Dr. Nitin Walia, Associate Professor in Accounting and Information Systems, joined Ashland University in 2010 after completing his Ph.D. in Information Systems from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He also holds M.S. degrees from Oakland University, MI and Pune University, India. Previously, he has worked as an IT Analyst at 3M, USA and BayTalkitec in India. His research interests include healthcare delivery systems, virtual worlds, online marketplaces, web-design interface issues and open source software adoption and development. He is also working on issues related to providing medical services through a virtual world. His work has been presented and published in several national and international journals, such as Journal of Management Information Systems, IEEE, Electronic Commerce Research and others . His areas of teaching include Information Technology, Database Management, e-Business and in the Masters of Business Administration program.