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Haiyan Huang

Assistant Professor of Computer Information Systems; Coordinator CIS

Professional Profile

Professor Huang received her Ph.D. in Information Sciences and Technology from the Pennsylvania State University. She also earned a M.S. in Ceramic Science and Engineering from New York State College and a B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering from Central South University in China. Before joining Flagler College, Dr. Huang has taught at Michigan Technological University, Purdue University Calumet, and the Pennsylvania State University. Her primary research interests include Web usability and user experiences, IT adoption, diversity of IT workforce, global information systems development, and virtual collaborations. Dr. Huang has published more than 30 journal articles, book chapters, and conference papers. Her research was recognized by a journal publication award and a best conference paper award. Dr. Huang is also in charge of managing and coordinating the Management Information Systems (MIS) programs at Flagler College. 


Courses Taught:

  • Introduction to Management Information Systems 
  • Advanced Management Information Systems  
  • Database Management  
  • Systems Analysis and Design  
  • Project Management  
  • Data Management for Business  
  • Business Analytics  
  • Web Design and Development 
  • Human-Computer Interactions 
  • Capstone Information Systems Projects

Previously taught at:

  • Michigan Technological University
  • Perdue University, Calumet
  • Pennsylvania State University, University Park


Recent Peer-Reviewed Conference Papers

Raman, D., Umapathy, K., Huang, H. Security and User Experience: A Holistic Model for CAPTCHA Usability Issues. The Annual Conference of the Southern Association for Information Systems, March 23-24, 2018, Atlanta, GA.

Shrivastava, D., Umapathy, K., Huang, H. Chuan, C-H., and Goel L. A Study on Influences of Gender Differences on Social Presence Features. The Annual Conference of the Southern Association for Information Systems, March 18-19, 2016, St. Augustine, FL.

Umapathy, K. and Huang, H. Exploring the Information Technology Needs of Nonprofit Organizations. The Americas Conference on Information Systems, August 13-15, 2015, Puerto Rico.


  • Ph. D. Information Sciences & Technology, August 2009 College of Information Sciences and Technology, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 
  • M.S. Ceramic Science and Engineering, August 1999 New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, Alfred, NY 
  • B.S. Materials Science and Engineering, July 1994 Central South University, Changsha, Hunan, P. R. China 

Area of Research:

  • Web Usability and User Experiences 
  • IT Adoption in Non-Profit Organizations 
  • Diversity of IS/IT Workforce 
  • Globally Distributed Information Systems Development 
  • Virtual Teams and Organizations 
  • Knowledge Management 

More Information


  • Outstanding Published Article of 2008, IGI 2009 Excellence in Information Technology Research Journal Award  
  • “Magid Igbaria” Best Conference Paper Award at the ACM SIGMIS-CPR 2008 Conference, Charlottesville, VA Professional Organizations: 
  • Member of Association of Information Systems (AIS) 

Office Hours (On Campus):

  • Tuesday: 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Wednesday: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Tursday: 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM