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Brief Vita

Jason H. Sharp, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Computer Information Systems
Box T-0170, Stephenville, TX 76402
Email: jsharp@tarleton.edu
Phone: (254) 968-9738
Fax: (254) 968-9345
Full Vita

Primary Teaching / Research Interest

  1. Information Systems

Specific Research Interests

  1. Systems Analysis and Design
  2. Information Systems
  3. Global Information Technology

Specific Teaching Interests

  1. Programming Languages
  2. Systems Analysis and Design
  3. Information Systems

Education

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Information Science), 2008
    University of North Texas, Denton, TX, USA
  • Master of Science (Information Systems), 2001
    Tarleton State University, Stephenville, TX
  • Master of Divinity, 1997
    Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, TX
  • Bachelor of Science (Computer Information Systems), 1992
    Tarleton State University, Stephenville, TX

Work Experience

  • 2013-Present, Associate Professor, Computer Information Systems, Tarleton State University
  • 2010-2011, Interim Department Head, Computer Information Systems, Tarleton State University
  • 2008-2013, Assistant Professor, Computer Information Systems, Tarleton State University
  • 2001-2008, Instructor, Computer Information Systems, Tarleton State University
  • 1995-2001, Custom Database Development for Small Businesses
  • 2000-2001, Graduate Assistant, Tarleton State University
  • 2000-2001, Consultant, Pecan Valley MHMR, Stephenville, TX
  • 1999-2000, Systems Support Specialist, Pecan Valley MHMR, Stephenville, TX
  • 1997-1999, University Minister, Valley Grove Baptist Church, Stephenville, TX
  • 1993-1997, Intern, Baptist Student Ministries, Stephenville, TX

Courses Taught

  • CIS 103, Computer Concepts and Applications, 8 semesters
  • CIS 104, Intro to Computer Information Systems and Programming, 6 semesters
  • CIS 110, Intro to Programming Logic and Design, 6 semesters
  • CIS 212, Intro to COBOL, 2 semesters
  • CIS 240, Intro to C++, 2 semesters
  • CIS 241, Intro to Visual Basic, 3 semesters
  • CIS 242, Intro to Java, 2 semesters CIS 304, Topics in Programming: Introduction to C# Programming, 1 semester
  • CIS 304, Topics in Programming: Java Programming, 1 semester
  • CIS 330, C Programming, 4 semesters
  • CIS 332, Java Programming, 4 semesters
  • CIS 333, C# Programming, 6 semesters
  • CIS 340, Advanced C++, 4 semesters
  • CIS 341, Advanced Visual Basic, 3 semesters
  • CIS 342, Advanced Java, 4 semesters
  • CIS 343, Advanced C#, 5 semesters
  • CIS 447, Advanced Database Systems, 2 semesters
  • CIS 507, Systems Analysis and Design for Managers, 2 semesters
  • CIS 516, Applied Database Management, 2 semesters
  • CIS 520, Seminar on Computer Based Systems (Java), 1 semester
  • CIS 549, Topics in Programming (ASP.NET), 2 semesters CIS 549, Topics in Programming (C#), 1 semester
  • CIS 549, Topics in Programming (Mobile Application Development for Android), 1 semester
  • CIS 590, Selected Topics in CIS: Agile Systems Development, 2 semesters

Publications

  1. "A Comparison of Student Academic Performance with Traditional, Online, and Flipped Instructional Approaches in a C# Programming Course". Journal of Information Technology Education: Innovations in Practice, 16, 215-231. 
  2. "Enhancing Student Success in Online Learning Experiences Through the Use of Self-Regulation Strategies," with Laurie A. Sharp, Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 27(2), pp. 57-75, 2016.
  3. "Global Agile Team Design: An Informing Science Perspective," with Sherry D. Ryan and Victor R. Prybutok, Informing Science: The International Journal of an Emerging Transdiscipline, Vol. 17, pp. 175-187, 2014.
  4. "An Exploratory Study of the Use of Video as an Instructional Tool in an Introductory C# Programming Course," with Leah A. Schultz, Information Systems Education Journal, Vol. 11(6), pp. 33-39, 2013.
  5. "Investigating Ways to use Facebook at the University Level: A Delphi Study," with Michael J. Magro, Katie A. Ryan, and Sherry D. Ryan, in Issues in Informing Science and Information Technology, Vol. 10, pp. 295-311, 2013.
  6. "Leadership and Knowledge Management in an E-Government Environment," with Sherry D. Ryan, Xiano Zhang, and Victor R. Prybutok, in Administrative Sciences, Vol. 2(1), pp. 63-81, 2012.
  7. "Best Practices for Configuring Globally Distributed Agile Teams," with Sherry D. Ryan, in Journal of Information Technology Management, Vol. 23(4), pp. 56-63, 2011.
  8. "Global Agile Team Configuration," with Sherry D. Ryan, in Journal of Strategic Innovation and Sustainability, Vol. 7(1), pp. 120-134, 2011.
  9. "Exploring Educational and Cultural Adaptation through Social Networking," with Sherry D. Ryan and Michael J. Magro, in Journal of Information Technology Education, Vol. 10, pp. 1-16, 2011.
  10. "Whats All the FOSS? How freedom and openness are changing the face of our educational landscape," with Jason B. Huett and Kim C. Huett, in International Journal of Open Source Software and Processes, Vol. 2(1), pp. 1-14, 2010.
  11. "A Theoretical Framework of Component-Based Software Development Phases," with Sherry D. Ryan, in The DATA BASE for Advances in Information Systems, Vol. 41(1), pp. 56-75, 2010.
  12. "The Effect of Class Duration on Academic Performance in an Introductory Computer Class," with Leah A. Schultz, in Information Systems Education Journal, 2008.
  13. "Development, Extension, and Application: A Review of the Technology Acceptance Model,” in Information Systems Education Journal, Vol. 5(9), pp. 1-11, 2007.
  14. "The Use of Open Source Software in Education," with Jason B. Huett, in Information Systems Education Journal, Vol. 4(45), pp. 1-10, 2006.
  15. "Importance of Learner-Learner Interaction in Distance Education," with Jason B. Huett, in Information Systems Education Journal, Vol. 4(46), pp. 1-10, 2006.

Conference Proceedings/Workshop Presentations

  1. "The Flipped C# Programming Classroom: What students had to say," Second EDSIG Conference on Information Systems and Computer Education (referred), Las Vegas, NV, 2016.
  2. "Traditional, Online, and Flipped: A Preliminary Analysis of Instructional Approaches on Student Performance in a C# Programming Course," Twenty-Second Americas Conference on Information Systems, San Diego, CA, 2016.
  3. "MOOCs as a Supplement to Classroom Instruction: An Instructor's Perspective," First EDSIG Conference on Information Systems and Computing Education (referred), Wilmington, NC, 2015.
  4. "Journey Toward a Flipped C# Programming Class: An Experience Report,"Thirty-First Information Systems Educators Conference (refereed), Baltimore, MD, 2014.
  5. "If We Build Them, Will They Watch? A Preliminary Analysis of Students' Use of Professor-Created Videos in an Undergraduate Visual Basic Programming Class," with Laurie A. McAdams, Thirtieth Information Systems Educators Conference (refereed), San Antonio, TX, 2013.
  6. "Investigating Ways to use Facebook at the University Level," with Michael J. Magro, Katie A. Ryan, and Sherry D. Ryan, InSITE 2013 Conference (referred), Porto, Portugal, 2013.
  7. "Meaningful Engagement in the Classroom: Ideas for Developing Active Teaching Techniques," with Kayla W. Peak, Christopher Guthrie, Javier Garza, and Hussain Jafri, The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) Virtual Conference, 2013
  8. "An Exploratory Study of the use of Video as an Instructional Tool in an Introductory C# Programming Course," with Leah A. Schultz, Twenty-Ninth Information Systems Educators Conference (refereed), New Orleans, LA, 2012.
  9. "Facebook's use in Higher Education," with Michael J. Magro, Katie A. Ryan, Sherry D. Ryan, Eighteenth Americas Conference on Information Systems (refereed), Seattle, WA, 2012.
  10. "From Sage on the Stage to Engage: Active Teaching Techniques," with Kayla W. Peak, Christopher Guthrie, Barry D. Lambert, Javier Garza, and Credence Baker, The Teaching Professors Conference (referred), Washington, DC, 2012.
  11. "Strategies for Implementing Course Re-design," with Kayla W. Peak, Christopher Guthrie, and Credence Baker, The Teaching Professors Conference (referred), Washington, DC, 2012.
  12. "Active Teaching Techniques for the Classroom," with Kayla W. Peak, Christopher Guthrie, Barry D. Lambert, Javier Garcia, and Credence Baker, Excellence in Teaching Conference - The Center for Instructional Innovation, Stephenville, TX, 2012.
  13. "Semiotics as a Theoretical Foundation of Information Design," Fourth Conference on Information Systems Applied Research (refereed), Wilmington, NC, 2011.
  14. "Exploring Social Networking as an Aid to Acculturation," with Sherry D. Ryan and Michael J. Magro, Proceedings of Organizations and Society in Information Systems (OASIS) 2010 Workshop, St. Louis, Missouri, USA, Sprouts: Working Papers on Information Systems, 10(112).
  15. "Integration of Facebook Presence in Print Advertising," with Leah A. Schultz, Proceedings of Organizations and Society in Information Systems (OASIS) 2010 Workshop, St. Louis, Missouri, USA, Sprouts: Working Papers on Information Systems.
  16. "Global Agile Team Configuration," with Sherry D. Ryan, Third Conference on Information Systems Applied Research (refereed), Nashville, TN, 2010.
  17. "A Sociotechnical Perspective for Analyzing Virtual Agile Software Development Teams," with Michael J. Magro, Sherry D. Ryan, and Victor R. Prybutok, Proceedings of Organizations and Society in Information Systems (OASIS) 2009 Workshop, Phoenix, Arizona, USA, Sprouts: Working Papers on Information Systems, 9(56).
  18. "Using Social Networking for Educational Enhancement," with Micheal J. Magro and Sherry D. Ryan, Decision Sciences Institute 40th Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, 2009.
  19. "Component-Based Software Development: Life Cycles and Design-Science Recommendations," with Sherry D. Ryan, Second Conference on Information Systems Applied Research (refereed), Washington, DC, 2009.
  20. "Using Social Networking for Educational and Cultural Adaptation: An Exploratory Study," with Michael J. Magro, Sherry D. Ryan, and Katie A. Ryan, Fifteenth Americas Conference on Information Systems (refereed), San Francisco, CA, 2009.
  21. "A Leadership Knowledge Management Model for E-Government: A Preliminary Empirical Test," with Xiaoni Zhang, Victor Prybutok, and Sherry Ryan, Fourteenth Americas Conference on Information Systems (refereed), Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 2008.
  22. "A Preliminary Conceptual Model for Exploring Global Agile Teams," with Sherry D. Ryan, Ninth International Conference on Agile Processes and eXtreme Programming in Software Engineering (refereed), Limerick, Ireland, 2008.
  23. "Globally Distributed Agile Teams: A Preliminary Conceptual Model for Exploring the Dimensions Contributing to Successful Team Configuration," Lero, the Irish Software Research Centre (invited), Limerick, Ireland, 2008.
  24. "E-Government Initiatives: Multinational Perspective," with Bashorat Ibragimova, meeting of the Special Interest Group on Electronic Government, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, 2007.
  25. "The Successful Configuration of Global Agile Teams," with Sherry D. Ryan and Bashorat Ibragimova, Organizations and Society in Information Systems workshop, International Federation for Information Processing Group 8.2, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, 2007.
  26. "The Effect of Class Duration on Academic Performance and Attendance in an Introductory Computer Class," with Leah A. Schultz, Twenty-Fourth Information Systems Educators Conference (refereed), Pittsburgh, PA, 2007.
  27. "A Research Framework for Investigating the Successful Configuration of Globally Distributed Agile Teams,” with Sherry D. Ryan, Thirteenth Americas Conference on Information Systems (refereed), Keystone, CO, 2007.
  28. "Development, Extension, and Application: A Review of the Technology Acceptance Model," Twenty-Third Information Systems Educators Conference (refereed), Dallas, TX, 2006.
  29. "A Review of Component-Based Software Development," with Sherry D. Ryan, Twenty-Sixth International Conference on Information Systems (refereed), Las Vegas, NV, 2005.
  30. "Importance of Learner-Learner Interaction in Distance Education," with Jason B. Huett, Twenty-Second Information Systems Educators Conference (refereed), Columbus, OH, 2005.
  31. "The Use of Open Source Software in Education," with Jason B. Huett, Twenty-Second Information Systems Educators Conference (refereed), Columbus, OH, 2005.
  32. "Perceived Importance of Interaction Types Among Learners in Distance Learning", Educational Research Exchange, Denton, TX, 2005.

Work in Progress

  1. Course redesign in the information systems discipline

Special Awards and Honors

  1. Jack & Louise Arthur Excellence in Teaching Award, 2017, Tarleton State University
  2. O.A. Grant Teaching Award, 2017, College of Business Administration
  3. Online Learning Consortium (OLC) Excellence in Online Teaching Nominee, 2015, Tarleton State University
  4. Faculty Excellence in Student Success Award, 2015, College of Business Administration
  5. Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation Teaching Award - Piper Professor Nominee, 2014, Tarleton State University
  6. Faculty Excellence in Scholarship Award, 2014, Tarleton State University
  7. Faculty Excellence in Scholarship Award, 2014, College of Business Administration
  8. Fulbright Scholar Program Finalist, 2014
  9. Best Paper, "Investigating Ways to Use Facebook at the University Level: A Delphi Study", InSITE, 2013
  10. O.A. Grant Excellence in Teaching Award, 2013, College of Business Administration
  11. Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning Award, 2012, College of Business Administration
  12. The Texas A&M University System Student Recognition Award for Teaching Excellence, Tarleton State University, 2012
  13. Outstanding Research Productivity Award, 2011, College of Business Administration
  14. Americas Conference on Information Systems Doctoral Consortium, 2008
  15. Best Ph.D. Student Paper, "Development, Extension, and Application: A Review of the Technology Acceptance Model", Information Systems Educators Conference, 2006.
  16. Best Ph.D. Student Paper, "The Use of Open Source Software in Education", Information Systems Educators Conference, 2005.
  17. Ph.D. Student Paper Distinguished Writing Award, "Importance of Learner-Learner Interaction in Distance Education", Information Systems Educators Conference, 2005.
  18. Dean’s Academic List (1994& 1997), Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
  19. Distinguished Student Award (1988-1992), Tarleton State University

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Updated: August 23, 2017