Applied Information Management
 

Recognition Award for Information Management Research

The University of Oregon Applied Information Management (AIM) Master’s Degree Program is well known for the cutting-edge research conducted by students in the final phase of study. AIM students all work full time while attending school online part time. Writing a research paper provides them with an opportunity to select a topic in the larger field of information management and build a clearly defined link between their professional activity and an academic inquiry.

AIM alumnus Dan Whitinger and AIM Director Kara McFall in regalia at 2016 AIM Graduation
Dan Whitinger ('16) and Dr. Kara McFall
Dan Whitinger received the 2016 Capstone award from Dr. Kara McFall, AIM Director, for his research paper entitled Engaging Alumni to Increase Charitable Donations to their University at the AIM graduation luncheon.

Research studies are grounded in a variety of contexts, including higher education, government operations and private industries (both the US and within a global context). Search titles and abstracts for AIM students' research papers from 1995 to present. Each year an award is presented to recognize excellent research, with focus on three categories: (a) execution of the overall research process, (b) depth of the research design, and (c) quality of the research outcome.

This year, the award was presented to Dan Whitinger ('16) for his research project entitled "Engaging Alumni to Increase Charitable Donations to their University". Dan is currently director of Information Technology Services at the Oregon State University Foundation.

AIM Capstone Award Recipients

Each year an award is presented to the graduating student whose Capstone project research shines. The Capstone Award recognizes research excellence in three categories: (a) execution of the overall research process, (b) depth of the research design, and (c) quality of the research outcome. Following is a list of recent Capstone Award recipients:

Dan Whitinger
Engaging Alumni to Increase Charitable Donations to their University (2016)

Julie Rhodes
Incorporating Collaborative Technologies Into the Pedagogy of Instructor Led Training (2015)

Matthew Peterson
Identification of Behavioral Factors within Organizations that Can Improve Information Systems Security Compliance (2014)

Jon Dolan
Enterprise-Wide Techniques to Remediate or Avoid E-mail Overload (2013)

Corey Brant
Information Technology Solutions to Expand and Sustain Community Oriented Policing (2013)

Amy Cissell
Examining the Role of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) to Improve Food Security Management: The Case in Oregon (2012)

Linda Mears
An Overview of Faculty-Centered, Peer-Reviewed Online Course Development Models for Application within Accredited Institutions of Higher Education (2010)

Cecelia Tomory
Lowering the Carbon Emissions Footprint of Enterprise Data Centers Through Energy Efficiency Gains (2010)

Jason Stearns
Employing the Generally Accepted Recordkeeping Principles® (GARP®) to Identify Practices for Efficient and Compliant Electronic Records and Information Management (2010)

Connie Atchley
Communication Tactics that Describe Innovation Advocacy Leadership as a Way to Inform Organizational Strategic Planning by Leveraging Networks and Buildings Consensus (2010)

Pattarin Mekanontchai
Implementation of Effective Change Management for Successful Integration of Health Information Technology (HIT) Systems in Hospitals (2009)

Travis Luckey
Key Stages of Disaster Recovery Planning for Time-critical Business Information Technology Systems (2009)

Melinda Geist
Enhancing Home Computer User Information Security: Factors to Consider in the Design of Anti-phishing Applications (2008)

For more information about the AIM Program, you can call 800-824-2714 or e-mail aim@uoregon.edu

AIM alumnus Julie Rhodes
Julie Rhodes ('15) and Dr. Kara McFall
Julie Rhodes received the 2015 Capstone award from Dr. Kara McFall, AIM director, for her research paper Incorporating Collaborative Technologies Into the Pedagogy of Instructor-Led Training at the AIM graduation luncheon.