Executive Director, Center for Enterprise Architecture
Brian Cameron is executive director of the Center for Enterprise Architecture in the College of Information Sciences and Technology at Penn State and also the program director for the Master of Professional Studies in Enterprise Architecture. Within the College of IST, he works with a wide portfolio of companies on a variety of consulting engagements, ranging from systems integration projects to enterprise architecture planning and design. Cameron has consulted with organizations such as Accenture, AT&T Wireless, Avaya, Boeing, EMC Corp, Lockheed Martin, NSA, Oracle, Raytheon, U.S. Marine Corps, and many others.
Dr. Cameron is TOGAF- and Zachman- certified and has developed an extensive background in the DoDAF, FEAF, and Gartner frameworks. He is an EACOE-certified enterprise architect and serves on the boards and working committees of a number of international professional organizations and journals. Cameron is published in a number of top academic and professional journals.
His primary research and consulting interests include enterprise architecture value measurement, hybrid enterprise architecture framework development, enterprise integration, information management and storage, and the use of simulations and gaming in education. The main focus areas for his teaching efforts are on graduate- and senior-level capstone enterprise architecture, enterprise integration, and information technology consulting and information architecture courses.
Dr. Cameron was awarded the NPA Career Achievement Award in 2011 for efforts related to the founding of the Federation of Enterprise Architecture Professional Organizations (FEAPO), the building of the Center for Enterprise Architecture, and associated service to the enterprise architecture profession.
Cameron earned his doctorate in learning and performance systems and his MBA in corporate finance and information systems from Penn State, and his bachelors of science in computer science from Shippensburg University, in Pennsylvania.
Read Dr. Cameron's complete faculty bio at the Center for Enterprise Architecture website.
Senior Lecturer and Faculty, College of Information Sciences and Technology
Shawn Clark is a senior lecturer and member of the faculty in Penn State’s College of Information Sciences and Technology, where he teaches courses in IT project management, professional services theory and practice, strategic forecasting, business process management, and IT innovation and entrepreneurship. He has also worked as an executive education professional at Penn State and beyond, providing training on IT governance, and the alignment of IT and business architectures.
Clark has filled a variety of administrative and leadership positions at the University, including executive director of the Institute for Global Prescience; professor of practice; director of business and career solutions; and co-director of the Solutions Institute at the College of Information Sciences and Technology. Clark’s current research focuses on strategic foresight, enterprise architecture modeling, enterprise transparency, situational awareness, anticipatory clue detection engine design, and the strategic alignment of business and IT.
Clark has consulted with and helped manage projects for reputable organizations such as IBM, Oracle, Ford Motor Company, U.S. Marine Corps, NSA, Chubb Insurance, Providence Gas, Brooklyn Union, and many others. He is also an IBM-certified business transformation consultant.
Clark earned his doctorate in business administration from Penn State, and his master’s in organizational behavior and bachelor of science degrees at Brigham Young University in Utah. He is published in several top ten academic journals. His publication record includes more than 30 articles and books related to business management and IT.
Rosalie J. Ocker, Ph.D.
Rosalie J. Ocker is a professor of practice in the College of IST at Penn State. She received her doctorate from Rutgers University in management and information systems. Prior to academia, Dr. Ocker was a consultant at Arthur Anderson (now Accenture) and a business analyst at Morgan Stanley, Inc. Dr. Ocker's teaching interests include analysis and design, information and organizations, strategic alignment, computer-mediated communication, and teaming across distances.
Her research interests include globally distributed teams and group creativity and innovation. Most recently her research has been centered on the impacts of geographic, temporal, and cultural distance on partially distributed teams. Supported by research grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF), she is conducting studies of global student teams collaborating on requirements determination. Dr. Ocker's research focuses on both technical and socio-emotional enhancers of and inhibitors to the effectiveness of distributed teams.
Dr. Ocker was the recipient of the George McMurtry Excellence in Teaching and Learning Award for 2007–08 academic year.
Professor of Information Sciences and Technology
Sandeep Purao is a professor in the College of Information Sciences and Technology at Penn State. Prior to joining Penn State, he was on the faculty at the College of Business, Georgia State University. Purao's research focuses on the design, evolution, and management of complex techno-organizational systems, using a blend of research methods and approaches from software engineering and the organizational sciences. His research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, Foundations, and Industry Consortia.
Purao's work has been published in journals such as Communications of the ACM, IEEE Transactions on Services Computing, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics-A, ACM Computing Surveys, and Information Systems Research; as well as conferences including the International Conference on Information Systems, IEEE Service-oriented Computing Conference, and International Conference on Conceptual Modeling.
He also designs and evaluates software artifacts as a part of the research process. Some of these include APSARA (to build conceptual designs of information with reuse of analysis patterns); ADAM (to automate domain modeling); IDAssist (to build systems integration solutions with enterprise integration patterns); and SASSY (to assess soft skills of IT professionals). He is also actively engaged in understanding, improving, and evaluating pedagogical practices for learning about enterprise integration.
Dr. Purao serves or has served as an associate editor for Information Systems Research, MIS Quarterly, and Journal of the AIS among others. He holds a doctorate in management information systems from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He is a member of AIS, ACM, and IEEE.