Saman Bina

Assistant Professor - Information Systems & Business Analytics

Contact Information

Mailing Address:  One Bear Place #98005
Waco, TX  76706
Office Location:  Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation¬†310.19

Educational Background

  • PHD - Information Systems, Texas Tech University
  • MBA - Project Management, Asia Pacific Intl College
  • MS - Industrial Engineer, Amirkabir Univ Of Technology
  • BS - Industrial Engineer, Amirkabir Univ Of Technology

Awards and Honors

  • Excellence in Teaching Award, Rawls College of BA (2017)
  • Rawls Doctoral Scholarship, Rawls College of BA (2016)
  • AT&T Graduate Fellowship, Texas Tech University (2014)


After graduating with my MSc degree in industrial engineering I joined industry working as a systems analyst in the oil and gas industry. Eventually, I became a project controller and then project procurement officer after a couple of years. While working as a project procurement officer I was also pursuing my MBA. Once I received my degree I was promoted to the deputy of planning and systems development department. Shortly after, I was invited to teach at Industrial Management Institute as an instructor. I taught some MBA-level courses to other executive managers, such as engineering economics, and financial appraisal of projects. Later on, I became the R&D project manager, which became one of my motivations to pursue my Ph.D. in information systems.
Now, by bringing my personal experience into academia, I am interested in studying the human factors as one of the underlying issues and challenges industry faces.


Basic or Discovery Scholarship

"Social Capital and Sharing Economy Success: The Moderating Role of Technology Affordance," (June 2022) (coauthors: Robin Wakefield, Kevin (Jie) Yan).

Presentations and Proceedings

Basic or Discovery Scholarship

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