Mary Brabston
Mary Brabston
Position Senior Scholar
Department Accounting & Finance
Office 432 Drake Centre
Phone (204) 474-8444
Fax (204) 474-7545

Research Interests

IS planning, strategic impacts, uses, and applications of IS, electronic commerce, top management impacts, uses and applications of the Internet and the World Wide Web, organizational and behavioural impacts of information systems and technology, information resource management.

Teaching Interests

MIS strategy, data communications and networking, electronic commerce, information resource management, information ethics and privacy.


Dr. Brabston is associate professor of management information systems in the Department of Accounting and Finance at the University of Manitoba. Prior to coming to Winnipeg in 1997, Dr. Brabston taught at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga for four years. Before that, Dr. Brabston managed information resources in the arenas of banking, political campaigns, fund-raising, and academic administration. Mary brings a comprehensive and practical view to her analysis of how information systems and technology can help organizations to achieve their potential. Her teaching and research interests involve strategic planning and applications of information systems, information resource management and electronic commerce. Her work has appeared in such publications as the Journal of Computing and Information Technology, the Journal of Computer Information Systems, the Journal of Information Systems Educations, and the Journal of Data and Industrial Management.

Professor Brabston is also faculty advisor to the Co-operative Education Program, the Commerce Student’s Associate, Beta Gamma Sigma (the international business scholastic honour society), the JDC West business competition team, and the Management Information Students Associations (MISA). Mary received the Students' Teacher Recognition Award for the Asper School in 2007.

Mary's checkered background gives her a jaundiced view of what information systems can actually do. Those who can translate her Southern drawl into proper English become friends for life.