Information Systems

Paul Beckman, Ph.D.

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Paul A. Beckman received his B.S. (Geology, 1984) and B.S. (Geophysics, 1985) from the University of Minnesota-Minneapolis and his M.S.M. (Management Information Systems, 1984), M.S.I.E. (Human Factors, 1996), and Ph.D. (Management Information Systems, 1996) from Purdue University-West Lafayette, IN.

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Professor
Office: 
BUS 301
Phone: 
(415)338-6240
Office Hours: 
No Summer 2018 Office Hours
Terminal Degree: 
Ph.D.
Education: 
  • B.S. in Geology (1985), University of Minnesota-Minneapolis
  • B.S. in Geophysics (1986), University of Minnesota-Minneapolis
  • M.S. in Management with an emphasis in Management Information Systems (1988), Purdue University-West Lafayette
  • M.S. in Industrial Engineering with an emphasis in Human Factors (1996), Purdue University-West Lafayette
  • Ph.D. in Management with an emphasis in Management Information Systems (1996), Purdue University-West Lafayette
Research Interests: 
  • Human performance
  • Virtual reality and virtual environments
  • Task:interface concordance in information searches
  • Wireless mesh networks
  • Impact of social connectedness on task performance
Honors and Awards: 
  • Central Research Grant, Institute for Defense Analyses ($10,000) (1994)
  • SFSU Research and Professional Development Assigned Time award (1998)
  • College of Business Dean's Research Fellowship ($10,000) (1998)
  • Research and Professional Development grant ($5,000) (2000)
  • Vice President

Robert Nickerson, Ph.D.

Robert C. Nickerson is professor of information systems in the College of Business at San Francisco State University.

His areas of specialization include taxonomy development in IS, wireless/mobile systems, electronic commerce systems, crowdsourcing, and database systems. He has published numerous research papers in these and other areas, and he has written a number of invited papers, research reports, and articles for industry publications.

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Role: 
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Professor
Office: 
BUS 301
Phone: 
(415) 338-7477
Office Hours: 
No Summer 2018 Office Hours
Terminal Degree: 
Ph.D.
Education: 
  • B.S. in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research (1968), University of California, Berkeley
  • M.S. in Business Administration (1969), University of California, Berkeley
  • Ph.D. in Information Sciences (1978), University of California, Santa Cruz

Sam Gill, MBA

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  • Professor Emeritus, San Francisco State University, College of Business, 1981
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Professor
Office: 
BUS 301
Phone: 
(415)338-6240
Office Hours: 
No Summer 2018 Office Hours
Advising Duties & Hours: 
None
Terminal Degree: 
MBA
Education: 
  • M.B.A. (1972), San Francisco State University
Research Interests: 
  • Business Intelligence
  • Information Technology Resource Management
  • Software Testing and Quality Assurance
  • Business Process Management
  • Open Source Web Design and Development
  • Software Project Management
  • Management of Information Security

Sameer Verma, Ph.D.

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Professor Sameer Verma is professor of Information Systems at San Francisco State University.

His research focuses on the diffusion and adoption of innovative technologies. He is currently working on several academic research projects which include the diffusion of open source software, sustainable IT in rural and remote environments, and the impact of offline networks.

In addition to his academic work, Professor Verma has worked with companies in consulting capacity in the areas of content analysis, management and delivery.

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Faculty
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Professor
Office: 
SCI 359
Phone: 
(415)338-7016
Office Hours: 
W 1:00pm-2:00pm (R1 Session)
Terminal Degree: 
Ph.D.
Education: 
  • B. Engg. (1992), Osmania University, India
  • Ph.D. (2000), Georgia State University
Research Interests: 
  • Content Management and Delivery
  • Business Models of Open Source Software
  • Management of Mobile Networks
  • Adaptable Messaging Systems
  • Identity Management on Mobile Networks
  • Sustainable IT
  • Resource-constrained networks
Professional Associations: 
  • Decision Sciences Institute (DSI)
  • Association of information Systems (AIS)

Lutfus Sayeed, Ph.D.

Lutfus Sayeed is a professor of information systems (IS) in the College of Business at San Francisco State University.

His teaching interests include management of information technology for strategic advantage, business process management, and business intelligence.

Professor Sayeed was the principal investigator (PI) of two Business and International Education (BIE) grants and one Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Languages (UISFL) grant from the Department of Education. SFSU has been awarded over $540,000 through these three Title VI Federal grants.

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Role: 
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Professor
Office: 
SCI 364
Phone: 
(415)338-6296
Office Hours: 
MT 11:30am-12:30pm (R1 Session)
Terminal Degree: 
Ph.D.
Education: 
  • B.S. (1982), State University of New York
  • M.S. (1989), Georgia State University
  • Ph.D. (1991), Georgia State University
Honors and Awards: 
  • Fulbright Fellow (December 2002-April 2003)
  • Best Paper Award in the MIS Track, Western DSI Conference (2001 Proceedings of the Western Decision Sciences)
  • Principal Investigator, Department of Education BIE Grant, $191,000
  • Principal Investigator, Department of Education UISFL Grant, $171,000
  • Principal Investigator, Department of Education BIE Grant, $178,000
  • Guest Fellow, Dipartimento di Economia, Universit_ dell

Brenda Mak, Ph.D.

Professor Mak received the M.S. in industrial administration degree from Carnegie Mellon University, the M.S. in statistics and Ph.D. in business from Northwestern University.

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Role: 
Faculty
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Professor
Office: 
SCI 318/BUS 214
Phone: 
(415)405-0575
Office Hours: 
No Summer 2018 Office Hours
Terminal Degree: 
Ph.D.
Education: 
  • M.S. in Industrial Administration (1986), Carnegie Mellon University
  • M.S. in Statistics (1989), Northwestern University
  • Ph.D. in Business (1991), Northwestern University

Nasser Shahrasbi, Ph.D.

Nasser Shahrasbi is an Assistant Professor of Information Systems (IS) in the College of Business at San Francisco State University. He earned his Ph.D. in Business Administration from HEC Montreal in August 2016.

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Role: 
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Assistant Professor
Office: 
BUS 309
Phone: 
(415)338-6348
Office Hours: 
No Summer 2018 Office Hours
Terminal Degree: 
Ph.D.
Education: 
  • Ph.D. in Business Administration (2016), HEC Montreal
Research Interests: 
  • organizational readiness in organizational IT-based transformations (qualitative and quantitative methods)
Professional Associations: 
  • Association of Information Systems (AIS)
  • Administrative Sciences Association of Canada (ASAC)