Robert St Louis

Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
4606

Biography

Robert D. St. Louis is a Professor of Information Systems at Arizona State University. He received his AB degree from Rockhurst College, and his MS and Ph.D. degrees from Purdue University. He began teaching at ASU in 1969, but spent the period from 1976 through 1981 working full time as a researcher for state and federal agencies. Dr. St. Louis currently is teaching classes on information management, and conducting research in the areas of document search, management control systems, and evidence based decision making. He has published articles in a variety of journals, including the Academy of Management Journal, Decision Support Systems, the Journal of Econometrics, Communications in Statistics, and Communications of the ACM. He also conducts seminars for the US Department of Labor on data driven forecasts, and consults with state and federal agencies on predictive analytics

Education

  • PhD  Purdue University, 1972
  • MS  Purdue University, 1968
  • AB  Rockhurst College, 1966

Research Interests

  • Data Driven Forecasts
  • Decision Support Systems for Forecasting
  • Document Management Systems
  • Management Control Systems

Publications

  • “Cognitive Feedforward and Feedback as Substitutes for Conscientiousness."  Targeted for Communications of the Association for Information Systems.  With Tam McCreeless and Michael Goul.
  • "The Benefits and Costs of Using Metadata to Improve Enterprise Document Search."  Submitted to Information Systems Research.   With Karen Coral, David Schuff, and Greg Schymik.
  • "A Framework for Encapsulating the Context and Findings of Research Studies."  Targeted for Management Information Systems Quarterly.  With Degan Kettles and Uday Kulkarni.
  • “Realizing the benefits of Enterprise Performance Management Systems” Proceedings of the 3rd Business Intelligence Congress, December 15-16, 2012, Orlando, Florida.  With Jeremy Glassman.
  • “The Effectiveness of Shallow Hierarchies for Document Stores” Proceedings of the 18th AIS Americas Conference on Information Systems, August 9-11, 2012, Seattle, Washington.  With Karen Corral, Greg Schymik, and David Schuff.
  • "An Empirical Examination of the Impact of ICT Investments on Future Levels of Institutionalized Democracy and Foreign Direct Investment in Emerging Societies," Journal of the Association for Information Systems, Vol. 13, No. 3 (March 2012).  With Haluk Demirkan, Michael Goul, and Dan Soper. 
  • “Mitigating Selective Filtering’s Polarizing Effect on Web 2.0 Content” Proceedings of the 17th AIS Americas Conference on Information Systems, August 4-7, 2011, Detroit, Michigan.  With David Schuff and Ozgur Turetken.
  • “Strategies for Improving the Efficacy of Fusion Question Answering Systems,” International Journal of Business Intelligence Research, Vol. 2, No. 1 (January-March, 2011), pp. 46-63.  With Jose Flores, Julie Smith David, and Gregory Schymik
  • “The Business Value of Green IT,” Journal of Strategic Innovation and Sustainability, Vol. 6, No. 4 (Winter, 2010), pp. 9-15.  With Joseph Cazier and Benjamin Shao.
  • “Green Business and Online Price Premiums: Will Consumers Pay More to Purchase from Environmentally Friendly Technology Companies?” Proceedings of the 16th AIS Americas Conference on Information Systems, August 12-15, 2010, Lima, Peru.  With Joseph Cazier and Ben Shao.
  • “Strategies for Document Management,” International Journal of Business Intelligence Research, Vol. 1, No. 1 (January 2010), pp. 64-83. With Karen Corral, David Schuff, and Gregory Schymik.

 

Research Activity

Courses

Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
STP 593Applied Project
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
CIS 503DecisionMaking w/DataAnalytics
STP 593Applied Project
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
CIS 506Information Management
STP 593Applied Project
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
STP 593Applied Project
CIS 593Applied Project
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
CIS 506Information Management
STP 590Reading and Conference
STP 593Applied Project
CIS 593Applied Project
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
CIS 506Business Database Systems
CIS 593Applied Project
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
CIS 506Business Database Systems
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
CIS 506Business Database Systems
CIS 593Applied Project
Spring 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
CIS 506Business Database Systems
CIS 593Applied Project
Fall 2012
Course NumberCourse Title
CIS 506Business Database Systems

Service

  • Senior Budget Analyst, Executive Budget Office, Arizona Department of Administration, November 1981 to August 1982
  • Manager, Unemployment Insurance (UI) Research and Reports Section, Arizona Department of Economic Security, June 1977 to November 1981
  • Principal/Manager, St. Louis and Associates, Economic and Statistical Consultants, June 1975 to June 1977.

Consulting

  • US Department of Labor
  • Halliburton
  • Economic Litigators
  • Vanguard Health Systems
  • Sony Electronics