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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. (2015). Progression of a Data Visualization Assignment. Proceedings of the 2015 EDSIG Conference (Conference on Information Systems and Computing Education), Paper 3448.
  • Adkins, J. K. (2014). Relevance of Student Resources in a Flipped MIS Classroom. Information Systems Education Journal, 12(2), 4-9. ISSN: 1545-679X. Meritorious Paper Award.
  • Adkins, J. (August 2013). Virtual teams and synchronous presentations: An online class experience. Information Systems Education Journal, 11(4), 61-65.
  • Adkins, J. (2012). Active learning with Google presentations. The Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges, 27(5), 229-230.
  • Adkins, J. (2012). Sustainability learning activities in an MIS classroom. Proceedings of the 19th Annual Conference on International Business and Contemporary Issues in Business, 16-20.

Selected Presentations

  • Linville, D., Spradling, C., Adkins, J., Moulder, R., Ingram, J., & Martin, L. (April, 2015 11). University, K-12, and businesses collaborate in professional advisory team.  Presented at the 2015 CCSC – Central Plains conference in Point Lookout, MO.
  • Hare, B., Adkins, J., Berkstresser, C., Mirielli, E., and Webster, L. (2015, April 11). Panel: Flipping the Classroom in Introductory CS Courses, 21st Annual Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges—Central Plains Region, Point Lookout, Missouri.
  • Adkins, J., Linville, D. and Spradling, C. (2014, October 17). Benefiting students with a large, diverse professional advisory team. ACBSP Region 5 Fall Conference, Kansas City, Missouri.
  • 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.

Student Group Advisement

  • Delta Mu Delta (business administration honor society)

Other Professional Experience

  • Delta Mu Delta National Board Vice President
  • Reviewer, Journal of Information Systems Education
  • KCP&L Contest Chair
  • ACBSP Accreditation Site Evaluator