Faruk Arslan is a Ph.D. candidate in the International Business program, specializing in Information Systems (IS). Prior to coming to UTEP, he was an Associate Director at AT&Ts Finance Shared Services. He has 17 years of business experience in North America and Europe with an emphasis on telecom, retail and service industries. His main research focus is the study of IS phenomenon on a global basis. His research interests include business value of IS, factors implicated with IS use at the organizational level and IS security and privacy.