Leila Halawi

Associate Professor, College of Aviation; Research Coordinator
Department of Graduate Studies
College of Aviation

Office Hours

By Appointment

Areas of Expertise

Management Information Systems, Information Technology Management & Strategy, Enterprise Architecture, Knowledge Management, Predictive Analytics & Business Intelligence, Research Methods, Curriculum Design, DACUM, and Sustainability.

Leila Halawi

Dr. Leila Halawi is a tenured associate professor and research coordinator with the College of Aviation, Department of Graduate Studies, Worldwide Campus. Dr. Halawi served as the Program Chair for the Master of Science in Aviation and Aerospace Sustainability (AASI) program and the Graduate Certificate in Aviation and Aerospace Sustainability, the Master of Science in Management Information Systems (MMIS) Program Chair, MIS Discipline Chair, Chair of the Research Committee for the Senate, and the Director of Research for the College of Business.

She developed the MMIS curriculum. She also started Alliances with SAS®, Tableau, and Microsoft. The Partnership with SAS resulted in a joint Business Intelligence and Analytics specialization certificate. She holds a Certification from Sloan C Consortium in Online Teaching and a certificate from Quality Matters on Applying the QM Rubrics (APPQMR). She is a Certified DACUM facilitator and coordinator.

She is an editorial review board member 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), 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).

She received the SAS 2020 Emerging Educator Award. She co-authored these books: Harnessing the Power of Analytics and Applying Predictive Analytics Finding Value in Data Published by Springer, 2019 & 2022.

She contributed to the 8th, 9th, and 10th editions of the Decision Support and Business Intelligence Systems Book. She also contributed to the 11th edition of Analytics, Data Science & Artificial Intelligence Book. 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), International Journal of Aviation, Aeronautics, and Aerospace (IJAAA), and the Collegiate Aviation Review International, among others. She is frequently invited to present her research at national and international conferences.

Her research interests include knowledge management, Business Intelligence, information systems success and strategy, ethical impacts of information technology, promoting innovation, curriculum development, design, enterprise architecture and systems, and predictive analytics. Her research is centered on developing a curriculum known as DACUM, a semi-structured approach to curriculum design that leverages input from subject matter experts deeply familiar with industry requirements. This endeavor seeks to bolster initiatives to bridge the gap between the demands of sustainability professions, IT/IS/MIS roles, and university course offerings. The overarching objective is to underscore the significance of cultivating a workforce adept at meeting industry demands by crafting curricula tailored to industry needs in sustainability and IT/IS/MIS fields. This involves fostering robust communication channels between academia and industry to optimize student preparation for the workforce.

She is also leading a research endeavor funded by a NIST grant titled "Integrating Engineering and Aviation Standards in Higher Education Curriculum."

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 Information Technology Management, Nova Southeastern University
  • M.S. - Master of Science in Aeronautics: Research, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • M.S. - Master of Science in Business, Beirut University College
  • B.S. - Bachelor of Science in Business and Management, Beirut University College

  • Triple Bottom Line Accounting - Duke University Continuing Studies
  • Measuring Sustainable Management Performance - Duke University Continuing Studies
  • An Overview of Sustainable Management - Duke University Continuing Studies
  • Corporate Social Responsibility - Duke University Continuing Studies
  • Essentials for Business: Put Theory into Practice - Stanford: Center for Professional Development
  • Aviation Data-Driven Decision Making (AD3M) - International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)
  • Viya and R Integration for Machine Learning - SAS
  • Neural Networks: Essentials - SAS
  • Visual Analytics 1 for SAS Viya: Basics - SAS
  • SAS Visual Text Analytics in SAS Viya - SAS
  • Visual Text Analytics in SAS Viya - SAS
  • Text Analytics Using SAS Text Miner - SAS
  • Certificate in Corporate Sustainability - NYU/Stern, Leonard N. Stern School of Business
  • Machine Learning Using SAS Viya - SAS
  • Big Data and Social Analytics - Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
  • User Friendly, Comprehensive SAS Statistical Applications: Regression Models - SAS
  • DACUM Occupational Analysis Process Workshop - Ohio State Univesity
  • Advanced Business Analytics - Session 2 - SAS
  • Data Science: Data to Insights - Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
  • Professional Grant Development Workshop - Grant Training Center (George Washington University)
  • Cybersecurity: Technology, Application and Policy - Massachusets Institute of Technology (MIT)
  • DACUM Occupational Analysis Facilitation Training Program: A Focus Group Storyboarding Process - The Facilitation Center/Eastern Kentucky University
  • Applied Analytics Using SAS Enterprise Miner - SAS
  • Manipulating Data and Analytics Using SAS University Edition - SAS
  • The Human Factor in Aviation (MOOC Online Course) - Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Overview of Statistical and Path Modeling Analyses - Institute of the HRM and Organizations at the Hamburg
  • Data Lakes for Big Data - EMC
  • Applying the QM Rubric (APPQMR) - QM Quality Matters
  • 2-Hour Overview of EBSCO Resources Workshop - EBSCO Information Services
  • The NYU STERN Certificate in Corporate Sustainability - NYU: STERN

AVM 6200 Certificate Capstone Course 

ASCI 693 Current Research Problems in Aviation/Aerospace

RSCH 670 Research Methods

RSCH 665 Statistical Analysis 

RSCH 650 Research Methods & Analysis

RSCH 700A, RSCH 700B - Thesis Part I &II

MOET 601 Entrepreneurship: Exploration, Opportunity, and Effectuation

MOET 606 Entrepreneurship Ethics, Sedulity, and Solutions

MOET 611 Technology Commercialization and Entrepreneurship in the Global Environment

MOET 691 Graduate Capstone of Entrepreneurship in Technology

AASI 610 Aviation/Aerospace Org Dev Leadership and Workforce Development

AASI 605 Aviation and Aerospace Sustainable Organizations

AASI 691 Aviation and Aerospace Sustainability Graduate Capstone

Aviation Resilience Through Sustainability MOOC

MMIS 501 Business Systems: Managing the IS Enterprise

MMIS 502 Managing Mobile and Distributed Organization and IS

MMIS 521 Data Warehousing and Information Quality

MMIS 522 Business Analytics, Social Networks, and Web Analytics

MMIS 505 Information Analytics and Visual Decision-Making

MMIS 524 Applied Knowledge Management and Business Intelligence

MMIS 561 Global Information and Technology Management

MBA 521 Global Information and Technology Management  

CSCI 109 Computer Concepts & Applications 

MGMT 221 Introduction to Information Systems

Primary Duties: 

Associate Professor and Program Coordinator, MS in Aviation and Aerospace Sustainability COA- Graduate Studies - Aug 2019 - September 2022.

Director of Research: Sept 2017- July 31, 2019

Discipline Chair (MIS) - 2014 - July 31, 2019.

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


Harnessing the Power of Analytics (2022)


Applying Predictive Analytics Finding Value in Data (2019). 


Book Chapters:

  • Halawi, L. & Bacon, R. (2024). Book Chapter: Exploring the Nexus of Cyber Crime, Money Laundering, Ethics and Deterrence in the Age of Smart Machines. Published in the book under the working title “Corruption, Bribery, and Money Laundering - Global Issues https://www.intechopen.com/online-first/1173031
  • Halawi, L. (2023). Book Chapter: Harnessing the Power of Culture and Cultural Intelligence within Knowledge Management Sytems. www.intechopen.com) Published in the book titled "From Theory of Knowledge Management to Practice," ISBN 978-1-83769-422-8.  (https://www.intechopen.com/chapters/1145346)
  • Turban, E, Aronson, J., Liang, T. & Sharda, R. (2007). Decision Support Systems and Business Intelligence Systems, 8th Edition,  9th, and 10th editions of the Decision Support and Business Intelligence Systems  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. 


  1. King, W. and Halawi, L., “A Quantitative Analysis of Autonomous Vehicle Cybersecurity as a Component of Trust,” SAE. SAE International Journal of Connected and Automated Vehicles CAV 7(1):2024, doi:10.4271/12-07-01-0002.
  2. Bruno de Paula Balan, Maria Cláudia Ferreira da Cunha and Renan Cipriano da Cunha, & Halawi, L. (2022).Multi-Airport Cities in Brazil: Demand, Supply and Fare Evaluation of Overlapping Markets. Journal of Economics and Management (JEM). 44, 393-419. 
  3. Ishmael, A., & Halawi, L. (2022). Retention of Qualified Cybersecurity Professionals: A Qualitative Study. Journal of Computer Information Systems, 1–12. https://doi.org/10.1080/08874417.2022.2049018
  4. Mabe, D., Esmael, G., Burg, M., Soares, P., & Halawi, L. (2021). Optimization of Organizational Design. Journal of Computer Information Systems, 62(4), 717–729. https://doi.org/10.1080/08874417.2021.1906783


SAS 2020 SAS Emerging Educator Award Recipient.

Recognition of an educator who has shown exemplary progress in advancing analytics education and preparing students for careers in analytics and data science. This prestigious award is given to an educator whose efforts and impact in the field and engagement with SAS have spanned five or fewer years.


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


  • 2022 Textbook Affordability Champions. Champions are ERAU faculty or instructional designers engaged in open education and textbook affordability.
  • ​​2020 College of Aeronautics Certificate of Achievement Award for 'Team Aero' 
  • Dr. Leila Halawi was recognized during the Innovation and academic excellence celebrated by Embry-Riddle Worldwide during its annual Latitude Awards ceremony on Tuesday, November 6, 2018, in Daytona Beach. These bi-annual awards, held in conjunction with the WWC, recognize the extraordinary efforts of Worldwide faculty and staff 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, on April 19, 2018, and in Denver, CO, on May 2, 2019, virtual in 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023 and 2024.

  • 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 on April 18, 2018, and in 2019.

Funded Research - Grants

PI: Integrating Engineering and Aviation Standards in Higher Education Curriculum
Research Team: Marwa El-Sayed (Co-PI), Mark Miller (Co-PI) and Sophia White (Co-PI)
Funding: National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), 09/15/2023-09/14/26.

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Worldwide, FIRST GRANT CAT B 20/21Rethinking Credentials for Aviation and Aerospace Aviation Sustainability: A DACUM Approach.

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. The award is announced online via the ERAU portal.

Professional Growth Activities

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