Elizabeth M. Pierce

 

2801 S. University Ave.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            expierce@ualr.edu

Little Rock, AR 72204                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             (501) 683-7056 (Work)

     

Professional Experience

  • Associate Professor of Information ScienceDonaghey College of Engineering and IT, UALR – Sept. 2006 to present. Since 2008 to the present I have held the office of Department Chair.
  • Professor of MIS & Decision SciencesEberly College of Business and Information Technology, IUP – Sept. 2004 to May 2006. Served as Department Chair during 2005-2006.
  • Associate Professor of MIS & Decision Sciences - Eberly College of Business and Information Technology, IUP  - Sept. 1995 to 2004
  • Staff Programmer - IBM, Sterling Forest, NY - May 1985 through July 1991 Worked in software development and support of internal business systems using languages such as PL/1, REXX, and SQL. 

 

Education

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Business Administration) - December 1996

      Department of Statistics & Management Science, School of Business

      The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.  Dissertation: "An Analysis of Data

      Error Rates Using a Stochastic Queuing Model"

  • M.S. in Computer Science - February 1991

      Iona College, New Rochelle, NY

  • B.S. in Quantitative Business Analysis, B.S. in Mathematics  - May 1985

      The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

      Member of Phi Beta Kappa and Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Societies

 

Editorial Work

  • Served as the Program Chair for ICIQ 2015 hosted by MIT, July 24, 2015.  Co-edited “Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Information Quality
  • Served as the Program Chair for ICIQ 2013 hosted by UALR in November 7-9, 2013.  Co-edited “Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Information Quality
  • Served as the Program Chair for ICIQ 2010 hosted by UALR in November 12-14, 2010.  Co-edited “Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Information Quality
  • Associate Editor for the ACM Journal of Data and Information Quality
  • Talburt, J. R., Pierce, E. M., Wu, N., & Campbell, T. (Eds.) (2006). Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Information Quality. Cambridge, MA: MIT IQ Publishing.
  • Richard Wang, Elizabeth Pierce, Stuart Madnick, and Craig Fisher (Eds.), AMIS Monograph on Information Quality. Published by M.E. Sharpe, Inc April 2005. Republished in Japanese in Spring 2008.
  • Lee, Y., Funk, J., Pierce, E., Katz-Hass, R. (Eds.) (2001). Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Information Quality. Cambridge, MA: MIT IQ Publishing.

 

Publications - Refereed Journals

  • D. Berleant, M. White, E. Pierce, E. Tudoreanu, A. Boeszoermenyi, Y. Shtridelman and J. C. Macosko (2009). “The Genetic Code—More Than Just a Table.” Cell Biochemistry and Biophysics, Vol. 55, Issue 2, page 107+.
  • Lee, Y. Pierce, E. M., Talburt, J. R., Wang, R. Y., and Zhu, H. (Summer 2007). “A Curriculum for a Master of Science in Information Quality”. Journal of IS Education, 18(2), pp. 233-242.
  • Wu, N., Talburt, J., Heien, C., Pippenger, N., Chiang, C., Pierce, E., Gulley, E., & Moore, J. (2007). “A method for entity identification in open source documents with partially redacted attributes”. The Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges, 22(5), pp. 138-144.
  • Pierce, E. M.  (Feb. 2004). “Assessing Data Quality with Control Matrices.” Communications of the ACM, 47(2), pp. 84-86. Republished in IT Management Select No 2-2004 (September 2004) by the Dutch publisher ten Hagen & Stam.
  • Pierce, E.M., Lloyd, K.B., and Solak, J. (Summer 2001). "Lessons Learned from Piloting a Computer Literacy Test for Placement and Remedial Decisions", Journal of IS Education, 12(2), pp. 81-92.
  • Pierce, E. M. (1999) "Developing and Delivering a Data Warehouse Course", Published on 9/21/99 in the online journal CAIS (www.aisnet.org).
  • Pierce, E. M. (1997). “Modeling Data Error Rates”, Data Quality, 3(1), pp. 1-13. 

 

Publications – Book Chapters

  • Pierce, E. M., Talburt, J.R., Yonke, C.L. (2013). “Chapter 15 Epilogue: The Data Quality Profession”. In S. Shadiq (Ed.), The Data Quality Handbook. Springer, May 2013.
  • Pierce, E. M. (2006). “Chapter VII: Integrating IP-Maps with Business Process Modeling”. In L. Al-Hakim (Ed.), Information Quality Management: Theory and Applications (pp. 145-167). Hershey, PA: Idea Group. .
  • Pierce, E. M. (2006). “Chapter IV: Assessing Mass Consumer Information Quality Requirements Using Conjoint Analysis”. In L. Al-Hakim (Ed.), Challenges of Managing Information Quality in Service Organization (pp. 77-98). Hershey, PA: Idea Group.
  • Pierce, E. M. (2005). “Chapter 1: An Introduction to Information Quality”. In Wang, Pierce, Madnick, and Fisher (Eds.), AMIS Monograph on Information Quality (pp. 1-16). Armonk, NY: M. E. Sharpe, Inc.
  • Pierce, E. M. (2005). “Chapter 7: What's in your IP Inventory?”. In Wang, Pierce, Madnick and Fisher (Eds.), AMIS Monograph on Information Quality (pp. 99-114). Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe, Inc.
  • Scannapieco, M., Pernici, B., and Pierce, E. M. (2005). “Chapter 8: A Methodology for Quality Improvement Based On IP-Map and UML”. In Wang, Pierce, Madnick and Fisher (Eds.), AMIS Monograph on Information Quality, (pp. 115-131). Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe, Inc.

 

Industry Reports

  • Pierce, E. M., Yonke, C. L, and Ahmed, M. Y. (2016). “The State of Information Quality and Data Governance – 2016 Industry Survey and Report.” Published July 2016 by www.iaidq.org/publications.
  • Pierce, E. M., Yonke, C. L, Malik, P. and Nagaraj, C. K. (2012). “The State of Information and Data Quality – 2012 Industry Survey.” Published November 2012 by www.iaidq.org/publications.
  • Pierce, E. M., Yonke, C. L, Lintag, A. (2009). “2009 Information / Data Quality Salary and Job Satisfaction Report.” Published July 2009 by www.iaidq.org/publications.
  • Pierce, E. M., Dismute, W.S., and Yonke, C. L. (2008). “The State of Information and Data Governance”. Published April 2008 by www.iaidq.org/publications.

 

Publications - Non Refereed Journals

  • Dasgupta, T., Fox, R., Nielsen, E., Pierce, E. M., and Talburt, J. R. (Oct. 2008). “Pursuing Organization’s Most Influential Information Job”, The Data Administrator Newsletter (www.tdan.com).
  • E. M. Pierce, "Job Wanted: The Data Quality Analyst", The Data Administrator Newsletter (www.tdan.com), Issue 28.0, April 2004.
  • E. M. Pierce, "A Progress Report from MIT Information Quality Conference", The Data Administrator Newsletter (www.tdan.com), Issue 26.0, October 2003.

 

Referred Conference Presentations / Proceedings

  • Pierce, E., and Davidson, B. (Nov. 2013). “An Industry Comparison of Data and Information Quality Priorities and Practices.” In Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Information Quality (ICIQ: Little Rock, AR, Nov. 7-9, 2013).
  • Pierce, E. M., Yonke, C. L, Malik, P. and Nagaraj, C. K. (Nov. 2012). “The State of Information and Data Quality”. In Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Information Quality (ICIQ: Paris, France, Nov. 16-17, 2012).
  • Pierce, E. M. and Thomas, L. D. (Nov. 2007). “Using Prediction Markets to Assess Data Quality”. In Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Information Quality (ICIQ: Cambridge, Mass, Nov. 9-11, 2007), pp. 410-423.
  • Talburt, J., Wu, N., Pierce, E., Chiang, C., Heien, C., Gulley, E. & Moore, J. (2007). “Entity Identification in Documents Expressing Shared Relationships”. In  N. Mastorakis, S. Kartalopoulos, D. Simian, A. Varonides, V. Mladenov, Z. Bojkovic, E. Antonidakis (Eds.), 11th World Scientific and Engineering Academy and Society International Conference on SYSTEMS (Vol. 2, pp. 223-228). Agios Nikolaos, Crete: WSEAS Press.
  • Talburt, J., Wu, N., Pierce, E., & Hashemi, R. (2007). “Entity identification using indexed entity catalogs”. In H.R. Arabnia & R.R. Hashemi (Eds.), The 2007 International Conference on Information and Knowledge Engineering (pp. 338-342). Las Vegas, NV: CSREA Press.
  • Wu, N., Pierce, E.M., Talburt, J.R., and Wang, R. Y. (Nov. 2006). “An Information Theoretic Approach for Devising an Entity Resolution Metric”. In Proceeding of the 2006 Conference on Information Quality, Cambridge, Mass: MIT-IQ Publishing.
  • Pierce, E. M., Kahn, B., Melkas, H. (May 2006). “A Comparison of Quality Issues for Data, Information, and Knowledge”. In IRMA Conference Proceedings, Washington, D.C.: IRMA.
  • Pierce, E. M., (Nov. 2004). “Developing, Implementing, and Monitoring an Information Quality Strategy”. In Proceedings of the 2004 Conference on Information Quality. Cambridge, Mass: MIT-IQ Publishing.
  • Pierce, E. M. (Nov. 2003). “Pursuing a Career in Information Quality: The Job of the Data Quality Analyst”. In Proceedings of the 2003 Conference on Information Quality, Cambridge, Mass: MIT-IQ Publishing.
  • Pierce, E. M.  (Nov. 2002). “Extending IP-Maps: Incorporating the Event-Driven Process Chain Methodology”. Proceedings of the 2002 Conference on Information Quality, Cambridge, Mass: MIT-IQ Publishing.
  • Scannapieco, M., Pernici, B., and Pierce, E. M. (Nov. 2002). “IP-UML: Towards a methodology for quality improvement based on the IP-map framework”. In  

Proceedings of the 2002 Conference on Information Quality, Cambridge, Mass: MIT-IQ Publishing.

  • Pierce, E. M. (Nov. 2001). “Using Control Matrices to Evaluate Information Production Maps”. In Proceedings of the 2001 Conference on Information Quality, Cambridge, MA: MIT-IQ Publishing.
  • Slack, F. and Pierce, E. M. (March 2001). “An Analysis of the Relationship between Employee Perceptions of Corporate Vision and Satisfaction with the Company as a Place to Work”. In Proceedings of the MBAA (Midwest Business Administration Association), Chicago, IL, March 7-8, 2001.
  • Pierce, E. M. (Oct. 1999). “The Virtual Mailing List”. In Proceedings of the 1999 Conference on Information Quality, Cambridge, MA: MIT-IQ Publishing. .
  • Pierce, E. M. Pierce (Oct. 1998). “Counting Data Errors - Lessons Learned from the Counting Literature”. In Proceedings of the 1998 Conference on Information Quality, Cambridge, MA: MIT-IQ Publishing. .
  • Pierce, E. M. (Oct. 1997). “Using P-Charts to Track Data Quality – Some Observations based on a Simulation Study”. In Proceedings of the 1997 Conference on Information Quality, Cambridge, MA: MIT-IQ Publishing.

 

Non-Refereed Presentations

  • Presented an update to “The State of Information and Data Quality” as an IAIDQ Webinar on Sept. 15, 2016.
  • Presented “The State of Information and Data Quality” as an IAIDQ Webinar on December 19, 2012.
  • Presented “IQ Policies and Strategies for Empowering the Knowledge Worker” at the IDQ/Data Governance Conference held in San Diego, CA, June 7 – 10, 2010.
  • Presented “The State of Information and Data Governance” at the Information and Data Quality Conference held in San Antonio, TX, Sept. 22-25, 2008.
  • Presented “Emerging Trends in IQ Strategic Management” as part of the Workshop on Information Quality I held at MIT, Nov. 5-9, 2007.
  • Presented “Designing a Data Governance Framework to Enable and Influence IQ Strategy” at the MIT IQ Industry Symposium, July 19, 2007.
  • Presented “IQ Strategic Management” as part of the Workshop on Information Quality I held at MIT, November 5-9, 2006.
  • Participated as an Instructor in a 5 day Workshop on Information Quality II held at MIT, November 8-12, 2004.
  • Participated as an Instructor in a 5-day Workshop on Information Quality I held at MIT, June 7-11, 2004.
  • Participated as an Instructor in a 5-day Workshop on Information Quality I held at MIT, May 19-23, 2003.
  • Presented "Using Control Matrixes to Evaluate IP-Maps", at the TDQM Summer Seminar held at MIT, July 15-17, 2002.
  • Presented "In Search of Effective Teaching Methods for IS Auditing", at the PACISE 2000 Conference held at IUP in Spring 2000.
  • Presented "Counting Data Errors - Lessons Learned from the Counting Literature" at the November 1998 ECOB Faculty Workshop.
  • Presented results of dissertation at the October 1996 APUBEF Conference in State College, PA. 
  • Delivered a Y2K Presentation entitled "Who will be ready on January 1, 2000?" on April 21, 1999 to the retired IUP Faculty Association.
  • Provided training in conducting a Y2K assessment at the Y2K Seminar held at the IUP Eberly College of Business, January 23, 1999.

 

Panel Presentations

  • Participated as a moderator and panel organizer for the panel discussion “The State of IQ Education” for the November 9-11, 2007 Conference on Information Quality held at MIT, Cambridge MA.
  • Participated as a panelist for the panel discussion: “IQ Research – An Update” for the November 5-7, 2004 Conference on Information Quality held at MIT, Cambridge, MA.
  • Participated as a moderator for the panel discussion: "Becoming a Certified Information Quality Analyst" for the November 7-9, 2003 Conference on Information Quality held at MIT, Cambridge, MA.
  • Participated as a panelist and moderator for the November 8th, 1999 Six O' Clock series on Y2K that was held in the Multipurpose Room of the HUB at IUP.
  • Participated as panelist for the panel discussion: "IQ and the IQ Curriculum" for the October 22-24, 1999 Conference on Information Quality, MIT. 

 

Reviewer and/or Program Committee Work

  • Served as Program Co-Chair for ICIQ-06 held Nov. 10-12, 2006 at MIT.
  • Served as Information Quality Management Track Co-Chair with Dr. Latif Al-Hakim for 2006 IRMA Conference, May 21-24, Washington, D.C.
  • Reviewed the book “Journey to Data Quality” by Richard Wang et al, To be published by MIT Press.
  • Served as Program Co-Chair for IQ 2001, Cambridge Mass, November 2-4, 2001.
  • During Summer 2000, Reviewed the book, Quantitative Methods by S. Esch, Prentice Hall, 2000.
  • Since Summer 2000, Worked as a conference reviewer for the IQ Conference held at Cambridge, Mass in November.  Annual review work done for ICIS as well.
  • During Summer 1999, Reviewed chapter 3, 4, 5, 8, 9 of Fundamentals of Financial Information Systems by Ulric Gelinas and Steve Sutton, South-Western College Publishing, 1999.
  • During First Quarter 1996, Reviewed chapters 8-12 of Computers and Information Systems: An Introduction, by William Davis, West Educational Publishing, 1996.

 

Professional Development

  • Attended the 10th Annual MIT IQ Industry Symposium, July 12-14, 2016 at MIT.
  • Attended the 6thth Annual MIT IQ Industry Symposium, July 18-20, 2012 at MIT.
  • Attended the 4th Annual MIT IQ Industry Symposium, July 14-16, 2010 at MIT.
  • Participated in the ABET IDEAL Workshop held in Savannah, GA, Jan 5-9, 2009. 
  • Attended the 2nd Annual MIT IQ Industry Symposium, July 16-17, 2008 at MIT.
  • Attended 1st Annual Systems of Systems Engineering Conference held June 13 – 14, 2005 at the Frank J. Pasquerilla Conference Center in Johnstown, Pennsylvania.
  • Attended Chairperson Workshop for the PA State System of Higher Education held May 25-26, 2005 at the Regional Learning Alliance in Cranberry Township, PA.
  • Attended Workshop on Writing and Learning in the Disciplines held May 17-18, 2005 at IUP.
  • Attended Cybersecurity Basics workshop sponsored by IUP's Computer Science and Criminology Departments, Aug. 4-9, 2002.
  • Attended an Instructional Design workshop entitled "Designing Courses Using Web CT", May 17-18, 1999.
  • Attended an Instructional Design workshop entitled "Putting Course Materials on the Web", January 12, 1999.
  • Attended Structural Equation Modeling Workshop held July 13 - 17, 1998 at IUP.

 

UALR Teaching Portfolio

  • INFQ 7318 Total Quality Management and Statistical Quality Control: This course provides an understanding of how the concepts and techniques of Total Quality Management may be applied to information products. Topics include continuous improvement strategies, statistical process control, experimental design, capability analysis, quality cost assessments, benchmarking, acceptance testing, and auditing.
  • INFQ 7322 Information Quality Theory: This course is designed to provide students with the theoretical foundations critical for developing a deep understanding of the state-of-the-art information quality research from the technical, organizational, and strategic perspectives. As a result of taking this course, students will be prepared to work on their thesis or project and conduct research in the field of information quality. More specifically, students will be exposed to the most current, cutting-edge research that goes beyond current industry practice in information quality.
  • INFQ 7367 Information Quality Strategy and Policy: This course explores the top management, strategic perspective for aligning competitive strategy, core competencies, and information quality. Topics include the development and implementation of IQ policies and plans to achieve organizational goals; how to define systems that support the operational, administrative, and strategic IQ needs of the organization, its business units, and individual employees; approaches to managing technology and the information systems function in organizations; and the role of the CIO.
  • INFQ 7337 Project and Change Management: A course on how to manage information quality improvement projects within an organizational context, including the processes related to initiating, planning, executing, controlling, reporting, and closing a project. Additional topics include identifying project champions, working with user teams, training, documentation, project integration, scope, time, cost-benefit studies, risk analysis, and change management.
  • IFSC 1105 First Year Experience Course for Information Science and Computer Science Majors: A survey of the Computer and Information Science majors with coverage of Interpersonal and Team Communication skills, Time Management & Goal Setting, Techniques for Discovering, Organizing & Presenting Information, Self-Initiated Learning, and Overview of Campus-based resources. Activities include service learning projects, field trips, guest speakers, demonstrations, faculty presentations, and social networks. Two hours lab per week. One credit hour.
  • IFSC 1202 Intro to Object Oriented Technology: Prerequisite: Familiarity with using a desktop computer. An introduction to application development using Visual Studio with an emphasis on understanding graphical user interface design and object oriented technology. Topics covered include programming fundamentals (sequence, decision, and repetition), working with forms and controls, and manipulating user input and elementary database files. This is a laboratory computer based course with hands-on exercises. Two hours lab per week per credit hour. Two credit hours.
  • IFSC 1310 Internet Technologies: Prerequisite: Familiarity with using a desktop computer. This course is an introduction to Internet client-side technologies and standards-based web development. The course will be divided into sections covering the core components of any web site/page. Core components include Structure, Content, Design (presentation), and Behavior. Three lecture hours per week. Three credit hours.
  • IFSC 2200 Ethics in the Profession: This course is a survey of ethics and its applications to Engineering, Computing and Information Technology Professions. It has the twin objectives of (i) Studying professional code of ethics and the responsibilities that they place on technology professionals (ii) Investigating the background and implications of ethical concerns in the real-world professional environment.. Two hours lecture per week. Two credit hours
  • IFSC 4310 Quantitative Analysis:  Survey of mathematical techniques that support decision-making. Decision analysis, regression models, forecasting, linear and integer programming models, simulation modeling and project management
  • IFSC 4396 Capstone Project I: Capstone course in which student teams do an analysis of a live information system, document and present their conclusions. Projects are chosen at the end of IFSC 3330. Teams coordinate their efforts on a sponsor’s site and make regular reports to the instructor. Classroom meetings are held as necessary to conduct orientations and hear presentations.
  • IFSC 4398 Capstone Project II: Continued capstone course in which student teams pursue the design and implementation of system improvements identified in IFSC 4396. Deliverables and schedule are determined by the instructor. Classroom meetings are held as necessary to conduct orientations and hear presentations.
  • IFSC 7370 Data Science and Technologies: Graduate Standing plus the following: IFSC 7320 or CPSC 7351 along with working knowledge of Java programming or consent of the Instructor. This course provides a survey of the skills and concepts needed for managing, processing, and analyzing massive amounts of data in real time. Topics covered include data sourcing, storing and sharing, integration, and data mining strategies along with hands-on experience working with sample technologies selected from a complex ecosystem of tools and platforms.

 

IUP Teaching Portfolio

  • IFMG 101 Micro-based Computer Literacy - An introductory course designed to provide students with a fundamental understanding of computers. This course familiarizes students with the interaction of computer hardware and software.  Emphasis is placed on the application of microcomputers, the use of productivity software (word processing, spreadsheet management, file and database management, presentation graphics), and the understanding computer terminology as well as the social and ethical aspects of the impact of computers on society.
  • IFMG 205 Foundation of MIS (now IFMG 210) - This is an introductory course designed to provide students with a fundamental understanding of MIS and basic programming skills. Students use Visual Basic (VB.NET) to learn how to read code, write code, and to develop logic for solving problems.  In addition, systems theory, quality, decision-making and the organization role of information systems are introduced. Concepts of organization, information system growth, telecommunications, databases, and MIS career paths are also covered. 
  • IFMG 382 Auditing for EDP Systems - This elective emphasizes the responsibility of the systems analyst to include in systems design the proper management and financial controls and audit trails in business information systems.  The design of controls for application programs and systems is covered.  Audit software packages are examined.
  • IFMG 455 Data Warehousing & Data Mining - This course is designed to teach students the fundamentals of data warehousing and data mining.  Students learn the differences between a legacy system, a data warehouse, an operational data store, and a data mart.  Students also learn the basic methodology for planning, designing, building, using, and managing a data warehouse. In addition, students learn how to use different data mining techniques to derive information from the data warehouse for strategic and long-term business decision-making.  Concepts, terminology, case studies, as well as investigation of the emerging technologies in this industry are incorporated into this course. 
  • IFMG 465 ERP Technical Fundamentals - This is an elective course designed to provide students with a fundamental understanding of Enterprise Resource Planning software and in particular, an understanding of SAP, one of the leading ERP software packages in the world.  This course shows students how to use SAP R/3 and its various function modules as well as giving students an understanding of the implementation, technical, managerial, coding and reporting skills necessary to successfully incorporate SAP R/3 into a business enterprise.
  • QBUS 215 Business Statistics - This course expands upon the probability concepts developed in the Introductory Probability and Statistics course to orient the student toward managerial decision making using quantitative methodologies.  Topics covered included classical regression analysis, forecasting, Bayesian decision theory, linear programming, and simulation.
  • QBUS 500 Foundations of Business Statistics - A conceptual course designed to familiarize students with the basic techniques for obtaining, organizing, summarizing, analyzing, presenting, interpreting, and acting upon numerical activities.  Topics include descriptive statistics, random variables, probability distributions, statistic sampling and survey methods, testing of hypothesis, analysis of variance, regression analysis and time series.  Major attention is given to identifying and describing the process involved in carrying out a statistical analysis and how statistical methods may be used within the managerial and business decision process.
  • QBUS 601 Quantitative Methods - This course is an introduction to the concepts and methods of scientific problem solving in management.  Students learn how to formulate mathematical models for complex decision problems and to solve these problems using quantitative methods.  Topics covered include linear programming, EOQ models, networks, PERT/CPM, queues, markov analysis and simulation.
  • QBUS 601 Data Analysis and Decision Making - Familiarizes students with statistical techniques for making comparisons and predictions about a population based on sample data. Major attention is given to identifying and describing the process involved in carrying out a statistical analysis and how a variety of desktop tools and statistical packages may be used within the managerial and business decision process. Topics include analysis of variance, regression (linear and multiple), time series, statistical process control, decision analysis, linear programming, and simulation.
  • QBUS 481/581 Special Topic on Simulation - This course is designed to train undergraduate and graduate business students to understand the nature of and to utilize the power of computer simulation in managerial decision making. The techniques for simulating real-world business problems as related to production, marketing, logistics, services and other business applications will be discussed with the help of modern simulation and spreadsheet software packages.  Techniques used to develop, test, verify, and analyze simulation models will be incorporated into the course

 

Service to UALR University and Community

§  Member of the following college and departmental committees:

·         Chair of UALR Admission and Transfer Committee (2012-2014)

·         Member of UALR Admission and Transfer Committee (2011-2014)

·         Secretary of EIT Faculty Assembly (2010-2012)

·         President of EIT Faculty Assembly (2009 – 2010)

·         EIT Representative to the UALR Graduate Council (2009-2012)

·         Dept. Curriculum Committee (2007 – present)

·         Dept. Tenure and Evaluation Committee (2006 - present)

·         Dept. Recruiting & Retention Committee (2006 – 2007)

·         Department Assessment and Accreditation Committee (2006 - present)

·         EIT College Award Committee (2006 – 2008)

 

Service to IUP University and Community

§  Member of the following departmental committees:

·         Graduate Curriculum Committee (1995-2002)

·         Tenure and Evaluation Committee (2000 - present)

·         Under Graduate Curriculum Committee (1995 - present)

·         Selection Committee (1998 - present)

·         Faculty Advisor to IUP-AMIS Club, student organization of the MIS department from 1996 to 2006.

·         Member of the following college committees:

·         Long Range Planning / AACSB Accreditation Committee (1999 - present)

·         SAP Committee (2001 - present)

  • Member of the following university wide organizations:

·         Middle States Accreditation Sub Committee on Administration (2003)

·         Promotions Committee (Chair 2001-2003)

·         Chair of APSCUF Retirement Committee (1999 - 2001)

·         APSCUF Department Delegate (1999 - 2001, 2003-2003)

 

Professional Affiliations: Member of IAIDQ.

 

Honors

  • Awarded IAIDQ Outstanding Member Award in 2013.
  • Awarded DAMA Academic Leadership Award in 2010.
  • Awarded 10 Year Service Award to ICIQ during the 2008 IQ Conference.
  • Awarded Outstanding Contributions to 2006 IQ Conference, Cambridge, Mass.
  • Awarded Outstanding IUP MIS Faculty Award by the students on Business Day, Spring 2003.
  • Awarded Outstanding Contributions to 2001 IQ Conference, Cambridge, Mass.
  • Awarded Outstanding IUP MIS Faculty Award by the students on Business Day, October 27, 1999.
  • Awarded Outstanding IUP MIS Faculty Award by the students on Business Day, April 16, 1999.
  • Awarded Outstanding Executive IUP MBA Professor for 1996 based on coursework taught in the IUP Monroeville EMBA Program.
  • Awarded Dykstra Fellowship for Teaching at the University of Michigan, Spring 1994.
  • Awarded IBM Division Award for Excellence in Project Leadership, Summer 1990.