Richard Will

Richard Will

Associate Professor
Room: CIS 2062
Phone: (813) 974-6758
Fax: (813) 974-6749

Rick Will is an associate professor in Information Systems and Decisions Sciences Department. He teaches multimedia applications courses and classes in systems analysis and design, IT project development and system development methodologies. Taking advantage of an opportunity to work for former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and provide students with an opportunity for meaningful, hands-on learning, Will developed and maintains –- with students -– an interactive, multimedia, virtual tour for the Jimmy Carter National Historic Site in Plains, Georgia.

His research interests include IT project management, the use of information systems for education and training, multimedia and emerging technologies; specifically the individual and team impacts of emerging technologies. His work has been published in journals such as IEEE Computer, the Information Resource Management Journal, the Journal of Computer Information Systems, and Expert Systems with Applications.

Will earned a PhD, an MBA and a bachelor's degree from the University of Houston.


  • ISM 3113 - System Analysis & Design
  • ISM 6123 - System Analysis & Design
  • ISM 6316 - Project Management

Recent Research

  • “How Does Exploration Impact IR Performance of Large Document Collections?,” with
    H.S. Hyman, Terry Sincich, Warren Fridy III, (2016), International Journal of Information
    Science, Volume 6, No. 1.
  • “Using Recall and Elimination Terms in Separate Runs for High Volume Document
    Sorting,” with H.S. Hyman, Terry Sincich, Warren Fridy III, (2016), International Journal of
    Machine Learning and Computing, Volume 6, No. 2.
  • “The Relationship Between User Preferences and IR Performance: Experimental Use of
    Behavioral Scales for Goal Alignment in IR Projects,” with H.S. Hyman, Terry Sincich, (2016),
    International Journal of Research in Engineering and Technology, Vol. 4, No. 2.
  • “A Process Model for Information Retrieval Context Learning and Knowledge
    Discovery,” with H.S. Hyman, Terry Sincich, Manish Agarwal, Warren Fridy, Balaji
    Padmanabhan, (2015), Artificial Intelligence and Law Journal, Vol.23, Iss.2, pp.103-132.
  • “University of South Florida Credit Union and USF College of Business: Marshall
    Center Branch,” with Rick Skaggs, (2014), Informing Faculty, Vol. 2, No. 1, pp 1-xx.


  • Member, USF Senate Exectuive Committe, 2016-present
  • Member, University Faculty Senate, 1996-99, 2011-15, 2016-present
  • Member, Muma College of Business Faculty Executive Committee, 2005-07, 2009-10, Chair, 2013-14
  • Member, Muma College of Business Graduate Policy Committee, 2006-10
  • Member, board of directors, USF Federal Credit Union, 2011-present
  • Developer, Jimmy Carter National Historic Site: Education Program
  • Founding director, Tampa Bay Area CASE Users Group
  • Member, Beta Gamma Sigma.