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College of Engineering and Computing

Faculty and Staff

Robert G. Brookshire, Ph.D.

Title: Director of Graduate Studies, Health Information Technology / Professor, Integrated Information Technology / iIT Internship Director
M.Ed., A.B.
Department: Department of Integrated Information Technology
College of Engineering and Computing
Phone: 803-777-6570

IT-oLogy Tower
Suite 1010-L
1301 Gervais Street
Columbia, SC 29208

Robert Brookshire


Ph.D., Emory University, Atlanta, GA
M.Ed., Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA
A.B., University of Georgia, Athens, GA

Dr. Brookshire is professor at the Department of Integrated Information Technology at the University of South Carolina and associate director of IT-ology, Columbia, SC. He teaches technology project management, database management, and web development. He holds an A.B. from the University of Georgia, an M.Ed. from Georgia State University, and a Ph.D. from Emory University. He has taught at North Texas State University, the University of Virginia, and James Madison University. He is the co-author of Using Microcomputers for Research (Sage Publications, 1985), and his articles have appeared in the Journal of Computer Information Systems, BYTE, Social Science Computer Review, Legislative Studies Quarterly, The European Journal of Operational Research, and other journals. He is past president of the Organizational Systems Research Association and is editor of the Information Technology, Learning, and Performance Journal.


Applications of statistical methods and neural networks
Information systems pedagogy
Web usability


ITEC 352 - End-user Interface Design
ITEC 362 - Web-based Support Systems
ITEC 370 - Records Management
ITEC 564 - Project Management for Information Systems

Honors and awards

  • Conference Best Paper, Organizational Systems Research Association, 2006, with Tena B. Crews and Herbert F. Brown III
  • Conference Best Paper, Southern Association of Information Systems , 2005, with Tena B. Crews, L. Roger Yin, and C. Steven Hunt


Harris, M. A., Brookshire, R. and Chin, A. G.  (2016). "Identifying factors influencing consumers’ intent to install mobile application." International Journal of Information Management 36:441-450.

Harris, Mark A., Chin, Amita G., and Brookshire, R. (2015). “Mobile app installation: The role of precautions and desensitization.” Journal of International Technology and Information Management, 24(4):47-62.

Brookshire, R. G., Crews, T. B., and Brown, H. F. (2011). "Influences on student performance in a university networks and telecommunications course." Online Courses and ICT in Education. (Tomei, L.A.., Ed.). Hershey, PA.

Brookshire, R. G., Lybarger, K. M. and Keane, L. B. (2011). "Virtual workplace learning: Promises met?" In Margaret Malloch, Len Cairns, Karen Evans, and Bridget N. O'Connor, eds. The SAGE Handbook of Workplace Learning, London: SAGE Publications, pp. 331-341.

Brookshire, R. G., Crews, T. B., and Brown III, H. F. (2009) "Student success in a university introductory networks and telecommunications course: Contributing factors." International Journal of Information and Communication Technology 5(1), 53-61.

Gerdes Jr., J., Stringam, B. B., and Brookshire, R. G. (2008). "An integrative approach to assess qualitative and quantitative consumer feedback." Electronic Commerce Research 8:4, 217-234.

Brookshire, R. G., Yin, L. R., Hunt, C. S. and Crews, T. B. (2007). "An end-user information systems curriculum for the 21st century." Journal of Computer Information Systems, 47, 81-88.

Norris, D. T., Denizci, B. and Brookshire, R. G. (2007). "Modeling function-oriented drivers of hotel wireless infrastructure." Proceedings of the Hospitality Information Technology Association Conference, 155-170.

Brookshire, R. G. and Palocsay, S. W. (2005). "Factors contributing to the success of undergraduate business students in management science courses." Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, 3, 99-108.

Yin, L. R., Crews, T. B., Brookshire, R. G. and Norris, D. T. (2005). "Lifelong e-learning: A foundation for technology education and professional success." Issues in Information Systems, 6 (pp. 211-216) International Association for Computer Information Systems.

Williamson, K., Brookshire, R. G. and Wright, N. D. (2002). "Building a B.S. degree program in e-business." Marketing Education Review, 12, 1-10.

Current Grants and Projects

Relational Database of Historical Statistics on Congress. National Science Foundation. Directory of Low-Cost Software for Small Business. Funkhouser Entrepreneurship Research Institute.

Professional Affiliations

Association for Information Systems
Decision Sciences Institute
International Association for Computer Information Systems
National Business Education Association
Organizational Systems Research Association

Consulting Experiences

Statistical analysis and research design
Corporate strategic goal setting