PhD Candidate University of Illinois at Chicago Doctor of Philosophy: Management Information Systems
Georgia State University Master of Science: Managerial Sciences, Dual concentration in Business Analysis and Operations Management Bachelor of Business Administration: Risk Management & Insurance, Robinson College of Business Honors Program
CompTIA Security+ Candidate Expected completion Spring 2017
Associate of Risk Management Designation (ARM) Completed January 2011, this designation emphasizes an applied risk management decision-making process to any organization's exposures to accidental and business losses
(Expired) Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) Candidate Completed exams in Insurance Operations, Business Law for Insurance Professionals, Finance and Accounting for Insurance Professionals
National Science Foundation IGERT Research Fellow (August 2016 - Present) Department of Information and Decision Sciences The University of Illinois at Chicago
Graduate Teaching Assistant/Instructor (August 2013 - May 2016) Department of Information and Decision Sciences The University of Illinois at Chicago
Underwriting Consultant/Agency Underwriter/Agency Management Underwriter (May 2008 - August 2012) Underwriting and State Management Organization MetLife Auto & Home
Barista (March 2008 - June 2008) CafeNineteen
Underwriting Intern/Risk Analyst (May 2005 - May 2008) Underwriting and State Management Organization MetLife Auto & Home
Teaching Assistant mixed level Business Systems Project.
Teaching Assistant undergraduate Business Statistics II.
Instructor undergraduate Operations Management.
Teaching Assistant undergraduate Business Model Simulation.
Research & Publications
Avery, A.; Ramaprasad, A. "Cybersecurity Scenario Modeling for Business Continuity: An Academic Literature Review." Selected Poster Presentation at Women in Cybersecurity Conference (WiCys 2017).
Avery, A.; Ranganathan ,C. "Financial Performance Impacts of Information Security Breaches." Proceedings of the 11th Annual Workshop on Information Security and Privacy (WISP 2016).
Obganufe,O.; Avery, A. "Breaching News: Does Media Coverage Increase the Effects of Data Breach Event Disclosures on Firm Market Value?" Proceedings of the 11th Annual Workshop on Information Security and Privacy (WISP 2016).
Avery, A.; Tafti, A.; Watson-Manheim, M. "IT-Enabled Labor Sourcing: A Conceptual Framework and Research Agenda." Proceedings of the 22nd Annual America’s Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS 2016).
Avery, A. "Just Do IT! Web 2.0 and the Breaking of the Tacit Dimension for Knowledge Acquisition." Proceedings of the 19th Annual Southern Association of Information Systems Conference (SAIS 2016).
Avery, A.; Cheek, K. "Analytics Governance: Towards a Definition and Framework." Proceedings of the 21st Annual America’s Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS 2015).
Avery, A.; Tafti, A; Watson-Manheim,M. "IT Enabled Labor Transformations: Offshoring and Contingent Labor as Antecedents to Automation." Presented at 3rd International Workshop on Changing Nature of Work (CNow 2015).
Lundquist, D.; Avery, A.; Ouksel, A. "A Survey of Recent Ontological Approaches to Cyber-Security." Paper presented (by J.Pendergrass) at Third Franco-American Workshop on Cybersecurity (12/09/14).
Avery, A.; Aljarallah, A. "Do you Belong in that Space? Measuring the Characteristics and Impacts of Homophily in Premiere IS Co-Authorship Themes." (Research in Progress).
Awards & Affiliations
Featured INROADS Success Story 2012, Featured Volunteer Literacy Action Atlanta 2011, GA 1752 Club Scholar, Gamma Iota Sigma Leadership Award, Gamma Iota Sigma Service Award, INROADS Atlanta Sophomore of the Year, Hope Scholar 2004-2008, Presiding President of President’s Distinguished TM Club 2012-2013, UIC Pre-Doctoral Fellowship 2013-2016, Women in Cybersecurity 2017 Conference Scholarship, Sam Baig Scholar, T.M. Alexander Scholar, Anita Beneditti Student Involvement Scholar 2007 & 2008, Nita Robinson Scholar, 6 merit based employee recognition awards 2008-2011.