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Northwest Missouri State University

Dr. Joni Adkins

Dr. Joni Adkins



2230 Colden Hall


660.562.1963 (fax)

Joined Northwest in 1998

Associate Professor

Program Coordinator, MS-Information Systems


  • Doctorate in Business Administration, Anderson University
  • Masters in Business Administration, MIS emphasis, Northwest Missouri State University
  • Bachelors in Business Education and Office Information Systems, Northwest Missouri State University

Courses Taught

  • Computer Programming I
  • Management Information Systems
  • Systems Analysis and Design
  • Information Technology Management
  • Object-Oriented Programming with Java
  • User Centered System Design and Evaluation
  • Professionalism in the IS Environment

Academic Interests

  • Information Systems Education
  • Data visualization
  • Use of spreadsheets in organizational decision making
  • Bring Your Own Device practices

Scholarly Activity

Selected Publications

  • Adkins, J. K. & Linville, D. R. (2017). Testing frequency in an introductory computer programming course. Information Systems Education Journal, 15(3), 22-28.
  • Adkins, J. (2016). Progression of a Data Visualization Assignment, Information Systems Education Journal, 14(6), 20-26.
  • Linville, D., Spradling, C., Adkins, J., Moulder, R., Ingram, J., & Martin, L. (April, 2015). University, K-12, and businesses collaborate in professional advisory team.  Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges. 30(5), 113-114.
  • Hare, B., Adkins, J., Berkstresser, C., Mirielli, E., and Webster, L. (2015, April). Panel: Flipping the Classroom in Introductory CS Courses. Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges. 30(5), 167. 
  • Adkins, J. K. (2014). Relevance of Student Resources in a Flipped MIS Classroom. Information Systems Education Journal, 12(2), 4-9. ISSN: 1545-679X.
  • Adkins, J. (2014). Book review of Too Big to Ignore: The Business Case for Big Data, Regional Business Review, 33, 96-97.
  • Adkins, J. (August 2013). Virtual teams and synchronous presentations: An online class experience. Information Systems Education Journal, 11(4), 61-65.

Selected Presentations

  • Toomey, D. A., Adkins J., & Graves, C., (2016, 15 September). Knacktive: An interdisciplinary classroom experience that prepares students for a career in advertising by simulating real-world agency work. Providence, Rhode Island. (Acceptance rate unknown)
  • Kenkel, C. and Adkins, J. (2013, October 3). Two approaches to oral presentations in online classes. The 5th Annual QM (Quality Matters) Conference on Quality Assurance in Online Learning, October 1-4, 2013, Nashville, Tennessee. (Adkins contribution: 50 %, Acceptance rate: 50%)

Student Group Advisement

  • Delta Mu Delta (business administration honor society)

Other Professional Experience

  • Delta Mu Delta National Board President
  • Reviewer, Journal of Information Systems Education
  • KCP&L Contest Chair