Majid Dadgar, USF Faculty Management Information Systems

Kourosh Dadgar

Associate Professor

Full-Time Faculty


Associate Professor Kourosh Dadgar specializes in Management Information Systems and Industrial Design. His teaching philosophy is explore, do, and learn. His classes are organically designed and include interactive and participatory business cases that require experiential learning.

Dadgar’s research focuses on the extent of importance human values are to patients with chronic disease and who are impacted by self-management systems. He hopes to both inform policy debates in the national discussion of transforming health care, as well as help design systems that support the human values of patients. Dadgar earned his BA at the University of Tehran, his MA from The Ohio State University, and his PhD from Washington State University.

Research Areas

  • Health IT
  • Design Science Research
  • Business Intelligence/Analytics
  • E-commerce


  • Strategic Growth Council (SGC) and City of Oakland, California, independent data evaluator and analyst 
  • TCC (Transformative Climate Communities) project (Jan. 2021 - present )
    • Work on a $25 million transformative project with multiple stakeholders in Oakland such as displacement avoidance, workforce development, and community engagement plans
    • Improve their processes, create performance indicators, build and improve project data collection and integration processes and models, and evaluate their progress 
  • Homeless Project for the City of Oakland, data analyst (May 2019 - May 2020)
    • Analyzed homelessness data for the city of Oakland and provided actionable insights to design fair and inclusive effective homeless intervention programs for different ethnic groups.
  • Biodesign Institute, product designer (May 2012 - Aug. 2012)
    • Worked closely with medical scientists, researchers, and engineers designing the first portable metabolism tracker and performed usability and ergonomic tests.


  • Ph.D, Management Information Systems, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington, 2016
  • MA, Industrial and Product Design, Applied Software Engineering (minor), The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, 2011
  • BA, Industrial Design, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran, 2008

Prior Experience

  • Founder and Faculty Advisor, Association for Information Systems (AIS), University of San Francisco Student Chapter, December 2017 - present
  • Co-chair, ICIS (International Conference On Information Systems) 2018 forum
  • Co-chair of mini-track, HICSS (Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences) Jan 2018-present

Awards & Distinctions

  • Faculty Advisor of the Year 2021-2022, Association for Information Systems (AIS) - AIS Student Chapters
  • Co-chair, ICIS CIO forum, December 14, 2018 San Francisco, CA
  • Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award, April 28, 2016. Carson College of Business, Washington State University

Selected Publications

  • Dadgar, M., & Joshi, K.D. 2020. Ethically Building Business Intelligence in Healthcare: A Value-Sensitive Perspective. In J. Khuntia, X. Ning, & M. Tanniru (Eds.), Theory and Practice of Business Intelligence in Healthcare (pp. 256-278). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.
  • Vithayathil, J., Dadgar, M., and Osiri, J. K. 2020. “Social Media Use and Consumer Shopping Preferences,” International Journal of Information Management (54), p. 102117.
  • Dadgar, M. 2020. Knowledge Creation by Practitioners and Designers: From Tacit to Explicit. In Endreß, T. (Eds.), Digital Project Practice - Managing Innovation and Change (pp. 78-88). Hamburg, Germany: tredition GmbH.
  • Dadgar, M. and Joshi, K.D. 2018. "The Role of Information and Communication Technology in Self-Management of Chronic Diseases: An Empirical Investigation through Value Sensitive Design," Journal of the Association for Information Systems (JAIS), 19(2), pp. 86-112.
  • Lin, X., Clay, P. F., Hajli, N., and Dadgar, M. 2016. “Investigating the Impacts of Organizational Factors on Employees’ Unethical Behavior Within Organization in the Context of Chinese Firms” Journal of Business Ethics, 1–13.