Jani, Arpan


Arpan Jani

Associate Professor - College of Business and Economics

Computer Science and Information Systems
Office: 320c South Hall
Phone: 715-425-3335



Ph.D.  University of Minnesota,  Minneapolis, MN,  Business Administration with specialization in Information and Decision Sciences,  2005

B.E.  B.V. M. College of Engineering, S.P. University, India, Electronics Engineering, 1993

Courses Taught:

Business Process Management

Database Management Systems

Design Analysis MIS

IS Project Management

Information Systems for Business Management

Introduction to Systems Analysis

Programming I

Tech Cyber Space Ethics

Research Interests:

Managerial Decision Making and Decision Support

IT Project Management

Knowledge Management

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL)


Articles in Journals
  • Jani, A. (2011). Escalation of Commitment in Troubled IT Projects: Influence of Project Risk Factors and Self-Efficacy on the Perception of Risk and the Commitment to a Failing Project.   International Journal of Project Management.

  • Jani, A. (2008). An Experimental Investigation of Factoring Influencing Perceived Control over a Failing IT project. International Journal of Project Management, 26 (7), 7.
Articles in Proceedings
  • Jani, A. (2013). Extending and Evaluating a Case Study Exercise in a Systems Analysis and Design Course. Midwest Instruction and Computing Symposium.

  • Jani, A. (2010). An Agent Based Model Of Opinion Dynamics Using The Anchoring And Adjustment Heuristic.   Agent-Directed Simulation Symposium (Spring Simulation Multiconference), Orlando, Florida.

  • Jani, A. (2009). Influence of project risk factors and self-efficacy on the perception of risk in troubled IT projects.   Fourth International Research Workshop on Information Technology Project Management (IRWITPM), Phoenix, Arizona.
Paper Presentations
  • Jani, A. (2013). Extending and Evaluating a Case Study Exercise in a Systems Analysis and Design Course. Midwestern Instruction and Computing Symposium, La Crosse, Wisconsin.

  • Jani, A. (2013). Argument Mapping Using CMapTools Software to Aid the Reasoning Ability of Students. 2nd Annual Northwest Regional Instructional Technology Showcase, Menomonie, Wisconsin

  • Jani, A. (2010, July). Comparing Student and Faculty Usage and Perceptions of Usefulness of Desire2Learn Features. Fusion2010 Desire2Learn Users Conference, Chicago, Illinois.

Honors and Awards

2012: Wisconsin Teaching Scholar representing the University of Wisconsin-River Falls