Department of Systems Engineering & Management

Department of Systems Engineering & Management
AFIT Faculty: Lt Col Darin A. Ladd
CONTACT INFORMATION
Name: Lt Col Darin A Ladd
Title: Director of Communications & Information
Assistant Professor of Systems Engineering
Commercial Phone: 937-255-6565 (4228)
DSN Phone: 255-6565 (4228)
EDUCATION

2012
Air War College
2011
Cyber 300
2010
Cyber X
2010
Ph.D., Washington State University (Information Systems)
2007
Advanced Communications Officer Training
2005
Air Command and Staff College
2005
Instructor Qualification Training
2005
Academic Instructor Course
2005
George Washington University, Master Certificate (Government Contracting)
2003
Squadron Officer School
2002
Joint Air and Space Command & Control Course
2002
M.S., AF Institute of Technology (Information Resources Management)
1996
Basic Communications Officer Training
1996
B.S., US Air Force Academy (Humanities - Philosophy)

RESEARCH INTERESTS

- Epistemology/Knowledge Management
- Ontology/Philosophy of Science
- Research Design
- Organizational Implementation of Information Technology
- Public Sector Entrepreneurship
- Project Management
- Early Systems Engineering and Analysis
- Decision Analysis and Dashboard Design

EXPERTISE
  • AMOS
  • DESIGN AND ANALYSIS OF EXPERIMENTS
  • HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING
  • INNOVATION
  • ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR
  • PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT
  • PROJECT MANAGEMENT
  • QUALITATIVE METHODS
  • RESEARCH METHODS
  • STRATEGIC PLANNING
  • STRUCTURAL EQUATION MODELING
  • STRUCTURAL EQUATION MODELING (SEM)
  • SURVEY DESIGN AND ANALYSIS
  • SURVEY METHODS
  • APPLIED STATISTICS
  • BUSINESS PROCESS IMPROVEMENT
  • COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS
  • COMPUTER & COMPUTING SYSTEMS ARCHITECTURE - ADVANCED COMPUTER ARCHITECTURES
  • COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE
  • CYBER OPERATIONS
  • DECISION ANALYSIS
  • DECISION SUPPORT
  • DELPHI METHODS
  • EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN
  • HUMAN SYSTEMS INTEGRATION
  • INFORMATION RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
  • INFORMATION SYSTEMS
  • INNOVATION
  • KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT
  • LEADERSHIP
  • RESEARCH DESIGN
  • SPSS
  • STRATEGIC INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
  • SURVEY DESIGN AND ANALYSIS
  • SURVEY METHODS
  • THEORY OF CONSTRAINTS
PUBLICATIONS & RESEARCH PAPERS

REFEREED PUBLICATIONS
Journal Articles = 4, Conference Papers = 12, Under Review = 2
 
JOURNAL ARTICLES
Kirchner, A., Ladd, D.A., Elshaw, J.J., Schlub, J.C. Effects of Cognitive-behavioral Motivation for Health Improvement on Anthropometric Measurements in High Risk Individuals, Journal of Military Medicine, Vol. 178, Issue 8, 2013, pp. 948-953.
 
Ladd, D.A., Datta, A., Sarker, S., Trying to Outrun a Speeding Environment: Developing “High-velocity” Strategic DSS Evaluation Criteria, Journal of Information Technology Management, Vol. 24, Issue 2, 2013. pp. 1-19.
 
Ladd, D.A., Datta, A., Yu, Y., Sarker, S. Trends in Mobile Computing within the IS Discipline: A Ten-Year Retrospective, Communications of the AIS, Vol. 27, Issue 17, 2010.
 
Ladd, D.A. and Ward, M. An Investigation of Environmental Factors Influencing Knowledge Transfer. Journal of Knowledge Management Practice, Vol. 3, Aug 2002.
 
CONFERENCES
 
McNab, A., Ladd, D.A. Information Quality: The Importance of Context and Trade-Offs, 47th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, (Accepted for presentation, Jan 2014).
 
Ladd, D.A., Datta, A. Defining a Fit-based Strategic DSS Evaluation Method, Proceedings of the Midwest Association of Information Systems, May 2013.
 
Ladd, D.A., McNab, A. Reframing Information Quality Construct Definition: A Contingency Approach, Midwest Association of Information Systems Paper Jam Session, May 2013.
 
Ladd, D.A., Valacich, J.S. All Hell Breaks Loose: A Brittle DSS Meets a Discontinuous Environment, Decision Sciences Institute Annual Meeting, Nov 2011 (1791-1796).
 
Ladd, D.A., Valacich, J.S., McNab, A. A Low-velocity Industry Responds to A High-velocity Event, Decision Sciences Institute Annual Meeting, Nov 2011 (2471-2476).
 
Ladd, D.A., Organizational Culture and Knowledge Transfer: Separating Professional Association From Unit-level Effects Using HLM, 44th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, Jan 2011.
 
Ladd, D.A., Datta, A., Sarker, S., Trying to Outrun a Speeding Environment: Developing
“High-velocity” Strategic DSS Evaluation Criteria, Americas Conference on Information Systems, Aug 2010.
 
Ladd, D.A., “Everyone Likes Likert":  Using a Variable-Interval Slider to Collect Interval-level Individual Opinions, International Conference on Information Systems, 2009.
 
Ladd, D.A., Hardin, A., Fuller, M. “Stopping the “How” from Driving the “What”: Advice on Avoiding Measurement Item Mis-specification”, International Conference on Information Systems, 2009.
 
Datta, A., Ladd, D.A., Yu, Y., Sarker, S. Mobile Computing Trends in IS Research: An Inductive Categorization Analysis, Americas Conference on Information Systems, Aug 2008.
 
Ladd, D.A., Reed, R. Jessup, L. The Innovation-Commercialization Process: Assumptions, Realities and Models of Technology Transfer, Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Aug 2008.
 
Ladd, D.A., Heminger, A. An Investigation of Organizational Culture Factors that May Influence Knowledge Transfer, Proceedings of the 36th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, Jan 2003.
 
UNDER REVIEW
Ladd, D.A., Valacich J.S. Do DSSs Bounce? Shattering DSS Decision Quality with Task-Technology Misfit (2012—first round Journal of MIS, Impact Factor: 2.662).
 
Shearer, J.M., Main, B. D., Kretser, M., Ladd, D.A. 10-year Quantitative Analysis of DoD Interface Control Documents, 2003-2012 (2013—first round, Defense Acquisition Review Journal).
 
WORKING PAPERS
Ladd, D.A., McNab, A. Information Quality: A 20-Year Retrospective (2013).
 
Ladd, D.A., Datta, A., Reed, R. Jessup, L. Technology Transfer and the Problem of Innovation Commercialization (2009—recently reviewed by Business Horizons, Impact Factor: .900).

COURSES

Leadership and Media Selection - Independent Study, Fall 2014 (1 student)
Early Systems Engineering and Systems Analysis, Winter 2013 (10 students)
Project Management, Summer 2011 (29 students)
Human-computer Interaction, Summer 2011 (4 students)
Research Methods, Spring 2011 (26 students)
Project Management, Spring 2011 (20 students)
IRM Colloquium, Winter 2011 (8 students)
Global IS Project Management, Spring 2010 (27 students)
Global IS Project Management, Fall 2009 (28 students)
Global IS Project Management, Spring 2009 (35 students)