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EUGENIA FERNANDEZ   Ph.D.

Department of Computer Technology
Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis

EDUCATION

Ph.D. Management Information Systems, Purdue University, 1988
M.S.E. Computer, Information, and Control Engineering, University of Michigan, 1984
B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 1979
 

ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE

Associate Professor of Computer Technology, Purdue School of Engineering and Technology, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN, August 2002 - present.

Assistant Professor of Computer Technology, Purdue School of Engineering and Technology, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN, August 1996 - May 2002.

Assistant Professor of Information Systems, Penn State Harrisburg, School of Business Administration, Middletown, PA, August 1994 - June 1996.

Assistant Professor, Butler University, College of Business Administration, Indianapolis, IN, August 1990 - May 1994.

Assistant Professor, The College of William and Mary, School of Business Administration, Williamsburg, VA, January 1987 - May 1990.

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COURSES TAUGHT

  • XML-Based Web Applications
  • Using a Database Management System 
  • Object Oriented Programming (C++)
  • Windows Programming with C++
  • Database & Systems Analysis 
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PUBLICATIONS

An Evaluation of Student Performance in an Introductory Programming Course with and without the Quantitative Analysis Prerequisite: A Piece of the Assessment Process, Proceedings of the 2002 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition, Montreal, Canada, June 16-19, 2002.
 

Edwards, K., Fernandez, E., Milionis, T. & Williamson, D.M. (2002)  EAST: Developing an Electronic Assessment and Storage Tool Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 27(1), pp. 95-104.

Kapauan, P.T.Z. & Fernandez, E. (2001). Knowledge Representation: A Classification with Applications in Telecommunications and the Web. In Business Modelling: Multidisciplinary Approaches Economic, Operational and Information Systems Perspectives, Boston, MA: Kluwer Academic Publishers.

"Using JAD and RAD to Integrate Database Management and Systems Analysis and Design Courses", Information Systems Education Conference, Chicago, IL, October 14-17, 1999, forthcoming.

"The Effectiveness of Web-Based Tutorials" presented at the 16th International Conference on Technology and Education, Edinburgh, Scotland, March 29-31, 1999.

" Integrating Systems Analysis And Design With Database Management: A First Step", with Ray Crepeau, Effective Utilization and Management of Emerging Information Technologies, 1998 Information Resources Management Association International Conference, Boston, MA, May 17-20, 1998, p. 680-682.

"Using Computer-Based Course Support To Encourage Student-Directed Learning", 15th International Conference on Technology and Education, Santa Fe, NM, March 8-11, 1998, p.39-41.

[Review of The Internet Made Simple and The Internet for Windows 95 Made Simple], Middle East Business Review, (2:2), 1997, p. 143.

"Student Opinions on Ethical Information Systems Usage", with Thomas Hilton, Proceedings of the International Association for Computer Information Systems, Toronto, Canada, September 28-30, 1995, pp. 455-464.

"Do Computer Literacy Courses Really Reduce Computer Anxiety?: An Empirical Study of Computer Anxiety and Computer Knowledge", with Matt Maurer, Proceedings of the 7th Annual International Academy for Information Management, Dallas, TX, December 11-13, 1992, pp. 67-79.

"Using a Progressive Research Project to Teach Information Management Concepts", 11th Annual Lilly Conference on College Teaching Proceedings, Oxford, OH, November 15-17, 1991, pp. 161-166.

"Structuring the Research Paper: A Progressive Approach", Midwest Business Teaching Conference Proceedings, Bloomington, MN, April 25-26, 1991, pp. 34-39.

"User Involvement in MIS Implementation: A Group Development Approach", Association of Management 1990 Annual National Conference MIS Proceedings, Orlando, FL, August 3-12, 1990, pp. 101-105, with Karen Locke.

"A Normative Model of Decision Making in Auditing", Dissertation Overview, Data Base, Summer 1986, p. 38.

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PRESENTATIONS

Edwards, K., Milionis, T. & Williamson, D.M. (2001).  "EAST: Developing an Electronic Assessment and Storage Tool." 13th International Conference on Assessing Quality in Higher Education, Glasgow, Scotland, July 25-27, 2001.

"Relational Database Design using Entity Relationship Models", ACM Professional Development Seminar, Indianapolis, IN, February 21, 1998.

"Communication Technologies in Support of Classroom and Distance Education", Chair of panel presented at the Information Resources Management Association International Conference, Washington, D.C., May 19-22, 1996.

"Competitive Environment and the Formation of Strategic Alliances", presented at the Ninth Annual Strategic Management Society Conference, San Francisco, CA, October, 11-14, 1989, with R.C. Hoffman.

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GRANTS

"Supporting and Increasing Collaboration in Web-based Courses", Purdue School of Engineering and Technology Distributed Learning Award, August 2001-August 2002, $5,000, Co-PI with Edward Sullivan,

"Development of a Document Storage System for Use in Assessment", Purdue School of Engineering and Technology Assessment Committee, August 2000 – August 2001, $4,000 Co-PI with David Williamson

"Design of an Integrated Systems and Database Analysis Course", Network for Excellence in Teaching Award, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis, Summer 1998, $6000.

"Database Management Case Development", Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis, School of Engineering & Technology Special Development Award, 1998-1999 Academic Year, $1500.

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RESEARCH INTERESTS

XML, Information Systems Pedagogy, Database Management Systems

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BUSINESS EXPERIENCE

Consultant, Development of a Web Site for Kevin Mullen, Bookseller, .January 1997 - June 1997.

Served as Project Leader and Database Administrator for the web site development for Kevin Mullen, Bookseller. The web site contains an on-line catalogue of over 6500 titles relating to American Art and American Artists. Visitors can search the catalogue and place orders electronically. In particular I designed the database structure, wrote a data import program, and created the form processing pages. I also supervised two students who created the graphics for the site and wrote the database search programs. You can visit the site at http://www.mullenbooks.com

Consultant, Pennsylvania State Data Center, Middletown, PA, February 1995 - June 1996.

Served as Database Administrator for the development of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Information Technology Catalog, an online catalog of hardware, software and LAN services available on state contract. Designed the database structure and applications and wrote data edit programs. Served as liaison with the Department of General Services LAN Contract Committee (the client) and the awarded vendors.

Fire Protection Engineer, Kemper Group, Southfield, MI, July 1979 - January 1982.

Inspected insured industrial plants to determine adequacy of fire protection, formulated recommendations to corrected deficiencies, tested and analyzed sprinkler, water supply and special extinguishing systems, and reviewed plans for the installation of fire protection equipment.

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EDITORIAL ACTIVITY

Reviewer, 2001 Annual Conference of the American Society for Engineering Education, Albuquerque, NM, June 24-27, 2001.

Reviewer, 2000 Annual Conference of the American Society for Engineering Education, St. Louis, MO, June 18-20, 2000.

Reviewer, Annals of Cases on Information Technology Applications and Management in Organizations, Idea Group Publishing, Hershey, PA. 1999-2000.

Reviewer, Information Systems Education Conference, Chicago, IL, October 14-17,1999.

Reviewer, 9th International Conference of the Information Resources Management Association, Boston, MA, May 17-20, 1998.

Reviewer, Management Information Systems track, Decision Sciences Institute Meeting, San Diego, CA, November 22-25, 1997.

Reviewer, Introduction to Information Technology: Awareness, Understanding, and Application, by George Reynolds, for West Educational Publishing, September 1995.

Reviewer, 6th International Conference of the Information Resources Management Association, Atlanta, GA, May 21-24,1995.

Reviewer, Management Information Systems, 3rd Edition, by George Reynolds, for West Educational Publishing, February 1994.

MIS Quarterly, ad hoc reviewer, 1988-1994.

Reviewer, 8th Annual International Academy for Information Management, Orlando, FL, December 3-5, 1993.

Reviewer, Decision Sciences Institute Meeting, Washington, D.C., November 21-23, 1993.

Reviewer, International Association for Computer Information Systems National Conference, Las Vegas, NV, September 30-October 2, 1993.

Reviewer, 7th Annual International Academy for Information Management, Dallas TX, December 11-13, 1992.

Reviewer, Principles of Management Information System, by Uma and Ashok Gupta, for West Educational Publishing, July 1992.

Reviewer and Discussant, The Association of Management 1990 Annual National Conference, Lake Buena Vista, Florida, August 3-12, 1990.

Reviewer, Southeast Decision Sciences Institute Meetings, 1988-1989.

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COMPUTER AND OTHER LANGUAGES

Operating Systems

Windows, MS-DOS, Unix, VM/CMS

Software

Microsoft Office, Oracle, SQL,  HTML, XML

Programming Languages

BASIC, C/C++, COBOL, FORTRAN IV, IBM 360/370 Assembler, JAVA, LISP, Pascal, PL/C

Foreign Languages

Spanish, American Sign Language

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PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

Association for Information Systems
Beta Gamma Sigma
Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences
International Association for Computer Information Systems

HONORS

International Who's Who of Professional & Business Women, 3rd Edition, 1994, 5th Edition, 1997.
Who's Who in the East, 26th Edition, 1997.
Who's Who in the World, 14th Edition, 1997.
Who's Who of American Women, 20th Edition, 1997.
Who's Who in American Education, 5th Edition, 1995.
Who's Who Among Hispanic Americans, 1990, 1992.
Hispanic Experts Database, 1992.
ICIS Doctoral Fellow, December 1985.

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