On this page you can find information about my current teaching interests and activities.
Spring 2013 Schedule
I-S 220 Information Systems for Business Management
- Section 03 – TR 09:25 am - 10:50 am
I-S 411 Information Systems Design & Implementation
- Section 01 – TR 12:40 pm - 02:05 pm
BUS 755 Managing in a Changing Technological Environment
- Section 01 – T 06:0 pm - 08:45 pm
Teaching has always been a passion of mine. I believe learning is a dynamic process that requires involvement from both the teacher and student to create an environment suitable for learning. Our role as teachers must encompass more than just presenting the lecture material. Since the information systems (IS) field develops rapidly, the class materials need to reflect the contemporary trend of industry technologies so that students are able to apply cutting-edge concepts in the business context. As a teacher I need to empower the student with knowledge and the ability to retrieve and apply what has been learned. It is my responsibility to incorporate practical applications to complement the latest theoretical concepts. I believe my research background and teaching experiences shape the way that I teach my courses. My research in managing IS projects allows me to add depth and breadth to my teachings. I am able to take case examples and show how the class materials contribute to delivering successful IS projects. I have found that incorporating real world business cases, often taken from the previous day’s news headlines, enhances the students’ ability to apply theoretical concepts to real business contexts.
I believe it is my role as a teacher to promote learning as a life-long activity. One effective strategy I have found to support active life-long learning is to encourage student participation both within and outside the classroom walls. Throughout the semester, I encourage and challenge my students to always be on the lookout for developments in the IS field or how technology is changing business. Students regularly email me articles and videos that I often share in class to demonstrate the business impact of IS. These efforts help ensure that students are engaged and keeping up to date with the evolving IS field. This two-way communication between me and my students helps foster strong classroom discussions where students can think about how IS impacts them personally and professionally. This collaboration benefits both me and the student, since many times I too am learning new developments in the IS field. My goal is for students to become life-long learners in evaluating how technology will impact the business field and what these developments mean to them as business professionals.
I have always had an extremely good rapport with my students, which I believe creates an effective atmosphere for learning. Throughout the semester, I take the time to reflect and put myself in the student’s shoes, so that I can relate to how my materials are being communicated. I am proactive in learning each of my student’s names and interests. I regularly ask about how things are going inside and outside of the classroom, and specifically show interest and mentor students in their career developments. I take efforts to demonstrate that I care about them as a person and that they are not just a number in my classroom. I enjoy keeping in touch with alumni in via LinkedIn and email. My relationships have often developed into guest speakers from alumni that benefit my teachings. I enjoy teaching and take pride in developing both a professional and personal relationship with my students. I believe teaching is one of the most important parts of my professional life. I consider it a privilege to have the opportunity to interact and share my knowledge and experiences with the future leaders of the business world.