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RadhaKanta Mahapatra

  • Professor
  • Ph.D. Advisor Information Systems


  • Ph.D. Information Systems, Texas A&M University
  • PGDM (aka MBA), Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, India
  • BSc (Engineering), National Institute of Technology, Rourklela, India

Professional Experience

  • Professor, University of Texas at Arlington, 2013-Present
  • Associate Professor, University of Texas at Arlington, 2004-2013
  • Assistant Professor, University of Texas at Arlington, 1998-2004
  • Assistant Professor, University of Alabama in Huntsville, 1994-1997
  • IT Project Lead, Motor Industries Company Ltd., Bangalore, India, 1986-1989
  • Engineers India Ltd., New Delhi, India, 1983-1984

Awards, Honors, and Certifications

  • Associate Editor, MIS Quarterly Special Issue on ICT and Societal Challenges, 2014
  • College of Business Distinguished Research Publication Award 2001, 2009-10
  • College of Business Distinguished Professional Publication Award 2004-05
  • Faculty Member of the Year Award from AITP Student Chapter of UTA 2000
  • Awarded Gold Medal for securing First Rank in the University in Electrical Engineering
  • National Merit Scholarship Awarded by the Ministry of Education, Government of India

Teaching and Research Interests

  • Software development methodologies
  • Agile project management
  • Data warehousing and BI
  • Data quality
  • Healthcare information systems

Selected Publications

  • Mangalaraj, G., Nerur, S., Mahapatra, R., and Price, K. “Distributed Cognition in Software Design – An Experimental Investigation of the Role of Design Patterns and Collaboration,” MIS Quarterly, 38(1) March, 2014, pp. 249-274.
  • Mangalaraj, G., Mahapatra, R., and Nerur, S. “Adoption of Software Process Innovation – The Case of Extreme Programming,” European Journal of Information Systems, 18(4), August 2009, pp. 344-354.
  • Balijepally, V., Mahapatra, R., Nerur, S., and Price, K., “Are Two Heads Better than One for Software Development? The Productivity Paradox of Pair Programming,” MIS Quarterly, 33(1), March 2009, pp. 91-118.
  • Sircar, S., Nerur, S.P., and Mahapatra, R., “Revolution or Evolution? A Comparison of Object-Oriented and Structured Systems Development Methods, MIS Quarterly, 25(4), December 2001, pp. 457-471.