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James J. Pomykalski, Ph.D.

Department: Management

Associate Professor of Management

  • Education
  • PHD, University of Virginia
  • MS, Purdue University
  • BA, Saint Norbert College
James Pomykalski

When I interviewed at Susquehanna in 2001, I felt that I was back home. I graduated in 1981 from St. Norbert College, a small, private, liberal arts college in De Pere, Wis. In my undergraduate experience I was challenged by caring faculty who took a personal interest in me both as a student and a person; the challenge they presented to me on a daily basis was for my betterment. I wanted to experience that same feeling, now from the other side of the desk; student interactions are, by far, the most enjoyable part of my teaching experience.

While I was a math major at St. Norbert, my most fulfilling and challenging, course was from Dr. Ken Zahorski; it was in Shakespeare during my junior year. I took the course to fulfill my literature requirement and Dr. Zahorski taught me not only how to write better, but also the importance of writing to make you a better thinker. He was "brutally honest" with his critique of my writing, but to this day, I have him to thank for not only making me a better writer, but a better teacher as well.

While I teach courses in information systems and management, I always try to fashion assignments that get students to write about their problem-solving process. I believe this makes them better, more critical thinkers. Thanks Dr. Zahorski. I appreciate the important lessons you taught me about the value of liberal arts education and thinking.

Dr. James J. Pomykalski

Susquehanna University
Accounting & Information Systems
(570) 372-4529
Email: pomykalski@susqu.edu

Education

Ph D, University of Virginia, 1994.
Major: Systems Engineering
Dissertation Title: Knowledge-Based Systems Design Enhancement through Reliability Measurement.

MS, Purdue University, 1983.
Major: Industrial Engineering/Operations Research

BA, St. Norbert College, 1981.
Major: Mathematics

Professional Positions

Academic - Post-Secondary

Associate Professor of Information Systems, Sigmund Weis School of Business, Susquehanna University. (September 2007 - Present).

Director, University Honors Program, Susquehanna University. (July 1, 2009 - June 30, 2011).

Faculty Coordinator/Administrative Lead, Global Business Perspectives. (July 2007 - January 2009).

Assistant Professor of Information Systems, Sigmund Weis School of Business, Susquehanna University. (August 2001 - August 2007).

Assistant Professor of Computer Science, James Madison University. (August 1995 - May 2001).

Assistant Professor of Integrated Science and Technology, James Madison University. (August 1994 - May 2001).

Dean, NASA Academy. (May 1999 - August 1999).

NASA-ASEE Summer Faculty Fellow, Automation and Advanced Architectures Branch, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. (May 1999 - August 1999).

NASA-ASEE Summer Faculty Fellow, Automation and Advanced Architectures Branch, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. (May 1998 - August 1998).

NASA-ASEE Summer Faculty Fellow, Automation and Advanced Architectures Branch, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. (May 1997 - August 1997).


Professional

Research Assistant, Department of Systems Engineering, University of Virginia. (May 1988 - May 1993).

Teaching Assistant, Department of Systems Engineering, University of Virginia. (August 1987 - May 1991).

Manager--Internal Consultant, Business Research Group, AT&T Communications. (March 1986 - July 1987).

Manager-- Marketing Analyst, Marketing Services Organization, AT&T Communications. (December 1983 - March 1986).

Research Assistant, Department of Industrial Engineering, Purdue University. (August 1981 - May 1983).

Administrative Assignments

Director, University Honors Program. (July 1, 2009 - June 30, 2012).

Professional Memberships

Association of Computing Machinery (ACM).

Association of Information Systems (AIS).

Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP).

Decision Sciences Institute (DSI).

Board Member, Educational Special Interest Group of Asociation of Information Technology Professionals. (November 2014 - Present).

Institute for Operations Research and Management Science (INFORMS). (September 2012 - Present).

Beta Gamma Sigma. (March 2007 - Present).

Development Activities Attended

Conference Attendance, "9th Annual Midwest United States Association for Information Systems," Association of Information Systems, Ames, IA. (May 15, 2014 - May 16, 2014).

Awards and Honors

Honorary Member, Omicron Delta Kappa (April 2009).
Honorary Member, Alpha Lambda Delta (April 2009).



TEACHING

Teaching Experience

Susquehanna University

HONS 100, Thought, 3 courses.
HONS 400, Senior Capstone Seminar, 8 courses.
INFS 174, Database Systems Analysis, 14 courses.
INFS 276, Simulation Models, 6 courses.
INFS 472, Management Support Systems, 11 courses.
MGMT 102, Global Business Perspectives, 3 courses.
Multiple internships directed.

Directed Student Learning

Directed Individual/Independent Study, "Mobile-Aware Systems Development." (January 2013 - May 2013).
Advised: Donald Linde

Senior Capstone Project, "Business Analyst/Project Management." (January 2013 - May 2013).
Advised: Jesse Randall, James Bubb, Tyler Marshall, Justine Stanton

Directed Individual/Independent Study, "SQL Development/Integrative Services." (August 2012 - December 2012).
Advised: Justine Stanton

Internship Advisor, "Cosmopolitan Magazine." (May 2012 - August 2012).
Advised: Kellie Nebiker

Directed Individual/Independent Study, "Business Intelligence." (January 2012 - May 2012).
Advised: Brian Campbell


Awards and Honors

Excellence in Teaching Award, National Society for Leadership and Service. (April 2009).

RESEARCH

Published Intellectual Contributions

Book Chapters

Pomykalski, J. J. (2002). Simulation. Wiley Encyclopedia of Electronic and Electrical Engineering. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill.

Pomykalski, J. J., Truszkowski, W. F., Brown, D. E. (1999). Expert Systems. In J. Webster (Ed.), Wiley Encyclopedia of Electronic and Electrical Engineering. New York, NY: John Wiley and Sons.

Refereed Journal Articles

Pomykalski, J. J. (2015). Teaching Business Intelligence through Case Studies. Information Systems Education Journal, 13(5), 83-99. isedj.org/2015-13/ ISSN: 1545-679X

Pomykalski, J. J., Dion, P., Brock, J. L. (2008). A Structural Equation Model to Predict Business Student Performance. Journal of Education for Business, 83(3), 159-164.

Pomykalski, J. J. (2006). Constructing Integrated Writing Assignments for the IS Curriculum. Journal Of Information Systems Education, 17(2), 171-184.

Pomykalski, J. J. (2006). Interleaving Modeling and Writing Activities in Systems Analysis and Design. Journal Of Information Systems Education, 17(3), 249-251.

Pomykalski, J. J. (2006). Teaching Systems Analysis and Design as a Writing-Intensive Course. Information Systems Education Journal, 4(70). http://isedj.org/4/70/

Williams, C. L., Pomykalski, J. J. (2006). Comparing Current IS Curricula to the IS 2002 Model Curriculum. Information Systems Education Journal, 4(76). http://isedj.org/4/76/

Pomykalski, J. J. (2006). Using Enron to Teach the Value of Integration. Information Systems Education Journal, 4(75). http://isedj.org/4/75/

Pomykalski, J. J., Brown, D. E. (1996). Knowledge-Based System Design Enhancement through Reliability Measurement. Expert Systems with Applications: An International Journal, 11(3), 277-286.

Brown, D. E., Pomykalski, J. J. (1995). Reliability Estimation During Prototyping of Knowledge-Based Systems. IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, 7(3), 378-390.

Conference Proceedings

Pomykalski, J. J. (2013). Reinforcing Systems Analysis and Design Process Learning. Information Systems Educators Conference.

Pomykalski, J. J. (2010). CRITICAL THINKING THROUGH CASE STUDY ANALYSIS. State College, PA: Northeastern Association of Business, Economics and Technology. www.nabet.us/Archives/2010/NABET Proceedings 2010.pdf

Pomykalski, J. J. (2007). Note Taking Enhancements in Information Systems Courses. Information Systems Educator's Conference.

Pomykalski, J. J. (2005). Teaching Systems Analysis and Design as a Writing-Intensive Course. Information Systems Educator's Conference. http://isedj.org/isecon/2005/2173/index.html

Williams, C. L., Pomykalski, J. J. (2004). Comparing Current IS Curricula to the IS 2002 Model Curriculum. Information Systems Educator's Conference. http://isedj.org/isecon/2004/2424/index.html

Pomykalski, J. J. (2004). Using Enron to Teach the Value of Integration. Information Systems Educator's Conference. http://isedj.org/isecon/2004/3123/index.html

Pomykalski, J. J. (2003). Critical Thinking through Writing in Information Systems Courses. Information Systems Educator's Conference. http://isedj.org/isecon/2003/3412/index.html

Pomykalski, J. J. (2002). Modeling the Organization: Using an Agent Architecture. 25th Annual Meeting of the APUBEF.

Pomykalski, J. J. (2000). Using Learning in a Control Agent (pp. 144-148). Florida Aritificial Intelligence Research Society.

Pomykalski, J. J., Mata-Toledo, R. A. (1997). Issues and Perspectives on Expert/Knowledge-Based Systems as Workflow Enabler. International Conference on Operations and Quantitative Management.

Brown, D. E., Pomykalski, J. J. (1991). An Empirical Modeling Approach to Risk Assessment of Knowledge-Based Systems. Annual Pittsburgh Conference on Modeling and Simulation, Annual Pittsburgh Conference on Modeling and Simul.

Presentations Given

Pomykalski, J. J. (Presenter & Author), Information Systems Educators Conference (ISECON), "Teaching Business Intelligence through Case Studies," AITP/EDSIG, Baltimore, MD. (November 8, 2014).

Pomykalski, J. J. (Presenter & Author), 33rd Annual Meeting of the Northeastern Association of Business, Economics and Technology, "Critical Thinking Through Case Study Analysis," NABET, State College, PA. (October 19, 2010).

Pomykalski, J. J., "Teaching Systems Analysis and Design as a Writing-Intensive Course," Information Systems Educator's Conference, Columbus, Ohio. (October 2005).

Williams, C. L., Pomykalski, J. J., "Comparing Current IS Curricula to the IS 2002 Model Curriculum," Information Systems Educator's Conference, Newport, Rhode Island. (November 2004).

Pomykalski, J. J., "Using Enron to Teach the Value of Integration," Information Systems Educator's Conference, Newport, Rhode Island. (November 2004).

Pomykalski, J. J., "Critical Thinking through Writing in Information Systems Courses," Information Systems Educator's Conference, San Diego, California. (November 2003).

Pomykalski, J. J., "Modeling the Organization: Using an Agent Architecture," Annual Meeting of the Association of Pennsylvania University Business and Economics Faculty (APUBEF), State College, Pennsylvania. (October 2002).

Pomykalski, J. J., "Using Learning in a Control Agent," Florida Aritificial Intelligence Research Society, Orlando, Florida. (May 2000).

Pomykalski, J. J., McGerald, K. R., "Neural Network Design & Development Classify Fecal Samples," Institute for Operations Research and Management Science, Cincinnati, Ohio. (1999).

Awards and Honors

Meritorious Writing, Information Systems Educator Conference. (November 2004).

Intellectual Contributions in Submission

Conference Proceedings

Pomykalski, J. J. Teaching Simulation within an Information Systems Major. Information Systems Educator's Conference.

SERVICE

Department Service

Committee Member, IS Personnel Search Committee. (September 2012 - March 2013).

College Service

Committee Member, SWSB Student Retention and Four Year Graduation. (September 2013 - Present).

Committee Chair, SWSB Marketing Committee. (October 2012 - Present).

Committee Member, SWSB Curriculum Committee. (August 2012 - August 2013).

University Service

Committee Member, Academic Advising Committee. (August 2013 - Present).

Committee Member, Admissions Committee. (September 2012 - August 2014).

Committee Member, Committee on Residency Waiver Requests. (September 2011 - August 2014).

Committee Member, Library Planning Committee. (February 2, 2012 - July 2012).

Committee Member, University Curriculum Committee. (January 2007 - August 2011).

Committee Member, Advisory Committee on Religious Life. (2007 - 2010).

Chairperson, Advisory Committee on Religious Life. (November 2009 - September 2010).

Committee Member, Search Committee. (February 24, 2010 - February 26, 2010).

Committee Member, Academic Standing Committee. (January 2004 - August 2009).

Committee Chair, Academic Computing and Instructional Technologies Committee. (August 2003 - June 2009).

Committee Member, Search Committee. (May 2008 - September 2008).

Committee Member, University Theme Selection Committee. (2005 - 2007).

Committee Member, Student Disabilities Task Force. (2006).

Committee Member, WebAdvisor/Datatel Taskforce. (2005 - 2006).

Committee Member, Middle States Self-Study Steering Committee. (February 2002 - December 2004).

Committee Member, Committee on Teaching and Learning. (August 2002 - July 2003).

Professional Service

Board of Advisors, EDSIG Conference. (November 2014 - Present).

Reviewer, Journal Article, Journal of Information Systems Education (JISE), MI. (October 2013 - Present).

Executive Editor, International Journal of Information and Communications Technology Education. (May 27, 2011 - Present).

Reviewer, Conference Paper, 21st Americas Conference on Information Systems. (February 2015 - March 2015).

Reviewer, Journal Article, information Systems Education Journal. (November 2014 - January 2015).

Reviewer, Conference Paper, The 12th Annual Conference on Information Technology Education, West Point, NY. (June 2011 - July 11, 2011).

Editor, Associate Editor, International Journal of Information & Communication. (2004 - 2009).

Editor, Associate Editor, Journal of Information Systems Education. (2005 - 2008).

Reviewer, Journal Article, Information Systems Educator's Conference. (2003 - 2007).

Public Service

Financial Secretary, Knights of Columbus, Marian Council #3780, Selinsgrove, PA. (September 2012 - Present).

Committee Member, St. Pius X Catholic Church Parish Council. (2007 - 2009).

Positions Held in Civic Organizations, AYSO Regional (Selinsgrove, PA) Coaching Administrator. (2004 - 2009).

Committee Member, Selinsgrove Area School District Strategic Planning Committee. (2006 - 2007).

Consulting

NASA, Goddard Flight Center. (2000).

NASA, Goddard Flight Center. (1999).

Courses taught:

  • COMM-504 Internship
  • CSCI-599 Internship
  • INFS-174 Database Systems Analysis and Design
  • INFS-276 Simulation Models
  • INFS-472 Management Support Systems
  • INFS-501 Independent Study
  • INFS-503 Information Systems Internship
  • INFS-505 Capstone
  • INTD-505 Independent Study
  • MGMT-102 Global Business Perspectives
  • MGMT-503 Business Internship