Trident University Professor and Ph.D. Graduate to Present at Information Technology Conference

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Dr. Timothy Pritchard, Trident faculty member and a graduate of the University’s Ph.D. in Business Administration program, is slated to present research at AMCIS 2019 in August.

Trident University International (Trident) faculty member and 2017 Ph.D. graduate Dr. Timothy Pritchard has published the paper, “Government employees and their use of Digital Government,” which will be presented at the Americas Conference of Information Systems (AMCIS) 2019 in Cancun, Mexico.

Paper co-authors include Dr. Indira Guzman, Doctoral Studies Director, Glenn R. Jones College of Business, Trident faculty member Dr. Santos Galvez, and Dr. Xufei (Nancy) Deng of CSU Dominguez Hills. All three were members of Dr. Pritchard’s dissertation committee, with Dr. Galvez serving as the Chair.

The goal of this research was to understand what contributes to the success of e-government websites in the United States, through an empirical analysis that surveyed government employees about their use of these websites.

According to the abstract, the authors concluded that, “trusting beliefs and the quality variables of the Information Systems Success model do play an integral role in citizens’ intention to continue using e-government websites.” The study’s findings could play an important role in the future design and implementation of these websites.

AMCIS is an annual conference for information systems and information technology academics and professionals sponsored by the Association for Information Systems. AMCIS is widely considered to be one of the most prestigious conferences for IS/IT in the Western Hemisphere. This year’s conference runs from August 15th-17th.

Dr. Pritchard has been an Adjunct Professor of Information Systems at Trident since 2017. He is a military veteran and a graduate of Trident’s online Ph.D. in Business Administration program.

About Trident University
Founded in 1998, Trident University International (Trident) is a leading online postsecondary university serving adult learners. Trident uses the EdActive™ learning approach, which employs case-based learning in an online setting to teach real-world relevant critical thinking skills to enhance the lives and careers of students. Trident offers high-quality associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degree programs and certificates, led by a qualified faculty team, over 80% of whom have doctoral degrees. Trident is regionally accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) and has over 27,000 alumni, including more than 22,000 with a military affiliation. The University has received multiple acknowledgements from Military Times and Military Advanced Education & Transition for their dedication to military-affiliated students. Visit, Trident’s Facebook page, or call at (855) 290-0290 to learn more about Trident's wide range of educational options.

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