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Shamel Addas, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Information Systems

Shamel Addas, PhD

Assistant Professor of Information Systems

Smith School of Business

Queen’s University

Kingston, Ontario Canada K7L 3N6


Thank you for visiting my website. My name is Shamel Addas. I am an Assistant Professor of  Information Systems (IS) at the Smith School of Business, Queen's University. Prior to that, I was Assistant Professor of IS at Ieseg School of Management in France.

I hold a
B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering, American University in Cairo, an MBA from the John Molson School of Business, Concordia University, and a Ph.D. in Management (IS specialization) from McGill University.

My research examines the impact of information technology use on individuals and groups in work-related and health care settings. I am especially interested in the problematic and controversial aspects of IT use such as how it interrupts work and affects work performance. I also look at how the use of different healthcare information technologies affect patients' quality of care and behavioral and clinical outcomes.  My research has been published or is forthcoming in leading journals such as MIS Quarterly, Journal of Management Information SystemsInformation Systems Journal, Journal of the Association for Information Systems, Sloan Management Review, and others. I have also presented my work at various academic conferences, including the Academy of Management, ICIS, AMCIS, HICSS, and ASAC 

At Queen's, I teach courses in the Commerce program (undergraduate) and in our graduate program. I have also been invited to teach courses in the Netherlands (MSc. in Business Administration), France (MSc. in Management) and Egypt (EMBA program). I use a blended teaching approach including lectures, interactive sessions, business case studies, business games, and e-learning. I am also involved in supervising graduate students.

I am also active in providing academic services to the university (e.g., serving on the Renewal, Tenure, and Promotion committee; advisory board member for the school's IS strategy), and to the IS community (e.g., ad-hoc reviewer for various journals/ conferences, AE at conferences, Session Chair, and Track Discussant).

In the past, I held various posts in the industry including Production Engineer, Operations Analyst, and Microsoft Service Professional.

For more information, I invite you to look at my CV.

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