Dr. Edward Harris

Associate Professor of Information Systems Technologies

(Updated 03/28/13) 

Personal Information

Contact Information:
Office: DV 137G
Phone: 801-395-3552
Email: edharris@weber.edu


Education

Ph.D. Utah State University, Businss Information Systems

Dissertation: Impact of the Western Governors University of Postsecondary Distance Education in States Funding and Not Funding the Western Governors University

Dissertation nominated for National Research Award (2003) Delta Pi Epsilon, National Honorary Graduate Society

M.B.A. Utah State University, Businss Administration, Finance Emphasis

B.S. Utah State University, Physics Major; Math & Economics Minors

Certifications

Certified Novell Instructor (CNI) 1995

Certified Novell Engineer (CNE) 1994

Certified Novell Administrator (CNA) 1993

Certified Management Accountant (CMA) 1993

New York Stock Exchange Registered Representative, 1987

Security Dealer of the National Association of Security Dealers, 1987


Academic Experience

2005 – Present       Weber State University, Ogden, Utah

Associate Professor:  Information Systems & Technologies

                               Department Chair, 2006-2011

2001 – 2005       Morehead State University, Morehead, Kentucky

                              Assistant Professor of Information Systems

2001 – Summer   Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida

                                Visiting Professor

1989 – 2001     Southern Utah University, Cedar City, Utah

                            Awarded Sabbatical for Ph. D. coursework, 1996

                            Tenured, 1995

                             Information Systems Program Director, 1995

                             Associate Professor, 1992

                             Assistant Professor, 1989

                             

1987 – 1989       College of Eastern Utah, Price, Utah

                             Instructor and Director of the Small Business

                             Development Center

 

Industry Experience

1994 – Present     Alert Rentals, LLC, Cedar City & Salt Lake City, Utah

1992 – 1997           Alert Medical & Oxygen Supply, LLC, Cedar City, Utah

                               Chairman of the Board, and major stockholder

1990 – 1992         Curatech Labs, Inc., St. George, Utah

                               Member of Board of Directors

1987 – Present    Cache Valley Oxygen, Inc. – Home Care Center, 

Logan, Utah

                               Member of Board of Directors and Corporate Officer

1986 - 1987           LightSpeed Computing, Inc., Salt Lake City, Utah

                               Vice President

1975 – 1986           Alpine Valley, Inc., Logan, Utah

                  President, CEO and major stockholder

Publications, Presentations, Reviews, Chairs

Peer Reviewed Journal Publications:

"An Exploratory Investigation of the Impact of Surprise Interviews with Former Graduates on Online Students Learning in an Introductory IT Course" Le, Taowen; Zhang, Jin; Harris, G. Edward, Refereed Journal Article; International Journal of Internet and Enterprise Management, 2011

 “The Successful Development and Implementation of a Graduate Certificate in an Undergraduate Program” Harris, G. Edward; Swedin, Eric; Harris, Matthew; Yu, Zhuolin; Refereed Journal Article;  Journal of the Utah Academy of Sciences Arts & Letters, May 15, 2009.

“The Development and Implementation of Online Undergraduate and Graduate Systems Security Courses: Lessons Learned” Refereed Journal Article, Harris, G. Edward, Ph.D. Kelley, George, Ph.D.,  Organization Systems Research Association (OSRA), Information Technology, Learning, and Performance Journal, Vol. 22, No. 3, p65-82 (2006).

Peer Reviewed Journal Manuscripts Under Review:

“Western Governors University: A Survey of the Effect on Colleges in Utah, Colorado, Michigan, and Iowa”  G. Edward Harris, Dennis J. LaBonty, Matthew E. Harris; for publication in the Journal of Information Systems Education

Peer Reviewed Journal Manuscripts in Process:  

“Network Virtualization and Security: Current Status and Future Challenges”

 Swedin, Eric; Song, Seokwoo; Harris, G. Edward; Drake, Andrew 

“The Development and Implementation of a Unique Model for Teaching Telecommunications, Network Setup, and Network Administration”  G. Edward Harris, Zhuolin Yu

Conference Presentations and Proceedings:

“An Analytical View of China as a Software Outsourcing Outlet” Taowen Le.  Utah Academy of Science Arts and Letters, Salt Lake Community College, SLC, Ut. (Presentation only) April 8, 2011

“Network Virtualization and Security: Current Status and Future Challenges” Andrew Drake, Seokwoo Song, G. Edward Harris, Eric Swedin.  Presentation at the 52nd National Mountain Plains Management Conference, Weber State University, Ogden Utah, October 6-8, 2010.

“The Usefulness of Advisory Boards in Academic Departments” G. Edward Harris, Dave Norwood, Tim Martin, Paul Erickson, Panel Presentation at the 52nd National Mountain Plains Management Conference, Weber State University, Ogden Utah, October 6-8, 2010.

“The Pedagogical Advantages and Disadvantages of Using Virtual Machines When Teaching System Administration, Networking, or Information Security” Eric Swedin, Andy Drake, G. Edward Harris, Matthew Harris, accepted for presentation at the 51th National Mountain Plains Management Conference, Mesa State College, Grand Junction Colorado, October 7-9, 2009.

“Incorporating a Training Construct into the Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology” Matthew E. Harris, Robert Mills, G. Edward Harris, accepted for presentation and published in the conference proceedings at the 50th National Mountain Plains Management Conference, Idaho State University, Pocatello, Idaho, October 8-10, 2008.

“The Development and Implementation of a Graduate Certificate in an Undergraduate Program” G. Edward Harris, Eric Swedin, Matthew Harris, Zhuolin Yu, refereed, presented and published in the conference proceedings, Utah Academy of Sciences Arts & Letters Conference, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, March 21, 2008.

“The Development and Implementation of a Unique Model for Teaching Telecommunications, Network Setup, and Network Administration”  G. Edward Harris, Zhuolin Yu, Matthew Harris, refereed, presented and published in the conference proceedings, Utah Academy of Sciences Arts & Letters Conference, Southern Utah University, Cedar City, Utah, April 13, 2007.

Chairs

Chair of the 52nd National Mountain Plains Management Conference, Weber State University, Ogden Utah, October 6-8, 2010.

Member of the board of directors of the Mountain Plains Management Conference, 2008-2012

Professional Development:

2008    Attended the Conference of Information Technology, Oct 19-22, Salt Lake City, UT

2008    Attended Academic Impressions Conference on “Enhancing and Assessing Student Learning Using E-Portfolios” Aug 11-13, Park City, UT

2006    Attended the day-long “Adjunct Faculty Seminar Sessions” Davis Campus, WSU

2006    Attended Seminar on “Organizing your Professional File” by Mike Vaughan, WSU

2006    Joined the Teaching and Learning book club reading and discussing in our group “The Art of Changing the Brain” WSU

2006    Attended 6-day System Administration Network Security (SANS) conference: “Hacker Techniques, Exploits, & Incident Handling” funded by a Vitality Grant, Honolulu, HI.

2005    Attended 2 of 3 seminars on Franklin Covey “Seven Habits of Highly Effective People.”

2005    Completed the WebCT Training Module and Examination.

2005    SAM & TOM Training Seminar - Training seminar from Course Technologies on using SAM & TOM testing software (August 10, 2004).

Grants:

Perkins Grant, Weber State University, $33,328 for computer equipment, July 2011 (funded) 

Perkins Grant, Weber State University, $61, 013 for computer equipment, July 2010 (funded)

Perkins Grant, Weber State University, $38, 714 for computer equipment, July 2009 (funded)

Perkins Grant, Weber State University, $44,638 for computer equipment, July 2008 (funded)

Perkins Grant, Weber State University, $33,742 for computer equipment, July 2007 (funded)

Perkins Grant, Weber State University, $23,636 for computer equipment, July 2006 (funded)

Vitality Grant, Weber State University, $4,000 for Information Security Research. November 2005 (funded)

 

Professional Consulting:
  • Novell, Inc.                                               Provo, Utah
  • Tates, Inc.                                                 Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Utah Power and Light                              Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Brigham Home Care Center                     Brigham City, Utah
  • Experiencing America, Inc.                      Cedar City, Utah
  • Duce Marine                                             Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Stouts, Inc.                                                Kansas City, Missouri
  • Honda of Las Vegas                                 Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Young Electric Sign Company                 Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Sinclair Oil Company                                Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Little America Hotels                               Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Honda of Bountiful                                  Bountiful, Utah
  • Leavitt Insurance, Inc.                              Cedar City, Utah
  • Paiute Housing Authority                         Cedar City, Utah

Committee Assignments

  • Member of the Davis Campus Student Affairs Advisory Board, 2010-Present
  • Member of the Goddard School of Business & Economics (GSBE) Strategic Planning Committee, WSU 2007-Present
  • Co-Chair of the GSBE Infrastructure and Information Technology Committee (IITC), WSU 2006-Present
  • Member of the Community Involvement Center  (CIC) Advisory Board, WSU 2007-Present
  • Member of the Online Learning Steering Committee, WSU 2007-Present

Extra-University Service

  • Institute of Certified Management Accountants, member
  • Small Business Institute Directors Association (SBIDA), Regional Seven State Association, Vice President, President
  • Industrial Development Board, member
  • Steering Committee for the County Association of Governments, member
  • American Diabetes Association, Local Chapter Chair
  • Boy Scouts of America, Committee Chair

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