Faculty & Staff Directory


  • Ph D, Florida State University (Information Systems) - 1996
  • MBA, Stetson University (Management) - 1988
  • BS, Wake Forest University (Physics) - 1985

Research Interests

  • Project Management
  • Outsourcing
  • Systems Development
  • Visual Arts Market

Teaching Interests

  • IS/IT Management
  • Project Management
  • Systems Analysis & Design
  • Visual Arts Market

  • Purvis, R. L. ,  Zagenczyk, T. J. , &  McCray, G. (2014). What's in it for me? Using expectancy theory and climate to explain stakeholder participation, its direction and intensity. International Journal of Project Management,
  • Purvis, R. L. ,  Henry, R. M. ,  Leigh, W. , &  McCray, G. (2009). Are You Managing an "Everest" Project? A Case Study Considering Issues for Project Managers Born from Tragedy. Communications of the Association for Information Systems, 24 (44) | more information
  • Henry, R. M. ,  McCray, G. ,  Purvis, R. L. , &  Roberts, T. L. (2007). Exploiting organizaitonal knowledge in developing IS project cost and schedule estimates: An empirical study. Information & Management, 2007 (44), 598-612.
  • Henry, R. M. ,  McCray, G. ,  Purvis, R. L. , &  Roberts, T. L. (2007). Exploiting organizaitonal knowledge in developing IS project cost and schedule estimates: An empirical study. Science Direct, 2007 (44), 598-612.
  • McCray, G. ,  Lander, M. C. , &  Purvis, R. (2004). Trust-buidling Mechanisms Utilized Over Time in Outsourced IS Development Projects: A Case Study. Information and Management, 41 (4), 509-528.
  • McCray, G. ,  Purvis, R. , &  Roberts, T. (2004). Heuristics and Bias in Information Systems Project Management. Engineereing Management Journal, 16 (2), 19-27. | more information
  • McCray, G. , &  Purvis, R. L. (2002). Project Management Under Uncertainty: The Impact of Heuristics and Biases. Project Management Journal, 33 (1), 49-57.
  • McCray, G. E. ,  Purvis, R. , &  McCray, C. G. (). Biases and Heuristics in Project Management. Project Management Journal, don't know (don't know), don't know.

  • 2000 - Reid-Doyle Prize for Excellence in Teaching
  • 2000 - Senior Teaching Award
  • 1999 - T.B. Rose Fellowship for Innovative Education