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Dr. Frank Lee

Associate Professor & Graduate Program Director, Master of Science in Information Systems Program
Master of Science in Information Systems Program
Office: Parker 140
UMHB Mail Box:UMHB Box 8018900 College St, Box 8018BeltonTX76513
Phone: (254) 295-4836(254) 295-4836
Subjects Taught: Management Information Systems, Business Analytics, Business Intelligence, E-commerce Strategy, IS Security
Degrees Earned: Ph.D. - Mississippi State University; MS - Georgia State University; MBA - Morehead State University
Dr. Frank C. Lee, 2014 ACBSP Teaching Excellence Award Recipient, is an Associate Professor & Graduate Program Director (MSIS) in the McLane College of Business at University of Mary Hardin-Baylor. He previously taught at 
Carson-Newman University (2006-2009)
Namseoul University (Fall 2014 - Sabbatical)
Fairmont State University (2009-2015, Tenured Associate Professor & IBM Coordinator). 


 The summary of his recent academic and professional activities include

  • MSIS Program Coordinator & Director, 2016 - Present
  • IBM Academic Initiative Coordinator, 2013-2015 (Click here to see the details)
  • Chair, Fairmont State University VP/CIO Search Committee, 2014
  • Editorial Review Board, Journal of Computer Information Systems, 2012-Present
  • Editorial Review Board, International Journal of Web-Based Learning and Teaching Technologies, 2015-Present
  • Certificate of Completion of QM Peer Review Course (click here to see the details for QM)
  • Certificate of Completion of Applying the QM Rubric
Awards & Grants


  • UMHB Excellence in Scholarship Award, 2018
  • Inducted into the Delta Mu Delta, Business Honor Society, Honorary Member, 2014
  • The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) Teaching Excellence Award for Region 2 (DE, DC, MD, PA, VA, and WV), 2014
  • Professor of the Year, School of Business, Fairmont State University, 2013
  • Faculty Recognition, Fairmont State University Annual Faculty Awards Ceremony, 2011
  • Faculty Recognition, Fairmont State University Annual Faculty Awards Ceremony , 2010
  • Nominee for Carson-Newman College Teaching Excellence and Leadership Award, 2008
  • Carson-Newman University Outstanding Faculty Research Award, 2008
  • School of Business Outstanding Faculty Research Award, Carson-Newman University, 2007
  • Mississippi State University Doctoral Research Assistant of the Year, 2006
  • Outstanding Doctoral Student Research Award, College of Business Industry, MSU, 2006


  • Faculty Development Grant, UMHB, $5,000, 2017
  • Graduate Faculty Research Grant, UMHB, $7,000, 2016
  • The West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission WVROCKS Grant, $5,000, 2013-2015
  • Instructional Improvement Grant, Fairmont State University, $2,000, 2011-2012
  • CO-PI, Advancing Computing Curricula and Expanding Learning Experiences through Re-engineered and Accelerated Technology Education (ACCELERATE), National Science Foundation (NSF), $149,915, 2010 (PI: Rebecca Giorcelli)
  • Center for Teaching Excellence Travel Grant, Fall 2010
  • Improving Student Learning Efforts (ISLE) Grant, Fairmont State University, $1,500, 2010-2011.
  • Fairmont State University Foundation Grant, $1,500, 2010 - 2011
  • Center for Teaching Excellence Travel Grant, Spring 2010
  • Faculty Associate, Expanding Pathways for Educational Development and Information Technology Experiences (ExPEDITE), National Science Foundation (NSF), $750,000, 2009 (PI: Rebecca Giorcelli)
Research Interests

Dr. Lee has a commitment to high quality research. His research interests include Business Intelligence and Analytics, Digital Humanities, and Information Systems Security/Strategy. He has authored numerous articles, books, and chapters including

  • European Journal of Information Systems (Rank: A*) 
  • Communications of the Association for Information Systems (Rank: A)
  • Journal of Information Technology Theory and Application (Rank: A)

(The journal rank is based on the Austrian Business Deans Council (ABCD) Journal Quality List. The ABDC Journal Quality List comprises 2,767 different journal titles, divided into four categories of quality, A*: 6.9%; A: 20.8%; B: 28.4%; and C: 43.9% journals.)

Thesis and Research Advising

  • Agasthyaraju and Yedavelli, Finding Unique Benefits of Airbnb, UMHB Watson Scholar’s Day, Fall 2017
  • Uppuluri and Kuchikulla, Identifying the Most Critical Qualifications of Recently Appointed Chief Data Officers, UMHB Watson Scholar’s Day, Fall 2017
  • Somesula and Suravajjulak, Impact of Religious culture on Emoticon, UMHB Watson Scholar’s Day, Fall 2017
  • Milkoori et al., Finding the Relationship between Customer Review and Inspection Score, UMHB Watson Scholar’s Day, Spring 2017
  • Jain et al., The Impact of Human Error on the Healthcare Data Breach, UMHB Watson Scholar’s Day, Spring 2017
  • Mounika and Venugopal, Healthcare Information Systems, UMHB Watson Scholar’s Day, Spring 2017
  • Chakravarthi and Mereddy, Technology Factors Influencing Local Dialects Adoption, UMHB Watson Scholar’s Day, Spring 2017
  • Guru Pavan Chakravarthi, Empowering Digital Literacy, UMHB Annual Scholar’s Day, 2016
  • Sara Davis, Challenges and opportunities in WV animation industry, FSU Summer Undergraduate Research Experience Mentor, Summer 2013
  • Francescantonio Salerno, Cloud Computing in Academia, FSU Graduate Thesis, Spring 2012

Dr. Frank Lee
Dr. Frank Lee
Dr. Frank Lee
Dr. Frank Lee
Dr. Frank Lee