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Joseph H. Schuessler
Associate Professor and Department Head of Marketing and Computer Information Systems
Contact Information
Office:Business Building, 159

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Courses Offered


Research and Scholarly Activities

Research Activities
  • My research stream is focused on personal and organizational security posture. Specifically, the positions that organizations and individuals place themselves in as it relates to information systems security based on personal/professional characteristics.
Scholarly Activities
  • I regularly attend discipline related conferences, present research conducted, and pursue appropriate journal outlets for my research.


Refereed Publications
Non-Refereed Publications
  • Schuessler, J. (Presenter & Author), MIS Departmental Seminar, "Information Systems Security: A Preliminary Stage Theory," MIS Department, Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania. (December 9, 2009).
  • Schuessler, J. (Presenter & Author), ISRC Annual Meeting, "General Deterrence Theory: Assessing Information Systems Security Effectiveness in Large Versus Small Business," ISRC, Denton, Texas. (December 6, 2007).

Professional Affiliations & Accreditations


  • Ph.D., Business Computer Information Systems, University of North Texas, 2009.
  • M.S., Information Technology, University of North Texas, 2003
  • M.B.A., Business Computer Information Systems, University of North Texas, 2001
  • B.B.A., Strategic Management, University of North Texas, 1994

Graduate Group Memberships

  • Tarleton State University Graduate Faculty Status

Joseph H. Schuessler

Teaching Interests:

  • Networking
  • Security
  • Social Media
  • Emerging Technologies

Research Interests:

  • Security Posture
  • Security Breaches
  • Hacking