Joanne Hale

  • December 17th, 2018
Joanne Hale
Associate Deans, Office of the Dean, Staff
Department:Dean's Office
Title:Associate Dean for Faculty and Operations
Phone:(205) 348-0854
Building:Alston Hall
PO Box:870223


Dr. Hale serves as Associate Dean for Faculty and Operations. In this role, Dr. Hale’s mission is to ensure that the programs, departments, faculty and staff in the Culverhouse College of Business have the resources needed to meet their strategic goals. She guides the academic departments and manages the day-to-day operations of the College.

Focus and Current Research

I.T. leadership in corporate governance, cyber-security policy and planning, information systems development and delivery methodologies, information systems process and quality metrics programs, I.S. project management.

Honors Achievements & Affiliations

Dr. Hale’s research has been published in Journal of MIS, IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, Communications of the ACM, International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, IEEE Software, ACM DATA BASE for Advances in Information Systems, Journal of Software Engineering and Applications, among others.

Dr. Hale served on the Governor of Alabama’s cabinet as Secretary of Information Technology and Chief Information Officer (CIO), leading the state’s Office of Information Technology (OIT).

Dr. Hale led The University of Alabama’s MIS program’s external corporate and alumni relations efforts for 15 years, building strong and lasting collaborative partnerships.  Dr. Hale led the experiential learning program in which student teams solved real problems for industry partners, with a diverse portfolio.

In 2005, Dr. Hale was a recipient of The University of Alabama National Alumni Association Outstanding Commitment to Teaching Award (OCTA).

Selected Publications

Hassler, E., Hale, D.P., Hale, J.E. (2018).  A Comparison of Automated Training-by-Example Selection Algorithms for Evidence Based Software Engineering. Information and Software Technology, 2018. 98(3).

Keith, M.J., Thompson, S.C., Hale, J.E., Lowry, P.B., Greer, C. (2013). Information disclosure on mobile devices: Re-examining privacy calculus with actual user behavior. International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, 71(12).

Hale, J.E., Hale, D.P. (2012).  “Evaluating Testing Effectiveness During Software Evolution: A Time-Series Cross-Section Approach.” Journal of Software Maintenance and Evolution, 24(1).

Raja, U., Hale, J.E., Hale, D.P. (2011).  Temporal Patterns of Software Evolution Defects: A Comparative Analysis of Open Source and Closed Source Projects.” Journal of Software Engineering and Applications, 4(8).