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Richard J. Welke

Director, Center for Process Innovation and Professor    
Education

Ph.D., (Management Systems), State University of New York at Buffalo School of Management (1975)
M.B.A., State University of New York at Buffalo
B.S.E., University of Michigan

Specializations

Development environments and repositories
Meta modeling, method engineering
High-tech entrepreneurship
New technologies: virtual environments, workflow systems
Linking organizational and I/T strategy
The Internet and NII

Biography

Dr. Welke is the Director of the Center for Process Innovation and Professor in the Department of Computer Information Systems. He was the Chairman of the Department of Computer Information Systems until 1999. Prior to coming to GSU, Dr. Welke was a “hoogelaaren” (professor) at Erasmus University (Rotterdam, NL). Since arriving at GSU, he has served as the interim-CIO for Law Companies Group, Inc. (the largest engineering and environmental services company in the US). He is the author of more than 30 books and published papers on information systems.

Publications
  • Straub, D. and R. Welke, Management Information Systems Encyclopedia, Vol. 11 of Wiley Encyclopedia of Management, Forthcoming (June, 2014).
  • Welke, R., “Meta-modeling (MM) and Methodology Engineering (ME) – the first 30 years,” (Chapter in) Book in Honor of Kalle Lyytinen, (Jan Damsgaard, editor), CBS Press, Copenhagen 2013, 5p.
  • Welke, R, “Every Process is a Service is a Business,” Proceedings of the 2012 SIGSVC Conference,” Orlando, FL, 16pp., 2012, Sprouts working papers on Information Systems, 12, sprouts.aisnet.org.
  • Zoet, M., P. Ravesteijn, and R. Welke, “Alignment of Business Process Management and Business Rules,” Proceedings of the 19th European Conference on Information Systems, Helsinki, Finland, June 2011), 12p.
  • Debevoise, T., R. Geneva with forward by R. Welke, The Microguide to Process Modeling in BPMN 2.0: How to build great process, rule and event models, CreateSpace Independent Publishing, 2nd edition, 2011.
  • Welke, Richard and Tim Olsen, How Do U … Create a BizAgiXpress Server using Amazon Web Services, HowDoUPress, 2011, 73p. ISBN: 978-0-9835439-0-9.
  • Cavalheiro, Gabriel, Luiz Joia, Richard Welke, and Ajantha Dahanayake, “ICT-Driven Public Service Transformation of Social Security System in a Developing Country: The Brazilian Case,” EJISDC (46:3), 2011, pp. 1-14.
  • Welke, Richard, Rudy Hirschheim, and Andrew Schwartz, “Service Oriented Architecture Maturity,” IEEE Computing, February 2011, pp. 66-72.
  • Dahanayake, A., R. Welke, and G. Cavalheiro, “Improving the understanding of BAM technology for real-time decision support,” International Journal of Business Information Systems, (7:1), 2011, p. 1-26.
  • Bandara, W., D. Chand, A. Chircu, S. Hintringer, D. Karagiannis, J. Recker, A. van Rensburg, C. Usoff, and R. Welke, “Business Process Management Education in Academia: Status, Challenges, and Recommendations,”Communications of the AIS, (24:41), 2010, 35p.
  • Dahanayake, A., C. Collier, D. Glenzer, T. Goette, and R. Welke, “Mobile Website Engineering and Mobile Web Best Practices Guidelines: A Reality Check,” Journal of International Technology and Information Management (JITIM), (19:2), 2010, pp. 79-98.
  • Olsen, T. and R. Welke, “Composing Adaptive and Scalabe IT Shared Services,” Proceedings of the SIGSVC Workshop, Sprouts working papers on Information Systems, 10(124). sprouts.aisnet.org/10-124 (Abstract only).
  • Hirschheim, Rudy, Richard Welke and Andrew Schwartz, “Service Oriented Architecture: Myths, Realities, and a Maturity Model,” MIS Quarterly Executive, (9:1), March 2010, pp. 203-213.
  • Fingar, P., Dot.Cloud: The 21st Century Business Platform, Meghan-Kiffer Publishers, 2009, (Learning in the Cloud – R. Welke, p. 122-124 plus index citation and credit).
  • Dahanayake, Ajantha, Richard Welke, and Gabriel Cavalheiro, “Exploring Challenges and Directions in Discovery-Oriented Business Activity Monitoring,” Journal of International Technology and Information Management, 18,2, Summer, 2009, pp. 259-276.
  • Zoet, Martijn, Richard Welke, Johan Versendaal, and Pascal Ravesteyn, “Aligning Risk Management and Compliance Considerations with Business Process Development,” in EC-Web 2009 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science 5692), T. Di Noia and F. Buccafurri (Eds.), Springer-Verlag Berlin, 2009, pp. 157–168.
  • Purao, Sandeep, Vijay Vaishnavi, Richard Welke, and Lisa Lenze, “A Framework for Problem-based Learning of Systems Development and Integration,” AMCIS 2009 Proceedings, Association of Information Systems, Atlanta, GA, Paper 772, August 2009, 9p.
  • Welke, Richard, Gabriel Cavalheiro and Ajantha Dahanayake, “Improving IT-Enabled Sense and Respond Capabilities: An Application of Business Activity Monitoring at Southern International Airlines,” Selected Readings on Strategic Information Systems, Chapter VIII, M. Gordon Hunter (ed.), IGI Global, Hershey, PA, 2008. pp. 94-110.
  • Welke, Richard, Gabriel Cavalheiro and Ajantha Dahanayake, “Improving IT-Enabled Sense and Respond Capabilities: An Application of Business Activity Monitoring at Southern International Airlines,” Selected Readings on Strategic Information Systems, Chapter VIII, M. Gordon Hunter (ed.), IGI Global, Hershey, PA, 2008. pp. 94-111.
  • Olsen, Timothy and Richard Welke,, “Learning Styles as Predictors of Problem-Based Learning Success in the Information Systems Classroom,” Proceedings of the 2008 International Conference on Informatics Education (Paris, France), Association of Information Systems: SIG-ED/IAIM, Atlanta, GA, ISBN: 978-0-620-42672-5, Paper 81x, 2008, 9p.
  • Purao, S., V. Vaishnavi, J. Bagby, F. Borthick, B. Cameron, L. Lenze, S. Sawyer, H. Suen and R. Welke, “Using Problems to Learn Service-Oriented Computing,” Pro-ceedings of the 2008 IEEE International Conference on Services Computing, Part I, Honolulu, HI, July, 2008, IEEE, Washington, DC (ISBN: 978-0-7695-3286-8), pp. 33-36
  • Welke, Richard, “Perspectives on Innovation,” Proceedings: China Private Economy Innovation International Forum, American Scholars Press, Georgia, USA 2007, pp. 3-17.
  • Kumar, K., Welke, R. and Weber, R., “Restoring the Viability of PhD Programs in Information Systems: Getting Past Denial and Targeting Non-traditional Markets,” Proceedings of the Twenty-Eighth International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), Montreal, Quebec, Association of Information Systems, Atlanta, GA, Paper 82, 17p, 2007.
  • Welke, R., G. Cavalheiro, and A. Dahanayake, “Improving IT-Enabled Sense and Respond Capabilities: An Application of Business Activity Monitoring at Southern International Airlines,” Journal of Cases on Information Technology, 9(4), October-December 2007, pp. 40-56.
  • Lewis, M., B. Young, L. Mathiassen, A. Rai, and R. Welke, “Business Process Innovation Based on Stakeholder Preferences,” Information, Knowledge, Systems Management, (6: 1-2), 2007, pp. 7-27.
  • Cavalheiro, G., Dahanayake, A. and Welke, R., “Combining Business Activity Monitoring with the Data Warehouse for Event-Context Correlation,” Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems, Cyprus, May, 2006, 6p.
  • Mathiassen, L., Rai, A., and Welke, R., “The Age of Process,” Winning the Three Legged Race: When Business and Technology Run Together, Hoque, F., Sambamurthy, V, Zmud, R. W. Trainer, T. and C. Wilson, Prentice Hall, 2005, pp. 135-156.
  • Welke, Richard J., Think Service, Act Process: Meeting today’s demand for innovation and agility, HowDoUPress, 2005, 37p. ISBN: 978-0-9835439-1-6.