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Kevin R. Parker, Ph.D.

Chair and Professor of Informatics and Computer Science
College of Business / College of Science and Engineering
Idaho State University
Pocatello, ID
Office: BA 534
Voice: 208.282.4783
Fax: 208.282.4367


Kevin Parker is Chair and Professor of Informatics and Computer Science in the College of Business and the College of Science and Engineering at Idaho State University. The hybrid academic department offers degrees in business informatics, health care informatics, and computer science. He previously served as chair of the Computer Information Systems department in the College of Business, and was named chair of the newly formed InfoCS department in 2013.

He joined the faculty of Idaho State in 1999. From 1995 until 1999 he taught in the Department of Decision Sciences and MIS in the John Cook School of Business at Saint Louis University. He received his Ph.D. in Management Information Systems and M.S. in Computer Science from Texas Tech University and his B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin. From 1985 until 1989 he taught in the Department of Computer Science at New Mexico Junior College, and during the preceding three years worked as a Programmer/Analyst at Conoco, Incorporated.

Kevin is active in the information systems research community. He is former editor for the Journal of Information Technology Education and is on the editorial board for the Interdisciplinary Journal of Information, Knowledge and Management. He has published several peer-reviewed journal articles, peer-reviewed book chapters, and conference proceedings. His research has appeared in publications such as Communications of the AIS, Journal of Information Systems Education, Journal of Information Technology Education, International Journal of Internet and Enterprise Management, European Journal of Marketing, and Marketing Intelligence and Planning. He has received eight modest research grants. In May of 2006 he received the Idaho State University College of Business 2005-2006 Outstanding Researcher Award.

Dr. Parker prides himself on being very student-oriented. Although his courses are notable for his demanding standards, he has always received above-average teaching evaluations. Dr. Parker received the ISU College of Business 2002-2003 Outstanding Teacher Award. He was recognized as a 2010-2011 Outstanding Master Teacher by Idaho State University. That same year he was recognized as the 2011 Faculty Member of the Year by the Associated Students of Idaho State University. In 2012 he was again recognized as one of the 2011-2012 Outstanding Master Teachers by Idaho State University.

Dr. Parker's ePortfolio can be viewed here.


Statement of Teaching Philosophy expand topic

Computer Information Systems (Undergraduate)

  • Web Development: Essentials
  • Web Development: Client-side Programming
  • Foundations of Computer Programming Using Visual Basic
  • Information Systems
  • Advanced Business Programming Using Visual Basic
  • Systems Analysis & Logical Design
  • Database Design and Implementation
  • Web Development for eCommerce
  • Object-Oriented Development
  • Advanced Programming (Computer Science)

Graduate Courses

  • Managing Information Technology – Emerging Technologies
  • Systems Analysis and Design
  • Database Management Systems
  • Object-Oriented Programming Techniques
  • Special Problems in Business Administration (MBA)
  • CS/CIS Graduate Technology Seminar
Research Interests

Improved Teaching of Core IT Courses expand topic

Impact of Developments in Information Systems on Curriculum expand topic

Emerging Systems Development Issues expand topic



  • Former editor of Journal of Information Technology Education.
  • Member of the Editorial Board of the Interdisciplinary Journal of Information, Knowledge and Management.
  • Information Technology Management Track Chair for the North American Case Research Association (NACRA) 2007 Annual Meeting.
  • International-Linkage Member of Curtin University of Technology's Tier 1 University Research Centre - Digital Ecosystems and Business Intelligence (DEBII).
  • Reviewer for IEEE’s Transactions on Software Engineering, International Journal of Internet and Enterprise Management, Electronic Commerce Research Journal, International Journal of Electronic Commerce and Business Media, Communications of the ACM, Electronic Markets, and Mountain Plains Journal.
  • Reviewed papers for the AMCIS 2002 Intelligent Agents Track, the AMCIS 2003 Education Track, ICIS 2001, the 2004, 2005, 2006, and 2007 Informing Science + IT Education Joint Conferences, and the 2006, 2007, and 2008 Hawaii International Conference on Systems Science (HICSS).
  • Reviewed texts for D.C.Heath and Company, West Publishing Company, McGraw-Hill, Course Technology, Addison-Wesley, Prentice-Hall, and Wiley.
  • Served as an external peer reviewer for the Purdue University College of Technology Promotion Committee.
  • Served as an outside evaluator for the University of New Mexico-Gallup Rank and Tenure Committee.
  • Served as an external peer reviewer for the University of Nevada, Reno College of Business Administration Promotion and Tenure Committee.
  • Served as external referee for 2007 Curtin University of Technology Promotion Committee.


  • Member of Campus Safety Committee
  • Chair of Athletic Recruiting Liasson Committee
  • Former chair and current member of the Faculty Support Committee
  • Former member of Athletic Advisory Board
  • Former member of the Campus Planning Council
  • Coordinator for United Way for ISU College of Business (2000-2007)
  • Saint Louis University, Faculty Advisory for MIS Club

Kevin Parker's website can be accessed via this link.

His ePortfolio can be viewed here.