Rassule Hadidi, Ph.D., is currently Dean of the College of Management at Metropolitan State University. Prior to joining Metropolitan State University, he held the position of Professor and Head, Department of Management Information Systems, at University of Illinois – Springfield, Illinois (UIS). He earned his Doctor of Philosophy, MS, and BS degrees from the University of Missouri-Columbia. He also earned a BS in Mathematics and Statistics from Shiraz University.
Dr. Hadid has more than three decades of academic leadership experience and has directed the development of several degree programs and certificates with face-to-face, online, and blended modes of delivery. He developed and offered the first fully online graduate level course from UIS in 1997 and directed the development of the first fully online graduate degree program at UIS that was offered in 1999. He has been invited to several countries including China and Taiwan to deliver keynote addresses and workshops about online education on quite a few occasions. His research areas include online and blended teaching and learning pedagogies; curriculum development and quality assessment; healthcare informatics; quality of healthcare data; and cloud computing. He received the First Hanson Professional Services Faculty Scholar Award in 2007 and Faculty Excellence Award in 2016 at UIS.
Dr. Hadidi has significant governance, community service, and recruitment experience. He has traveled to India several times to recruit students. Dr. Hadidi has published more than 60 peer-reviewed articles in professional journals and in international, national, and regional conference proceedings and has made more than 65 presentations at various national and international professional conferences. He has held the positions of President and At-Large Director of the Midwest United States Association for Information Systems and is the founding and currently serves as the Managing Editor of the Journal of the Midwest Association for Information Systems. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Society for Advancement of Management.