Joseph Cazier, PhD, CISSP & CAP

Dean's Club Professor, CIS

  • Ph.D., Arizona State University
  • M.B.A., Brigham Young University
  • B.S., Washington State University

Joseph A. Cazier completed a Ph.D. at Arizona State University in information systems. Joseph is a leader in the field of analytics where he has published and worked in extensively including many grant funded projects in Analytics. He has a keen interest in using analytics to build a better world, especially in the areas of education and sustainability. Additionally, Joseph serves as the Chief Analytics Officer for Blowing Rock Software and their HiveTracks brand where he leads analytics efforts to improve the survival of bees and their use in agriculture. In 2016 Joseph was named the University of North Carolina System Fellow in Technology Commercialization.

In addition to directing the Center for Analytics Research and Education, Joseph Chaired the Business Analytics Task Force that designed the MBA in Analytics concentration, the Analytics Graduate Certificate and the new MS in Applied Data Analytics. Joseph has work experience as a data analysis, consultant, biotechnology researcher and entrepreneur, having substantially participated in the creations of more than 5 startups. Joseph is an active member of AIS and INFORMS and holds the prestigious Certified Analytics Professional (CAP) designation.

Recent Publications

Recently Funded Research

Cazier, J. A., Wilkes, J. T., and Moody, G. E. (2016-2020) Electronic Data Collection and Sensor Integration for Data Aggregation, Best Management Practices Data Mining and Smart Hive Development, Project Apis m..

Cazier, J. A. (2016) Peak Power Prediction Augmentations with End User Consumer Data, New River Light and Power.

Bergman, S. and Cazier, J. A. (2016) NCAN Quantitative and Research Support on Benchmarking Project Results, National College Access Network.

Winn, W., Gray, J. and Cazier, J. A. (2015-2016) Assessing Public Perception of the Pink Ribbon Using Web Scraping and Text Analytics, University Research Council.

Bergman, S., and Cazier, J. A, (2015-2016) Program Evaluation and Assessment, National Council for Community and Education Partnerships.

Cazier, J. A., Spaulding, T. J., Bergman, S., and McGee, J., (2015-16) Educational Attainment Analytics and Evaluation in the Public School Systems, Appalachian Gear Up Program.

Cazier, J. A., (2015) Peak Power Prediction and Behavioral Modification, New River Light and Power, Boone, North Carolina.

Cazier, J.A., Bergman, S. and Spaulding, T., (2014-15) Analytics for Educational Attainment, Appalachian Gear Up program, Boone, North Carolina.

Cazier, J.A., Bergman, S., and Kowalczyk, T. (2014) Analytics for Pollution Control, Free Air Inc, Boone, North Carolina.

Cazier, J.A, and Kowalczyk, T. (2014) Business Plan Development for Pollution Respirator, Free Air Inc, Boone, North Carolina.

Recent Publications

Walton, E., Jacobs, M., Wilkes, J. T., and Cazier, J. A. (2016), “Building a Business Analytics Platform For Enhancing Commercial Beekeepers’ Performance”, Americas Conference on Information Systems, San Diego, California, USA, August 10-13, 2016.

Myles, J., High, K., Hodges, D., and Cazier, J. A. (2016), “Peak Power Profiling: Data Driven Customer Segmentation for Reducing Peak Power Consumption”, Appalachian Energy Summit, Boone, NC, USA, July 18-20, 2016. (Won second place with $150 cash prize to presenter)

Moore, J., Huelsman, E., Hodges, D., and Cazier, J. A. (2016) “Predicting Rural Mountain Energy Consumption Based on Substation, Weather, Geography and Tourism Data”, State Energy Conference, Raleigh, NC, USA, April 20-21, 2016.

High, K., Myles, J., Hodges, D., and Cazier, J. A. (2016) “Peak Power Profiling: Data Driven Customer Segmentation for Reducing Peak Power Consumption”, State Energy Conference, Raleigh, NC, USA, April 20-21, 2016. (Best Paper Award)

Byers, L. Olson, T., Hayes, J., McGee, J., Cazier, J. A., Sledge, R., and Sargent Jones, L. (2016) “Analytics for Good: Using Analytics to Improve Yield Management”, North Carolina Research Association for Research in Education Annual Meeting, University of North Carolina Charlotte, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA, February 11-12, 2016.

Cazier, J. A., and Green, J. A., (2016) “Life Coach: Using Big Data and Analytics to Facilitate the Attainment of Life Goals”, Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences HICSS-49, Grand Hyatt, Kauai, Hawaii, USA, January 5-8, 2016 

Westwood, J., and Cazier, J. A., (2016) “Work-Life Optimization: Using Big Data and Analytics to Facilitate Work Life Balance”, Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences HICSS-49, Grand Hyatt, Kauai, Hawaii, USA, January 5-8, 2016 

Cech, T., G., Spaulding, T., J., and Cazier, J. A. (2015) “Applying Business Analytics Methods to Improve Organizational Performance in the Public School System”, Americas Conference on Information Systems, Puerto Rico, USA, August 13-15.

Powers, J., Bergman, S., and Cazier J. A. (2015) “Analytics for Good: Predicting Secondary Education Attainment with Text Analytics”, Americas Conference on Information Systems, Puerto Rico, USA, August 13-15.

Nelson, A. T., Fagan, J. B., and Cazier, J. A. (2015) “Using ICT & Analytics to Build Demand for Sustainable Power Consumption in a Rural Mountain Community”, Americas Conference on Information Systems, Puerto Rico, USA, August 13-15.

Labrie, R. C., Cazier, J. A., & Steinke, G. H. (2014) “Big Data Ethics: A Longitudinal Study of Consumer, Business and Societal Perceptions”, Journal of Management Systems, 24(2), 23-38.

Cech, L., Cazier, J. A., Roberts, A. B., (2014) “Data Analytics in the Hardwood Industry: The Impact of Automation and Optimization on Profits, Quality, and the Environment”, International Journal of Business Analytics, 1(4), 16-33.

Dotson, M. J., Dave, D. S., Cazier, J. A., Spaulding, T. J., (2014) “An Empirical Analysis of Nurse Retention: What Keeps RNs in Nursing?”, The Journal of Nursing Administration, 44(2), 111-116.

Medlin, B. D. & Cazier, J. A. (2014) “Social Engineering Techniques, Password Selection And Health Care Legislation: A Healthcare Setting” in Handbook of Research on Emerging Developments in Data Privacy by IGI Global

Corley, J. K., Vannoy, S. A. and Cazier, J. A., (2013) “Using Sustainability Reports as a Method of Cause-Related Marketing for Competitive Advantage”, International Journal of Social Ecology and Sustainable Development (IJSESD), Volume 4, Issue 2. 

Dotson, M. J., Dave, D. S., Cazier, J. A., McLeod, M. D., (2013) “Nurse retention in rural United States: A cluster analytic approach”, International Journal of Healthcare Management, March 2013.

Dave, D. S., Dotson, M. J., Cazier, J. A., McLeod, M. D., (2013) “Comparison of Factors Influencing a Nurse’s Choice to Work in a Rural or an Urban Environment”, International Journal of Management and Social Sciences (IJMSS), Volume 2, Issue 2.

Smith, E. K., Cazier, J. A., Fox J., and Kitunda, J. M., (2012), “The effect of child labour in Africa on consumers of the cell phone industry”, Int. J. Information Systems and Change Management, Vol. 6, No. 2, 2012

Dotson, M. J., Dave, D. S., Cazier, J. A., (2012): Addressing the Nursing Shortage: A Critical Health Care Issue, Health Marketing Quarterly, 29:4, 311-328

Title: Professor
Department: Department of CIS & Supply Chain Management

Email address: Email me

Phone: (828) 262-6184

Fax: (828) 262-6190

Office address
218 Howard Street Hall