Dr. S.E. Kruck
Professor of Computer Information Systems and Business Analytics
Year Started at JMU: 1997
Ph.D. Va Tech
Research and teaching: Spreadsheet Data Quality, Student Motivation and Performance, Course Design and Curriculum Issues, Computer Security, and Social and Ethical Issues in Information Technology.
Certified Public Accounting Firm: Consultant to a Northern Virginia Certified Public Accounting firm preparing individual, partnership, and corporate tax returns and various schedules. Compiled client accounting data and prepared related workpapers. Evaluation, selection, and installation of various software programs and providing training for employees and clients in the use of various software applications.
Private Consulting, Service, & Retail Corporation: Corporate Financial Manager for multi Business Corporation. Responsible for development of a statistical accounting procedure for use on in-house computer. Customized and installed professional accounting software package, including training of employees. Responsibilities included all accounting functions including payroll. When first employed with the company there was one corporation with five offices doing $2.3 million in sales; acquisitions and growth expanded this to three corporations with 16 offices and various partnerships doing in excess of $8.5 million in sales.
Chairperson for annual golf tournament which raised $9,000 for Rockingham Memorial Hospital patients that cannot afford mammograms & the FVC Scholarship 6/8/2015
Co-chairperson for 5k which raised $7,000 for Friends of Valley Charities scholarship at JMU 4/11/2015
Current Courses Taught:
Personal Computers in Business
Principles of Programming
Intermediate Information Systems (System Architecture)
Event Driven Programming
Computer Security Management
Advanced Visual Basic
Management Information Systems
Principles of Accounting I
Principles of Accounting II
Hurney, C. A., Harris, N. L., Prins, S. C. B and Kruck, S. E. (2014) “The Impact of a Learner-Centered, Mid-Semester Course Evaluation on Students,” Journal of Faculty Development
Kruck, S. E., Mathieu, R. G., and Mitri, M. (2013) “Research in Information Systems Education: Scope and Productivity,” Journal of Computer Information Systems
Dillon, T. W. and Kruck, S. E., (2008) “Identifying Employer Needs From Accounting Information Systems Programs,” Journal of Information Systems Education
Teer, H. B., Teer, F. P., and Kruck, S. E. (2007) “A Study of the Database Marketing Course in AACSB Accredited Business Schools,” Journal of Marketing Education
Kruck, S. E. (2006) “Testing Spreadsheet Accuracy Theory,” Information and Software Technology
2014 IACIS Conference Best Paper of the Year
2013 AITP Faculty Advisor of the Year
2011-2012 JMU College of Business Accenture Professional Service Award
2008 JMU Be the Change World Changer
2007 The James Madison Distinguished Faculty Award
2006-2007 JMU College of Business Madison Scholar
1998-99 Annual College-wide Research Award in Best Academic Paper Category
Dr. Carol A. Hurney (Professor, Biology; Director, Center for Faculty Innovation), Nancy L. Harris (Lecturer, Computer Science), Dr. Samantha C. Bates Prins (Associate Professor, Mathematics and Statistics) and Dr. Susan E. Kruck (Professor, Computer Information Systems and Business Analytics) published the article, “The Impact of a Learner-Centered, Mid-Semester Course Evaluation on Students,” in The Journal of Faculty Development. The article explores the impact of a learner-centered, mid-semester course evaluation process on student perceptions of dimensions of teaching that promote effective learning.