Oravec, Jo Ann

At UW-Whitewater

Affiliation
University - Faculty/Staff
Department
IT SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT
Position
PROFESSOR
Office Phone
(262) 472-5578
Office Location
HH 3400

Jo Ann Oravec is a full professor in the College of Business and Economics at the University of Wisconsin at Whitewater in the Department of Information Technology and Supply Chain Management. She received her MBA, MS, MA, and PhD degrees at the University of Wisconsin at Madison.

She taught computer information systems and public policy at Baruch College of the City University of New York; she also taught in the School of Business and the Computer Sciences Department at UW-Madison as well as at Ball State University. In the 1990s, she chaired the Privacy Council of the State of Wisconsin, the nation's first state-level council dealing with information technology and privacy issues. She has written books (including "Virtual Individuals, Virtual Groups: Human Dimensions of Groupware and Computer Networking," Cambridge University Press) and dozens of articles on futurism, disability, technological design, privacy, computing technology, management, and public policy issues.  She has received more than twelve hundred academic citations of her journal articles.  She has worked for public television and developed software along with her academic ventures.  She has held visiting fellow positions at both Cambridge and Oxford.  

Please see the following website for sample papers:

https://uww.academia.edu/JoAnnOravec


Best Paper Award
June 2014
Academic Business World 2014 (10th Anniversary), Nashville, TN
Who's Who in America 2010 (64th Edition)
June 2010
Marquis Who's Who
Alumni Recognition Award
October 2006
College of Business and Economics
College of Business and Economics Research Award
September 2004
COBE

Ph.D.
Educational Administration
UW-Madison
1992
MBA
UW- Madison
1986
MA
Public Policy and Administration
UW-Madison
1984
MS
Educational Administration
UW-Madison
1982
B.A.
UW-Green Bay
1973

Center for the Study of Film and History
October 2010 - Current
Peace and Justice Studies Association (PJSA)
July 2009 - Current
Citizens for Global Solutions/United Nations Association
August 2006 - Current
Rothermere American Institute
June 2005 - Current
Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities
April 2005 - Current
Committee on the Status of Women in Computing Research, http://www.cra.org/Activities/craw/booklist/index.php
September 2004 - Current

Schools for Scandal? Academic Misconduct in US Films About Higher Education
"Outer Space and Empire: Controlling and Partitioning the Infinite."
Online Social Shaming and Scoring as Biographical Genres: Implications for Administrative and Political Discourse
Communication and Information Management Issues in the Integration of Self-tracking Practices into Household and Workplace Contexts
Emerging Innovations in Cheating Detection in Online Educational and Workplace Contexts: Social Dimensions of Dishonesty Surveillance
Artificial Intelligence (AI) Dystopian Scenarios and Projected Sociotechnical Disasters: Engendering Fear and Uncertainty in Public Discourse
From Heckling to Online Social Shaming: Implications for Humor and Comedic Presentations.
Self-tracking Practices in Organizations: Addiction, Versioning, Data Manipulation, and Security Dimensions
Historical and Curricular Approaches to Google Earth and Maps: Utilizing Locational Analysis Tools from a Critical Perspective
Interdisciplinary Analysis of Engineering and Business Initiatives Involving Personal Privacy and Information Control: Implications for Consumer Participation
"Intimate Infiltrators: Ethical Issues in the Integration of Self-tracking Practices into Household and Workplace Contexts."
Big Data, Automation, and Animal Wellbeing: Will Driverless Vehicles Break for Squirrels?
Contemplating the Unnatural: Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality, and Human Reflection and Meditation
Artificial intelligence and its impending disasters: Robot takeovers human dependence and the Singularity.
“Cybersecurity Threats, Cyberhygiene, and the Internet of Things (IoT): Perspectives for Educators and Information Technology Professionals”
Surveillance, Profiling, and the Nation State: Constitutional Theory in a 'Post-Privacy' Era
Online Social Shaming and Scoring as Genres: Implications for Writing Programs
Social Scoring, Reputation Profiling, and Internet Shaming: New Forms of Artificial Intelligence-Enhanced Social and Political Control
Ethical Dimensions of Deception and Cheating Detection: Using Big Data, Profiling, Surveillance, and Wearable Technologies to Keep People Honest
The Art of the Ghost: Manipulation and Gaming of Readership Data and Authorial Reputations
Paper Celebrities: Constructing Academic Stardom and University Prominence through Gaming and Manipulation
Resistance, Opportunism, or Something Else? Gaming and Manipulation of Academic Metrics Systems
Emerging "Cyber Hygiene" Practices for the Internet of Things (IoT): Professional Issues in Consulting Clients and Educating Users on IoT Security
Artificial Intelligence and Economics
"Experiments in Protesting: Virtual Sit-Ins, Hacktivism, Electronic Civil Disobedience, and Other Technology-mediated Protest Before the Advent of Social Media"
Sleight of Hand? Technological Systems for Detecting Cheating and Deception
Artificial Intelligence, Economics, and Automation in the 1960s: Discord and Discourse with Herbert Simon, Norbert Wiener, Robert Heilbroner, and Others
Big Data and Ethics Panel Overview
Journalistic Coverage of Internet Trickery and Manipulation in Electioneering
“Big Data and Emerging Deception Recognition Systems"
Virtual or Digital Hoarding: Mental Health Perspectivces for Workplaces and Households
Online Political Trickery, Gaming, and Sabotage from an International Comparative Perspective: Potential Impacts on Democracy and Cybersecurity
Movies on Computer Pioneers and Internet Startups: Interpersonal Trust and Collaboration Issues
Strategies for Mitigating Online Cheating and Impersonation
The Cyberwar at Home: Integration of Security and Counter-Terrorism Initiatives Into Household and Personal Mobile Systems
Emerging Privacy Issues in the Internet of Things
Deleting and Saving in the Internet of Things
Kill Switches, Remote Deletion, and Intelligent Agents: Framing Everyday Household Cybersecurity in the Internet of Things
Critical Analyses of Engineering and Business Initiatives Involving Personal Privacy and Information Control: Implications for Citizen and Consumer Participation
The Manipulation of Scholarly Rating and Measurement Systems: Social and Ethical Dimensions of Academic Gaming
Profiting from Privacy: Critical Analyses of Business Initiatives Involving Personal Privacy and Information Control
Profiting from Privacy: Critical Analyses of Business Initiatives Involving Personal Privacy and Information Control
Mitigating Cheating in K-20 Online Classes: Is Technological Surveillance Enough?
"When Online Political Trickery and Gamesmanship Morph into Standard Practice: Computer Networking and Social Media Issues in Electioneering and Voting." - See more at: http://www.uww.edu/news/uww-this-week/archive/2016-01-19#sthash.ZBa9veAz.dpuf
"Identity Gaming and Social Experimentation on Film: From 'Gentleman's Agreement' (1947) to 'Black Like Me' (1964)." - See more at: http://www.uww.edu/news/uww-this-week/archive/2015-11-09#sthash.MHaMTB2K.dpuf
"Memory Issues for 100YSS Missions: Lifelogging, Social Media, and Virtual Time Capsules"
"Critical Perspectives on Philanthropy and Peace-Related Activism: Challenges Faced by Joan B. Kroc, Crowdfunders, and Other Social Entrepreneurs"
Fishbowl Education: Privacy Issues in Higher and K-12 Institutions
Privacy and Freedom of Information in Organizational Contexts: Human Rights Issues in an Era of Big Data
Don’t Leave Home Without It: The Credit Card as Symbol and System
Virtual Hoarding
"Cultural and Social Shifts in Academic Collaboration, Intellectual Interaction, and Knowledge Production in Higher Education in an Era of 'Big Data.'" - See more at: http://www.uww.edu/news/uww-this-week/archive/2015-08-31#sthash.TuZHm6ox.dpuf
Privacy and Anonymity in Institutional Context: Emerging Concerns in Geographic Information, Social Media, and Education
Google Scholar and Other Academic Publication Platforms: New Approaches to Intellectual Reputation
From Anonymous “Angels” to Celebrated Social Advocates: The Philanthropic Pursuits of Kroc, MacArthur, and Gates
The Moral Imagination in an Era of 'Gaming Academia': Implications of Emerging Reputational Issues in Scholarly Publication for Knowledge Organization Practices
Computer Networking in the Era of the "Cloud": Transforming the Imperceptible Into the Amorphous
Academic Reputation Systems: A Workshop
Articles of contention: Transparency issues in teaching and research in US higher education
Snapchat and Sexting in Narrative Perspective
"A Golden Age of Destabilizing Awkwardness in Documentaries: Michael Moore to Morgan Spurlock in the 2000s"
Intellectual Property Considerations in Online and Blended Education
Academic Autonomy and Privacy: Surveillance Issues in the Era of Big Data and MOOCs
"Smiley-Faces, Emoticons, and 'Happy, Happy, Happy': Societal Implications of the Symbolic Representation of Generic Happiness."
"Blending the News: Incorporating Online News Services Into Higher Education Courses"
"Social Media in Academic and Professional Interaction: Addressing Obstacles to Accessibility as Designers and Social Advocates in Time-Sensitive Contexts"
Craigslist in Crisis: Issues of Censorship and Moral Panic in the Context of Online Communities
“Keep Calm and Be Humble: Critical Perspectives on the Work of John Adair and Other British Management Theorists for Further and Higher Education”
"Post-Snowden Privacy Issues: How Does Privacy Affect Geospatial Teaching and Research?"
"From Smiley-Faces to Emoticons: Some Implications of the Symbolic Representation of Happiness for Business Ethics"
"Moral Panics and Social Media: Media Ecology, Design, and Dramatic Perspectives"
"'A Cesspool of Crime' and 'Robbery by Appointment': Craigslist, Google, and the Ethics of Internet Advertisements"
"Films on Internet Startups: Technology and Interpersonal Trust in the Context of Modern Capitalism"
"Social Media and Celebrity Culture: Implications for Peace History"
"The 'Action-Centered Leadership Perspective' and Other Innovations: Military and Postcolonial Influences on John Adair and British Leadership Studies"
From Space to Cyberspace: Social Media Utilization, Cyberbullying, Privacy, and Overload
"Physical and Virtual Hoarding: Personal Possessions as Spectacle in an Era of Overconsumption"
Social Media as Rumor Disseminators
“Accessibility in Distance Education, MOOCs, and Social Media: Emerging Issues in Academic Interaction and Workplace Training”
Social Media and Rumor Dissemination: Interactions with the Social Perceptions of Epidemic Outbreaks
Implementing Massively Open Online Courses (MOOCs): Emerging Issues for Academic Institutions
"Google's 'Don't Be Evil' Motto: Implications for the Ethical Cultures of Internet Businesses"
"Changing the Face of Higher Education: [Mis]Representing Difference with Digital Image Manipulation and Avatars"
Cyberestoration: Restorative Justice for Victims of Cyberbullying in Educational Contexts
Social Media: How Will It Affect Business Ethics?
“Blogging in the Backfield: Social Media in Sport Contexts”
The Protest Culture of the Midwest: Comparison of Pre-Internet and Internet-Enabled Imagery and Organizational Strategies
“Narratives of Hope for Victims of Bullying: Online Support Groups, Youtube Videos, and Social Media”
The Ethics of Sexting
Images of Bullying: Implications for Peace Education
Midwestern Protest Culture: Comparison of Pre-Internet and Internet-Enabled Imagery and Organization Strategies
Social Media and World History: Facebook and Twitter as Sources for Historical Analysis
Personal Privacy After the Cold War: Computer Passwords, Biometrics, and Other Privacy Protections in the Construction of Identity and Community
“Opt-In/Opt-Out” and Reputation Management Strategies."
Privacy in Social Networking and Locational Information Contexts
Deconstructing “Personal Privacy” in an Age of Social Media: Information Control and Reputation Management Dimensions
Bullying and Mobbing in Academe: Challenges for Distance Education and Social Media Applications
Canning Knowledge: Roles of Expert Systems and Knowledge-Based Engineering in Shaping the Knowledge-Based Society
Here’s Looking at Euclid: Love of Mathematics and Mathematicians in Love
Mobbing and Bullying in Social Media and Cyberspace: Implications for Peace and Conflict Studies
Is Social Networking and Service Learning a Match Made in Facebook Heaven?
Problem- and Case-based Learning from a Social Media Perspective
Bullying and Mobbing as Academic Phenomena
Peace Education, Conflict Resolution, and Media-Enhanced Transparency: Twitter, Blogging, and Constant Contact
Social Networking in Distance Education: Academic Freedom and Intellectual Property
Body Art as Social Media: Interactions between Ancient Arts and Internet Modalities
Protecting the Vote: Vote Suppression, Vote Fraud, and E-Voting Hazards
Science-in-society: Teaching and engaging across boundaries from an information technology perspective
Implications of Weblogs for Organizational Effectiveness
Participatory and Covert Surveillance
Web 2.0 and Global Networking
Information Policy during the Reagan Years
Webcasts and Podcasts in Historical Research
Academic Freedom and Distance Education
Expanding Personal and Intellectual Presence through Web Technology

Celebrity and Social Media in 100YSS Missions: Another Kind of "Dancing with the Stars"?
100YSS 2014 Public Symposium
Vol. 4 Pg. 305-312
Online Social Shaming, Narrative Genres, and the Moralistic Imagination: Emergence of Internet-based Performative Shaming in Administrative Practice
Biography
Vol. 43 Iss. 4
Cyber Bullying, in Advanced Methodologies and Technologies in System Security, Information Privacy, and Forensics
IGI Global
Pg. 105-114
Cyberloafing and Constructive Recreation, in Advanced Methodologies and Technologies in Business Operations and Management
IGI Global
Pg. 842-853
Artificial Intelligence, Automation, and Social Welfare: Some Ethical and Historical Perspectives on Technological Overstatement and Hyperbole
Ethics and Social Welfare
Vol. 12 Iss. 3 Pg. 14
International Journal of Computers in Clinical Practice
IGI Global
Vol. 3 Iss. 1 Pg. 13
“Don't Be Evil” and Beyond for High Tech Organizations: Ethical Statements and Mottos (and Responsibility), in Civic Engagement and Social Change in Contemporary Society
IGI Global
Pg. 220-237
Secrecy in Educational Practices: Enacting Nested Black Boxes in Cheating and Deception Detection Systems
Secrecy and Society
Manipulation of Scholarly Metrics and Rating Systems: Constructing Teaching Excellence in an Academic Stardom Era
Teaching in Higher Education
Pg. 14
Kill Switches, Remote Deletion, and Intelligent Agents: Framing Everyday Household Cybersecurity in the Internet of Things
Technology in Society
Profiting from Privacy: Critical Analyses of Business Initiatives Involving Privacy and Information Control
2016 Proceedings of the International Association for Business and Society
Pg. 187-197
Cyber Bullying -- Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology
Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology
Pg. 1695-1705
Cyberloafing and Constructive Recreation
Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology
Pg. 4316-4326
Virtual Hoarding
Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology-4th ed
Pg. 4306-4314
Cyber Bullying -- The SAGE Encyclopedia of War: Social Science Perspectives
The SAGE Encyclopedia of War: Social Science Perspectives
Vol. 1
Surveillance and the education of children and young people: issues of privacy and human rights
New Media & Society
The “Dark Side” of Academics? Emerging Issues in the Gaming and Manipulation of Metrics in Higher Education
Higher Education Research & Development
When Online Political Trickery and Gamesmanship Morph into Standard Practice: Computer Networking and Social Media Issues in Electioneering and Voting
Citizenship Studies
Social Learning
The SAGE Encyclopedia of War: Social Science Perspectives
"Celebrity, Disability, and Social Media: Critical Perspectives on Personal Expression and Community Advocacy"
Reflections: A Journal of Public Rhetoric, Civic Writing and Service-Learning.
Vol. 14
Depraved, Distracted, Disabled, or Just “Pack Rats”? Workplace Hoarding Persona in Physical and Virtual Realms
Persona Studies
Vol. 2 Iss. 1 Pg. 64-75
Gamification and multigamification in the workplace: Expanding the ludic dimensions of work and challenging the work/play dichotomy
Cyberpsychology
Vol. 9 Iss. 3 Pg. 14
The Moral Imagination in an Era of “Gaming Academia”: Implications of Emerging Reputational Issues in Scholarly Activities for Knowledge Organization Practices .
Knowledge Organization
Vol. 42 Iss. 5-7 Pg. 316-324
What do small and medium-sized manufacturers need to do to enhance their globalization efforts?
Global Perspectives in Marketing for the 21st Century
Pg. 328-329
CHANGING THE FACE OF HIGHER EDUCATION: [MIS]REPRESENTING DIFFERENCE WITH DIGITAL IMAGE MANIPULATION AND AVATARS
Ubiquitous Learning
Pg. over 20
Craigslist in Crisis: Issues of Censorship and Moral Panic in the Context of Online Communities
International Journal of the Academic Business World
Vol. 8 Iss. 2 Pg. 1-12
The Mottos and Ethical Statements of Internet-Based Organizations: Implications for Corporate Social Responsibility
International Journal of Civic Engagement and Social Change
Vol. 1 Iss. 2 Pg. 37-53
Multitasking in Online Teaching and Learning: Design of Environments and Facilitation of Social Expectations
30th Annual Conference on Distance Teaching & Learning
Vol. 30
Blending the News: Incorporating Online News Services Into Online Education
Online Learning Consortium
Pg. http://olc.onlinelearningconsortium.org/conference/2014/blended/blending-news-incorporating-online-news-services-higher-education-courses
"EXPERT SYSTEMS AND KNOWLEDGE-BASED ENGINEERING IN SOCIAL AND HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE: IMPLICATIONS FOR INSTRUCTIONAL SYSTEMS RESEARCH"
International Journal of Designs for Learning
Vol. 5 Iss. 2 Pg. 66-75
Gaming Google: Some Ethical Issues Involving Online Reputation Management
Journal of Business Ethics Education
Vol. 10 Pg. 61-81
From Space to Cyberspace: Social Media Utilization, Privacy, Bullying, and Information Overload
100 Year Starship 2012: Transition to Transformation . . . The Journey Begins"
Vol. 2 Pg. 305-312
Not Now, Perhaps Later: Time Capsules as Communications with the Future
Leonardo Electronic
Vol. 19 Iss. 1 Pg. 128-137
The Ethics of Sexting: Issues Involving Consent and the Production of Intimate Content
Peter Lang Publishers, Digital Formations Series
Vol. 85 Pg. 129-145
Digital Image Manipulation and Avatar Configuration:
Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs
Vol. 12 Iss. 4 Pg. 245-251
Proceedings for the ASQ 2012 Advancing the STEM Agenda Conference at UW-Stout
ASQ American Society for Quality
Pg. 1-4
Bullying and Mobbing in Academe: Challenges for Distance Education and Social Media Applications
Journal of Academic Administration in Higher Education
Vol. 8 Iss. 1 Pg. 49-58
Deconstructing “Personal Privacy” in an Age of Social Media: Information Control and Reputation Management Dimensions
International Journal of the Academic Business World (IJABW)
Vol. 8 Iss. 1 Pg. 95-
Academic Freedom and the State Comprehensive University in an Age of Social Media
Teacher-Scholar Journal
Enhancing Workplaces with Constructive Online Recreation, Enhancing Workplaces with Constructive Online Recreation
Information Management Resources Association, IGI International
Vol. 2 Pg. 1387-1397
Social Networking in Distance Education: Academic Freedom and Intellectual Property
25th Annual Conference on Distance Teaching and Learning
Vol. 25
Weblogs and the Professional as Celebrity
Professional Studies Review
Vol. 2 Iss. 2 Pg. 87-98
Keeping Virtual Space Free: Academic Freedom in Distance Education
English Leadership Quarterly
Vol. 28 Iss. 2 Pg. 9-12
How the Left Does Talk: A Fair and Balanced Examination of Air America Radio
Journal of Radio Studies
Vol. 12 Iss. 2 Pg. 190-203
The Transparent Knowledge Worker: Weblogs and Reputation Mechanisms in KM Systems
International Journal of Technology Management
Vol. 28 Iss. 7/8 Pg. 767-775
Examining the examined career: Diana Forsythe as ethnographer and participant in computing research
Science and Public Policy
Vol. 31 Iss. 2 Pg. 159-163
Truth or dare: Weblogs in the online culture of sex and celebrity
Computers and Composition
Vol. 21 Iss. 2
The Transformation of Privacy and Anonymity: Beyond the Right to be Let Alone
Sociological Imagination
Vol. 39 Iss. 1 Pg. 3-23
Sociological Imagination
Are We Constructing Sterilized and Disembodied Universities? Academic Freedom and Distance Education
18th Annual Conference on Distance Teaching and Learning
Vol. 18 Pg. 275-281

Madison Area Business Consultants (MABC)
Madison, WI
Common Ground Publishing
Champaign, IL
reviewer for Ubiquitous Learning Journal and conference participant
Cyberbullying Project... University of Wisconsin at Whitewater and community
Whitewater, WI and Janesville, WI
WHITEWATER, Nov 11, 2010 (The Janesville Gazette - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) -- UW-Whitewater launched a new campaign this week to combat a growing "epidemic" that has raised concern on college campuses across the nation. Jo Ann Oravec, associate professor of information technology and business education, said the Whitewater Ends Bullying initiative is one that developed after the suicide of a Rutgers student earlier this fall. The program is designed to raise awareness of bullying issues and provide an outlet for victims to seek help. "Cyberbullying has become an epidemic," said Oravec, who has been researching the issue since 2003. "So many aspects of technology make it possible for bullies to inflict pain upon victims.
nonprofit_tech
Madison, Wisconsin
see http://www.flickr.com/photos/nonprofit_tech/page10/ for my seminar leadership
Citizens for Global Solutions
Madison, WI
wiki and website development
Edgewood College
Madison, WI
Ed.D. program mentor/consultant
COHDA Conference
Hiroshima, Japan
review of abstracts, consulting about conference basics
IGI Global
Hershey, PA
Consultation and review of works and ideas for an encyclopedia of information technology
Kuwait Sciences and Arts Research
Kuwait
Advised on a research project involving "constructive recreation," which I pioneered since 2002 with several peer-reviewed articles.
CORE Consultants' Circles http://www.consultingforchange.org/consultants-cir
Madison, WI
non-profit consultant circle, meets monthly with other meeting times as needed for set-up of programming
McGraw-Hill
Las Vegas, NV
I participated in a three-day consulting circle (funded by McGraw-Hill). The major topics were accessibility in online education and curriculum for business communications.
McGraw-Hill/Irwin
Burr Ridge, IL
focus group/seminar participation and written commentary ... face-to-face gathering on March 10-11, 2011 with honorarium/travel

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