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Reet Cronk

Marguerite Cronk
Associate Professor
Director of Management Information Systems Department

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"but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not faint."
Isaiah 40:31

Degrees, Licenses & Certificates:

  • PhD, University of Southern Queensland, 2004
  • Graduate Diploma in Information Technology, University of Southern Queensland, 1992
  • MSc, Australian National University, 1983
  • Bachelor of Applied Science(Medical Technology), University of Canberra, 1981

Academic Positions Held:

  • Chair of Management Information Systems Department, Harding University, 2000 to present
  • Associate Professor of Business, Harding University, 2004 to present
  • Assistant Professor of Business, Harding University, 1999 to 2004
  • Lecturer in Information Systems, University of Southern Queensland, 1992-99
  • Instructor in Biochemistry, University of Southern Queensland, 1988-90

Other Positions:

  • Consultant Biochemist, Agritech Laboratories, 1987
  • Research Officer, Australian National University, 1976-86
  • Research Assistant, CSIRO, 1979
  • Technical Officer, Commonwealth Pathology Laboratory, 1976-78
  • Laboratory Technologist, National Biological Standards Laboratory, 1975

COBA and University Committees and Responsiblities:

  • COBA Assessment Committee
  • COBA Graduate Faculty Council
  • International Program Committee
  • COBA Executive Committee
  • Environmental Stewardship Committee

Courses Taught:

Undergraduate
  • Web Concepts
  • Introduction to Information Systems
  • Management Information Systems
  • Systems Analysis and Design
  • Data Analysis and Modelling
  • Knowledge Based Systems
  • Systems Planning and Management
Graduate
  • Management Information Systems
  • Knowledge Management
  • Managing Technological Innovations
  • Corporate Information Systems Strategy

Professional Memberships:

  • Chairperson and executive committee member for the annual European Conference on Information Technology Evaluation, 1999-present
  • Executive Committee and Chairperson:  European Conference on Information Technology Evaluation (1999-present)
  • Conference Program Committee:  European Conference on Knowledge Management (2002-present)
  • Conference Program Committee:  European Conference on Business Research Methods (2003-present)
  • Conference Program Committee:  International Conference on Intellectual Capital, Knowledge Management and Organizational Learning (2002-present)

Publications and Presentations:

  • Cronk, R. (2012).  Using Non-interactive Games to Increase Student Engagement and Participation in Class Discussion.  Ed-Media 2012.  
  • Cronk, R. (2011).  Social Capital, Knowledge Sharing and Intellectual Capital in the Web 2 Enabled World.  Proceedings of the 12th European Conference on Knowledge Management.  
  • Stone, J. & Cronk, R. (in press, 2010).  Ethics in the Virtual World: A case study of the suitability of second life to faith based education.  Society of Business, Industry and Economics Association.  
  • Wolhuter, B. & Cronk, R. (in press, 2010).  Perceptions of leadership amongst college students studying at a medium-sized private university.  Society of Business, Industry and Economics Association.  
  • Cronk, R. (2010).  Social Capital, Knowledge Sharing and Intellectual capital in the Web 2 enabled world.  Society of Business, Industry and Economics Association.  
  • Cronk, R. (2009).  Social Technologies and Student Faculty Relationships in the Online Learning Environment.  ED-MEDIA 2009--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications.  
  • Cronk, R. (2009).  A Theoretical Framework for Evaluating Possible Threats and Opportunities of Web 2.  3rd European Conference on Information Management and Evaluation
  • Cronk, M 2005, “Generic Management Principles for Maximizing ICT Value?”  Proceedings of the 11th European Conference on Information Technology Evaluation, Finland, September
  • Cronk, M. ‘Information System Business value: A Conceptual and Empirical Investigation’ PhD, University of Southern Queensland, 2004
  • Cronk, M. & Fitzgerald, E. 2002, ‘Constructing a Theory of ‘IS business Value from the Literature’ Electronic Journal Of Business Research Methods.Vol.1, Issue 1, November 2002
  • Cronk, M. & Fitzgerald, E. 2002, ‘Constructing a Theory of ‘IS business Value from the Literature’, Proceedings of the Ninth European Conference on Information Technology Evaluation, Paris, France, July.
  • Cronk, M. & Fry, G. 2001, Information technology Evaluation: How far have we come?’, Southern African Business Review, Vol. 5, No. 1, pp. 17-20.
  • Fry,  G. & Cronk, M. 2001, ‘Evaluating Information Technology: Towards a Consequential Model’, Proceedings of the Eighth  European Conference on Information Technology Evaluation, Oxford, England, September.
  • Cronk, M. C. 2000, ‘Understanding Information System Evaluation through Holistic Construal’  Southern African Business Review, Vol. 4, No. 2, pp. 1-6.
  • Cronk, M. C. 2000, ‘Understanding Information System Evaluation through Holistic Construal’ Proceedings of the Seventh European Conference on Information Technology Evaluation, Dublin, Ireland, October.

Community Activities:

  • Joint leadership of summer campaigns for Christ to Australia
  • Presentations to community groups such as White County Hospital
  • Mentoring of students and younger women in the church, through home Bible studies and personal relationships

 

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