Renee Pratt Assistant Professor of Business Administration

Renee Pratt

Huntley 217
Curriculum Vitae

Renée M. E. Pratt, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor at Washington and Lee University in the Williams School of Commerce, Economics, and Politics in the Business Administration Department. She currently teaches courses in management information systems (MIS), ecommerce, computer forensics and health information technology. She has several years experience working with government and private sector businesses/organizations in the information systems field, specifically in the design and development of intranets, extranets and websites using an excellent combination of creative and technological skills.

Dr. Pratt completed her doctorate in the Management Information Systems Department in the College of Business at Florida State University in Tallahassee, FL. She received an M.S. in Management Information Systems from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH and a B.S. in Mathematics from the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL. Dr. Pratt is a 2012-13 Fulbright Grant Scholar Award winner. She recently completed a semester conducting research on the implementation and post-adoption processes of electronic health information systems under a Fulbright Scholar Grant in Germany during the first half of 2013.

Her research interests include post-adoption diffusion behaviors, psychological contract, traditional and clinical enterprise systems, healthcare IT, and psychological contract. She has presented her work at numerous academic conferences and published in several outlets. Her research has appeared in MIS Quarterly Executive, Information Systems Journal, Cutter IT Journal, Journal of Information Technology, Information Systems Journal of Education, and Business Horizons Journal, among others.

Dr. Pratt is an active participant in the MIS community. She volunteers and participates at several conferences and in the past, has held several offices in The PhD Project Information Systems Doctoral Student Association (ISDSA). She continues to be a proud alumni/supporter of The PhD Project. She is also a member of the Association for Information Systems (AIS), Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS), Academy of Management Organizational Communications and Information Systems (OCIS), and the Special Interest Group of Adoption and Diffusion of Information Technology (SIGADIT).

Beyond her research and teaching communities, Dr. Pratt enjoys working and interacting with others. She is the current co-advisor for the W&L Student Association for Black Unity (SABU), a member of the University Committee on Inclusiveness and Campus Climate (UCICC), a faculty advisor to The PhD Project ISDSA and provides IT consulting for businesses.


Ph.D., Florida State University
MS-MIS, Case Western Reserve University
B.S., University of Florida


Post Adoption Diffusion Behaviors
Diffusion of IT in the Health Care domain
Psychological Contract
Personality Traits

Fulbright Grant Scholar 2012-2013 at the Universität Potsdam in Potsdam, Germany

Evaluating Post-Adoption Behaviors and Success of Clinical Enterprise Systems in German Hospitals:
An investigation of the successes in Germany's healthcare information systems model: Exploring (1) way(s) in which current models and methods is(are) used to assess post-adoption success of enterprise systems that are applicable to assessing post-adoption success of clinical enterprise systems (i.e. EHR) and (2) comparison(s) among EHR post-adoption behaviors and post-adoption behaviors associated with traditional enterprise systems in non-healthcare settings.


Management Information Systems
Electronic Commerce: Design and Development
Decision Support Systems
Computer Forensic
Healthcare Information Systems: Technologies and New Ventures

Selected Publications

Otero, E. L., Gallego, P. A., and Pratt, R.M.E., (2014) "Click-and-Mortar SMEs: Attracting Customers to Your Website," Business Horizons, 57(6), p729-736.

Pratt, R. M. E. and Wynn, D. E., (2014), "Modular versus Monolithic Enterprise Systems: What Can Be Learned from the Healthcare Industry?" Executive Update, Business Technology Strategies in Cutter Journal, August.

Wynn, D. E. and Pratt, R. M. E., (2014), "The Promises and Challenges of Innovating Through Big Data and Analytics in Healthcare," Cutter IT Journal, 27(4).

IBM Center for the Business of Government, Connecting Research to Practice, 2013-2014, "Sponsoring Open Innovation via Technology Ecosystems: Examples from the Healthcare Industry".

U.S. Fulbright Scholar 2012-2013, Council for International Exchange of Scholars, Potsdam, Germany.

Bradley, R. V., Byrd, T. A., Thrasher, E., Pratt, R. M. E., Pridmore, E., and Mbarika, V. WA., (2012) "An Empirical Examination of Antecedents and Consequences of IT Governance in U.S. Hospitals," Journal of Information Technology, 27(2), 156-177.

Bradley, R. V., Pratt, R. M. E., Byrd, T. A., Outlay, C. N. and Wynn, D. E. (2012), "Enterprise architecture, IT effectiveness and the mediating role of IT alignment in US hospitals," Information Systems Journal, 22, p97-127.

Ballenger, R. and Pratt, R. (2012) "A Database Design and Development Case: Home Theater Video," Information Systems Education Journal, 10.

Bradley, R.V., Pratt, R.M.E., Byrd, T.A., Simmons, L. (2011) "The Role of Enterprise Architecture in the Quest for IT Value," MIS Quarterly Executive, 10:2, p73-80.