College of Business Mississippi State University

Faculty & Staff

 Rodney A. Pearson, Ph.D.


  • DBA, Harvard University, Management Information Systems
  • MBA, University of Mississippi, Accounting
  • BBA, University of Mississippi, Accounting
  • BE, University of Mississippi, Computer Science

Recent Publications

  • "Using Mobile Devices in a High Risk Context: The Role of Risk and Trust in an Exploratory Study in Afghanistan", with Kent Marett, Allison Pearson, and Erich Bergiel, Technology in Society, 2015.
  • "Stretching from Punch Card/Programming to Business Data Processing (BDP) to Business Information Systems (BIS)", with J.P. Shim, Kent Marett, and Charles Moore, Communications of the AIS, 2015.
  • "Five-factor model personality traits as predictors of perceived and actual use of technology", with Tim Barnett, Allison Pearson, and Franz W. Kellermanns, European Journal of Information Systems, 2015, vol. 24, no. 4, p 374-390.
  • "The use of a web-based course management system: Causes and performance effects", with J. Kirk Ring, Tim Barnett, Franz W. Kellermanns, and Allison Pearson, Journal of Management Education, 2013, vol. 37, p 854-882.

Recent Presentations

  • "Sensemaking and Success in the Transition from Community Colleges to Four-Year CS/CE/IS Programs", with Robert Otondo, Donna S. Reese, Bryan A. Jones, and Julia E. Hodges, SIG Cognitive Research Exchange Workshop, Int'l Conf on Info Systems, Ft. Worth, TX, 12/12/2015, 2015.
  • "Mobile phone use risks and benefits in a high risk context: An Exploratory Study in Afghanistan", with E Bergiel, Kent Marett, and Allison Pearson, 2013 Meeting of the Southern Management Association, New Orleans, LA, 2013.
  • "Web App Entrepreneurship", with Kent Marett, Allison Pearson, Daniel T. Holt, Melissa Moore, and Robert S. Moore, Mississippi Broadband Connect Coalition Conference, Jackson, MS, 2013.