Ryan Craig LaBrie, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Management & Information Systems
School of Business & Economics
Seattle Pacific University
3307 Third Avenue West
Seattle, WA 98119-1950

206.281.2213 (phone)
206.281.2733 (fax)


Curriculum Vitae (C.V.) -- Academic Resume




Research  Interests

  • Doctorate of Philosophy in Business Administration (Ph.D. in IS)
    Concentration: Information Systems
    W. P. Carey School of Business
    Arizona State University - Main
    Tempe, AZ  USA
    August 2004
  • Master of Science in Information Systems Management (M.S. in ISM)
    Seattle Pacific University
    Seattle, WA  USA
    June 1997
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (B.S. in CSC)
    Concentration: Systems Programming
    Seattle Pacific University
    Seattle, WA  USA
    March 199
  • Knowledge Management
  • Data- Base, Warehouse, Mart and Mining
  • Computer & Information Ethics and Security
  • International Information Systems Issues

Teaching  Interests

  • Database Management
  • Distributed Computing
  • Information Ethics
  • Electronic Commerce





     Title: The Impact of Alternative Search Mechanisms on the Effectiveness of Knowledge Retrieval






  • Gossin, Peter C. and LaBrie, Ryan C. (2013). "Data Center Waste Management." Green Technologies and Business Practices: An IT Approach, Vol. 1, pp. 226-235.
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  • Cazier, Joseph A. and LaBrie, Ryan C. (2007). "Ethical Dilemmas in Data Mining and Warehousing."Encyclopedia of Information Ethics & Security," Vol. 1. pp. 221-228.
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  • Corral, Karen L., LaBrie, Ryan C., & St. Louis, Robert D. (2006) “Improving Document Retrieval: Keywords, Dynamic Hierarchies, and Context Lenses.” Encyclopedia of Knowledge Management, Vol. 1. pp.130-136.
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  • LaBrie, Ryan C. & St. Louis, Robert D. (2005).  "Intelligent Hierarchies for Business Intelligence Information Retrieval.” International Journal of Internet and Enterprise Management, Vol. 3, No. 1.
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  • Chen Andrew N.K., LaBrie, Ryan C., & Shao, Benjamin B.M. (2003). "An XML Adoption Framework for Electronic Business." Journal of Electronic Commerce Research, Vol. 4, No. 1, pp. 1-14. 
  • LaBrie, Ryan C. & Vinze, Ajay S. (2003). "Globe Telecom: Succeeding in the Philippine Telecommunications Economy." Annals of Cases on Information Technology, Vol. 5, pp. 333-356. 
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     Conference Proceedings


  • LaBrie, Ryan C. and Steinke, Gerhard. (2008). "Another Way of Teaching MIS," Christian Business Faculty Association (CBFA) Conference, Indianapolis, IN.
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  • LaBrie, Ryan C. and Debo, Gregory S. (2007). "Learning When You're Not There: A Case Study of a Virtual Interactive Classroom." Proceedings of the ISOneWorld 2007 Conference, Las Vegas, NV, Apr. 11-17, 2007.
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  • LaBrie, Ryan C. (2003). "Investigation of Information Retrieval Accuracy from Knowledge Management Systems: A Multi-Method Approach." Ninth Americas Conference on Information Systems, Tampa, FL, Aug. 6-9, 2003, pp. 3338-3343. 
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  • LaBrie, Ryan C. & St. Louis, Robert D. (2003). "Information Retrieval from Knowledge Management Systems: Using Knowledge Hierarchies to Overcome Keyword Limitations." Ninth Americas Conference on Information Systems, Tampa, FL, Aug. 6-9, 2003, pp. 2552-2563. 
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  • Cazier, Joseph A. & LaBrie, Ryan. C. (2003). "7 Myths of Common Data Warehousing Practices: An Examination of Consumer, Business, and Societal Values." Proceedings of the ISOneWorld 2003 Conference, Las Vegas, NV, April 23-25, 2003.
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  • LaBrie, Ryan C., St. Louis, Robert D. & Ye, Lin. (2002). "A Paradigm Shift in Database Optimization: From Indices to Aggregates." Eighth Americas Conference on Information Systems, Dallas, TX, Aug. 9-11, 2002. pp.29-33.
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     Doctoral Consortiums & Conferences


  • AMCIS 2003 – Ninth Americas Conference on Information Systems, Tampa, FL, Aug. 6-9, 2003
         Dissertation Title: Investigation of Information Retrieval Accuracy from Knowledge Management Systems: A Multi-Method 
  • GTMC 2002 – Global Technology & Management Conference, CERAM, Sophia-Antipolis, FRANCE, Oct. 27-29, 2002.
         Research Presented: The Aggregation Approach:  Evaluating Costs of Decision Support Making in the Data Warehouse

         Research Presented:
    Managing Knowledge Mobility in Disruptive Environments
  • IDEB 2001 – Internationalizing Doctoral Education in Business, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, Aug. 16-18, 2001.







WORK EXPERIENCE (please see my vita for further elaboration)

     Associate Professor of Management & Information Systems (September 2004 - present)



  • Full-time, tenured position in the School of Business & Economics
  • Courses taught include: Networking & e-Commerce Infrastructure, Management Information Systems, Information Systems Management, Information & Database Systems, and Distributed Computing.

     Research Lab Manager (February 2003 - May 2004)



  • Participant of two funded research teams working with the Unites States Army Information Systems Engineering Command (USAISEC) on service level agreements (SLAs) and knowledge management issues.
  • Responsibilities included building the computing infrastructure (hardware, software, networking) from the ground up, and hiring and managing graduate lab assistants.


     University Instructor (1997 - 2003)


  • Courses taught include graduate and undergraduate in:  Database Management, Networking & e-Commerce Infrastructure, Distributed Computing, and Management Information Systems


     Microsoft Corporation (1990 - 2000)


  • Various positions including Program Management in an Enterprise Knowledge Management group, Team Manager in a training organization, Training Specialist, and Developer Support Engineer.