Virginia  Ilie

Virginia Ilie, Ph.D.

Professor, Information Technology
Peters 202


Dr. Ilie is an a Professor of Information Technology at California Lutheran University. She holds a Ph.D. in Management Information Systems and an MBA in Finance from the University of Central Florida in Orlando. Dr. Ilie has 20 years of teaching experience with emphasis on teaching graduate students and IT professionals both at the Master and Ph.D. levels. She also has significant experience with IT program development and management having developed and implemented the current M.S. in Information Technology program with three distinct tracks (data analytics, IT management and cybersecurity) at Cal Lutheran. Dr. Ilie's industry experience is in large scale electronic health records (EHR) implementations in large hospitals including data migration, process improvement, data models, user engagement and formulation of IT-based strategies for complex IT implementations with focus on improving medical care as well as patient experience. Dr. Ilie is passionate about teaching data management and data science classes with focus on data mining and machine learning algorithms. Dr. Ilie is also teaching an IT project management class based on Project Management Institute (PMI) standards that is applicable towards CAPM and PMP external certifications in project management. Currently, Dr. Ilie's research interests are in the area of IT implementations in healthcare organizations, including user engagement with IT solutions, interface design and system usability. Her research work has appeared in top journals such as MIS Quarterly, Decision Sciences, European Journal of Information Systems, Database, and International Journal of Health Information Systems and Informatics. She received various best paper awards and nominations from prestigious national and international conferences. Dr. Ilie has also taught at the University of Kansas, Florida State University, Claremont Graduate University and California State University Fullerton.


  • Ph.D. Management Information Systems (2005), University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL.
  • MBA Finance (2001), University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL.
  • B.S. International Business (1999), Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania.


  • Data science and machine learning algorithms.
  • IT project management with emphasis on PMI standards. 
  • Enterprise systems implementations.
  • Change management and leadership tactics used in complex IT implementations.
  • User engagement with IT solutions, resistance to IT implementations and workarounds. 
  • Usability, interface design, performance measurement from IT investments.



Ilie, V. & Turel, O. (2019) " Manipulating User Resistance to Large-Scale Information Systems through Influence Tactics," Information & Management 57(3).

Ilie, V. & Sneha, S. (2018). “A Three Country Study for Understanding Physicians’ Engagement with Electronic Information Resources” Journal of Global Information Management 26 (2).

Lee, Y, Chen, A and Ilie, V. (2012) “Can online wait be managed? The effect filler interfaces and presentation modes on perceived waiting time online” MIS Quarterly 36 (2), 365-394, 48-73.

Van Slyke, C., Dick, J., Case, T. and Ilie, V. (2010) "The Importance of Compatibility and Pressure on Intentions to Engage in Distance Learning," Communications of the Association for Information 27.

Ilie, V., Van Slyke, Courtney, J.F., and Parikh, M. (2009). “Paper versus Electronic Medical Records. Physicians Decision to Use Information Technologies” Decision Sciences 40(2), 213-241.

Ilie, V., Van Slyke, Courtney, J.F. (2009). “Challenges associated with Physicians’ Usage of Electronic Medical Records” International Journal of Health Information Systems and Informatics 4(3), 38-54.

Ilie, V., Van Slyke, C., Lou, H., and Day, J. (2008). “An Investigation into the Use of Lotus Domino Discussion Databases. A Diffusion Approach” Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Second Edition.

Van Slyke, C.V., Ilie, V., Lou, H. and Stafford, T. (2007) “Perceived Critical Mass and the Adoption of a Communication Technology” European Journal of Information Systems 16(3), 270-283.

Ilie, V., Van Slyke, C., Green, G. and Lou, H. (2005) “Gender Differences in Perceptions and Use of Communication Technologies: A Diffusion of Innovation Approach” Information Resource Management Journal 18(3), 16-31.

Elgarah, W., Falaleeva, N.G., Saunders, C.S., Ilie, V., Shim, J.T., and Courtney, J.F. (2005) "Data Exchange in Interorganizational Relationships: Review through Multiple Conceptual Lenses" DATABASE 36(1), 8-29.