Information Systems

David Chao, Ph.D.

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Role: 
Faculty
Department: 
Position: 
Professor, Department Chair
Office: 
BUS 305
Phone: 
(415) 405-2594
Office Hours: 
M 6:00pm-7:00pm; W 2:00pm-4:00pm
Terminal Degree: 
Ph.D.
Education: 
  • B.S. (1976), National Taiwan University
  • M.A. in Applied Mathematics (1982), University of Georgia
  • Ph.D. in Information Systems with an emphasis in Computer Science/Management Science (1990), University of Washington
Research Interests: 
  • Management of Database Snapshots and Materialized Views
  • Management of Web Documents Warehouse
  • Maintaining Web Site Snapshot
Honors and Awards: 
  • Certificate of Recognition for Outstanding Contributions to Teaching (1998)
  • College of Business Dean's Research Award (1996)

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.

Role: 
Faculty
Department: 
Position: 
Professor
Office: 
BUS 301
Phone: 
(415) 338-6240
Office Hours: 
TTH 1:00pm-2:00pm, 5:50pm-6:50pm
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

Sam Gill, M.B.A.

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  • Professor Emeritus, San Francisco State University, College of Business, 1981
Role: 
Faculty
Department: 
Position: 
Professor
Office: 
BUS 301
Phone: 
(415) 338-6240
Office Hours: 
On Leave
Advising Duties & Hours: 
None
Terminal Degree: 
M.B.A.
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

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: 
Faculty
Department: 
Position: 
Professor
Office: 
BUS 206D
Phone: 
(415) 338-7477
Office Hours: 
M 2:00pm-4:00pm (BUS 206D); W 5:30pm-6:30pm (DTC)
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