James Coakley

Associate Dean
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2751 SW Jefferson Way

2751 SW Jefferson Way
Corvallis, OR 97331
Credentials: 
Ph.D. University of Utah, August 1982 Accounting Information Systems
MBA University of Utah, June 1976
BS Oregon State University, June 1970 Mathematics/Computer Science

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At OSU
Affiliated with: 
College of Business
Research/Career Interests: 

Sponsored Research:

Dangerous Waters, by Maryellen Cooke, Bruce DeYoung, James R. Coakley, 1999. Recognized as OSUs first interactive multimedia CD ROM for Sea Grant related distance education throughout the state and nation. Nominated as one of OSUs Outstanding Research Contributions for 1999. Funded by grants for Oregon Marine Board. 

EasyResv, by James R. Coakley and Bruce DeYoung (pending). Access-based reservation system to support West Coast Marinas. Under product acceptance testing at the Port of Friday Harbor. Sponsored by Sea Grant.

Technology Grant, OSU Technology Resource Fee Committee, August 1995, $10,000, James R. Coakley and Linda F. Gammill

IBM Total Quality Grant, Summer 1995, $5,000, James R. Coakley and Mark K. Fiegener

IBM Total Quality Grant, Summer 1994, $8,000, James R. Coakley and Mark K. Fiegener

 

 

 

Courses Taught: 

BA 370 -- Introduction to Information Management

BA 372 -- Business Software Development

BA 571 -- Information Management

Proceedings and Conference Presentations: 

Coakley, J. and Tyran, C.K. “A Framework for Controlling Cheating in IS Education.” Proceedings of International Conference on Informatics Education & Research, 2001.

Coakley, J. and Tyran, C.K.  "Can E-Cheating be Prevented?: An Approach to Detect Plagiarism in Computer Skills Courses." Proceedings of Seventh Americas Conference on Information Systems, 2001.

Coakley, J.R. and Tyran, C.K. “The WWW and Computer Skills Training: Key Issues for Design and Implementation”, Proceedings of the International Academy for Information Management, December 10-12, 1999.

Coakley J.R. and Tyran, C.K. “Computer skills and student learning: The impact of feedback and on-line learning resources on student learning performance,” Proceedings of the Fifth Americas Conference on Information Systems, August 13-15, 1999, pp 957-959.

Brown, C.E. and Coakley, J.R. “Financial Neural Network Applications: Brief Literature Review and Extensive Bibliography”, Collected Papers of the Eighth Annual Research Workshop on: Artificial Intelligence and Emerging Technologies in Accounting, Auditing and Tax, August 14th, 1999, pp 119-132.

Coakley, James R., Mark K. Fiegener, and David M. White. "Assessing Strategic IT Alignment in a Transforming Organization", Proceedings of the Association of Information Systems (AIS) National Conference, Aug 96, pp. 291-293

Coakley, James R., Mark K. Fiegener, Bruce A. Leader, and David M. White. "An Approach to Assess the Degree of Integration Between an Organization’s IS and Business Strategies", Proceedings of the Association of Information Systems (AIS) National Conference, Aug 95, pp 220-222.

Chou, Huey-Wen, James R. Coakley and William L. Harrison. "End User Computing Management Practices in Taiwan and the U.S.," Proceedings of the Pan Pacific Conference on I.S., July 1995, pp. 434-436.

Coakley, James R. and William Harrison. "Factors Affecting Resource Allocations in Software Maintenance," Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Information Management, May 27-28 1994, pp. 97- 105.

Coakley, James R., Linda F. Gammill, and Carol E. Brown. "Artificial Neural Networks in Accounting and Finance", Fourth Annual Research Workshop on AI/ES in Accounting, Auditing and Tax, Orlando, FL, Aug 12, 1995 (presenter).

Beyond OSU
Employment: 

Oregon State University, Jun 1996 - Present: Associate Professor

  • Developed EasyResv (trademark pending), an access-based reservation system to support transient reservations in ports and harbors.  It is believed that over 500 of the nation’s ports and harbors are now using outdated and/or ineffective reservation systems. The EasyResv system is under product acceptance testing at the Port of Friday Harbor, and has already reduced professional time invested in reservation activity by about $1,000 per annum.   
  • Provided programming support for Dangerous Waters™.  Recognized as OSUs first interactive multimedia CD ROM for Sea Grant related distance education throughout the state and nation.  Nominated as one of OSUs Outstanding Research Contributions for 1999.  Funded by grants from Oregon Marine Board.
  • Faculty Intern Position with Schultz, Synder and Steele Lumber Company, East Lansing, MI, during Summer, 1997.   Performed requirements analysis that led to software selection for integrated, enterprise-wide application to manage sales and distribution centers.

Oregon State University, Sep 1990 - Jun 1996: Assistant Professor

  • Faculty Intern Position with North Pacific Lumber Co., Portland, OR, during Summer, 1994 - 1996.  Developed Access-based decision support system for Customer Relationship Management.    System integrates information from several legacy sources and provides single system access to account information, credit status, order history and trend analysis, order status, and freight scheduling and tracking.  Enables users to perform ad-hoc query and reporting using Access tools.
  • Faculty Intern Position with North Pacific Lumber Co., Portland, OR, during Summer, 1993.   Directed two student interns in the development of:
    • Credit Management System to support multiple credit officers accessing and updating corporate-wide credit accounts.
    • Call Reporting System to extract telephone activity from PBX and provide management reports.
  • Faculty Intern Position with SAFECO, Seattle, WA. during Summer, 1991, to gain direct experience on skills and abilities required of entry-level programmers.  Performed basic maintenance of mainframe-based legacy systems in COBOL.

United States Air Force, Aug 1988 - Sep 1990: Chair, Department of Aerospace Studies, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA.

  • Commander of Air Force Reserve Officer Training Detachment, supervising three academic faculty and three support personnel.  Responsible for leadership training for over 100 officer candidates.
  • Initiated unit relocation from one academic host to Worcester Polytechnic Institute, resulting in over tenfold increase in operating budget, new facilities, and increased enrollments in AFROTC program.

United States Air Force, Aug 1985 - Jul 1988: Chief, Campaign Analysis Branch, Fighter Division, Air Force Center for Studies and Analyses, Pentagon, Washington DC.

  • Supervised six Fighter Weapon System Analysts, with results of analyses presented to the Air Force Staff, Joint Chiefs of Staff, Office of the Secretary of Defense, and congressional staffs, influencing decisions on multi-billion dollar fighter weapon system programs.
  • Developed computer algorithm to solve a two-person, n-stage, zero-sum game, capable of deriving both pure and mixed strategy solutions  (approximately 18,000 lines of Pascal code). Applicable to all game environments.  Applied to determine optimum allocation of fighter aircraft to various missions within a theater-level conflict.
  • Represented the United States in working level meetings of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) to develop and implement a theater-level simulation capability at NATO Headquarters, Brussels, Belgium.

United States Air Force, Aug 1982 - Aug 1985: Assistant Professor of Operational Sciences, Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

  • Developed and taught graduate-level courses in Management Information Systems, Decision Support Systems, Design and Analysis of Simulation Experiments, and Statistics.  Responsible for curriculum development in the area of simulation.
  • Manager of the Graduate Program in Strategic and Tactical Sciences which awarded a Masters Degree in Operations Research.  Faculty Adviser for twenty-five theses completed to satisfy Masters Degree requirements (twenty of the theses used simulation as the analysis method).  Each thesis performed analysis of real operational problems ranging from simulation of helicopter Forward Area Resupply Points (FARPs) to the impact of space debris on shuttle operations.
  • Designed a Decision Support System to provide critical, time-sensitive information to key executives in the Foreign Technology Division, Air Force Systems Command, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio.
  •  Installed and managed a computer office system comprised of twelve net-worked microcomputers (Burroughs microcomputer system).
  • Recipient of the General Bernard A. Schriver award for promoting aerospace doctrine, 1985. (National award sponsored by the Air Force Association)

United States Air Force, Aug 1979 - Aug 1982: Graduate Student, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah.

  • Selected as University of Utah representative to the 1980 American Accounting Association Doctoral Consortium.

United States Air Force, Jul 1978 - Aug 1979: Instructor Pilot, Fighter Lead-In Training, Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico.

  • Developed a computerized training management system to track completion of syllabus training requirements.

United States Air Force, Jul 1977 - Jul 1978: Air Staff Training Officer, Deputy Chief of Staff for Research and Development, Pentagon, Washington DC.

  • Assistant Program Manager for the NAVSTAR Global Positioning System, a four-billion dollar program to provide worldwide commercial and military navigation.  Identified critical tasks for completion of the project and restructured schedules to coincide with budget reductions.
  • Represented the United States in working level meetings of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).  Received a letter of appreciation from the US Ambassador to NATO for participation in discussions, drafting of and refinements to a Memorandum of Understanding between the United States and nine NATO nations.

United States Air Force, Jul 1971 - Jul 1977: F-111F Fighter Pilot, 366th Tactical Fighter Wing, Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho.

  • Responsible for all Automatic Data Processing Systems within the operations complex of the 366th Tactical Fighter Wing, supervising eleven employees.
  • Developed and implemented a Weapons Delivery Analysis System to track and analyze tactical weapons delivery data.  Conducted requirements analysis, feasibility study, systems analysis and design, programming and implementation of the system.

United States Air Force Pilot Training, Webb Air Force Base, Big Spring, TX.

Professional Affiliations: 

Association for Information Systems, Charter Member, 1994 - Present.

Society of Information Management, Member, Portland Chapter, 1990 - Present.

My Publications

Journal Articles


C. Brown and Coakley, J., Financial neural Network applications: 1998-1999 update, New Review of Applied Expert Systems and Emerging Technologies, vol. 7, pp. 167-182, 2001.

J. Coakley and Brown, C., Artificial Neural Networks in Accounting and Finance: Modeling Issues, International Journal of Intelligent Systems in Accounting Finance and Management, vol. 9, no. 2, pp. 119-144, 2000.

C. Brown, Coakley, J., and Phillips, M. Ellen, Neural Networks: Nuts and Bolts, Management Accounting, vol. LXXVI, no. 11, pp. 54-55, 1995.

J. Coakley, CIO 'Impression Management:' Problems and Practices, Journal of Systems Management, no. Nov/Dec, pp. 56-61, 1995.

C. Brown, Coakley, J., and Eining, M., Conference Report: The Fourth International Symposium on Intelligent Systems in Accounting, Finance and Management, International Journal of Intelligent Systems in Accounting Finance and Management, vol. 3, no. 3, pp. 223-235, 1994.

J. Coakley and Brown, C., Artificial Neural Networks Applied to Ratio Analysis in the Analytical Review Process, International Journal of Intelligent Systems in Accounting, Finance and Management, vol. 2, no. 1, pp. 19-39, 1993.

J. Coakley, A Compari­son of User Satisfaction with MIS Across Two Cultures, International Journal of Logistics Management, vol. 2, pp. 22-29, 1991.

Conference Papers


C. Brown and Coakley, J., Financial neural network applications: 2000 - 2002 update, in Collected Papers of the Twelfth Annual Research Workshop on: Artificial Intelligence and Emerging Technologies in Accounting, Auditing and Tax, held in conjunction with the Annual Meeting of the American Accounting Association, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, 2003, pp. 135-142.

C. Brown and Coakley, J., Financial Neural Network Applications: 1998-1999, in Collected Papers of the Ninth Annual Research Workshop on: Artificial Intelligence and Emerging Technologies in Accounting, Auditing and Tax, held in conjunction with the Annual Meeting of the American Accounting Association, Philadelphia, PA, 2000, pp. 65-72.

C. Brown and Coakley, J., Financial Neural Network Applications: Brief Literature Review and Extensive Bibliography, in Collected Papers of the Eighth Annual Research Workshop on: Artificial Intelligence and Emerging Technologies in Accounting, Auditing and Tax, 1999, pp. 119-132.

J. Coakley and Brown, C., Neural Networks for Financial Ratio Analysis, in Proceedings of The World Congress on Expert Systems, 1991, vol. 1, pp. 132-139.

Presentations


C. Brown and Coakley, J., Financial neural network applications: 2000 - 2002 update, Twelfth Annual Research Workshop on: Artificial Intelligence and Emerging Technologies in Accounting, Auditing and Tax. Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, 2003.

J. Coakley and Tyran, C., A Framework for Controlling Cheating in IS Education, Proceedings of International Conference on Informatics Education & Research. New Orleans, Louisiana, 2001.

J. Coakley and Gobeli, D., Using IT to add value: Innovation versus Efficiency, Portland Chapter of the Society for Information Management. Portland, OR, 2001.

C. Brown and Coakley, J., Financial Neural Network Applications: 1998-1999, Ninth Annual Research Workshop on: Artificial Intelligence and Emerging Technologies in Accounting, Auditing and Tax. Philadelphia, PA, USA, 2000.

C. Brown and Coakley, J., Financial Neural Network Applications: Brief Literature Review and Extensive Bibliography, Eighth Annual Research Workshop on: Artificial Intelligence and Emerging Technologies in Accounting, Auditing and Tax. San Diego, CA, USA, 1999.

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