in Information Systems, Volume 12, No. 2, pp 264-272. Issues in Information Systems is a refereed, serial publication of IACIS that is registered with the U.S. Library of Congress. Paper was presented at the annual IACIS conference held in Mobile, Alabama.  (October 5-8, 2011). http://iacis.org/iis/2011/264-272_AL2011_1732.pdf
  • Recognized as "Outstanding Teacher of the Year" by the part-time MBA Class of 2016, Katz Graduate School of Business
  • Grant Writer Recognition Award: Recognized for continued successful grant writing activities.  California University of PA (November, 2011)
  • Nominated for 2011 Presidential Gala Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching: California University of PA (October 24, 2011)
  • CalU Grant Writer Recognition Award:  California University of PA.  Recognized for grant writing success in securing $617,000 in grants  (November 17, 2010)
  • “Million Dollar Achiever,” Grant Writer Recognition Award:  California University of PA Office of Grants and Contracts.  California University of PA (November, 2009)

Rodi is active outside of the university.  His external activities include building partnerships with industry and alumni, participation on academic advisory boards and with regional industry and workforce associations.