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.
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.