Dr. Xihui "Paul" Zhang

Current Courses

  • CIS 125 Business Applications of Microcomputer Software
  • CIS 315 Adv Obj Oriented Programming
  • CIS 636 Information Systems
  • CS 135 Computer Skills for Problem Solving


  • 2009 Ph.D., Business Administration, University of Memphis
  • 2004 M.S., Business Administration, University of Memphis
  • 2002 M.S., Engineering Technology, University of Memphis
  • 1996 M.S., Earth Sciences, Nanjing University, China
  • 1993 B.S., Earth Sciences, Nanjing University, China


[44] Li, X., Li, Q., Xu, X., Xu, D., & Zhang, X. (2018). A novel approach to developing organized multi-speed evacuation plans. Transactions in GIS, 22(5), 1205-1220.
[43] Mutale, W., Tomeo, M., Scarpino, J. J., D’Imperio, C., & Zhang, X. (2018). Implementing Dweck's growth mindset by incorporating industry based tools and techniques in the classroom. Issues in Information Systems, 19(2), 13-22.
[42] Zhang, X., Nickels, D., Poston, R., & Dhaliwal, J. (2018). One world, two realities: Perception differences between software developers and testers. Journal of Computer Information Systems, 58(4), 385-394.
[41] Hu, T., Stafford, T. F., Kettinger, W. J., Zhang, X., & Dai, H. (2018). Formation and effect of social media usage habit. Journal of Computer Information Systems, 58(4), 334-343.
[40] Xu, T., Zhang, X., Claramunt, C., & Li, X. (2018). TripCube: A trip-oriented vehicle trajectory data indexing structure. Computers, Environment and Urban Systems, 67(1), 21-28.
[39] Tao, Z., Zhang, X., & Malone, K. D. (2017). Talent capital on economic growth: A tale of a Chinese megalopolis. International Journal of Applied Economics, 14(2), 56-70.
[38] Wang, M., & Zhang, X. (2017). Integrating ERP and BPM to IS core in MBA curriculum: An innovative framework. Issues in Information Systems, 18(3), 107-115.
[37] Zhang, X., & Hunkapiller, T. J. (2017). Sources of conflict between software developers and testers: A comparison and an integration of two models. Issues in Information Systems, 18(3), 53-61.
[36] Gillenson, M. L., Racer, M. J., Zhang, X., Booth, R. E., & Dugan, J. P. (2016). A heuristic method for scheduling requirements implementation in agile software development projects. Journal of Information Technology Management, 27(4), 169-178.
[35] Morgan, C. P., Gillenson, M. L., Zhang, X., Bui, S. N., & Lee, E. T. (2016). ATCG: An automated test case generator. Journal of Information Technology Management, 27(3), 112-120.
[34] Zhao, Y., Zhang, X., & Crabtree, J. (2016). Human-computer interaction and user experience in smart home research: A critical analysis. Issues in Information Systems, 17(3), 11-19.
[33] Zhang, Q., Zhang, X., Hu, T., & Zhang, C. (2016). Service comprehensiveness: Another piece of the technology acceptance model. Issues in Information Systems, 17(2), 76-81.
[32] Crabtree, J., & Zhang, X. (2015). Recognizing and managing complexity: Teaching advanced programming concepts and techniques using the Zebra puzzle. Journal of Information Technology Education: Innovations in Practice, 14, 171-189.
[31] Dai, H., Hu, T., & Zhang, X. (2014). Continued use of mobile technology mediated services: A value perspective. Journal of Computer Information Systems, 54(2), 99-109.
[30] Zhang, X., Onita, C., & Dhaliwal, J. S. (2014). The impact of software testing governance choices. Journal of Organizational and End User Computing, 26(1), 66-85.
[29] Zhang, X., Stafford, T. F., Dhaliwal, J. S., Gillenson, M. L., & Moeller, G. (2014). Sources of conflict between developers and testers in software development. Information & Management, 51(1), 13-26.
[28] Zhang, C., Zhang, X., & Halstead-Nussloch, R. (2014). Assessment metrics, challenges and strategies for mobile health apps. Issues in Information Systems, 15(2), 59-66.
[27] Zhang, X., Dhaliwal, J. S., Gillenson, M. L., & Stafford, T. F. (2013). The impact of conflict judgments between developers and testers in software development. Journal of Database Management, 24(4), 26-50.
[26] Muthitacharoen, A., Zhang, X., & Gillenson, M. L. (2013). What matters and what doesn't: Examining the effectiveness of surcharge policies in C2C online auctions. Journal of Information Technology Management, 24(3), 1-12.
[25] Zhang, X., Zhang, C., Stafford, T. F., & Zhang, P. (2013). Teaching introductory programming to IS students: The impact of teaching approaches on learning performance. Journal of Information Systems Education, 24(2), 147-155.
[24] Huang, Y., Li, T., Xiao, X., Zhang, X., & Olagues, J. (2013). Dynamic employee stock options. Annals of Management Science, 2(1), 1-15.
[23] Li, X., Huang, B., Liu, Z., Zhang, X., & Sun, J. (2012). A novel method for planning a staged evacuation. Journal of Systems Science and Complexity, 25(6), 1093-1107.
[22] Xiao, X., Huang, Y., & Zhang, X. (2012). Optimizing checkpoint for scientific simulations. Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE C (Computers & Electronics), 13(12), 891-900.
[21] Huang, Y., Zhang, X., & Alexander, P. (2012). A heuristic algorithm for optimizing business matchmaking scheduling. International Journal of Operations Research and Information Systems, 3(4), 59-73.
[20] Moeller, G., Zhang, X., & Richardson, S. (2012). Understanding the antecedents of interpersonal conflict in information systems development: A critical analysis. Journal of Information Technology Management, 23(3), 12-43.
[19] Li, X., Claramunt, C., Zhang, X., & Huang, Y. (2012). A fast and deterministic approach to a near optimal solution for the p-median problem. International Journal of Operations Research and Information Systems, 3(3), 1-14.
[18] Stafford, T., Zhang, X., Jackson, W., & Al-Khasawneh, A. (2012). Global diffusion of information technology education: A comparison with developing economies. Journal of Information Technology Management, 23(1), 46-61.
[17] Hu, T., Zhang, X., Dai, H., & Zhang, P. (2012). An examination of gender differences among college students in their usage perceptions of the Internet. Education and Information Technologies, 17(3), 315-330.
[16] Dhaliwal, J., Onita, C., Poston, R., & Zhang, X. (2011). Alignment within the software development unit: Assessing structural and relational dimensions between developers and testers. Journal of Strategic Information Systems, 20(4), 323-342.
[15] Dondanville, C., Zhang, X., & Lee, T. (2011). Mining crime data using an off-the-shelf data mining tool: Experience and lessons learned. Communications of the International Chinese Information Systems Association, 12(1), 77-93.
[14] Hu, T., Zhang, X., Vande Brake, K., & Nickels, D. (2011). Understanding the impact of information technology on strategic management: A power asymmetry view. Issues in Information Systems, 12(1), 151-158.
[13] Yang, Y., Onita, C., Zhang, X., & Dhaliwal, J. (2011). TESTQUAL: Conceptualizing software testing as a service. e-Service Journal, 7(2), 46-65.
[12] Gillenson, M., Racer, M., Richardson, S., & Zhang, X. (2011). Engaging testers early and throughout the software development process: Six models and a simulation study. Journal of Information Technology Management, 22(1), 8-27.
[11] Zhang, X., Crabtree, J., Huang, Y., & Hu, T. (2011). Building a dynamic RFID data-driven supply chain management system: Imperatives and guidelines. Information Technology Journal, 10(4), 703-709.
[10] Aiken, P., Gillenson, M., Zhang, X., & Rafner, D. (2011). Data management and data administration: Assessing 25 years of practice. Journal of Database Management, 22(3), 24-45.
[9] Hu, T., Zhang, X., & Teng, W. (2011). Understanding information technology configuration in business diversification: A political view. Information Technology Journal, 10(3), 470-477.
[8] Zhang, X., Huang, Y., Crabtree, J., & Li, X. (2011). A survey of channel allocation algorithms for wireless local loops. Information Technology Journal, 10(2), 231-238.
[7] Zhang, X., Dhaliwal, J., & Gillenson, M. (2010). Organizing software testing for improved quality and satisfaction. Journal of Information Technology Management, 21(4), 1-12.
[6] Zhang, X. (2010). Assessing students' structured programming skills with Java: The "blue, berry, and blueberry" assignment. Journal of Information Technology Education: Innovations in Practice, 9, 227-235.
[5] Zhang, X., Hu, T., Dai, H., & Li, X. (2010). Software development methodologies, trends and implications: A testing centric view. Information Technology Journal, 9(8), 1747-1753.
[4] Zhang, X., Nickels, D., & Stafford, T. (2010). Understanding the organizational impact of radio frequency identification technology: A holistic view. Pacific Asia Journal of the Association for Information Systems, 2(2), 1-17.
[3] Li, X., Liu, Z., Lin, H., & Zhang, X. (2009). Connectivity-based vehicle trajectory data query (in Chinese). Journal of Image and Graphics, 14(7), 1245-1250.
[2] Li, X., Zhang, X., & Lin, H. (2009). Deriving network-constrained trajectories from sporadic tracking points collected in location-based services. Geo-spatial Information Science, 12(2), 85-94.
[1] Li, X., Lin, H., Guo, Z., & Zhang, X. (2008). Reducing vehicle tracking data volume through a network-based approach. Acta Geodaetica et Cartographica Sinica, 37(1), 95-101.

Dr. Paul Zhang

Telephone: 256-765-4419
Office: Keller 251

Postal: UNA Box 5217
University of North Alabama
Florence AL, 35632