TEXAS A&M INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY Laredo, Texas
Professor of Information Systems
August 1995 - August 2001
Department of Accounting and Information Systems
College of Business Administration
Instruction:Responsible for the instruction of graduate and undergraduate courses in computer information systems, and for the introduction of new courses in Bank Technology, International Issues in MIS, Electronic Commerce, Web Multimedia, and Online Course Design.
Research:Activities focus on time-and-place-independent instruction, specifically, with the behavioral and technical issues of cyber instruction. Currently designing a graduate course in Information Systems for streamed Internet delivery. The technology used is that of SMIL (Synchronized Multimedia Integration Language).
"Instructor-Developed Online-Course Design (1999)
"Study of Issues Associated with Cyber Education" (1999)
"Global Delivery of Education via the Internet" (1998)
"American Higher Education: The Under-Valued Exportable Commodity" (1996)
Service:Sponsored the founding of the University's Electronic Commerce Association. This is an in-campus student organization operating as a consulting firm on Internet related projects. The Association is presently working on the establishment of an Internet Broadcast Center to be used for instruction delivery as well as for University advancement. Formation of similar sister associations in other universities has been supported, and collectively the Global Federation of Electronic Commerce Associations has been created. Recognition of this effort resulted in the awarding of the University's 1998 Outstanding Sponsor Award.International:Over the past five years, has initiated, marketed, organized and negotiated International Banking Seminars that are being held in Greece and in Romania, for banking executives of the Balkan region. The next Seminar, which will be on Banking Operations Simulation will be in Athens in March 2000. Also very active in cooperation initiatives with the Mexican universities of neighboring Nuevo Laredo, namely the Universidad Autonoma de Tamaulipas and the Instituto Tecnologico de Nuevo Laredo, where the cooperation takes the form of joint state-of-the-art technology conferences and seminar on topics related to the Internet technologies as they apply to education and business.