Fernando Parra UTEP
Fernando Parra is a business information systems expert who obtained his Ph.D. in International Business and Information Systems from the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP).  He has served in different capacities both in the private and public sectors, including The World Trade Center El Paso/Juarez and Walt Disney World. He has played a key role in supporting small to medium-sized businesses with software solutions including ecommerce, HIPAA compliant records management, CRM and ERP in the medical, retail and legal industries. Fernando has served in several honorary boards, including the Association of Information Technology Professionals (Assistant Advisor 2011-Present), Information Systems Doctoral Student Association (President, Vice President and Secretary 2012-Present), El Paso County Civil Service Commission (Commissioner 2006-2008), City of El Paso's IT Advisory Board (Member 2003-2006).

Fernando’s research interests include IT Governance, Information Systems Management, Information Systems Audit, Systems Strategy, Security Management, Adoption, Social Media and Organizational Behavior.  Fernando has presented peer-reviewed manuscripts in both national and international forums including the Hawaii International Conference on system Sciences (HICSS), American Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), Decision Science Institute (DSI), Academy of Management (AOM), International Academy of Management and Business (IAMB), and the American Political Science Association (APSA). He is the recipient of the Best Student Paper Award from the International Academy of Management and Business (IAMB) for the San Francisco 2011 conference manuscript titled "On a Firm's Core Competency through Information Systems: A Meta-Analysis". 

Fernando strongly believes that as instructors, we have the responsibility to influence tomorrow’s business leaders in a transformational way; aligning our educational strategies with those of the institution we serve, fostering the advancement of education, creativeness, artistic production and the promotion of knowledge.  He is fully committed to providing service-oriented instruction that is demonstrated by the students’ ability to remain engaged in their assignments, their collective comprehension of the subject matter and their ability to apply the absorbed knowledge in real life business scenarios. Fernando was awarded the 2013 “Excellence in Undergraduate Instruction Award” for Information and Decision Sciences by the College of Business Administration at the University of Texas at El Paso.

Fernando Parra holds a Masters of Information Technology and a Bachelors of Business Administration in Computer Information Systems, both from UTEP. 

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Dec 12, 2015, 10:13 AM