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Ryan Timothy Wright

Professor
Unit: McIntire School of Commerce
Department: McIntire School of Commerce
Office location and address
Rouss & Robertson Halls 210
125 Ruppel Dr
Charlottesville, Virginia 22904
Education
Ph.D., Information Systems, Washington State University
M.B.A., Strategy, University of Montana
B.S., Information Systems, University of Montana
Biography

Professor Wright’s research has appeared in MIS QuarterlyInformation Systems ResearchJournal of the Management Information SystemsEuropean Journal of Information Systems; and other high-quality outlets. He has also been funded by the National Science Foundation to design information technology security protection systems. He is currently on the editorial board at Journal of the Association for Information Systems, and an associate editor at MIS Quarterly.

In 2015, members of the Association for Information Systems elected Professor Wright as vice president for membership. Professor Wright is also co-chairing the 2021 International Conference for Information Systems (ICIS) in Austin, Texas. He has served on the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)/Association for Information Systems (AIS) 2010 Taskforce to redesign the model curriculum for information systems education. He has also won numerous awards for teaching, research, and service.

MD-TWC SBE: Small: Building the human firewall: Developing organizational resistance to semantic security threats
Source: University Of Oklahoma
August 01, 2016 – July 31, 2017
CONC 300: Cybersecurity for Business Leaders
The threats to business are real, evolving, and always present. A solid plan of defense that secures companies, data, intellectual property, and systems isn't a suggestion; its an absolute necessity. Students will focus on the security implications of seven main topic areas, including IT operations, hacking, incident response, and defensive technologies.
COMM 1800: Foundations of Commerce
Credits: 3
The primary objective of this course is to provide a foundational overview of business, including the themes of the history of business, business and society, and innovation. The course will enable students to gage interest in business and prepare students for business-related education, jobs, and careers. THIS COURSE IS A PREREQUISITE FOR THE MCINTIRE SCHOOL OF COMMERCE.
COMM 3200: Project and Product Management
Credits: 3
This course will provide knowledge of product management in combination with project management skills, both of which are necessary for the management of the digital product innovation process end-to-end. Course consists of seminars on roles of the product & project manager, managing innovation, selecting projects, stakeholder mgmt, team mgmt, schedule & time mgmt, risk mgmt, & on leading changes. Workshops on digital innovation, agile & waterfall methods.
COMM 4251: Digital Safari
Credits: 2
The primary focus of this course is comparing business models of technology firms in the Silicon Valley. To this end, the class will visit companies in a variety of technology-based industries during Spring Break.
COMM 4263: Intro to Cybersecurity
Credits: 3
This course provides a manager's view of cybersecurity and privacy that contains an overview of methods for managing and mitigating cybersecurity risk in organizations. Further, this course includes an emphasis on applying analytics to understand cybersecurity threats. The course will also explore the role of privacy in society.
COMM 4520: Topics in Information Technology
Credits: 1–3
Presents the opportunity to examine new and emerging IT topics or study a particular IT related area in greater depth than is covered in other courses. Prerequisite: 4th Year Commerce or instructor permission
COMM 4559: New Course in Commerce
Credits: 1–4
This course provides the opportunity to offer new topics in the subject of Commerce.
COMM 4993: Independent Study in Commerce
Credits: 1–3
Independent study under the supervision of a Commerce instructor. A project directly related to business must be submitted to, and approved by, the supervising instructor prior to the Commerce School add date. Students may take COMM 4993 only once. Prerequisite: Fourth-year Commerce standing.
GBAC 7214: Customer Analytics III
Credits: 2
This course focuses on analytics in the digital marketing space through discussion of concepts, technologies, and tools necessary to support digital commerce. Emphasis is placed on tools and methodologies for bolstering web presence through web and search analytics. Specific topics include methods for analyzing and improving user experience, web traffic, online engagement, and conversion rates.
GCOM 7263: Intro to Cybersecurity
Credits: 3
This course provides a manager's view of cybersecurity and privacy that contains an overview of methods for managing and mitigating cybersecurity risk in organizations. Further, this course includes an emphasis on applying analytics to understand cybersecurity threats. The course will also explore the role of privacy in society.
GCOM 7520: Topics in Information Technology
Credits: 3
Presents the opportunity to examine new and emerging IT topics or study a particular IT related area in greater depth than is covered in other courses. Prerequisite: Graduate Commerce.