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Dr. Eric Tucker

Director of Consulting and Associate Professor of Management

Department of Management

Eric Tucker
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(719) 333-8561

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Bio

​Eric Tucker is an Associate Professor in the Management Department at the United States Air Force Academy. He received his Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering and Management Systems from the University of Central Florida in August 2010. He received a B.S. in Aeronautical Engineering from the United States Air Force Academy, M.S. in Engineering and Technology Management from Oklahoma State University, and a M.A. in National Defense and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College. Eric is a retired Air Force Lieutenant Colonel and has been on the faculty of the Air Force Academy for nine years and was on the faculty of the University of Denver for two years. His current research involves the improvement of organizational performance management systems using advanced analytics

Education

​Ph.D., Industrial Engineering and Management Systems, University of Central Florida-Orlando (2010)

Master of Arts, National Security and Strategic Studies, Naval War College-Newport, Rhode Island (2007)

Master of Science, Engineering and Technology Management, Oklahoma State University-Stillwater (2002)

Bachelor of Science, Aeronautical Engineering, U.S. Air Force Academy (1994)

Professional Experience

​Director of Consulting and Associate Professor, Department of Management (AACSB Accredited), U.S. Air Force Academy (2022-Present)

Director of Consulting and Assistant Professor, Department of Management (AACSB Accredited), U.S. Air Force Academy (2017-2022)

Course Director, Business Modeling and Analysis and Teaching Assistant Professor of Business Information and Analytics (AACSB Accredited), University of Denver, Colorado, (2016-2017)

Teaching Assistant Professor of Business Information and Analytics (AACSB Accredited), University of Denver, Colorado (2015-2016)

Director of External Outreach and Assistant Professor, Department of Management (AACSB Accredited), U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado (2014-2015)

Director of Systems Engineering Management and Assistant Professor, Department of Management (AACSB Accredited), U.S. Air Force Academy, Colroado (2011-2013)

Director of Strategic Curriculum Systems Engineering Management and Assistant Professor, Department of Management (AACSB Accredited), U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado (2010-2011)

Assistant Director of Research and Instructor of Management (AACSB Accredited), U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado (2005-2006)

Assistant Personnel Officer and Instructor of Management (AACSB Accredited), U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado (2004-2005)

Lt Col, Retired, United States Air Force (1994-2015)

Honors & Awards

​Outstanding Performer, Department of Management, U.S. Air Force Academy (2005)

Airlift/Tanker Association Lance P. Sijan Award Winner, 53d Airlift Squadron (2003)

Company Grade Officer of the Year, 53d Airlift Squadron (2003)

Research and Scholarly Interests

​Performance Management

Knowledge Management

Organization Development

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SOTL)

Publications

Tucker, E.J. and Kotnour, T. (2021). Why People Keep Using Knowledge Management Systems: A Causal Analysis of Continuance Behavior. The Electronic Journal of Knowledge Management, 19(3), 237-254. 

Davis, K., DePorres, D., Esquivel, S., Ferrante, C., Heyler, S., Levy, D., Packard, G., Tucker, E., & Blair, E. (2019). Thriving at the U.S. Air Force Academy. Journal of Character & Leadership Development, 6(2), 79-95.

DePorres, D., Ferrante, C., Levy, D., Orlowsky, M., Tucker, E., & Wilson, J. (2018). The Bar Manifesto. O.D. Practitioner, 50(3), 40-46.

DePorres, D., Ferrante, C., Levy, D., Preston, J., & Tucker, E. (2018). Raising the BAR: A Call to Action. Organization Development Journal, 36(3), 45-53.

DePorres, D., Tucker, E., Levy, D., Ferrante, C, Davis, K., & Esquivel, S. (2018). Emvoicement: Establishing a Baseline for Organizational Change. O.D. Practitioner, 50(4), 62-64.

Manuscripts in Preparation:

Tucker, E. “Improving Access to Formative Assessment Feedback Using Classroom Response Systems.” (Target – Scholarship of Teaching and Learning)

Tucker, E. “Explaining Knowledge Management Continuance: Does Actual Usage Matter.” (Target – Interfaces)

Yates, D., Akaka, M. and Tucker, E. “Information-in-Use from Organizational Information Sharing and Reuse in an Emergency Management Blog.” (Target – Decision Support Systems)

Tucker, E. and Deng, T. “Predicting Academic Performance: Evaluating the Influence of Core Academic Courses on Student Performance.” (Target – The Journal of Higher Education)

Tucker, E. “Does the Operating System Matter: Teaching Analytics on a MAC or P.C.” (Target – Journal of Education Technology and Society)

Tucker, E. “Continuance Behavior in Healthcare Systems: Evaluation of an Electronic Healthcare Records System.” (Target – Journal of Healthcare Management)

Tucker, E. “From Outsourcing to Insourcing: When is the Right Time.” (Target – Journal of Operations Management)