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David Pumphrey

Assistant Professor of Business

Contact Information

Dominguez Hall 301D



PhD, University of Mississippi
MS, Georgia State University
BSBA, University of Arkansas


David Pumphrey resigned his management position in the oil and gas industry in 2010 to pursue his goal of earning a doctorate. Between 1987 and 2010, he held positions as a programmer, systems analyst, business analyst, consultant, team leader, project manager and various IT management positions.

With experience in numerous industries, including transportation, telecommunications, insurance, textile manufacturing, electric power generation, car rental and oil and gas exploration/production, he has managed people and projects for the last 15 years. In addition to his management experience, he has developed systems throughout his 22+-year career using various programming languages (VB, C#, COBOL, & Java), utilized numerous DBMS's (Oracle, Sybase, Informix, MS SQL, & MySQL) and has guided software development projects using multiple project management techniques (Waterfall, XP, Scrum, etc.).

Pumphrey's research focuses on behavioral aspect of information security but his research interests also include digital forensics, moral identity and technology, impact and use of gesture recognition and motion analysis in therapeutic settings, and business impact of virtual technologies.

The courses Pumphrey teaches include Business Strategy, Business Programming, Advanced Database Programming, Enterprise Architecture, Enterprise Software, Fundamental of Information Systems, Project Management, Advanced Information Systems and Information Systems Security.

Selected Publications

Mr. Hyde or Dr. Jekyll: Characteristics of the Information Systems Security Mindset. Dissertation (2015)