Anderson, John E
Professor - Info Systems & Technology
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Academic Credentials:

PhD -- Utah State University, Business Information Systems (Information Systems Management)
MBA -- University of Utah, David Eccles School of Business, Business Administration (Strategy and Finance)
BA -- University of Utah, English (American Literature -Thoreau, Twain, Faulkner, Frost), Allied Hours: Communication/History

Professional Experience:

2015-Pres Professor of Information Systems & Technology, Utah Valley University, Orem, UT
2010-2015 Associate Professor of Information Systems & Technology, Utah Valley University, Orem, UT
2009-2010 Department Chair & Assoc Prof of Information Systems & Technology, Utah Valley University, Orem, UT
2007-2009 Asst Professor of Information Systems & Technology, Utah Valley University, Orem, UT
2003-2007Asst Professor of Management Information Systems, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC
2002-2003 Asst Professor of Information Sciences & Technology, Penn State Harrisburg, Middletown, PA
2000-2002 Asst Professor of Information Technology and Operations Management, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC
1997-1999 Asst Professor of Management Information Systems, Northeastern State University, Tahlequah, OK
1994-1997 Doctoral Student, Utah State University, Logan, UT

Previous: Stockbroker Fidelity Investments (Series 7, 63), Small Store Manager, Volunteer Missionary South Africa


Faculty Excellence Award, College of T&C, UVU Faculty Senate 2015
SAS Faculty Scholarship for SAS Global Forum 2013, San Fancisco CA, 2013
T&C Scholar Award of Excellence, College of Technology and Computing, UVU, 2011

Professional Certifications:

EMC Academic Associate, Data Science and Big Data Analytics, April 2016
ACE Adobe Certified Expert: Adobe Analytics (Omniture SiteCatalyst), Feb 2012
ICCP Information Systems Analyst (ISA), ICCP, Mastery Level, June 2008
Wireless#, Certified Wireless Network Professional Program, December, 2006
Network+ Certification, CompTIA, September, 2001
CCAI, Cisco Certified Academy Instructor, March, 2001
CCNA, Cisco Certified Network Associate, February, 2001

Primary Courses Taught:

INFO 4130 Data Science and Big Data Analytics (R, SAS Enterprise Miner, Orange, Hadoop)
INFO 4120 Business Intelligence Systems (Adobe Analytics (formerly Omniture Site Catalyst), Excel PowerPivot and PowerView, Tableau, SQL Server)
INFO 3430 Systems Analysis and Design
INFO 3130 Introduction to Applied Data Analytics
INFO 3120 Management Information Systems
INFO 2410 Database Fundamentals (SQL, SQL Server)
INFO 489 Undergraduate Research in Information Systems and Technology
IM 3600 Advanced Excel for Desicion Making

Other Courses Taught:

INFO 405G Global, Ethical, and Professional Perspectives in IS and IT
INFO 3410 Database Systems & Data Warehousing
INFO 2450 Web Applications Design

Research Areas:

Data Analytics/Data Science/Business Intelligence
IS&T Leadership Roles
End-User Training/Human Resource Development
IS&T Curriculum Issues & Emergning Technologies

Bio of John E. Anderson, PhD:

Dr. Anderson serves on the faculty of UVU as a Professor in the department of Information Systems & Technology in the College of Technology and Computing. He teaches courses in Database Management, Business Intelligence/Analytics/Data ScienceInformation Systems Management, and Systems Analysis & Design among others. His research interests focus on the strategic management of information and cognition in organizations, business analytics and data science, emerging technology, and IS leadership as well as curriculum issues. He has published thirteen refereed journal articles, a book chapter, eighteen conference proceedings and presentations, and gained seven IS&T professional certifications.

Prior to joining Utah Valley University John taught information systems and technology courses at East Carolina University (ECU) in Greenville, North Carolina; Penn State Harrisburg (PSU-HBG) in Harrisburg/Middletown, Pennsylvania; Appalachian State University (Appstate) in Boone, North Carolina; and Northeastern State University (NSUOK) in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. Before entering academics John was a stockbroker for Fidelity Investments and a small business manager. 

John received his Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Utah (the U) and his PhD in Business Information Systems from Utah State University (USU).  John and his wife are the proud parents of five children and one grandchild. 

Teaching Philosphy:

Why do I teach? I enjoy teaching, and hope that my teaching makes a difference in the lives of my students (my experience tells me it has made a difference to a least a few). I am also obsessed with learning, and am a true life-long learner. 

How do I teach? I strive to develop a favorable learning environment and use a mix of methods (advanced organizers, case discussion, games, hands-on activities) with the hope of engaging every student's preferred learning style.

What do I teach? I try to cover breadth but also drill-down to get some depth in knowledge and skills. I also try to model core knowledge-skills-attitudes, and the values of excellence and professionalism. In the end, for me, teaching and learning are fun enjoyable endeavors of opening, growing, understanding, and sharpening. I echo T.S. Eliot: "We shall not cease from exploration / and the end of all our exploring / will be to arrive where we started / and know the place for the first time." (Four Quartets - Little Gidding)

Scholarly Contributions:

Ball, N., Anderson, J. (2017) The CIO Skill Set, and how CIOs Obtained the Skills, Issues in Information Systems, 18(1), 31-43

McDonald, D., Boyle, R., Anderson, J., (2016) “When Deceitful Chats Look Truthful,” Journal of Computer Information Systems, 56:4, 331-340, DOI: 10.1080/08874417.2016.1164008

Anderson, J., Ball, N. (2015) “The Educational and Career Background of CIOs,” Issues in Information Systems, 16(2), 178-182

Anderson, J., Daniels, J., McDonald, D., Edvalson, R., (2014) “The Current State of Business Intelligence and Analytics in Utah,” Issues in Information Systems, 15(2), 359-366

McDonald, D., Boyle, R., Anderson, J., “Using an SOM to Visualize Deceptive Chat Content,” Proceedings of the IACIS 2014 Conference, Las Vegas, NV October 2014

Anderson, J., Bartholomew, K., (2013)  "A Direct Method for Measuring Ethical and Professional Responsibility and Social Awareness."  Presented at the Fourteenth Annual Conference by the Faculty at Utah Valley University, Jan 2013.

Anderson, J., McCulloch, J., Mulbery, K. (2010) “Reasons Users “Fan” Organizational Facebook Pages: A Pilot Study,” Issues in Information Systems, 11(1), 232-236

Bartholomew, K., Anderson, J. (2010) “Using Twitter to Deliver Class Announcements: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly,” Issues in Information Systems, 11(2), 83-87

Slattery, J., Selvarajan, T., Anderson, J., Sardessai, R. (2010) “Relationship Between Job Characteristics and Attitudes: A Study of Temporary Employees,” Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 40(6), 1539-1565

Anderson, J., Wilkes, F., Young, K., (2008) “The Impact of Cloud Computing on IS/IT Academics,” Issues in Information Systems, 9(1), 203-206

Foltz, B., Schwager, P., Anderson, J., (2008) “Why Users Fail to Read Computer Usage Policies,” Journal of Industrial Management and Data Systems, 108(6), 701-712

Slattery, J., Selvarajan, T., Anderson, J., (2008) “Influences of New Employee Development Practices on Temporary Employee Role Stressors and Work-Related Attitudes of Temporary Employees.” International Journal of Human Resource Management, 19(12), 2268-2293.

Center for Engage Learning (CEL) Academic Curriculum, “Using PeopleSoft from Utah Valley University,” part of group grant of $10,000 of which $2,000 was allocated to me, Dec 2007.

Slattery, J., Selvarajan, T., Anderson, J., “Examining the relationships between new employee development practices, role stressors, and work-related attitudes for temporary employees,” Proceedings of the SMA 2007 Meeting (Southern Management Association), Nashville, Tennessee, November 7-10, 2007

Anderson, J., and Ohara, M., “A deeper look into an online MBA program: Do students really learn what they need in business?” Proceedings of E-Learn 2007, Quebec City, Canada, October 2007

Anderson, J., Schwager, P., “Managing Organizational Anxiety with Information Systems,” Proceedings of the 10th Annual Southern Association for Information Systems Conference (SAIS), Jacksonville, FL, March, 2007

Foltz, B., Anderson, J., Schwager, P., “Factors Influencing Awareness of Computer Usage Policies” Proceedings of the Southwestern Decision Sciences Institute 38th Annual Conference (SWDSI), San Diego, CA, March, 2007

Anderson, J., Schwager, P., Kerns, R., (2006) “The Drivers for Acceptance of Tablet PCs by Faculty in a College of Business.” Journal of Information Systems Education, 17(4), 429-440. 

Slattery, J., Selvarajan, T., Anderson, J., (2006) “Influences of New Employee Development Practices on Temporary Employee Work-Related Attitudes.” Human Resource Development Quarterly, 17(3), 279-303.

Anderson, John; Barrett, Kevin; Schwager, Paul; (2005An Exploration of the Value of Information Systems Certification: the Perspective of the Human Resource Professional.  In Makoto Nakayama , Norma Sutcliffe (Eds.), Managing IT Skills Portfolios: Planning, Acquisition and Performance Evaluation, pp.  210-231.

Anderson, J., Barrett, K., Schwager, P., (2005) “Informing the HR Hiring Decision of IT Personnel: The HR Professional's View of IT Certification, Education, & Experience.” Informing Science Journal, 8, 281-302.

Schwager, P., Anderson, J., “Faculty Perception of TabletPCs for Teaching, Research, and Service: A College of Business Perspective,” Proceedings of the Southern Association for Information Systems Conference (SAIS), Savannah, GA, February, 2005

Anderson, J., Schwager, P., “SME Adoption of Wireless LAN Technology: Applying the UTAUT Model,” Proceedings of the Southern Association for Information Systems Conference (SAIS), Savannah, GA, February, 2004

Anderson, J., “Information Systems Security: Business Impacts,” Spring 2003 Downtown Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Lecture Series: Current Issues in Business, April 8, 2003

Anderson, J., Schwager, P., (2002) “Security in the Information Systems Curriculum: Identification & Status of Relevant Issues,” Journal of Computer Information Systems, 42(3), 16-24.

Anderson, J., Barrett, K., Schwager, P., “The Value of IS Certification: A Human Resource Manager Perspective,” Proceedings of the Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), Dallas, TX, August, 2002

Anderson, J., Slattery, J., Johnson, J., “Current Training Needs Assessment Practices in U.S. Companies,” Management and Organizational Behavior track, Proceedings of the 31st Annual Meeting of the Western Decision Sciences Institute, Las Vegas, NV, April, 2002

Anderson, J., Slattery, J., Phillips, J., Johnson, J., “Strategy, Structure, and Context Relationships with Training Evaluation Practices and Perceptions of Training Success,” Proceedings of the 32nd Annual Meeting of the Decision Sciences Institute, Organizational Behavior/Organizational Theory track, San Francisco, November, 2001

Anderson, J., Slattery, J., Phillips, J. Johnson, J., “Training Evaluation Practices and Organizational Effectiveness,” Management and Organizational Behavior track, Western Decision Sciences Institute’s Annual Meeting, Vancouver, Canada, April, 2001

Phillips, J., Anderson, J., Larsen, D., "The Use of Hollywood Film Vignettes in Teaching; ETHICS: The Engaging Game of Ethical Dilemmas and Decisions," 27th Organizational Behavior Teaching Conference (OBTC), State University of West Georgia, Carrollton, Georgia, June, 2000

Lomerson, B., Anderson, J., "Telework: A Taxonomy."  Proceedings of the Third Annual Conference of the Southern Chapter of the Association for Information Systems, Atlanta, GA, March, 2000

Phillips, J., Glenesk, N., Anderson, J., Larsen, D “The Use of Hollywood Motion Picture Vignettes to Teach Organizational and Political Power,” 26th Organizational Behavior Teaching Conference (OBTC), New Mexico State University, Las Crucus, NM, June 1999

Johnson, J., Anderson, J.,, “Justifying the Information Technology Investment for Organizational Memory,” Proceedings of the Hawaii International Conference on Systems Sciences – Organizational Memory Minitrack, Honolulu, HI, January 1997

Anderson, J., Johnson, J., “The Link between Information Technology and Organizational Learning,” Proceedings of the IACIS 1996 Conference, Las Vegas, NV, September 1996