Professional Bio

Degrees

  • Ph.D. Applied Management and Decision Sciences- Information Systems Management Specialization
  • M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering, Computer Graphics
  • Bachelor of Electrical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Military Sciences

Professional Credentials & Memberships
  • Association of Computing Machinery (ACM)
  • Consortium for Computer Science in Colleges
  • International Association for Computer Information Systems (IACIS)

Licensure and Certification

Certified Electrical Engineer, Egyptian Engineers Syndicate, 1981-current. 

Palo Alto Networks, Accredited Configuration Engineer (ACE), 2015-current.

Research & Scholarship

Publications in a Refereed Journal (articles, books, book chapters) 

Lotfy, M., & Halawi, L. (2015). A conceptual model to measure ERP user-value. Issues in Information Systems, 16(3), 54-63. 

Lotfy, M. (2014). The role of RFID in the supply-chain: An educational case study. Issues in Information Systems, 15(2), 231-241. 

Smallwood, P., Lotfy, M., & Sanders, M. (2014). Introducing the CPU and assembly language concepts via a model instruction set architecture. Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges, 30(2), 35-43. 

Presentations

Refereed Presentations:

Lotfy, M., & Halawi, L. (2015). A conceptual model to measure ERP user-value. Paper presented at the 55th Annual IACIS International Conference, Clearwater, FL. 

Lotfy, M. (2014). The role of RFID in the supply-chain: An educational case study. Paper presented at the 54th Annual IACIS International Conference, Las Vegas, NV. 

Lotfy, M. (2013). Creating SWF and PDF animated learning objects from PowerPoint presentations. Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges, 29(2), 58-59. 

Lotfy, M., Stoery, E., & Mouldin J. (2004, January). Assessment of the Calculus I, II and Linear Algebra courses. Poster session, Mathematical Association of America, AA Supporting Assessment in Undergraduate Mathematics (SAUM) session, Phoenix AZ. 

Non-Refereed Presentations: 

Lotfy, M. (2016, February). Sustainability of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Benefits Postimplementation: An Individual User Perspective. Conducted at the ASUG Colorado Chapter Meeting, Denver, CO. 

Lotfy, M. (2015, March). Zotero, the free tool that makes research easy. Poster session presented at 2015 Learning Technology Fair, Regis University, Denver, CO. 

Lotfy, M. (2014). The role of RFID in the supply-chain: An educational case study. Paper presented at the Regis University Research and Scholarship Council 2015 Symposium, Denver, CO. 

Lotfy, M. (2014, March). Creating AVI and SWF screen recordings. Poster session presented at 2014 Learning Technology Fair, Regis University, Denver, CO. 

Lotfy, M. (2013, March). Creating PDF learning objects From PowerPoint presentations. Poster session presented at 2013 Learning Technology Fair, Regis University, Denver, CO. 

“Faith Perspectives on Suicide” webinar panel member. Sponsored by The Carson J Spencer Foundation & Regis University. October 7, 2009, Denver, CO. 

“Colorado Innovations in Education”, keynote speaker for the panel discussion on education .The IT Summit Denver, March 22, 2006, Denver, CO. 

“Learning without limits: IT education goes online”, Association of Information technology Professionals the Denver Chapter, monthly meeting, April 2005, Denver, CO. 

“Providing Seamless Transition from 2 to 4 year Institutions”, 15th Annual TELECOOP Distance Learning Conference, April 14 -16 2004, Colorado Springs, CO. 

“The future of Information technology Education”, Association of Information technology Professionals the Denver Chapter, monthly meeting, November 2002, Denver, CO. 

“Doors Open Outwards, the readings from the literature of diversity and social justice”, November 2002, Regis University. 

Grant Activity 

Completed Grants:

WIRED Grant ($448,294) The Metro Denver WIRED (Workforce Innovation in Regional Development) Initiative is a three-year, $15 million project funded by the U.S. Department of Labor. The grant helped in the development of the BTM program as well as the Hispanic initiative. January 2007. 

CIT educational grant ($239,930 ) to provide a seamless transfer from Colorado 2 year to 4 year institutions, July 2002. The grant allowed Regis University to develop 8 online courses to complete the Computer Information Systems and Computer Science online degrees. 

Scholarly Professional Activities 

Committee Positions: 

Computing Sciences in Colleges Rocky Mountain Region, 24 Annual Conference, 2015 Regional Board. Conference Co-Chair, Program Co-Chair, Submissions Co-Chair. 

Computing Sciences in Colleges Rocky Mountain Region, 23 Annual Conference, 2014 Regional Board. Program Chair, Cite Co-Chair, Submissions Co-Chair. 

Computing Sciences in Colleges Rocky Mountain Region, 22 Annual Conference, 2013 Regional Board. Program Chair, Submissions Co-Chair.

Awards & Recognition

Honors and Awards

Community Diversity Advisory Board, Fall 2007

Service Ambassador Program Award Rocky Mountain Information management Association (RMIMA), May 2004

Ambassador Program Award Rocky Mountain Information management Association (RMIMA), May 2003

Excellence in Teaching, Regis University, Spring 2003

Excellence in best teaching practices, Regis University, Fall 2000

Community Involvement & Service

Referee Positions

Referee Positions

Reviewer, The Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges, Volume 31, Number 2, December 2015

PARI/GP: a user friendly environment for teaching the RSA encryption algorithm, Michael Grady.

Exploring Developer Job-Satisfaction Data: A Comparison of Data Mining and Linear Regression Approaches, Abhijit Jain.

A Student Project Experience: A Virtual Campus Tour, John Peterson, Quinn Bryant, Jaden Terry, and Emily Tucker.

An Introduction too Alice Programming as a Steam Engagement Tool: Tutorial, Karina Assiter and Charlie Wiseman.

Reviewer, The Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges, Volume 30, Number 2, December 2014

50th Anniversary of the Mainframe Computer: A Reflective Analysis, Robert Vinaja.

Stages of Group Work in CS1, Cecily Heiner.

Strategically Recruiting Women Students into your Undergraduate Computing Major (Tutorial), Wendy DuBow.

Reviewer, The Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges, Volume 29, Number 2, December 2013

Lessons in Converting from Python to C++, David Mulder and Curtis Welborn.

Security of the Near Field Communication Protocol: An Overview, Dakota Nelson and Andrew Carpenter.

Extra-Curricular Computing Engagement, Academic Achievement, and Income Attainment – from Youth to Adulthood, Abhijit Jain.

Service
Service to the Community:

The IT Summit Denver Board 2006-current.

Front Range Community College CIS Advisory Board 2013 – current.

Aurora Community College Computer Information Systems (CIS) Advisory Council. 2008-current.

Honorary Advisory Board Member, Rocky Mountain Information management Association (RMIMA), since October 15, 2005.

Thesis/Dissertation Committees
An investigation of the best practices of Web technologies for building an E-commerce fine art photography website, 2010-2012, Thesis Chair.