Sigmund Weis School of Business


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Richard E. Orwig, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Information Systems
Phone: 570-372-4380
Office Location: Apfelbaum Hall - Rm 301
Office Hours:
9 a.m. – 11 a.m., MWF
1 p.m. – 2 p.m., TTH

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Academic Credentials:
PHD, Univ of Arizona
MBA, Univ of Arizona
BA, Univ of Illinois Urbana
BS, Univ of Illinois Urbana

Prior to obtaining his Ph.D., Orwig worked for 13 years as a software engineer for Stenograph Corporation automating the shorthand machine that court reporters use. His research interests are business activity modeling for determining fitness of information systems to business activities and text analysis using neural network techniques to overcome information overload.

Orwig is currently involved in business activity modeling and activity-based costing research with local municipalities and companies supported by the Susquehanna Economic Development Association Council of Governments. He is also the principal investigator for a supplier excellence certification project involving a local company supported by Ben Franklin Technology Partners. He teaches E-Business Applications, Database Programming, Management Support Systems and Global Business Perspectives.


  • ACCT-503 Internship
  • HIST-390 British History/Culture London
  • HONS-301 British Theatre
  • INFS-174 Database Systems Analysis and Design
  • INFS-271 E-Business Applications Development
  • INFS-375 Database Programming
  • INFS-472 Management Support Systems
  • INFS-501 Independent Study
  • INFS-503 Information Systems Internship
  • MGMT-102 Global Business Perspectives
  • MGMT-133 British Theatre
  • MGMT-301 London Program Reflection Course
  • MGMT-351 Seminar in European Business Operations
  • MGMT-360 Management & Organizational Behavior
  • MGMT-390 Operations Management
  • OFFP-SWSB SWSB London Program Planning
  • OFFR-SWSB SWSB London Program Reflection

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