Meet Your Professor: Constantinos K. Coursaris, Ph.D., Assistant Professor

Posted on: December 3, 2013

21096784_coursaris-photo-for-postDepartment/Unit:
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Telecommunication, Information Studies and Media

Brief Bio:
Dr. Constantinos K. Coursaris is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Telecommunication, Information Studies, and Media. He is also Faculty Researcher in Usability/Accessibility Research and Consulting. His formal training consists of a B.Eng. in Aerospace, an MBA in e-Business, and a Ph.D. in Information Systems with a concentration on electronic business (e-Business) and mobile commerce (m-Commerce). His doctoral dissertation focused on "Contextual Usability: The Impact of Distraction on User Performance, Satisfaction, and Adoption of Mobile Devices for Wireless Data Services." During his academic career he has received many accolades in business analysis and e-Business research and development. Constantinos has been involved in the instruction of over 40 university courses over the last 7 years. He has also gained consulting experience in the private sector, focusing on Web content management, Website development and event organizing. Constantinos has also held management positions in retail, hospitality, and information technology (IT). Constantinos studies user motivations, expectations, and experiences with new media and the consequent design implications with a focus on social systems. His current research interests lie in the intersection of usability and mobile technologies for the purpose of health and/or commercial applications. He supplements his research expertise with consulting on social media for governance and/or marketing, and has trained diverse organizations in North America, Europe, the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). Follow him @DrCoursaris.

Three things that he wants students to know about him.
1. Greek
2. Green
3. Global

What he hopes his students learn from him, his scholarly work or teaching.
A professional mindset.

Favorite Quotation:
"The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet."
-Aristotle

Describe yourself in five words or less.
Global citizen, workaholic, maven-meets-connector-meets-salesperson, fun.

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