Leila Halawi

Assistant Professor and Director of Research, College of Business
Department of Technology Management
Worldwide College of Business
Worldwide campus

Office Hours

By Appointment

Areas of Expertise

Management Information Systems, Information Technology Management & Strategy,  Knowledge Management , predictive analytics & Business Intelligence, Research Methods, Curriculum Design.

Dr Leila Halawi is a tenured associate professor in the department of Technology Management in the College of Business, Worldwide Campus. Dr Halawi serves as the MIS Discipline Chair, Chair of the Research Committee for the Senate and the Director of Research for the College of Business.

She developed many of the courses within the MMIS program. She holds a Certification by Sloan C Consortium in Online Teaching, and a certificate from Quality Matters on Applying the QM Rubrics, (APPQMR). 

She is an advisory board member and a  reviewer for the Enterprise Architecture Body of Knowledge (EABOK), Mitre Corporation. She is a Reviewer for the Journal of Computer Information Systems (JCIS) and the International Association for computer information systems (IACIS) . She is also a program committee member and reviewer for the European Conference on Social Media, (ECSM), the European Conference on Knowledge Management (ECKM) and the International Conference on Intellectual Capital and Knowledge Management (ICIKM), the Federated Conference on computer science and information systems (FEDCSIS). She is also part of the IT editorial board of  the multimedia educational resource for learning and online teaching (MERLOT).

Her research has been published in the Journal of Computer Information Systems (JCIS), the Learning Organization Journal, the Journal of Business Education, the Electronic Journal of Knowledge Management (EJKM), the Academy of Information and Management Sciences Journal (AIMSJ),Journal of International Technology and Information Management, Journal of Education for Business, Academy of Healthcare Management  Journal (AHCMJ) among others. She is frequently invited to present her research at national and international conferences.

Her current research interests include knowledge management, Business Intelligence, information systems success and strategy, and ethical impacts of information technology, promoting innovation, curriculum development and design, enterprise architecture and systems, big data and  predictive analytics. Her current research focus on develop a curriculum (DACUM), a semi-structured curriculum design concept that uses subject matter experts who understand industry needs as the basis of curriculum design. The purpose of this research is to strengthen the research effort focused on bridging the gap between industry needs for an IT/IS/MIS workforce and university curricula. The ultimate goal is to begin the discussion on the importance of creating an industry-ready workforce by designing an industry-relevant IT/IS/MIS curriculum and encouraging the flow of information between industry and academia so academia can best serve its students and prepare them for industry. 

Dr Halawi lives in Clearwater, Florida and enjoys, traveling, swimming, publishing, and attending national and international conferences.

  • D.B.A. - Doctor of Business Administration in Business Administration, Nova Southeastern University
  • M.S. - Master of Science in Business, Beirut University College
  • B.S. - Bachelor of Science in Business Studies/Management, Beirut University College

  • AVM 6200: Certificate Capstone Course

MMIS 501

MMIS 502

MMIS 521

MMIS 522

MMIS 524

MGMT 221

CSCI 109

MBA 521

All MMIS-Related Courses.

Primary Duties: 

Director of Research: Sept 2017- Present

Discipline Chair (MIS) - 2014 - current

Program Chair M.S. in Management Information Systems  /Asst. Professor, College of Business, Worldwide Campus (2014 - Aug 2017).


Applying Predictive Analytics Finding Value in Data. 


Book Chapters:

  • Turban, E, Aronson, J., Liang, T. & Sharda, R. (2007). Decision Support Systems and Business Intelligence Systems, 8th Edition, Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, NJ, 2007, Chapter 5 – Data Warehousing - contributing author.
  •  Turban, E , Aronson, J., Liang, T. & Sharda, R. (2008). Business Intelligence: A Managerial Approach, 1st Edition, Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, NJ,  Chapter 2- Data Warehousing – contributing author. 

A selected list of peer reviewed articles: 

  • Lambert,T., McCarthy, R. & Halawi, L  (2013). A Cross sectional study of Agile Software Development and project management, Journal of Computer Science, Technology and Application, 2 (2), 1-8.
  • El Khali, R & Halawi, L (2013). Benchmarking Automotive Facility Layout, JPH and Overspeed. The Academy of Information and Management Sciences Journal (AIMSJ), 16(2), 1-13.
  • Hejase, A,  Al Kaakour, R., Halawi, L. . Hejase, H (2013). Students Perceptions of Student Evaluation of Teaching (SET) Process. International Journal of Social Science and Education, 3 (3), 565-575.
  • Edwards, J.& Halawi, L. (2011). Analysis of Variation in HIT Privacy & Security Laws. The Business Review, Cambridge, 18(1), 240-248.
  • Jones, C, McCarthy, R. & Halawi, L. (2010). Utilizing the Technology Acceptance Model to Assess the Employee Adoption of Information Systems Security Measures, Journal of International Technology and Information Management, 19 (2), 43-56.
  • Farah, J. & Halawi, L.(2010). Job Satisfaction as Perceived by Independent Physicians in Florida: An Empirical Investigation. Academy of Healthcare Management Journal (AHCMJ), 6 (1),  1-16.
  • Cane, S, McCarthy, R & Halawi, L (2010). Ready for Battle? A Phenomenological Study of Military Simulation Systems. Journal of Computer Information Systems, 50 (3), 33-40.
  • Halawi, L., Pires, S. & McCarthy, R (2009). An Evaluation of E-learning on the basis of Bloom’s Taxonomy: An Exploratory Study. Journal of Education for Business, 84 (6), 374-380.
  • Karkoulian, S, Halawi, L & McCarthy, R (2008). Knowledge management formal and informal mentoring: An Empirical Investigation in Lebanese Banks. The Learning Organization Journal, 15(5), 409-420.
  • Halawi, L, McCarthy, R & Aronson, J (2007-2008). An Empirical Investigation of Knowledge Management Systems Success. Journal of Computer Information Systems (JCIS) Winter, 121-135.
  • Halawi, L., McCarthy, R. & Aronson, J (2006). Knowledge Management and the Competitive Strategy of the Firm. The Organizational Learning Journal, 13(4), 384-397.
  • Halawi, L. Aronson, J & McCarthy, R. (2005).  Resource Based View of Knowledge Management for Competitive Advantage. Electronic Journal of Knowledge Management (EJKM), 3(2), 75-86.

​Dr. Halawi did manage operations as an independent franchise for Avis Rent a car. In addition, she managed organizations and projects in the field of Healthcare, Retail and Bottled Water . Her experience includes multiple projects in the US, and Beirut, Lebanon.

  • Member of ISACA 2016- present
  • Member of the Association for Information Systems, since 2002
  • Member of the International Association for Computer Information Systems, since 2005

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Worldwide Research Competition 6th Place Team - $5000.
Halawi, L., Kappers, W., & Glassman, A. (2016, June). Information Systems (IS) and Information Security & Assurance (ISA) Curriculum Development and Design: A DACUM Approach. Award announced online via the ERAU portal.

Awarded the distinguished Research Award from the Academy of Health Care Management, Oct 15, 2009


  • Dr Leila Halawi has been recognized during the Innovation and academic excellence celebrated by Embry-Riddle Worldwide during its annual Latitude Awards ceremony held on Tuesday, Nov. 6, in Daytona Beach. These bi-annual awards, held in conjunction with the WWC, recognize the extraordinary efforts of Worldwide faculty and staff who are committed to student success.

    Business Partner of the Year: 
    Andre de Waal (SAS) and Leila Halawi  (College of Business)

  • Dr. Leila Halawi has achieved the Peer Reviewer Extraordinaire status with MERLOT (Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching). MERLOT is an international initiative enabling faculty to integrate technology in higher education and received my appreciation award during the OLC Innovate Conference In Nashville TN , April 19, 2018 and in Denver CO,  May 2, 2019.

  • Recognition for Excellence: Academic Program Oversight, ERAU Worldwide Online Education, June 22, 2017, Daytona Beach. Florida

  • Dr Leila Halawi received a session chair certificate of appreciation from the OCL innovate – Education Reimagined April 18, 2018, and in 2019.


Visual Data Mining and Machine Learning on SAS Viya: Interactive Machine Learning
Supervised Machine Learning Procedures Using SAS Viya in SAS Studio (3.3)
Big Data and Social Analytics
Cybersecurity: Technology, Application and Policy
Applied Analytics Using SAS Enterprise Miner
Manipulating Data and Analytics Using SAS Enterprise Edition
Overview of Statistical and Path Modeling Analyses
Applying the QM Rubric
Data Science: Data Into Insights
Sloan C Certificate in Online Teaching
DACUM Training Program - Facilitator & Coordinator for the DACUM Occupational Analysis Process
Advanced Business Analytics
Text Analytics Using SAS R
Mixed Models Analysis Using SAS

Professional Growth Activities

  • Certified Life Coach
  • Graduate of 2019 Inaugural Practicing Leaders Program, ERAU Leadership Institute (May 7, 2019)