Arthur McAdams, III

Director of Graduate Programs
College of Engineering, Business, and Education, School of Business
(203) 576-4767
Mandeville Hall, Room 105B

Dr. Arthur C. McAdams is a versatile and dynamic executive and educator. He joined UB as a Senior Lecturer in 2007, served as the Director of Graduate Studies from 2010 to 2013, and as of 2013, has been serving as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.

A former Chief Information Officer at SSC Inc., Sr. Vice President and Director of Information Systems at People’s Bank Inc., and Lead Programmer at Pitney Bowes Inc., McAdams led several successful strategic initiatives during his 28 years in industry. He continues to stay active in industry as an independent management consultant – specializing in strategy and organizational excellence.

McAdams began his transition into higher education in 1999 as an adjunct professor at Fairfield University, where he also served as director of professional development (2004-2007). During his tenure at Fairfield, he taught courses in a variety of venues, and developed and delivered several corporate education programs.

Ph.D., Nova Southeastern University
M.B.A., University of Connecticut
B.S., Fairfield University

BUCP597: Capstone: Strategy & Policy
IS500: Information Systems
MGMT400: Leadership & Management


  • Almahamid, S., & Awwad, A., & McAdams, A. (2010). The role of agile capabilities and knowledge sharing in gaining competitive advantage: An empirical investigation in manufacturing companies in Jordan. International Journal of Information Management (26, 4), 326-338.
  • Co-Author of Chapter 9 (Information Technology) in: Sagner, J. (2010). Essentials of Working Capital. John Wiley & Sons. Hoboken, NJ.
  • McAdams, A. (2009). An Investigation of the Relationships between Users and Providers of IT Services. The International Journal of Knowledge, Culture & Change (9 ,1).
  • McAdams, A., & Tellis, W. (2005). Outsourcing, Developing Nations and American Jobs: Unexplained Phenomenon or Natural Life Cycle? International Journal of Technology, Knowledge and Society.
  • McAdams, A. (2004). Security and Risk Management: A Fundamental Business Issue. The Information Management Journal (38, 4), 36.

Honors and Awards:

  • Connecticut Collegiate Business Plan Competition – student team winners 2010, 2011, and 2012