Cynthia Barnes

Contact 

Dr. Cynthia Barnes
Professor 

Phone: (409) 880-8049
Email: barnescc@lamar.edu
Office: Galloway Business Building Room 252

Ed.D.   North Texas State University
M.Ed.   Texas Tech University
B.S.   Howard Payne University

Courses Taught

MBA:

Administrative Communications 
Administrative Communications 

Bachelors:

Business Communications 
Issues in Human Resources 
Principles of Management Information Systems 
Special Topics in Management Information Systems 

Courses taught, but not in the Schedule:

Principles of Management, Systems Analysis & Design, Advanced Database Applications 

Professional Experience

Academic Experience 

Professor, Associate Professor, Assistant Professor, Lamar University (1982 - Present), Beaumont, Texas.

Consulting 

2011:  Entergy, Inc., I was hired to teach a Business Writing Seminar for 30 Customer Service Representatives of Entergy, Inc. in May 2011. 

Service

Professional Service 

Reviewer - Book / Textbook
2011:  MIS textbook review (National).  Reviewed a new MIS textbook co-authored by David Kroenke, published by Pearson Publishers.

Reviewer: Book / Textbook
2011:  MIS textbook review (National).  Reviewed one chapter of a proposed MIS textbook by Patricia Wallace entitled Information Systems in Organizations to be published by Pearson Publishers.

Institutional Service 

Department Assignments

Chair:
2014-2015 – 2015-2016:  MIS Search Committee for Assistant Professor:
2012-2013:  MIS Search Committee
2011-2012:  Chair of the MIS Search Committee

Mentoring Activities:

2015-2016:  Audrey Zhao's mentor  
2014-2015 – 2015-2016: Kaushik Ghosh's mentor  
2012-2013 – 2014-2015: Kaushik Ghosh's mentor  

Other Institutional Service Activities:
2011-2012 – 2015-2016:  Recruit for MIS majors and minors

College Assignments

Chair:
2015-2016:  Undergraduate Programs Committee (Co-Chair)  
2012-2013 – 2014-2015:  Undergraduate Curriculum Committee Lamar University  
2011-2012:  Undergraduate Curriculum Committee  

Faculty Advisor:
2011-2012 – 2015-2016:  Advise MIS majors and other majors  

Member:
2013-2014 – 2014-2015:  Personnel Committee Lamar University  
2011-2012 – 2014-2015:  Student-Faculty Relations Committee Lamar University  

Chair:
2015-2016:  Educational Programs Task Force

Member:
2011-2012 – 2012-2013:  College of Business Personnel Committee: This committee now includes the evaluation of applicants for tenure and promotion.  These used to be two separate committees; now this Personnel Committee does both activities.  

College Assignments

Member:
2011-2012 – 2015-2016:  College of Business Scholarship Committee  
2011-2012:  College of Business Promotion Committee  

College Assignments

Member:
2012-2013 – 2015-2016:  Planned, organized, and ordered food for the Beta Gamma Sigma Initiation Banquet  
2013-2014:  Personnel Committee  
2011-2012 – 2013-2014:  Secretary of Beta Gamma Sigma Business Honor Society  

College Assignments

Member:
2013-2014 – 2015-2016:  Secretary of Beta Gamma Sigma Business Honor Society  

College Assignments

Member:
2015-2016:  Student-Faculty Relations Committee  

University Assignments

Member:
2013-2014 – 2014-2015:  University Grade Review Committee  

Community Service 

Member of a Committee
2012 – 2015:  Better Business Bureau Torch Award for Marketplace Trust Committee
2011:  Better Business Bureau Torch Award for Marketplace Trust Committee

Other Community Service Activities
2011:  Consulting project for Entergy, Inc.

Intellectual Contributions

Refereed Articles 

  • Allen, L., Barnes, C., & Lynch, H. (2016).  The Role of Macroeconomic Fundamentals in the Determination of House Prices.   Journal of Applied Business and Economics.
  • Bandyopadhyay, K., Barnes, C., & Bandyopadhyay, S. (2015).  Maintaining Academic Honesty in Online Courses.   International Journal of Interdisciplinary Research, 4 (2), 33-47.
  • Bandyopadhyay, K., Barnes, C., & Ajendla, B. (2011).  ERP Integration in the College of Business Curriculum.   International Journal of Business Information Systems, 8 (2), 146-164.
  • Bandyopadhyay, K. & Barnes, C. (2011).  An Analysis of Factors Affecting User Acceptance of ERP Systems in the United States.   International Journal of Human Capital and Information Technology Professionals, 3 (1), 1-14.

Refereed Proceedings 

  • Barnes, C. (2016).  An Investigation of Student Perceptions of Learning Effectiveness and Satisfaction of Online Versus Face-to-Face Courses.   Federation of Business Disciplines, SW DSI track.
  • Bandyopadhyay, K., Barnes, C., & Bandyopadhyay, S. (2015).  An Investigation of the Factors That Influence the Use of Proctoring In Online Courses.   Federation of Business Disciplines/Marketing Education Track.
  • Bandyopadhyay, K. & Barnes, C. (2014).  Maintaining Academic Honesty in Online Classes.   Federation of Business Disciplines, SW DSI track.
  • Barnes, C. & Paris, B. (2013).  An Analysis of Academic Integrity Techniques Used in Online Courses at a Southern University.   Northeast Decision Sciences Institute.
  • Barnes, C. & Bandyopadhyay, K. (2012).  A Successful Curriculum Strategy to Increase MIS Enrollment.   Southwestern DSI.
  • Barnes, C. & Bandyopadhyay, K. (2012).  A Successful Curriculum Strategy to Increase MIS Enrollment.   Federation of Business Disciplines, SW DSI track.

Presentation of Refereed Papers 

  • Bandyopadhyay, K., Barnes, C., & Bandyopadhyay, S. (2015, March). An Investigation of the Factors that Influence the Use of Proctoring in Online Classes.   Federation of Business Disciplines/Marketing Education Track, Houston, Texas.
  • Barnes, C. (2014). Maintaining Academic Honesty in Online Classes.   Federation of Business Disciplines, SW DSI track, Dallas, Texas.
  • Barnes, C. & Paris, B. (2013, April). An Analysis of Academic Integrity Techniques Used in Online Courses at a Southern University.   Northeast Decision Sciences Institute, Brooklyn, New York.
  • Barnes, C. & Bandyopadhyay, K. (2012). A Successful Curriculum Strategy to Increase MIS Enrollment.   Federation of Business Disciplines, SW DSI track, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Grants 

Funded

  • 2012: Barnes, C. & Bandyopadhyay, K., Lamar University Research Enhancement Grant.
  • The title of the grant is Academic Honesty in Online Courses

Working Papers 

  • Bandyopadhyay, K., Barnes, C., & Bandyopadhyay, S. (2015). "An Investigation of the Factors that Influence the Use of Proctoring in Online Classes."