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Dr. Thomas Buck is a Professor / Lecturer in the School of Business and Technology, and teaches courses in management ethics, technology ethics, ecommerce, information systems and programming. With a PhD specializing in Educational Technology, Information Systems and Assessment, and an MS in Curriculum and Instruction, Dr. Buck's work includes teaching, research, and antiques.
His research work is two-fold, (i) web-based assessment tools and educational game design; and, (ii) e-commerce and cultural entrepreneurship. In assessment tools and game design, he is conducting an on-going research project on learning styles and distance learning, focusing on the developmental principles of educational psychology, game design, gender role theory, and assessment. He has also published a number of peer reviewed studies and books on topics ranging from Learning Styles and Web-based Learning to Technology Literacy Recommendations for colleges and universities. His related published works include his book, Learning in Cyberspace: A Guide to Authentic Assessment Tools for Web-based Instruction, and his McGraw-Hill/Irwin 2014 Distinguished Papers Award winning paper, Living the Case Study: Teaching Management and Leadership Ethics Through Serious Games, published by The Society for the Advancement of Information Systems.
As a Cultural Entrepreneur and internationally recognized Conservator of East Asian Historical & Cultural Artifacts, another one of Dr. Buck's passions is his research on Japanese and Chinese history, philosophy and fine arts. Among his related published works are his books The Art of Tsukamaki and Ancient Japanese Swords and Fittings, both available on Amazon.com.
Dr. Diana Johnson, is an associate professor in the Computer Science / Information Systems Department at The College of St. Scholastica where she teaches systems analysis, technology ethics, and computer programming to both Health Informatics and Information Management students and Computer Science students. She has previously held positions as Academic Technology Coordinator, Senior Systems Development Analyst, Systems Analyst, and Programmer/Analyst. She has been a technology educator for 20 years and has received the Business Professionals of America Faculty Award, The College of St. Scholastica Tassie McNamara Faculty Award, and is a multiple year honoree in Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers. She earned a master’s degree in Educational Media and Technology from The College of St. Scholastica and a doctorate in Education with a specialization in Instructional Design from Capella University. She is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery and Delta Kappa Gamma International.
Diana co-authored the Data and Information Management chapter for the American Health Information Management Association Health Information Management: Concepts, Principles, and Practice textbook and has presented on Multiple Intelligences in the online environment. Her dissertation is titled Designing to Learn: Using Agile Software Engineering Methods for Participatory Instructional Design. Her research interests include agile software engineering methodologies, participatory design, instructional design, and online education.
Diana’s teaching philosophy includes:
My passion is for technology; practicing it, researching it, teaching it and learning all I can about it. It is my hope that I can instill some of that passion and excitement in my students. The most important qualities I can pass on to my students are my love for technology and my devotion to learning. I view teaching as the heart of my academic career and it remains the most stimulating and fulfilling part of my professional life. I can think of no more joyous activity, none that brings more satisfaction, than the opportunity for me to teach.
Jennifer Rosato is an Assistant Professor of Computer Information Systems in the School of Business and Technology. She has an undergraduate degree in Biochemistry from St. Scholastica and a Masters of Arts in Information Systems Management from Carnegie Mellon University. Her research interests are in K-12 computer science education, human-computer interaction on the web as well as supporting students in pursuing their own research. She is committed to involving more women and underrepresented minorities in the CS field, especially young women in middle and high schools as well as supporting K-12 educators to integrate and offer computer science in their classroom. She directs an NSF-funded interdisciplinary scholarship program and is dedicated to providing diverse experiences that support students in achieving their career goals.
David J. Vosen MA, Lecturer in the Computer Information Systems Department. He has an undergraduate degree in Chemistry with certificate in German Language and Culture from Carleton College as well as a Masters specializing in Learning Technologies from the University of St. Thomas. His varied academic interests include emerging & adaptive technologies, online education, mobile innovation & integration, web design, multimedia, cognitive science, and environmental science. D.Vo teaches courses on Computer Hardware and Design, Computer Software & Applications, Operating Systems, Technology Ethics, and Ecology. He is an author of over 100 YouTube videos, loves to integrate themed music into his courses with over 75 unique playlists, is a web master & desktop publisher for several nonprofits, and is an active member of the NE MN STEM leadership team. His personal interests include drumming on Xbox live, swimming, esoteric philosophy, curling, wilderness survival, reading with his daughters, visual arts, off-grid construction, and traveling far & wide.