Anthony F. Rodi

  • Clinical Associate Professor of Business Administration
  • Faculty Director of the Master of Science Program in Management Information Systems
  • Faculty Director Coordinator of Master of Science Programs
  • Interim Associate Dean of the College of Business Administration (July 2019 - July 2020)

Profile

Anthony Rodi joined the University of Pittsburgh Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business and College of Business Administration in 2015 and recently served as Interim Associate Dean of the College of Business Administration from July 2019 to July 2020. With over 17 years of higher education experience, he teaches a variety of courses around Information Systems at the undergraduate, graduate, and executive levels, with expertise in remote and blended delivery. He recently received an Excellence in Teaching Award on September 18, 2020 and was selected for  Poets and Quants “Best Undergraduate Business School Professors.” He was also named “Outstanding Teacher of the Year” in 2016 and was awarded both the Excellence in Teaching and Excellence in Service Awards in 2017. In addition to teaching, he is active within the university, building internal relationships across disciplines and departments. He currently serves as Faculty Director for MS-MIS program, MS Programs Faculty Director Coordinator and as a Pitt Cyber Affiliate Scholar. Tony also serves as faculty advisor for the Business Technology Club and Project Management Club student organizations at Pitt Business, as well as, faculty advisor for undergraduate Business Case Competition teams.  In addition, he actively participates in many University committees.

Prior to joining Katz/CBA, Rodi taught at California University of Pennsylvania. During his tenure, he achieved excellence in teaching across disciplines, including Computer Information Systems, 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, Tony was Director of National Center for Robotics Engineering and Technology Education and was successful in grant writing.  As Principal Investigator (PI) he led 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 many years of industry experience.

He is a member of the following organizations:

  • Association for Information Systems (AIS)
  • International Association for Computer Information Systems (IACIS)
  • Project Management Institute (PMI)
  • INFORMS

Courses Recently Taught

Anthony Rodi teaches undergraduate, graduate & executive courses with highly rated teaching evaluations across disciplines and colleges including business, school of medicine and pharmacy

 

Undergraduate Courses

 Project Management (BUSBIS 1630 – multiple sections)

 Intro to Information Systems (BUSBIS 1060 – multiple sections)

 Information Systems Ethics (BUSBIS 1645 – multiple sections)

                                         

Graduate/MBA/Executive Courses

EMBA – Information Technology and Business Value (BMIS 2811)

Information Systems (MBA - BMIS 2409 multiple sections)

Info Systems PMBA- Blended (BMIS 2409 multiple sections)

Info Systems (Pharmacy) MPBA (BMIS 2409)

MIS Practicum (BMIS 2056)

Information Sys Independent Study (MBA - multiple sections)

Info Technology/Elect Med Records – Blended BMIS 2911 (EMBA-Healthcare)

Shougang Group Executive Education Program – Training on Learning Organizations (Nov 5-9,2018)

Research Interests

  • Information Systems
  • Cyber Ethics
  • Teaching and Learning

Awards and Honors

  • University of Pittsburgh, Katz Excellence in Teaching Award:  in recognition of Outstanding Teaching.  Katz Graduate School of Business and College of Business Administration.  Received award on September 18, 2020
  • University of Pittsburgh, Katz MBA Excellence in Teaching Award:  in recognition of Outstanding Teaching in CBA, MBA and EMBA programs.  Katz Graduate School of Business.  Received award at Katz Graduate School on October 6, 2017
  • University of Pittsburgh, Katz Excellence in Service Award: Recognized for Outstanding Service on October 6, 2017
  • University of Pittsburgh, Katz MBA Excellence in Teaching Award: "Outstanding Teacher of the Year" by part-time MBA Class of 2016, Katz Graduate School of Business.  Received award at Katz Graduate School commencement ceremony on April 29, 2016
  • University of Pittsburgh, Honors Convocation: Recognized for Excellence in Teaching Award (2016-2017) and Excellence in Service Award (2016-2017), Katz Graduate School of Business and College of Business Administration Katz Graduate School of Business. (Feb 23, 2018)
  • University of Pittsburgh, Honors Convocation: Recognized as the "Outstanding Teacher of the Year" by the part-time MBA Class of 2016, Katz Graduate School of Business. (Feb 24, 2017)
  • 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)

Professional Service and Activities

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.

Degrees

  • DSc, Information Systems & Communications, Robert Morris University
  • MS, Information Systems Management, Robert Morris University
  • BS/BA, Human Resources Management, Robert Morris University

Recent Publications

Janchenko, G. Rodi, A.F (2019).  “USING DIGITAL BADGES TO PROMOTE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN HIGHER EDUCATION” Double-blind refereed paper published in Issues in Information Systems, Volume 20, Issue 4, pp. 21-26, 2019; Issues in Information Systems is a refereed, serial publication of IACIS that is registered with U.S. Library of Congress. (Oct 2-5, 2019).  https://iacis.org/iis/2019/4_iis_2019_21-26.pdf

Rodi, A.F., Kalinowski, A. (2018).  “STRENGTHENING UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH THROUGH COLLABORATIVE EFFORTS WITH THE LIBRARY: A CASE STUDY OF AN ELECTIVE COURSE.” Double-blind refereed paper published in Issues in Information Systems, Volume 19, Issue 3, pp. 160-167, 2018; Issues in Information Systems is a refereed, serial publication of IACIS that is registered with U.S. Library of Congress. (Oct 3-6, 2018).  http://www.iacis.org/iis/2018/3_iis_2018_160-167.pdf

Janchenko, G. Rodi, A.F., Donohoe, M.J. (2018).  “IMPACT OF COMPUTERS IN THE CLASSROOM ENVIRONMENT – A DISTRACTION OR AN ESSENTIAL TOOL?” Double-blind refereed paper published in Issues in Information Systems, Volume 19, Issue 4, pp. 10-15, 2018; Issues in Information Systems is a refereed, serial publication of IACIS that is registered with U.S. Library of Congress. (Oct 3-6, 2018).  http://www.iacis.org/iis/2018/4_iis_2018_10-15.pdf

Janchenko, G. Rodi, A.F., Donohoe, M.J. (2017). “THE NEW LEARNER” THE INFLUENCE OF SHIFTING FORCES IMPACTING HIGHER EDUCATION 

    Double-blind refereed paper published in Issues in Information Systems, Volume 18, Issue 4, pp. 99-    104, 2017; Issues in Information Systems is a refereed, serial publication of IACIS that is registered with U.S. Library of Congress. (Oct 4-7, 2017). http://www.iacis.org/iis/2017/4_iis_2017_99-104.pdf

Spangler, S. Rodi, A.F., (2016).  “CASE STUDY: BYOD IN THE HIGHER EDUCATION CLASSROOM: DISTRACTION OR DISRUPTION? THE ADOPTION OF SPANGLER’S 2016 DIGITAL HUMAN IT INTEGRATION CHARTING SYSTEM” IACIS Conference paper proceeding.  Double-blind refereed paper published in Issues in Information Systems, Volume 17, Issue III, pp. 100-108, 2016; Issues in Information Systems is a refereed, serial publication of IACIS that is registered with U.S. Library of Congress. (Oct 5-8, 2016). http://www.iacis.org/iis/2016/3_iis_2016_100-108.pdf

Janchenko, G. Rodi, A.F., Donohoe, M.J. (2016).  “Information Systems Challenges of Healthcare in the United States” IACIS Conference paper proceeding.  Double-blind refereed paper published in Issues in Information Systems, Volume 17, Issue III, pp. 227-235, 2016; Issues in Information Systems is a refereed, serial publication of IACIS that is registered with the U.S. Library of Congress. (October 5-8, 2016). http://www.iacis.org/iis/2016/3_iis_2016_227-235.pdf

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

Academic Area

Information Systems and Technology Management

Personal Interests

In addition to university activities, Rodi enjoys spending time with his family, which involves cooking, traveling, and participating in outdoor activities.