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Richard Potter

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  • Associate Professor of Information and Decision Sciences

Office: 2409 UH
Phone: (312) 996-5360


  • Ph.D. Business Administration, The University of Arizona August 1992 Management and Policy/Management Information Systems
  • M.S. Management, The University of Arizona May 1992
  • B.A. Psychology, California State University, Hayward December 1987


  • Director of Doctoral Programs, Department of Information and Decision Sciences UIC (2004-2006)
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Information and Decision Sciences, CBA, UIC (1997-2004)
  • Visiting Scholar and Adjunct Professor of Management Information Systems, Karl Eller Graduate School of Management, The University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona (1996-1997)
  • Director of Research & Director of Doctoral Programs, Instituto Tecnologico y Estudios Superiores De Monterrey (ITESM), Campus Cuidad de Mexico;
  • Professor of Business Administration, ITESM, Escuela de Graduados de Administración, Campus Ciudad de México (1994-1996)
  • Professor of Administration & Director of International Business Curriculum, Instituto Technologico y Estudios Superiores De Monterrey (ITESM), Campus Sonora Norte, Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico (1993-1994)
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, School of Public Health, Department of Health Services Management and Policy, The University of Michigan (1992)

Research & Publications

Research Interests
  • Cognition and behavior in the electronic environment, with emphasis on culture's role in technology use, negotiation and decision support systems, and motivation and performance assessment and intervention with virtual teams


  • Acta Psychologica
  • Journal of International Consumer Marketing
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes
  • Journal of Information Systems Education
  • Journal of International Information Management
  • Co-author with Ephraim Turban and R. Kelly Rainer of Introduction to Information Technology, published by John Wiley and Sons.

Awards & Affiliations

  • Favorite MIS Professor, Liautaud Graduate School of Business, UIC. 2007, 2010, 2012
  • Favorite MBA Professor, Liautaud Graduate School of Business, UIC, 2004
  • CBA Dean's Recognition of Teaching Excellence, College of Business, UIC, 1999, 2000, 2002 to 2008
  • Grinter Graduate Fellowship, University of Florida, 1992.