Drew Parker

Associate Professor, Management Information Systems


Room: WMC 3327

Phone: 778.782.3102

Email: drew@sfu.ca

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B.Com., M.B.A. (Calgary), Ph.D. (Western Ontario)


Dr. Drew Parker, who joined SFU Business in 1984, holds a Canada Trust Excellence in Teaching award (2002) and has a particular interest in online learning. He was among the first professors at SFU to develop and teach on-line courses and devotes much of his research to this topic. Recent projects include an examination of human-computer interface design issues for knowledge cohesion and retention in group discussion tools; an investigation of multimedia effects on coherence in knowledge-sharing environments; and instant messaging group task performance. Parker, who is originally from Alberta, likes to take advantage of BC's outdoors - he enjoys skiing, snowboarding and wakeboarding as well as off-road touring in his Jeep.

Research Interests

Strategic adoption of information technology, theory development in human-computer interaction; multimedia and web-based virtual meetings, with a particular emphasis on group performance and learning environments, computer and communications technology, business applications on the internet; internet policy issues, telecommunications and networking, so-called Web 2.0 and its impact on business.

Selected Publications

articles and reports

Tingling, P. M., Gemino, A. C., & Parker, D. C. (2011). Changing channels: The impact of Web 2.0 on supply chain management. Production and Inventory Management Journal, 47(2), 31-44.

Gemino, A. C., & Parker, D. C. (2009). Use case diagrams in support of use case modeling: Deriving understanding from the picture. Journal of Database Management, 20(1), 1-24. http://doi.org/10.4018/jdm.2009010101

Masri, K., Parker, D. C., & Gemino, A. C. (2008). Using iconic graphics in entity-relationship diagrams: The impact on understanding. Journal of Database Management, 19(3), 22-41. http://doi.org/10.4018/jdm.2008070102

Gemino, A. C., Parker, D. C., & Olnick kutzschan, A. T. (2006). Investigating coherence and multimedia effects of a technology-mediated collaborative environment. Journal of Management Information Systems, 22(3), 97-121. http://doi.org/10.2753/MIS0742-1222220304

books chapters and monographs

Masri, K., Parker, D. C., & Gemino, A. C. (2009). Using graphics to improve understanding in conceptual models. In Siau, K., & Erickson, J. (Eds.), Principle Advancements in Database Management Technologies: New Applications and Frameworks (pp. 310-334). Hershey, Pennsylvania, United States: I G I Global. http://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-60566-904-5.ch015

Parker, D. C. (2008). Foreword. In Iaonnou, K., & Kotsopoulos, S. (Eds.), Heterogeneous Next Generation Networking: Innovations and Platform. Hershey, Pennsylvania, United States: I G I Global. http://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-60566-108-7

Parker, D. C., & Gemino, A. C. (2003). Moving a university toward on-line learning: Opportunities, challenges, and technologies. In Ottewill, R., Borredon, L., Falque, L., Macfarlane, B., & Wall, A. (Eds.), Educational Innovation in Economics and Business VIII Pedagogy, Technology and Innovation (pp. 61-76). Dordrecht, South Holland, Netherlands: Springer Netherlands. http://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-017-1386-3_4