George Mason UniversitySchool of Business
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Abdelfattah, Belal

Focus:Teaching Focused Faculty
Academic Unit:Information Systems and Operations Management
Positions:Assistant Professor, Dean
Office Location:Enterprise Hall, Room 139
Office Hours:By Appointment
  • Ph.D. – The University of Texas at El Paso
  • M.B.A. – The University of Texas at El Paso
  • B.B.A. – The University of Texas at El Paso

Belal Abdelfattah joined George Mason University in Spring 2017 as an Assistant Professor of Information Systems and Operations Management. He completed his doctoral degree in International Business with a concentration in Information Systems from the University of Texas at El Paso.

Dr. Abdelfattah has served as a Visiting Assistant Professor in Computer Information Systems and Business Analytics at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia, a Programmer Analyst at El Paso Community College, in El Paso, Texas, and as an Administrator for a pain management group in Dallas, Texas.

Research and Awards:

Academic Conference Presentations
• Abdelfattah, B. (2019). Alexa, When is the Final Exam? Amazon Alexa for the Classroom and Beyond. Decision Sciences Institute, New Orleans, LA.

• Peters, A.N., Abdelfattah, B.M., Parra, F., & Seck, O. (2012) “Growing brand affinity: social media strategies for business,” Decision Sciences Institute, San Francisco, California.

• Abdelfattah, B. (2012) "Individual-Multinational Study of Internet Use: The Digital Divide Explained by Displacement Hypothesis and Knowledge-gap Hypothesis," Americas Conferences on Information Systems, Seattle, WA.

• Parra, F., Abdelfattah, B., & Bagchi, K. (2012) "Aesthetics in the Adoption of Information and Communication Technology," Americas Conferences on Information Systems, Seattle, WA.

• Abdelfattah, B, Bagchi, K., Udo, G., & Kirs, P. (2010), "Understanding the Internet Digital Divide: An Exploratory Multi-Nation Individual-Level Analysis," Americas Conferences on Information Systems, Lima, Peru.

• Abdelfattah, B. M., Mahmood, M. A., Gemoets, L. A., Luciano, E. (2009). Employee Computer Crime: An Empirical Research. Decision Sciences Institute, New Orleans, LA.

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles
• Abdelfattah B. M., Ablanedo-Rosas, J.M. and Gemoets L.A. (2011). Developing country efficiency assessment by means of a comprehensive model based on data envelopment analysis. International Journal of Society Systems Science. Accepted 11/2010.

• Outstanding Professor in Major: Information and Operations Management, GMU 2018-2019 
• Outstanding Mason Core Writing Intensive Major Award, GMU - Spring 2019
• Nominated for the 2020 George Mason University Teaching Excellence Award