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College of Business Administration

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1001 Business Building
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66506

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2019 Business Building
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66506

Roger McHaney

ProfessorRoger McHaney
Daniel D. Burke Chair for Exceptional Faculty
University Distinguished Teaching Scholar 
Faculty of Distinction 
Department of Management 
Office:2062 Business Building
Mailing Address:3091 Business Building
1301 Lovers Lane 
Manhattan, KS 66506

Research Goals

Roger McHaney conducts research on discrete event and agent-based simulation systems. In addition to applied research, he examines the organizational aspects of simulation including how problem statements and modeling approaches affect the success of a simulation project. He also conducts research into educational technology and how it impacts teaching and learning.

Current Research & Consulting Projects

  • Agent-based simulation using “AnyLogic” Software
  • An Exploration of Deception Detection: Are Groups More Effective Than Individuals?
  • A linguistic examination of problem solving approaches in simulation
  • An empirical investigation of mobile technology use in collaborative learning settings
  • Updating Web 2.0 and Social Media for Business textbook

Major Accomplishments

  • Chairman of the IDEA Center’s Board of Directors
  • Author of “The New Digital Shoreline: How Web 2.0 and Millennials are Revolutionizing Higher Education” and “Web 2.0 and Social Media for Business”
  • University Distinguished Teaching Scholar and holder of Daniel D. Burke Chair for Exceptional Faculty
  • Co-Developer of ELATEwiki.org website
  • Co-Recipient of Sloan-C Effective Practice Award.

Other Contributions

  • Frequent keynote speaker and workshop presenter on Web 2.0 Technology use in business and education.
  • Experience teaching in a variety of countries including New Zealand, India, U.K. and others.
  • Published in a variety of Information Systems, Operations Management, and Educational Technology journals.
  • Do consulting work with spreadsheets and other applications
  • Develop online teaching material using new technologies

Areas of Teaching

Applied Managerial Computing, Enterprise Computing, Quality Management, Information Technology, Management Information Systems


Ph D, University of Arkansas, 1995.
Major: Computer Information Systems and Quantitative Analysis 

MBA, Lake Superior State University, 1989.

BS, Lake Superior State University, 1984.
Major: Industrial Technology

Associates of Science, Lake Superior State University, 1984.
Major: Computer Engineering Technology