Dennis Kennedy, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Business Systems and Analytics
Office: College Hall 407B
Dr. Dennis T. Kennedy is an Associate Professor of Management Information Systems and Accounting at La Salle University. He has a B. S. from the Pennsylvania State University and a MBA and Ph.D. from Temple University. Currently he teaches Information Technology: Systems and Strategies. He has also taught courses and given seminars in financial accounting, strategic planning, organizational analysis, and production and operations management.
His research interests include multicriteria decision making, expert systems, group decision support systems, distributed consensus building, the conceptual framework of accounting, earnings recognition and valuation in financial reporting. He has published research in the International Journal of Applied Decision Sciences, International Journal of Information Technology and Decision Making, Business Journal, Benchmarking: An International Journal, Information and Management, Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, Omega, Accounting Enquiries, Journal of Management Systems, Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance, and Interface.
His consulting activities include strategic planning, the systems development life cycle, developing and reviewing IT systems budgets and metrics, the use of probabilistic phrases by financial strategy experts, and hiring executives and technical managers. Since 1987, he has had the privilege of serving on boards and committees of Catholic Services of Archdiocese of Philadelphia which “continues the work of Jesus by affirming, assisting, and advocating for individuals, families and communities.”
Areas of Expertise
- conceptual framework of accounting
- earnings recognition and valuation in financial reporting
- natural resources accounting
- multicriteria decision making
- group decision support systems
- Ph.D., Accounting, Temple University, 1983
- MBA, Temple University, 1973
- B.S., Management, Pennsylvania State University, 1970
- BUS 205 Information Technology, Systems and Strategies
- ACC 406 Advanced Accounting Theory
- ACC 380 Accounting Seminar
- ACC 102 Accounting Principles
- ACC 101 Accounting Principles
- MGT 307 Organizational Analysis
- MGT 306 Corporate Planning and Control
- MGT 300 Production and Operations Management
- MKT 304 Industrial Marketing
- MKT 302 Sales Management
- MKT 201 Principles of Marketing
- MBA 682 Seminar in Financial Reporting
- MBA 615 Financial Reporting: A Customer Focus
- MAF 513 Managerial Accounting and Finance
- ACC 502 Financial Reporting: A FASB Conceptual Framework Perspective
A Hybrid Delphi-SWOT Paradigm for Oil and Gas Pipeline Planning in the Caspian Sea Basin. (In progress), with Madjid Tavana and Mohsen Pirdashti.
An AHP-Delphi Multi-Criteria Location Planning Model with Application to Whey Protein Production Facility Decisions, with Mohsen Pirdashti, Mehrdad Mohamadi, Farshad Rahimpour, International Journal of Applied Decision Sciences, 2008, Vol. 1, No. 2, pp. 245-259.
N-Site: A Distributed Consensus Building and Negotiation Support System, with Tavana, M., International Journal of Information Technology and Decision Making, March 2006,Vol. 5, No.1, pp. 123-154.
An Investigation of the Relative Importance of the Characteristics of Information in Governmental Financial Reporting, with Tavana, M., Leauby, B., and Ugras, J., Business Journal, Fall 2003-Spring 2004, Vol.19, No.1-2, pp. 56-62.
Total Quality Index: A Benchmarking Tool for Total Quality Management, with Tavana, M. and Mohebbi, B., Benchmarking: An International Journal, 2003, Vol. 10, No. 6, pp. 507-527.
Rho: A Decision Support System for Pricing in Law Firms, with Tavana M. and Chung Q.B., Information and Management, 33, 1998, 155-165.
Improving the Information Quality of Governmental Financial Reporting for Economic Decision Makers in Capital Markets, with M. Tavana, B. Leauby and J. Ugras, Association of Private Enterprise Education, 25th Annual Conference, Las Vegas, NV, April 2000 .
An Investigation of Users', Preparers' and Auditor' Perceptions Regarding the Relative Importance of the Characteristics of Information in Governmental Financial Reporting with M. Tavana, B. Leauby and J. Ugras, International Academy of Business Disciplines, 12th Annual Conference, Las Vegas, NV, March 2000.
An Investigation of the Similarities and Differences Among Business Policy Journals Using Non-Metric Multi-Dimensional Scaling, with M. Tavana, and J. Rappaport, Decision Sciences Institute, 29th Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, November 1998 Proceedings.
An Investigation of the Relative Importance Attached to the Qualitative Characteristics in the SFAC 2 Hierarchy, American Accounting Association, Annual Meeting, New York, NY, August 1994.
An Empirical Investigation of Numerical Probabilities Associated with Common Verbal Phrases Using the Analytic Hierarchy Process, Academy of Business Administration, National Conference, Las Vegas, NV, February 1994.