I feel very privileged to have the opportunity to teach Information Systems classes at Lubbock Christian University. LCU is a very nurturing and supportive environment. I can only hope to be able to teach my students a small fraction of what I am learning from them and the other faculty and staff here every day.
Over the past twenty years, I have been blessed to have the opportunity to see the field of Information Systems from a number of different perspectives.
I learned the importance of contingency planning as a student operator at Abilene Christian University doing the important work of backing up the university's computer systems to very large tapes.
I graduated from ACU in 1989 with undergraduate degrees in Business Management and Information Systems.
I learned the dangers of the "Fast Track" as a Staff Consultant for Andersen Consulting, Arthur Andersen & Co.,S.C. (now Accenture) in Dallas, Texas.
I learned the importance of testing computer programs as a Programmer/Analyst for the Employee Benefits department of the Tandy Corporation (now Radio Shack Corporation) in Ft. Worth, Texas.
I learned the importance of training as a Lead Programmer/Analyst for Abilene Christian University in Abilene, Texas.
I discovered I loved teaching as a Technology Training Specialist at Baylor University in Waco, Texas.
I graduated from Baylor in 2003 with my Masters of Science in Information Systems (M.S.I.S).
I got my first taste at teaching at the University level as an Information Systems Lecturer (Part Time Adjunct) at Baylor University in Waco, Texas.
I found my calling as an Assistant Professor of Information Systems at Lubbock Christian University in Lubbock, Texas.
When I'm not working or studying, I try to spend time with my wonderful family. My wife, Karen, and I have five children, and we find that simply making sure everyone is in the right place all the time can be a full-time job.
If you have any questions about LCU or the Information Systems programs here, please feel free to send me an e-mail.
Currently, I am pursuing a Doctor of Science in Information Systems (D.Sc. I.S.) at Dakota State University in Madison, South Dakota. Fortunately, I can take my classes on-line, otherwise it would be a long commute. I am specializing in Decision Support Systems and Knowledge Management. My topics of research have included technology adoption models and the impact of Social Networking applications.
In May 2012, I was honored to present at the Midwest Association of Information Systems Conference in Green Bay, Wisconsin.
In August 2013, I presented with one of my DSU mentors at the Americas Conference on Information Systems in Chicago, Illinois.