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Benjamin Schooley, Ph.D., M.B.A.

Title: Assistant Professor / Integrated Information Technology
Graduate Studies in Health Information Technology
Department: Department of Integrated Information Technology
College of Engineering and Computing
Phone: 803-777-8223
Fax: 803-777-9564

IT-ology Tower
Suite 1010-H
1301 Gervais Street
Columbia, S.C. 29208

Benjamin Schooley


Ph.D., Management of Information Systems and Technology, Claremont Graduate University
M.B.A., Peter F. Drucker Graduate School of Management, Claremont Graduate University
B.A., Brigham Young University

Dr. Schooley joined the graduate studies program in Health Information Technology at the University of South Carolina in August, 2012. Before coming to USC, Dr. Schooley was a research faculty member in the School of Information Systems and Technology, Claremont Graduate University (CGU), research fellow at the Kay Center for e-Health Research, and associate director of the GIS Lab at CGU. Dr. Schooley has also served as a research associate at the Center for Excellence in Rural Safety, Humphrey Institute, University of Minnesota, since 2006.

Dr. Schooley's research is focused on discovering how software systems can be conceptualized, designed, developed and applied to accomplish improvements in how people work, make decisions and interact with each other. This includes work in human computer interaction, mobile computing, decision support and the design of software systems to enable improvements in healthcare enterprise systems. His work on mobile and web-based technologies for inter-organizational emergency medical services (EMS) has gained National attention and has been funded by the National Science Foundation and Federal Highway Administration. In this regard, he has led the design, development, and pilot testing of mobile EMS software in Idaho and Minnesota. His work on designing and using IT to improve work and health outcomes for vulnerable populations has been funded by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, U.S. Department of Labor, and the California Wellness Foundation. He has published and presented his work in more than 50 scientific journals, National and International conference proceedings, and technical reports on these topics.

His teaching includes courses in health information technology (IT), systems analysis and design, the strategic use of IT in organizations, the management of IT resources, and research and evaluation methods in IT. He earned his M.B.A. from the Peter F. Drucker Graduate School of Management, his Ph.D. (Information Systems and Technology) from CGU, and his B.A. from Brigham Young University.


Design and evaluation of health information technologies (HIT)
Clinical quality and business process improvement
IT and organizational innovation
Patient and user centered information systems development
Mobile health (mHealth) systems and human computer interaction
The design process, design science, and information systems design theory
Emergency medical informatics
Strategic use of IT resources
Multi-organizational (inter-organizational) enterprise information systems
Field studies in IT design and implementation


Information to come.


Feldman, S., Schooley, B., Bhavsar, G. (2014). "Health information exchange implementation lessons learned and critical success factors." Journal of Medical Internet Research – Medical Informatics, 2(2): e19.

San-Niccolas, T., Schooley, B. (2014). "Design and development of a patient-centered eHealth system to improve patient understanding at discharge." Communications of the Association for Information Systems, 34, Article 24.

San Nicolas-Rocca, T., Schooley, B., Spears, J. (2014). "Designing effective knowledge transfer practices to improve IS security awareness and compliance." In proceedings of the 47th Annual IEEE Hawaii International Conference on Systems Sciences (HICSS), Hawaii, January 4-7, 2014.

Schooley, B., Abed, Y., Murad, A., Horan, T., Roberts, J. (2013). "Design and field test of an mHealth system for emergency medical services." Health and Technology, 3(4), 327-340.

Schooley, B. and Hikmet, N. (2013). "Design of an enterprise architecture for electronic patient care record (ePCR) information exchange in EMS." Proceedings of the Nineteenth Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), Chicago, Ill., August 15-19, 2013.

Burkhard, R., Schooley, B., Horan, T. (2013). "Public use of an online advanced traveler guidance information system: Trust in the e-Service and the agency." Journal of International Technology and Information Management, 21(4).

Schooley, B., Feldman, S., Alnosayan, N. (2012). "Development of a disability employment information system: An information systems design theory approach." eService Journal, 8(2), 57-83.

Hilton, B., Horan, T., Burkhard, R., Schooley, B. (Winter, 2010). "SafeRoadMaps: Communication of location and density of traffic fatalities through spatial visualization and heat map analysis." Information Visualization Journal, 9(4).

Schooley, B., Horan, T., Marich, M. (2010). "Managing IT collaboration in multi-organizational time-critical services." MISQ Executive, 9(3).

Burkhard, R., Schooley, B., Horan, T., Dawson, J. (2010). "When your employer provides your personal health record: Exploring employee satisfaction with an employer-sponsored PHR system." Communications of the Association for Information Systems, 27(1), 323-338.

Marich, M., Schooley, B., Horan, T. (2010). "A normative enterprise architecture for guiding end-to-end emergency response decision support." International Journal of Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management, 2(2), 1-18.

Schooley, B., Horan, T., Lee, P., West, P. (2010). "Rural veteran access to healthcare services: Investigating the role of information and communication technologies in overcoming spatial barriers." AHIMA's Perspectives in Health Information Management, Spring 2010, 1-20.

Schooley, B. and Horan, T. (2007, June). "Toward integrating emergency preparedness and response planning." Cutter Benchmark Review, 7(6), 5-12.

Schooley, B., and Horan, T. (2007). "End-to-end enterprise performance management in the public sector through inter-organizational information integration." Government Information Quarterly, 24(4), 755-784.

Horan, T., and Schooley, B. (2007). "Time-critical information services." Communications of the ACM. 50(3).

Horan, T., and Schooley, B. (2005). "Inter-organizational emergency medical services: Case study of rural wireless deployment and management." Information Systems Frontiers, 7(2), pp. 155-173.

Book Chapters

Hilton, B., Horan, T., Schooley, B.  (2009). "Making traffic safety personal: Visualization and customization of national traffic fatalities." Visual Information Communication (M.L. Huang, Q.V. Nguyen, K.K. Zhang, eds.). Springer Science and Business Media, LLC.

Schooley, B., Horan, T., Marich, M. (2009). "User perspectives on the Minnesota inter-organizational Mayday Information System." Van De Valle and Turoff (eds.) AMIS Monograph Series: Volume on Information Systems for Emergency Management. M.E. Sharpe: Armonk, NY.

Horan, T., Kaplancali, U., Burkhard, R., Schooley, B. (2005). "Inductive design and testing of a performance ontology for mobile emergency medical services." Ramish, R, (ed.) Ontologies for Information Systems, IDEA Press.

Professional Affiliations

AMIA, American Medical Informatics Association
AIS, Association of Information Systems – SIG-Health
ACM, Association for Computing Machinery
IEEE, Computer Society

Grants and funding

As a PI or Co-PI, Dr. Schooley has received research funding from:

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Medicaid Infrastructure Grants Program
National Science Foundation, Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering, Division of Information and Intelligent Systems
California Wellness Foundation
U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration
Department of Labor