Leila Halawi

Associate Professor, College of Aeronautics; Associate Program Chair, Master of Entrepreneurship in Technology
Department of Graduate Studies
Worldwide College of Aeronautics
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 with the College of Aeronautics, department of Graduate Studies, Worldwide Campus. Dr Halawi served as the 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 in addition to the content of most of the courses within the program. She also started Alliances with SAS®, Tableau and Microsoft. The Partnership with SAS resulted in a joint certificate for the Business Intelligence and Analytics specialization. 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).

She co-authored this book: Applying Predictive Analytics Finding Value in Data Published by Springer, 2019. 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

  • RSCH 670: Research Methods
  • RSCH 665: Statistical Analysis
  • AVM 6200: Certificate Capstone Course

MMIS 501

MMIS 502

MMIS 521

MMIS 522

MMIS 523

MMIS 524

MGMT 221

CSCI 109

MBA 521

All MMIS-Related Courses.

AVM 6200 Certificate Capstone Course 


Primary Duties: 

Associate Professor and Associate Program Chair (MOET),  COA- Graduate Studies

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).



Book: 

Applying Predictive Analytics Finding Value in Data. 

https://www.springer.com/us/book/9783030140373

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 the Decision Sciences Institute 
  • 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

Awards
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

Recognition

  • 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.

Certifications

Applied Analytics Using SAS Enterprise Miner
Manipulating Data and Analytics Using SAS Enterprise Edition
SAS Programming 1: Essentials
SAS Programming 2: Data Manipulation Techniques
Visual Data Mining and Machine Learning on SAS Viya: Interactive Machine Learning
Supervised Machine Learning Procedures Using SAS Viya in SAS Studio (3.3)
SAS Advanced Business Analytics
Text Analytics Using SAS R
Mixed Models Analysis Using SAS

Big Data and Social Analytics
​Data Science: Data Into Insights
Cybersecurity: Technology, Application and Policy
Overview of Statistical and Path Modeling Analyses

Applying the QM Rubric
Sloan C Certificate in Online Teaching
DACUM Training Program - Facilitator & Coordinator for the DACUM Occupational Analysis Process

Professional Growth Activities

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