College of Business


      Nancy Winniford Ashley
Faculty: Clinical Associate Professor
Department of Management, Information Systems, and Entrepreneurship
Washington State University, Tri-cities

Office: CIC 125L
Phone: 509-372-7359
Joined Washington State University in 1999
Media: Please contact Debbie Brood for more information
  • Database: Design
  • Systems analysis and design
Teaching Area:
  • MBA - Management Information Systems
  • Undergraduate - Management and Operations
  • Undergraduate - Management Information Systems
  • University Enrollment Inflation
        Do universities inflate their enrollment? Does this result in erroneous funding, from states or other funding agencies?
  • Six Sigma theory development
  • Ph.D., Business Administration, University of Arizona, 1995
  • M.L.S., Library Science, University of Arizona, 1976
  • BA, Mathematics and Economics, Whitworth College, 1973
  • Article (Refereed conference proceedings): "Is Personality a Key Element of Six Sigma Project Success?," Decision Sciences Institute Annual Meeting, 2013    V I E W   A B S T R A C T
  • Article (Refereed journal): "A Data driven Inventory Control Policy for Cash Logistics Operations at a Financial Institution: An Exploratory Case Study," Decision Sciences Journal, 2013    V I E W   A B S T R A C T
  • Article (Refereed journal): "Anatomy of an Enrollment Fraud," Research on Professional Responsibility and Ethics in Accounting, 2012    V I E W   A B S T R A C T
  • Article (Refereed conference proceedings): "Enrollment Fraud," Western Decision Sciences Institute conference, 2011    
  • Article (Refereed conference proceedings): "Anatomy of an Enrollment Fraud, Best Paper Award," Conference of the American Accounting Association, 14th Annual Symposium on Ethics in Accounting, 2009    V I E W   A B S T R A C T
  • Article (Refereed conference proceedings): "A Knowledge Management Systems Framework to Support a Technology Commercialization-Friendly Environment," Western Decision Sciences Institute Conference 2008, 2008    V I E W   A B S T R A C T
  • Article (Refereed journal): "UML Activity Diagram Semantics and Automated GUI Prototyping," Journal of International Technology and Information Management, 2005    V I E W   A B S T R A C T
  • Article (Refereed journal): "Expanding Market Opportunities through Knowledge Management: Taking a Data Driven Approach to Market Research," International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management, 2005    V I E W   A B S T R A C T
  • Article (Refereed conference proceedings): "Building a knowledge management system as a classroom exercise," Proceedings of the Western Decision Sciences Institute Conference, 2002    V I E W   A B S T R A C T
  • Article (Refereed conference proceedings): "Toward Making Database Design Real: Provision of Source Material for Data Modeling Exercises Using Streaming Video," Proceedings of IS One World Conference, 2002    V I E W   A B S T R A C T
  • Article (Refereed journal): "Information Systems Graduates' Evaluation of their IS Curricula," B>quest: A Journal of Applied Topics in Business and Economics, 1998    V I E W   A B S T R A C T
  • Article (Book review): "Database Management for Microcomputers by Jan L. Harrington," B>quest:A Journal of Applied Topics in Business and Economics, 1997    
  • Article (Refereed conference proceedings): "Network Information Retrieval: A Study of Use Across Academic Disciplines; Motivations of Faculty for Using Network Information Retrieval," Georgia Research in Information Technology Systems: 3rd. Annual Conference, 1993    

  • Assistant Professor, State University of West Georgia, 1993-1998
  • Associate Director, Washington State University Tri-Cities Business Program, 2011-2012
  • Director, Institute for Technology Entrepreneurship, 2005-2007

  • Boeing Mentorship Program, Faculty advisor
  • Graduate Programs Orientation, Representative of College of Business
  • WSU Tri-Cities Career Development Center, Consultant
  • Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce, Business Development University, Speaker
  • Business Club, Faculty advisor
  • Imagine U, Speaker
  • Scholarship Readers Committee, Reader
  • Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce, Guest speaker
  • Tri-Cities Marketing Faculty Search Committee, Chair
  • Reviewer, Reviewer
  • Future Business Leaders of America, presenter
  • Project Mindset grant proposal, Member of project roll-out team
  • Coug Saturday, Represented WSU Tri-Cities College of Business
  • Columbia Basin College Bridges Day, Representative of WSU Tri-Cities College of Business
  • WSU Tri-Cities Alumni of the Year, Proposed nomination
  • Institute for Commercialization, Entrepreneurship, and Technology, Former director
  • MBA Student Final Project, Committee Member
  • Graduate Student Committee, MBA, Member
  • Journal of Computer Information Systems, Editorial Review Board member
  • WSU Tri-Cities Information Systems Program, Informal Program Coordinator
  • WSU Tri-Cities Business Program website, Liaison to newly-hired WSU-TC web developer
  • Encouraging Enrollment, Visitor to local schools
  • Faculty Senate, Senator
  • Journal of Computer Information Systems (JCIS), Editorial review board
  • Finn Ranch Water District, Secretary
  • Nominee , Who's Who Among America's Teachers , 2005
  • Appreciation , Washington State University Tri-Cities Student Business Club , 2003

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