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Dr. Narasimha Paravastu


Dr. Narasimha S. Paravastu

Associate Professor
Computer Information Systems and Analytics
Dockery 301A
(660) 441-8244


Doctor of Philosophy in MIS (2007)
Drexel University
Philadelphia, PA

Bachelor of Commerce
Andhra University
Waltair, India.

Dr. Paravastu received his Ph.D. from Drexel University, Philadelphia. His teaching interests are in OO Programming, Web-development including client-side and server-side scripting, Database design and administration, and Information Systems Security. He has taught these courses at the Masters and Bachelors for more than a decade. His research interests are in the areas of IT Outsourcing, Technology Trust, Trust in Information Systems and IT Strategy, and IS Security. He has published in several peer-reviewed MIS journals and has presented his research in several regional and national level conferences. 


Paravastu, N., S. , and Ramanujan, S. S. 2021. "Interpersonal Trust and Technology Trust in Information Systems Research: A Comprehensive Review and a Conceptual Model," International Journal of Information Systems and Social Change (IJISSC) (12:4), pp. 1-18.

Paravastu, S., and Paravastu, N. S. 2021. "Women Inclusivity in Entrepreneurial and Stem Related Education—a Case Study," Entrepreneurship Education and Pedagogy:July 2021.

Paravastu, N., Simmers, C. A., & Anandarajan, M. (2018). Non-Compliant Mobile Device Usage and Information Systems Security: A Bystander Theory Perspective International Journal of Information Systems and Social Change (IJISSC), 9(1).

Simmers, C. A., Paravastu, N., & Anandarajan, M. (2018 forthcoming). Dual Usage Devices and Security Awareness in the Internet of People, Things and Services Workplace. In C. A. Simmers & M. Anandarajan (Eds.), The Internet of People, Things and Services: Workplace Transformations: Routledge.

Paravastu, N., Ramanujan, S., and Ratnasinghm, P. 2016. "Role of Trust in Ecommerce: A Comprehensive Model of Interpersonal and Technology Trust Constructs," in Encyclopedia of E-Commerce Development, Implementation, and Management, I. Lee (ed.). Hershey PA: Business Science Reference (an imprint of IGI Global), pp. 1737-1747.

Paravastu, N. (2015). Technology Trust: Dimensions of Technology Trustworthiness and Technology Trust Modes. In M. Khosrow-Pour (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology (3 ed.,). Hershey, PA: Idea Group Publishing.

Paravastu, N., & Anandarajan, M. (2015). Fear Appeals, Threat Perceptions and Protection Motivation in Information Systems Security. In M. Khosrow-Pour (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology (3 ed.) Hershey, PA: Idea Group Publishing.

Paravastu, N., Gefen, D., & Creason, S. B. (2014). Understanding Trust in IT Artifacts: An Evaluation of the impact of Trustworthiness and Trust on Satisfaction with Antiviral Software. Database for Advances in Information Systems, 45(4), 30-50.

Anandarajan, M., Paravastu, N., Arinze, O.B., and D’Ovidio, R. 2012. "Online Identity Theft:  A Longitudinal Study of Individual Threat-Response and Coping Behaviors. Journal of Information Systems Security (2012), 8 (2).

Gefen, D., Geri, N., and Paravastu, N. 2009. "Vive La Difference': The Cross-Culture Differences within Us [Reprint]," in: Human computer interaction concepts, methodologies, tools, and applications, P. Zaphiris and C.S. Ang (eds.). Hershey, PA: IGI Global., InfoSci-Books., pp. 4 v. (lvii, 2734, 2731 p).

Gefen, D., N. Geri and N. Paravastu, "Vive la Différence: The Cross-Culture Differences within Us," International Journal of e-Collaboration, (2007), 3(3): pp.1-15.

Gefen, D., N. Geri and N. Paravastu, "Are Cross-Gender conversations in Threaded Discussions reminiscent of Communicating across Cultural Boundaries?," International Journal of Information and Communication Technology Education, (2007), 3: 2 pp. 63-73.

Anandarajan, M., Paravastu, N., & Simmers, C. A. 2006. Perceptions of Personal Web Usage in the Workplace: AQ-Methodology Approach. CyberPsychology & Behavior, 9(3): 325-335.

Paravastu, N., and Gefen, D. "Trust as an Enabler of E-Commerce," In Encyclopedia of E-Commerce, E-Government and Mobile Commerce,  M. Khosrow-Pour (ed.) Idea Group Publishing, Hershey, PA, 2006, pp. 1089-1093.


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