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Orfalea College of Business

Jim Sena

Jim Sena

Office 92-C101
Phone 805-756-5318
Fax (805) 756-6111

Emeritus Faculty

Jim Sena


  • Ph.D. Organization Theory and  Computer Science, University of Kentucky
  • M.S. Information Science, University of Dayton
  • MBA Operations Research, Xavier University of Ohio
  • Graduate work, Actuarial Science, University of Iowa
  • B.S. Mathematics, Xavier University of Ohio

Teaching Specializations

Strategy, Organizational Systems & Technology, Project Management, Network Systems, Security, and Management Information Systems

Additional College/University Experience

Visiting Research Scholar, Norwegian Institute of Technology, Fulbright Award, Trondheim, Norway; Assistant Professor, Texas A and M University, College Station, Texas; Assistant Professor, University of Houston, Clear Lake City, Texas; Assistant Professor, University of Louisville.

Research Interests and Experience

Organizational Strategies, Security, Mobile, Social Networks, Business Intelligence and Cloud computing. Process Modeling, Agile System. Outsourcing, Knowledge Management; Sustainable Work Systems; Process Analysis and Reengineering, Research and Development of group decision making and organizational analysis of Information Technology. Use of Windows software development tools to create management support systems –and impact of computer-based information technologies.

Areas Published

Impact and Assessment of Information Technologies on Organizations. Replication of Collins’ work (e.g. Great by Choice); Strategy Planning and Deployment, Organizational Security Theory and Design; CIO-CFO Approaches to Outsourcing, Computer Security, Mobile Devices, Cloud Computing, Social networks, and Business Intelligence; the impact of the tablet and eReader on the publishing industry; Computer Security, Learning Mechanisms, The Evolution of Computing Learning Mechanisms, Sustainable Work Systems, Knowledge Management, Intellectual Capital, Accounting Information Systems; Deployment of Software Tools in Organizations; Impact and Assessment of Local Area Networks in Organizations, Expert Systems, Decision Support Systems.

Professional Organizations

Academy of Management, International Association for Computer Information Systems Society of Computer Simulation, Decision Science Institute.

Business and Industrial Experience

Senior Research Scientist, Battelle Memorial Institute, Houston, TX; Senior Research Scientist, Spindletop Research Institute, Lexington, Kentucky, Computer Software Developer, National Cash Register Company, Dayton, Ohio.

Consulting Experience

Software Developer and Training for: Blue Cross Blue Shield of KY,; Thomas Industries, Louisville, KY; Deltak Inc, Chicago; LSW Investment Mgmt, Cincinnati, Ohio; Redken Labs, Erlanger, KY; First City Bank, Louisville, KY; Jefferson County Clerks Office; Vinoxen Inc, Houston, TX; Petrophyscal Inc, Houston, TX; Pyramid Manufacturing, Houston; San Luis Obispo County Probation Office; Body, Inc., San Luis Obispo; Executive Systems (XTree), Inc, San Luis Obispo; CAD Research Center; CDM, San Luis Obispo, Northrop Corp, El Segundo, CA., California State Hazard Mitigation Plan. Smart-base system development San Diego Naval Station.

Additional Languages

Norwegian (familiarity), French (basic)

Outside Interests

Racquet Ball, Swimming, Pencil, water color, acrylic encaustic painting, Cooking (canning, preserving).

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