Majid Dadgar, USF Faculty Management Information Systems

Kourosh Dadgar

Assistant Professor

Full-Time Faculty

(415) 422-5768 Malloy Hall, Room 205


Assistant 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.

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
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
Health IT
Design Science Research
Business Intelligence/Analytics
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.

Awards & Distinctions

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.