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Ash Mady, Ph.D.

Title: Department Head - Computer Science & Information Systems
Phone: 706-867-3014

Office: Newton Oakes Center, 133, Dahlonega


Ash Mady holds a Ph.D. in business administration with a research focus in information security from Kennesaw State University. Mady also earned a Master of Science in Information Systems, Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, and a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and Physics.

Ash Mady has over twenty years of experience in management and software engineering. Currently, Mady serves as department head of Computer Science and Information Systems in the Mike Cottrell College of Business at the University of North Georgia. He teaches a variety of computer science and computer information systems courses including Application Development, Mobile Development, Systems Analysis and Design, and Information Management, among others. Prior to re-joining UNG in 2015, Mady served as a technical account manager for Red Hat, Inc. where he led and coordinated the efforts performed by Red Hat technical resources on selected global initiatives to engineer solutions and establish standards that align strategic clients’ priorities with Red Hat resources. Mady previously worked at UNG (formerly known as North Georgia College and State University) for 16 years in various IT-related roles with his last position serving as associate CIO for IT engineering leading the efforts for process automation, software engineering, information systems architecture, design, and implementation.

Courses Taught

BUSA 2201: Computer Information Systems, BUSA 3130: Business Information Systems, CIS 3000: Application Development, CIS 3300: Systems Analysis and Design, CSCI 1250: Information Technologies, CSCI 1301: Computer Science I, CSCI 1302: Computer Science II, CSCI 3200: Data Structures and Analysis, CSCI 3660: Mobile Application Development


  • Ph.D., Business Administration, Kennesaw State University, 2019
  • M.S., Computer Information Systems, Kennesaw State University, 2003
  • B.S., Computer Science, North Georgia College and State University, 1999
  • B.S., Chemistry & Physics, Alexandria University, 1991


Mady, Ashraf, "The Informed Human Firewall: The Impact of Knowledge Dimensions on Employees' Secure Behavior" (2019). PhD in Business Administration Dissertations.

Ahmad Ghafarian, Ash Mady and Charlie Wood. An Empirical Study of Skype Data Retrieval from Physical Memory. International Journal of Computer Applications 178(29):4-12, 2019

Witemyre, S., Abegaz, T., Payne, B., Mady, A. (2018). Hijacking Wireless Communications Using WiFi Pineapple NANO as Rogue Access Point. Conference on Cybersecurity Education, Research and Practice (2018)

Mady, A., & Gupta, S. (2017). Behavioral Approach to Information Security Policy Compliance. Paper presented at the AMCIS.

Mady, A., & Hitz, M. (2017). Measuring Information Systems Success. Paper presented at the International Academy of Business Disciplines.

Mady, A. N. (2015). Middleware Application Servers & Features Analysis. Raleigh, NC: Red Hat.

Funded Grants and Sponsored Research

Mady, A. (Principle).  Collaborative Development of Programs in Financial Technology.  Sponsored by Georgia FinTech Academy.

Mady, A. (Supporting), & Gupta, S. (Principal). Knowledge Sources Impact on Employee Security Behavior. Sponsored by Suntrust Fellows.

Awards and Achievements

Mady, A. (2018). The Informed Human Firewall. Doctoral Consortium. AMCIS – Association of Information Systems Conference.

Mady, A. (2018). Best Reviewer Award – AMCIS – Association of Information Systems.

Work Experience

Technical Account Manager
Red Hat, Inc.
2014 - 2015

Associate Chief Information Officer for IT Engineering
University of North Georgia / North Georgia College and State University
2009 - 2014

Administrative Computing Manager
North Georgia College and State University
2007 - 2009

Application Programmer / Analyst
North Georgia College and State University
1998 - 2007

District Manager
Procter & Gamble Co.
1993 - 1996

Section Manager
Procter & Gamble Co.
1992 - 1993

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