Business Administration Department East
University of Delaware
Newark, Delaware 19716
Five week institute designed to train faculty to teach Management Information Systems.
Ph. D. - 1978
University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19714
Major Field: Organization Behavior
Related Fields: Research Methodology, Decision Science
M.B.A. - 1974 Shippensburg State College, Shippensburg, Pennsylvania
B.A. - 1969
Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania History, cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
Ferry, Diane L. and Kydd, Christine T. 1992. Decision Making in a Low Probability High Risk Setting: The Case of Computer Viruses. Omega: The International Journal of Management Science, 20(1), 117-126.
Kydd, Christine T. and Ferry, Diane L. 1991. A Behavioral View of Computer Supported Cooperative Work Tools. The Journal of Management Systems, 3(1), 55-67.
Kydd, Christine T. and Ferry, Diane L. 1992. Electronic Mail, Social Presence and Information Richness. Hawaiian International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS-25) Proceedings, 380- 391.
Ferry, Diane L. 1991. A Feasibility Study of Management Development and Faculty Development Programs in Southern Delaware. Report to Dean Biederman, Chairperson Garland and Associate Provost Fischer. (Submitted October, 1991.)
Kydd, Christine T. and Ferry, Diane L. 1991. Computer Supported Cooperative Work Tools and Media Richness: An Integration of the Literature. Hawaiian International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS-24) Proceedings, 324-332.
Kydd, Christine T. and Ferry, Diane L. 1990. Managerial Decision Process Models Concerning Computer Viruses. Northeast Decision Sciences Institute Proceedings, 277-280.
Ferry, Diane L., and Murray, Gail B. 1988. The Evolution of Computer and MIS Literacy: A Teaching Experience. International Business School Computer Users Group Proceedings, 316- 322.
Ferry, Diane L. 1986. Book review of The Collected Works of Mary Parker Follett. Academy of Management Review, 11(2), 451-454.
Brown, Pamela C. and Ferry, Diane L. 1985. Empirical Evidence for a Choice Model of Structural Contingency Theory. Presented at the ORSA/TIMS Conference in Atlanta, November, 1985.
Ferry, Diane L., Kydd, Christine T., Sawyer, John E., and Young, Gillen. Computer- assisted Group Decision Processes: The Interaction of Task Information Demands and Media Richness. Currently in data analysis stage.
Ferry, Diane L. and Kydd, Christine T. The Dimensions of Information Richness: What Makes a Communication Medium Rich? Currently in data analysis stage.
Ferry, Diane L., Kydd, Christine T. and Sawyer, John E. Titans, Teams and Technology: Skills for Today and Tomorrow. Currently in literature review stage.
Ferry, Diane L. and Kydd, Christine T. Patterns of Communication and Behavior as a Result of a Network E-Mail System Implementation: Observations in a University Setting. Two waves of data have been collected, one additional wave is planned.
Ferry, Diane L. and Kydd, Christine T. Effects of Culture and Individual Information Processing Preferences on Electronic Mail Use. Comparative studies of electronic mail use in different firms.
1992 - Ferry, Diane L., CISMER grant for "Electronic Mail and International Communications: Educational and Business Applications" ($5000 total)
1991 - Ferry, Diane L., Special grant to study "Feasibility of Management and Faculty Development Seminars in Southern Delaware" ($5000 total)
1991 - Ferry, Diane L., CISMER grant for "Affects of Culture and Individual Information Processing Preferences on Electronic Mail Use" ($5000 total)
1990 - Kydd, Christine T. and Ferry, Diane L., CISMER grant for "Managerial Decision Process Models Concerning Computer Viruses" ($5000 total)
1989 - Kydd, Christine T. and Ferry, Diane L., CISMER grant for "An Empirical Study of Bankers' Decision Making Behavior Concerning Safeguards Against Computer Viruses" ($5000 total)
1989 - Ferry, Diane L. and Kydd, Christine T., FIRE grant for "An Empirical Study of Bankers' Decision Making Behavior Concerning Safeguards Against Computer Viruses" ($4000 total)
Assistant Professor 1979-1984
University of Delaware
Courses taught: Undergraduate
Business Information Systems I
Business Information Systems II
Systems Development (project course, team taught with Operations professor)
Administrative Management Systems
Introduction to Management
Seminar in Organizations
Business Policy (Special section for Co-op students)
Organization Cultures (Experimental course; team taught with Communication professor)
Seminar in International Management (taught in London, England)
Human Behavior and Organization
Economics of Organization Behavior (team taught with Economics professor)
Systems Behavior and Implementation
Titans, Teams and Technology
International Business Cultures
Department of Industrial Relations and Organizational Behavior, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1988-1989 - U. S. Agency for International Development, Office of Health
1986 - DuPont Company, Textile and Fibers Division
Active participant as reviewer for Organization Behavior and Organization and Management Theory Divisions, session moderator for competitive paper sessions
Ad hoc reviewer for Journal of Business Research, Academy of Management Journal, Administrative Science Quarterly, and Organization Science.
Member of Association for Computing Machinery
Reviewer for Prentice-Hall, Inc., West Publishing Co., Scott, Foresman and Co., Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, Dryden, and McGraw Hill
Course Coordinator for Business Information Systems I and II, 1985-1988
Business Administration Computer Committee, Chairperson 1984-1986 Member 1986-1990
Phi Beta Kappa, Alpha Chapter of Delaware
Member of several university, college and departmental committees, including the Winter Session Advisory Committee, the University Senate Faculty and Student Honors Committee, the Benefits Task Force, the Center for Teaching Effectiveness Advisory Board, the college curriculum committee, and the MBA committee