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Ruba H. Aljafari

Ruba H. Aljafari

Assistant Professor of Business Administration

Information Systems and Technology Management

Office: 332 Mervis Hall

E-mail: raljafari@katz.pitt.edu

Degrees
  • Ph.D. – Business Administration/Information Systems, Sam M. Walton College of Business, University of Arkansas
  • M.S. – Information Systems, University of Nebraska
  • M.A. – International Business, Jordan University
Profile

Ruba is an assistant Professor of Business Administration at the Katz School. Before joining Katz, Ruba was a Doctoral Academy fellow, as well as a research and teaching assistant at the Sam M. Walton College of Business. She earned thesis track master’s degrees in information systems (University of Nebraska) and international business. Her research interests include ICT implementations in organizations, usability, and healthcare IT, with special emphasis on patient-centered e-health and analytics. Her work has been published in leading journals in information systems and human-computer interaction, such as MIS Quarterly and the International Journal of Human-Computer Studies.

Venkatesh, V., Rai, A., Sykes, T. A., and Aljafari, R. 2016. “Combating Infant Mortality in Rural India: Evidence from a Field Study of E-Health Kiosk Implementations,” MIS Quarterly (40:2), 353-380. 

Hoehle, H., Aljafari, R., and Venkatesh, V. 2016. “Leveraging Microsoft’s Mobile Usability Guidelines: Conceptualizing and Developing Scales for Mobile Application Usability,” International Journal of Human-Computer Studies (89:5), 35-53.

Doctoral Academy Fellowship, University of Arkansas (August 2013)

Best reviewer award in the AIS Special Interest Group for IT Project Management (December 2012)

Member of the My Vision Research team (launched and led by Dr. Venkatesh) since 2014 (Responsible for data collection and assisting with the information systems ranking website)

Reviewing for journals: European Journal of Information Systems, MIS Quarterly, and Production and Operations Management

Reviewing for conferences and workshops: HICSS, ICIS, AIS Special Interest Group for Social Inclusion, and AIS Special Interest Group for IT Project Management

Ruba enjoys hiking, biking, and playing with her adorable nephews