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Dr. Karoly Bozan is an Assistant Professor of Information Systems and Technology. Dr. Bozan's teaching portfolio includes foundational courses, user experience design, and the Information System Capstone course. His research explores a variety of topics such as software architecture, governance in IT outsourcing, technology adoption among the elderly, and the dynamics of electronic word-of-mouth. His scholarly contributions have been recognized in peer-reviewed journals, including Communications of the ACM, Technology, Knowledge and Learning, and Sustainability. Additionally, Dr. Bozan contributes to the academic community as an Associate Editor and by co-chairing multiple mini tracks at prominent Information Systems Conferences. 


  • B.A., Kent State University
  • M.B.A., Kent State University
  • Ph.D., Kent State University

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Palumbo-Donahue School of Business
  • Summer Research Grant, 2020

Journal Articles 

Bozan, K., Stoner, C., & Maden, B. (2023).  User Experience Design in the Information Systems Curriculum: Lessons Learned and Best Practices.   Information Systems Education Journal, 21 (1), 11-31.

Bozan, K., & Stoner, C. (2022).  Growth Mindset in the Classroom: An Intervention Study During the COVID-19 Pandemic.   International Journal of Education and Psychology in the Community, 12 (1-2), 7-22.

Awan, U., Sroufe, R., & Bozan, K. (2022).  Designing Value Chains for Industry 4.0 and a Circular Economy: A Review of the Literature.   Sustainability, 14 (12), 7084.

Bozan, K., Lyytinen, K., & Rose, G. (2021).  How to Transition Incrementally to Microservice Architecture (MSA): A Field Study.   Communications of the ACM, 64 (1), 79-85.

Parker, K., Srinivasan, S. S., Houghtson, R. F., Kordzadeh, N., Bozan, K., T. Ottaway; B. Davey (2017).  Health Informatics Program Design and Outcomes: Learning from an Early Offering at a Mid-Level University.   Education and Information Technologies, 22 (4), 1497–1513.

Chapters, Cases, Readings, Supplements

Bozan, K., Lyytinen, K., & Rose, G. M. (2020). Software Architecture and Outsourcing Governance: Raising Thoroughbreds Versus Cultivating Schools of Goldfish. In Hirschheim R., Heinzl A., Dibbern J. (Ed.), Information Systems Outsourcing (pp. 23-41). Springer. 

Bozan, K., Parker, K., & Davey, B. (2019). Patient Portal Acceptance by the Elderly: Explained by the Elaboration Likelihood Model and Social Heuristics. In Nilmini Wickramasinghe (Ed.), Handbook of Research on Optimizing Healthcare Management Techniques. IGI Global. 

Bozan, K., & Mooney, D. (2019). Older Adults' Empowerment Through Training and Support and its Implication on Proactive Self-Monitoring, Patient Engagement, and Connected Health. In Press, Delivering Superior Health and Wellness Management with IoT and Analytics.

Houghton, R., Parker, K., Davey, W., & Bozan, K. (2017). Approaches for Addressing Student Barriers to Collaborative Learning Success. In Jared Keengwe (Ed.), Handbook of Research on Mobile Technology, Constructivism, and Meaningful Learning (pp. 400). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.