College of Management and Technology
Prior to earning her doctorate, Dr Halawi was the operations manager of Avis (her franchise car rental agency) in Brandon, Florida for five years. She did author several journal articles and contributed to the old edition of the textbook Decision Support and Business Intelligence Systems. She is frequently invited to present her research at national and international conferences. Her current research interests include Knowledge Management, business intelligence, information systems success and strategy, and ethical impacts of information technology (IT).
She has over 13 years of teaching, research and curriculum development experience.
Dr Halawi pursues opportunities to affect social change in her life particularly through bonding with people and families who have similar experiences when it comes to congenital heart defects and dementia patients. The presence of a serious congenital heart defect, in addition to dementia often results in an enormous emotional and financial strain on families. Patient/family education is an important part of successful coping, so She participates in many support groups in the Tampa Bay area and attend courses to help cope and spread the awareness.