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Bachelor of Science inEnterprise Technology Integration

Program summary

Prepare for a rewarding career in the information technology (IT) field by learning to analyze, develop, and integrate enterprise IT solutions to help organizations succeed.

100% Online

Complete your Penn State course work at your own pace and 100% online.

Application deadline

Apply by March 15 to start May 13

Credits and costs

124 Credits$626/$671 per credit

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Earn a Respected Enterprise Technology Degree — Online

As a student in the Bachelor of Science in Enterprise Technology Integration program, offered online through Penn State World Campus, you can learn to successfully integrate IT across different systems to meet organizational goals and improve reliability, accessibility, and efficiency.

Gain the Skills You Need to Work as an IT Professional

Integrating information technology solutions at an enterprise level is essential for conducting day-to-day business as well as moving an organization forward as new business models emerge. Your enterprise-technology learning will focus on theoretical foundations and the skills needed for incorporating information technology into different systems to enhance or improve organizational performance. Prepare yourself for a role in almost any industry by learning:

  • fundamental IT concepts, including information systems interconnectedness, data interchange, process modeling and re-engineering, and distributed computing environments
  • how to improve an organization by unifying applications, services, systems, and databases
  • accounting, supply chain management, and more business skills
  • leadership, communication, and management techniques

A Trusted Leader in Online Education  

Penn State has a history of more than 100 years of distance education, and World Campus has been a leader in online learning for more than two decades. This program’s convenient online format gives you the flexibility you need to study around your busy schedule. You can skip the lengthy commute without sacrificing the quality of your education and prepare yourself for more rewarding career opportunities without leaving your home.

Courses

To earn the Bachelor of Science in Enterprise Technology Integration (ETI), you must complete a minimum of 124 credits:

  • 91–92 credits required for the major
  • 5–6 credits of electives
  • 45 General Education credits (18 of these credits are included in the requirements for the major)

Students enrolled in this program will be required to complete at least one 300-hour internship. This can be accomplished by taking 1 credit of IST 495 or via credit by portfolio. Assistance with internship preparation is available through Penn State College of Information Sciences and Technology Career Services. 

Prescribed Courses (35 credits)

All prescribed courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.

  • 4
    credits

    Introduction to the role of accounting numbers in the process of managing a business and in investor decision-making.

    • Prerequisite

      MATH 21 or a higher math course or a satisfactory score on the mathematics placement examination

  • 3
    credits

    Students will draw upon their prior experience in databases, networks, and programming to understand how cloud-based infrastructure solutions are built, the possible choices an analyst will have, and the written communication needed in order to convey these design choices to others.

    • Prerequisite

      IST 210 and IST 220 and IST 256

  • 3
    credits

    A study of advanced topics in database management systems that are fundamental to effective administration of modern enterprise information systems.

    • Prerequisite

      IST 210 and IST 242

  • 3
    credits

    Introduction to the concept of databases, including the storage, manipulation, evaluation, and display of data, and related issues.

  • 3
    credits

    Introduction to digital network topologies, transmission media, signal modulation, digital packet switching and routing, systems integration, communications management, and security.

  • 3
    credits

    Introduction to formal languages, mathematical logic, and discrete mathematics, with applications to information sciences and technology.

    • Prerequisite

      MATH 110 or MATH 140

  • 3
    credits

    This course will provide students with the knowledge and skills to create both basic and more dynamic web-based content pages and applications.

    • Prerequisite

       IST 250 or IST 242 or CMPSC 122 or CMPSC 132

  • 3
    credits

    Overview of organizational structures and functions. Includes information processing and analytic perspectives of organizations.

    • Prerequisite

      IST 210 and IST 220

  • 3
    credits

    Exploration and application of the basic concepts, methodologies, and tools of project management in the field of information sciences and technology.

    • Prerequisite

      IST 210 and IST 220

  • 3
    credits

    Introductory course on integration of information technology into different venues, including the planning, development, and implementation of the integration.

    • Prerequisite

      (C or better in IST 301 and IST 302) and (C or better in IST 240 or IST 242)

  • 3
    credits

    Advanced course on the integration of information technology into systems applications.

    • Prerequisite

      A grade of C or better in IST 420

  • 1
    credit

    Supervised off-campus, nongroup instruction including field experiences, practica, or internships. Written and oral critique of activity required.

    • Prerequisite

      prior approval of proposed assignment by instructor

    • Note

      Internships provide valuable experience for students; however, we recognize that situations vary and some students, due to work or other commitments, are unable to adjust their schedules. You are encouraged to contact your adviser to make arrangements for suitable activities in lieu of an internship.

Additional Courses (44–45 credits)

All additional courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.

  • 3
    credits

    Introduction to speech communication: formal speaking, group discussion, analysis and evaluation of messages.

    • 3
      credits

      Methods of economic analysis and their use; price determination; theory of the firm; distribution.

    • or:
      3
      credits

      National income measurement; aggregate economic models; money and income; policy problems.

    • 3
      credits

      Writing for students in scientific and technical disciplines.

      • Prerequisite

        ENGL 15, ESL 15, ENGL 30, and 4th Semester standing OR ENGL 137H, ENGL 138T, and 4th Semester standing

    • or:
      3
      credits

      Writing reports and other common forms of business communication.

      • Prerequisite

        (ENGL 15 or ESL 15 or ENGL 30) and 4th-semester standing OR (ENGL 137H and ENGL 138T) and 4th-semester standing

  • 3
    credits

    A first course in concepts and skills for application development.

    • Prerequisite

      C or better in MATH 21 or placement above the level of MATH 21 in the mathematics placement test.

    • Recommend preparation

      MATH 22

    • C or better

      A student enrolled in this course must receive a grade of C or better.

    • 3
      credits

      Introduction to emerging issues, technology forecasting and analysis; overview of emerging issues and leading technologies in IST and how they impact information systems, users, the IT labor force and society.

    • or:
      3
      credits

      This course provides in-depth study of the concepts, issues, and technologies associated with the complex world of enterprise information and storage architecture.

      • Prerequisite

        IST 301

    • 4
      credits

      Introduces and develops the mathematical skills required for analyzing change, and the underlying mathematical behaviors that model real-life economics and financial applications. Develops student knowledge of calculus techniques, and how to use a calculus framework to develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

      • Prerequisite

        MATH 022 or satisfactory performance on the mathematics placement examination

    • or:
      4
      credits

      Introduces and develops the mathematical skills required for analyzing change and creating mathematical models that replicate real-life phenomena. Develops student knowledge of calculus techniques and how to use the calculus environment to develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

      • Prerequisite

        MATH 22 and MATH 26 or MATH 26 and satisfactory performance on the mathematics placement examination or MATH 40 or MATH 41 or satisfactory performance on the mathematics placement examination.

  • 3
    credits

    Supply chain management concepts, principles, and methodologies.

    • Prerequisite

      ACCTG 211 and ECON 102 and (SCM 200 or STAT 200)

  • 4
    credits

    Descriptive statistics, frequency distributions, probability, binomial and normal distributions, statistical inference, linear regression, and correlation.

    • 4
      credits

      Explores the ethical, political, social, legal and regulatory, technological, and demographic diversity environment of business.

      • Note

        A student may not receive credit toward graduation for both BLAW 243 and BA 243.

    • or:
      3
      credits

      Nature of finance function; risk and return concepts; working capital; dividend policies; mergers; security markets; acquisition and management of corporate capital; analysis of operations; forecasting capital requirements; raising capital; and planning profits. Available to baccalaureate students only.

      • Prerequisite

        (ENGL 15 or ENGL 30) and ACCTG 211 and (ECON 102 or ECON 104) and (SCM 200 or STAT 200)

    • or:
      3
      credits

      A survey of the major aspects of international business environment and operations with an emphasis on the cultural dimension.

    • or:
      3
      credits

      Study of fundamental principles and processes available to the understanding of management.

      • Prerequisite

        (ENGL 15 or ENGL 30) and (ECON 102 or ECON 104) and (MATH 021 or higher or satisfactory score on the mathematics placement examination)

    • or:
      3
      credits

      Covers terminology and important concepts related to marketing in the business environment. Domestic and international environments that impact marketing are included, with particular emphasis on the marketing environment, segmentation, positioning, and targeting.

      • Prerequisite

        ENGL 015 or ENGL 030; ECON 102 or ECON 104; MATH 021 or higher or satisfactory score on the mathematics placement examination.

  • 3
    credits

    Prepares students both to understand the communications that surrounds them and to succeed in their own communication efforts. The course focuses specifically on analyzing verbal and visual texts (reading) as well as on producing such texts (writing), always in terms of rhetorical principles.

  • 3
    credits

    Intermediate application development including algorithms, data structures, and object-oriented concepts.

    • Prerequisite

      A grade of C or better in IST 140 or CMPSC 121 or IST 240

    • 3
      credits

      This is an introductory university-level course in computer systems literacy. The history, architecture, and operation of computing systems and underlying computing theory are covered.

    • or:
      3
      credits

      Examines the relationship between physical capabilities, cognitive and social models, and philosophical issues pertinent to human-centered analysis, design and development work.

    • or:
      3
      credits

      The use, analysis, and design of information systems and technologies to organize, coordinate, and inform human enterprises.

    • 3
      credits

      Explores topics including enterprise-level analytics, big data, and analytics case studies in health care, manufacturing, HR, and financial services.

      • Prerequisite

        IST 210 and ETI 461

    • or:
      3
      credits

      Focuses on the design and system issues related to distributed database systems.

      • Prerequisite

        IST 220 and IST 242 and ETI 461

    • or:
      3
      credits

      Problem-based approach to technology integration by focusing on real-life problems faced by an organization.

      • Prerequisite

        ENGL 202C or ENGL 202D and seventh-semester standing (this course is intended for seniors)

Application Focus (select 12 credits)

The degree also includes a requirement for a coherent application focus. Students must schedule a sequence of courses in a discipline related to ETI, including business, economics, human-computer interaction, and cybersecurity, in consultation with their adviser. Students can pick one of the tracks below or create a custom 4-course application focus.

Application Development

Select 12 credits from below, with at least three (3) credits at the 400 level.

  • 3
    credits

    Introductory design and development studio course for IST and SRA students.

    • Prerequisite

      A grade of C or better in IST 242 or permission of program

  • 3
    credits

    Introduction to object-oriented applications including applications in an Object Oriented Design (OOD) language or OOD languages.

    • Prerequisite

      A grade of C or better in IST 242 or CMPSC 221

  • 3
    credits

    Second of two design and development studio courses for IST and SRA students.

    • Prerequisite

      A grade of C or better in IST 242

  • 3
    credits

    Introduction to distributed-object computing and its use in client/server and real-world computing applications.

    • Prerequisite

      A grade of C or better in IST 311

  • 3
    credits

    Introduction to the engineering of complex software systems including software system specification, design and implementation, integration and test, and evolution.

    • Prerequisite

      A grade of C or better in IST 311

Cybersecurity

Select 12 credits from below or any CYBER course at the 300 or 400 level, with at least three (3) credits at the 400 level.

  • 3
    credits

    This introductory course spans areas of security, risk, and analysis covering contexts in government agencies and business organizations.

  • 3
    credits

    Provides an understanding of the overview of information security including security architecture, access control, and internet secure applications.

    • Prerequisite

      SRA 111, IST 110, CMPSC 101

    • C or better

      A student enrolled in this course must receive a grade of C or better.

  • 3
    credits

    This studio course teaches four basic hands-on cyber-defense skills: configuring a firewall, implementing a host-based intrusion detection software tool, using the Metasploit tool to do penetration testing, and implementing a network intrusion detection tool.

    • Prerequisite

      (CYBER 100 or CYBER 100S) and IST 140

  • 3
    credits

    Fundamental issues and concepts of network security, network security technologies and protocols, and emerging technologies in network security.

  • 3
    credits

    Fundamental issues and concepts of computer forensics; aspects of computer and cybercrime; methods to uncover, protect, exploit, and document digital evidence; tools, techniques, and procedures to perform computer and cybercrime investigation.

Custom Application Focus

There is an option for a student to create a custom 4-course application focus sequence. It must be a coherent sequence of courses that provides context for the student in terms of ETI content. Students can select the custom application focus with approval from an academic adviser, and courses must be selected in consultation with an ETI teaching faculty member. Students may want to consider choosing courses that also fulfill US and/or IL requirements.

General Education Requirements

Some General Education requirements may be satisfied by courses required for the major. Students should work with an adviser to select courses.

  • Foundations: 15 credits  
    All courses require a grade of C or better. Inter-Domain courses may not be used for foundations requirements. 
    • Writing/Speaking: 9 credits 
    • Quantification: 6 credits 
      3-6 credits are selected from mathematics, applied mathematics, and statistics; 3 credits may be selected from computer science or symbolic logic. 
  • Knowledge Domains: 15 credits  
    Inter-Domain courses may not be used for knowledge domain requirements.
    • Health and Wellness (GHW): 3 credits 
    • Natural Sciences (GN): 3 credits 
    • Arts (GA): 3 credits 
    • Humanities (GH): 3 credits 
    • Social and Behavioral Sciences (GS): 3 credits  
  • Integrative Studies: 6 credits
    • Inter-Domain course work: 6 credits  
  • Exploration: 9 credits 
    • Natural Sciences (GN) (may be Inter-Domain): 3 credits
    • GA, GH, GN, GS, and Inter-Domain courses: 6 credits  
      May include 3 credits of World Language course work beyond the requirements of the student’s degree program or at the 12th credit level, whichever is higher.

These General Education Requirements are for students who started in summer 2023 or later. Students who started earlier can review the prior version of the general education requirements

Course Availability

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Costs and Financial Aid

Undergraduate Tuition

Undergraduate tuition is calculated based on the number of credits for which you register and the number of total credits you have accrued at or transferred to Penn State.

Tuition is due shortly after each semester begins and rates are assessed every semester of enrollment.

2023–24 Academic Year Rates

Tuition rates for the fall 2023, spring 2024, and summer 2024 semesters.

How many credits do you plan to take per semester?If you have 59 or fewer creditsIf you have 60 or more credits
11 or fewer$626 per credit$671 per credit
12–19$7,602 per semester$8,206 per semester

Undergraduate students taking more than 19 credits will be charged the flat tuition rate plus the regular per credit hour rate for each credit above 19. 

2024–25 Academic Year Rates

Tuition rates for the fall 2024, spring 2025, and summer 2025 semesters.

How many credits do you plan to take per semester?If you have 59 or fewer creditsIf you have 60 or more credits
11 or fewer$632 per credit$678 per credit
12–19$7,678 per semester$8,288 per semester

Undergraduate students taking more than 19 credits will be charged the flat tuition rate plus the regular per credit hour rate for each credit above 19. 

Financial Aid and Military Benefits

Some students may qualify for financial aid. Take the time to research financial aid, scholarships, and payment options as you prepare to apply. Military service members, veterans, and their spouses or dependents should explore these potential military education benefits and financial aid opportunities, as well.

How to Apply

Deadlines and Important Dates

Your degree application, including receipt of all transcripts, must be received by the following deadlines to be considered complete.

  • Summer DeadlineApply by March 15 to start May 13
  • Fall DeadlineApply by June 30 to start August 26
  • Spring DeadlineApply by October 31, 2024, to start January 13, 2025

New students are encouraged to complete the FAFSA by March 1. Please visit the Office of Student Aid website for more information about applying for financial aid and recommended deadlines.

Admissions Help

Thank you for your interest in applying to this program. Contact an admissions counselor to discuss your educational goals, financial aid options, and application deadlines.

Admission Requirements 

To apply for this program, you must be a high school graduate or have completed a GED. To gain admission to the College of Information Sciences and Technology, you must have earned three and a half units of high school mathematics (selected from any combination of algebra, geometry, and trigonometry or higher math courses) or you must meet one of the following equivalent college course work requirements by:

  • completing MATH 22 (College Algebra II and Analytic Geometry) or MATH 26 (Plane Trigonometry) OR a higher-level math course offered by Penn State, determined in consultation with your academic adviser
  • completing a trigonometry or higher-level course at another accredited institution with a grade of "C" or better
  • receiving sufficient scores on Advanced Placement calculus exams

Important: Penn State's math placement exam results are used to determine the appropriate starting point for math. The results are NOT sufficient for satisfying the entrance into the College of IST requirement. The requirement must be demonstrated by letter grade or transfer credit. For more information about the entrance into the College of IST requirement for this program, contact an adviser.

Once you are admitted to the pre-major in the College of Information Sciences and Technology, you will work closely with your academic adviser to gain entrance to the enterprise technology integration major.

What You Need

Applications are submitted electronically and include a nonrefundable application fee. You will need to upload the following items as part of your application:

High school transcripts or GED transcript — First-year applicants are required to submit Self-Reported Academic Records (SRAR). Official high school transcripts will only be required at the time a student accepts an offer of admission to Penn State.

Official college or university transcripts, if you attended another institution, and/or official military transcripts (if applicable). All college or university transcripts are required regardless of the length of time that has passed, the grades earned, or the accreditation of the institutions attended. Acceptance of transfer credit toward your degree is subject to final approval by the academic department. For detailed information, see the Transfer Students page.

Transcripts not in English must be accompanied by a certified translation. Please send your transcripts by mail or electronically through Parchment, eScrip-Safe, or the National Student Clearinghouse directly to Penn State from the college/university where coursework was attempted.

Submit official documents by mail to:

Undergraduate Admissions Office  
The Pennsylvania State University 
201 Shields Building 
University Park, PA 16802

English Proficiency — The language of instruction at Penn State is English. With some exceptions, international applicants must take and submit scores for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Minimum test scores and exceptions are found in the English Language Proficiency section on the Undergraduate Admissions International Requirements page. Visit the TOEFL website for testing information. Penn State's institutional code is 2660.

Start Your Application

Former Penn State students may not need to complete the admissions application. Please visit our Returning Students page for instructions. 

If this is your first time applying to Penn State, you'll need to complete the following steps:

  1. Review the application instructions before beginning.
  2. Complete the online application and submit all official documents.
  3. Pay the application fee.

Checking Your Status

You can check the status of your application by using the same login information established for the online application form and choosing "MyPennState — Check Application Status." Your decision letter (confirming your acceptance or denial) will be mailed four to six weeks after receipt of all application materials. An admissions counselor will contact you if additional information is required.

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Students graduating with an enterprise technology integration degree can be well prepared for success in systems integration and development, as well as IT and business consulting.


Job Titles Related to This Degree

The following roles are often held by people with this type of degree:

  • Application Systems Integrator
  • Business Technology Analyst
  • Business Technology Consultant
  • Database Analyst
  • Information Architect
  • Information Systems Analyst
  • Programmer Analyst

Employment Outlook for Occupational Fields Related to This Degree

Estimates of employment growth and total employment are provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and are subject to change. While these occupations are often pursued by graduates with this degree, individual outcomes may vary depending on a variety of factors. Penn State World Campus cannot guarantee employment in a given occupation.

Computer Systems Analysts

9.6%
employment growth (10 years)
505,210
total employment

Database Architects

10%
employment growth (10 years)
62,470
total employment

Database Administrators

7%
employment growth (10 years)
80,520
total employment

Career Services to Set You Up for Success

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From the day you're accepted as a student, you can access resources and tools provided by Penn State World Campus Career Services to further your career. These resources are beneficial whether you're searching for a job or advancing in an established career.

  • Opportunities to connect with employers
  • Career counselor/coach support
  • Occupation and salary information
  • Internships
  • Graduate school resources 

Integrated B.S./MPS

Earn both the Bachelor of Science in Enterprise Technology Integration and the Master of Professional Studies in Cybersecurity Analytics and Operations in this accelerated program.

The integrated undergraduate/graduate (IUG) program is designed for academically talented World Campus students to obtain both the Bachelor of Science in Enterprise Technology Integration and the Master of Professional Studies in Cybersecurity Analytics and Operations in less time than it would traditionally take to earn both degrees independently.

The IUG program is intended to provide accelerated graduate study in cybersecurity analytics and operations for promising undergraduate students, while emphasizing the development of advanced core information science knowledge and research skills.

The IUG program can help prepare individuals for research-oriented careers in fields such as health, education, and government. Some graduates of the master’s degree program in cybersecurity analytics and operations may opt to pursue doctoral studies.

Students must fulfill all degree requirements for each degree to be awarded that degree. Up to 12 credits can double count and apply to both the undergraduate and graduate degrees.

Prerequisites

Undergraduate students may apply for admission to the IUG program as early as the end of their sophomore year, if they meet the following admission requirements:

  • must be enrolled in a College of IST undergraduate degree program
  • must have completed entrance to their undergraduate major and must have completed 60 credits of an IST undergraduate degree program (Transfer students must have completed at least 15 credits at Penn State to enroll in an IUG.)
  • must have an overall GPA of 3.5 (on a 4.0 scale) in undergraduate course work and a minimum GPA of 3.5 in all course work completed for the major
  • must meet with both the Director of Undergraduate Academic Affairs and the Graduate Program Manager to declare interest and receive information about the IUG program. To request a meeting, please submit the College of IST - IUG Intention Form.

Application Materials

Admissions decisions for this program will be based on the quality of credentials and will be made after review of the complete application portfolio. A completed application portfolio must include:

  • the Penn State Graduate School application and application fee
  • References (2) — You will need to initiate the process through the online application by entering names, email addresses, and mailing addresses of two IST faculty contacts. Upon submission of your application, an email will be sent to each contact requesting they complete a brief online recommendation regarding your commitment for success in an online program. Please inform all recommenders that they must submit the form in order for your application to be complete
  • an approved plan of study — the plan should cover the entire time spent in the integrated program

Upon acceptance into the program, students will be assigned a graduate adviser who is a graduate faculty member. In addition, students will plan the remainder of their undergraduate program of study to complement their proposed plan of study.

Contact Us

To learn more about the Bachelor of Science in Enterprise Technology Integration, offered in partnership with the Penn State College of Information Sciences and Technology, please contact:

World Campus Admissions Counselors
Phone: 814-863-5386
[email protected]

Faculty

  • Megan Costello

    • Degree
      J.D., University of New Hampshire
    • Degree
      B.S., Information Sciences and Technology, Penn State

    Megan Costello is an assistant teaching professor of information sciences and technology. Her areas of interest are copyright and trademark registration, business law matters, contract disputes, and privacy law. Prior to her appointment in the College of IST, she was the founder and solo practitioner for a boutique law practice that focused on cyberlaw issues and intellectual property.

  • Fred Fonseca

    • Degree
      Ph.D., Spatial Information Science and Engineering, University of Maine
    • Degree
      M.S., Public Administration and Computer Science, Government School of the Joao Pinheiro Foundation, Minas Gerais, Brazil
    • Degree
      B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Catholic University of Minas Gerais, Brazil

    Dr. Fred Fonseca joined Penn State in 2001 as an assistant professor. His work in the areas of research, geographic information science, information science, and information systems has led to many journal papers, research grants from NSF and other agencies, and successful master's and doctoral students.

  • Marc Friedenberg

    • Degree
      J.D., Columbia Law School
    • Degree
      M.S., Information Sciences and Technology, Penn State
    • Degree
      B.S., Information Sciences and Technology, Penn State

    Marc Friedenberg joined the College of Information Sciences and Technology as an assistant teaching professor of information sciences and technology after practicing intellectual property and securities litigation for large law firms in New York. His legal practice experience also involved clerkships with federal judges in New York and Los Angeles.

  • David Fusco

    • Degree
      Ed.D., Educational Leadership and Management, Drexel University
    • Degree
      M.Ed., Saint Francis University
    • Degree
      B.S., Computer Science, Penn State

    Dr. David Fusco is an associate teaching professor and director of experiential learning in the College of Information Sciences and Technology at University Park. Dr. Fusco teaches courses in cybersecurity, enterprise technology integration, and leadership. In 2018, Dr. Fusco received the George J. McMurtry Faculty Excellence in Teaching and Learning Award.

  • Steven Haynes

    • Degree
      Ph.D., Information Systems, London School of Economics
    • Degree
      M.S., Information Systems, London School of Economics
    • Degree
      B.S., Management Information Systems, University of Massachusetts

    Dr. Steven Haynes worked at Apple Computer, Adobe Systems, and several start-up software companies in the United States and Europe prior to undertaking his doctoral studies. He has been involved in the development of commercial and custom software solutions as a programmer, designer, analyst, and application development project manager.

  • Mike Hills

    • Degree
      Ph.D., Information Sciences and Technology, Penn State
    • Degree
      M.S., Human Resource Administration, Central Michigan University
    • Degree
      B.S., Industrial Technology, Southern Illinois University

    Mike Hills served in the U.S. Air Force for nearly 30 years. As an operations officer and military planner supporting all manner of communications support, he served in various logistics and supply chain management positions that supported war efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as providing support for numerous natural disasters. His research interests in these areas are oriented toward national security and maintaining viable supply chains in contested environments.

  • David M. Hozza

    • Degree
      MPS, Information Sciences (Cybersecurity), Penn State
    • Degree
      B.S., Computer Science and Management, East Stroudsburg University

    David M. Hozza is a lecturer in information sciences and technology. Prior to his appointment, he had a 30-year career in the IT industry, with responsibilities in storage architecture, systems administration, data analysis, and leadership management. His areas of interest include cloud computing, cybersecurity, data protection and storage, and enterprise integration.

  • Johnson Kinyua

    • Degree
      Ph.D., Computer Science, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
    • Degree
      M.S., Digital Communications, University of Kent at Canterbury, United Kingdom
    • Degree
      B.S., Electronics Engineering, University College London, United Kingdom

    Dr. Johnson Kinyua has been an associate teaching professor with the College of IST since 2018. His career spans more than 35 years of teaching, research, and industry experience. He served as a director of a school for six years and as a dean for five years at different universities. His teaching interests are in cybersecurity, enterprise information systems, networks, computer architecture, operating systems, software engineering, database management systems, object-oriented programming, distributed database systems, and enterprise integration.

  • Lynette Kvasny Yarger

    • Degree
      Ph.D., Computer Information Systems, Robinson College of Business, Georgia State University
    • Degree
      M.S., Computer and Information Systems, Robinson College of Business, Georgia State University
    • Degree
      B.S., Computer and Information Systems, Mercy College

    Dr. Lynette Kvasny Yarger is an associate professor in the College of Information Sciences and Technology. Her areas of study include community computing initiatives in economically oppressed communities, the underrepresentation of women and minorities in the IT workforce, ethics and gender identity performance in online spaces, and the use of social media for political activism and social justice.

  • Richard Lomotey

    • Degree
      Ph.D., Computer Science, University of Saskatchewan
    • Degree
      MSc., Computer Science, University of Saskatchewan
    • Degree
      B.Sc., Computer Science, University of Cape Coast

    Dr. Richard Lomotey is a tenured associate professor of information sciences and technology at Penn State. He teaches a variety of courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and his research focuses on emerging technologies (such as mobile computing, IoT, and machine learning) in diverse domains, including health, agriculture, gamification, and enterprises.

  • Rosalie Ocker

    • Degree
      Ph.D., Computer and Information Science, Rutgers University Graduate School of Management
    • Degree
      MBA, Lehigh University
    • Degree
      B.A., Economics, Albright College

    Dr. Rosalie Ocker is an associate teaching professor in the College of Information Sciences and Technology at Penn State University Park. Prior to working in academia, Dr. Ocker was a consultant at Arthur Anderson (now Accenture), where she worked in the financial services sector, developing financial trading systems for firms on Wall Street. She also worked at Morgan Stanley as an internal consultant. Dr. Ocker teaches EA 871: Enterprise Architecture Foundations I and EA 594: Capstone Project.

  • Kaamran Raahemifar

    • Degree
      Ph.D., University of Windsor
    • Degree
      MASc, University of Waterloo

    Dr. Kaamran Raahemifar is a professor in the artificial intelligence and data science programs in the Penn State College of Information Sciences and Technology. He has several decades of combined experience in teaching, research, and administrative/executive services. He has research and teaching interests in applied optimization, data modeling and prediction, small and large system simulation and design, signal anomaly detection and testing, blockchain, data science, artificial intelligence, user experience, and smart-connected devices.

  • Jeffrey Rimland

    • Degree
      Ph.D., Information Sciences, Penn State
    • Degree
      B.S., Computer Science, Penn State

    Dr. Jeffrey Rimland is an assistant teaching professor of information sciences and technology. His areas of interest are software development, vocal synthesis techniques, information fusion, assistive mobile device technology, and human-centric information.


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