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Dr. S.E. Kruck

kruckse@jmu.edu
Contact Info

Professor of Computer Information Systems and Business Analytics 

Education:
Ph. D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, December 1998

    Major - Accounting and Information Systems/Minor - Cognitive Psychology 

M.B.A., James Madison University, May 1995

    Major - Business Administration/Minor - Information Systems

B.B.A, James Madison University, May 1994

    Majors - Accounting and Computer Information Systems/Minor - Decision Support Systems
  

Professional Interests: 
Spreadsheet Data Quality, End-user Computing and Education, Student Motivation and Performance, Individual Differences in End-Users, Course Design and Curriculum Issues, Computer Security, and Social and Ethical Issues in Information Technology.   

Current Courses Taught:
CIS 221  CIS 424  

Key Publications:

Teer, F. P., and Kruck, S. E. (2012) "Students' Responses to Ethical Dilemmas in an Academic Setting and in the Work Place," Information Systems Education Journal, 20, (4), 4-13.

Meixner, Cara, Kruck, S. E., and Madden, Laura (2010) "Inclusion of Part-Time Facility for the Benefit of Faculty and Students," College Teaching, 58, (4), 141-147. 

Stevens, Kathryn E., Kruck, S. E., Hawkins, Jeremy, and Baker, Suzanne C. (2010) "Second Life as a Tool for Engaging Students Across the Curriculum," Design and Implementation of Educational Games:  Theoretical and Practical Perspectives.  Hershey, PA:  Information science reference; 378-392.

Kruck, S. E. (2010) "Lexicon of Online and Distance Learning:  Consepts, Methodologies, Tools And Applications," Lawrence A. Tomei, (Ed.).  Lanham, MD:  Rowman & Littlefield.

Harris, N., Cushman, P., Kruck, S. E., and Anderson, R. (2009-2010) "Technology Majors:  Why Are Women Absent?"  Journal of Computer Information System, 50, (2), 23-30.

Kruck, S. E. and Teer, Faye P. (2009) "Interdisciplinary Student Teams Projects:  A Case Study," Journal of Information Systems Education, 20, (3), 325-330.

Pierson, J. K., Kruck, S. E., and Teer, F. P. (2008-2009)  "Trends in Names of Undergraduate Computer-Related Majors in AACSB-Accredited Schools of Business in the USA," The Journal of Computer Information Systems, Winter, 49, (2), 26-31.

Dillon, T. W. and Kruck, S. E., (2008) "Identifying Employer Needs From Accounting Information Systems Programs," Journal of Information Systems Education, 19, (4), 403-410. 

Elliott, J. and Kruck, S. E. (2008) "Help - Someone Robbed my Second Life Avatar!,"  Journal of Virtual Worlds Research, 1, (2), 1-11.

Kruck, S. E., Teer, F., and Christian, W. A. (2008)  "GSLAP:  A Graph-Based Web Analysis Tool," Industrial Management and Data Systems, 108, (2), 162-172.

Kruck, S. E., and Teer, F. P. (2008) "Computer Security Practices and Perceptions of the Next Generation of Corporate Computer Users," International Journal of Information Security and Privacy, January-March, 2, (1), 80-90.

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.  29, 245-253.

Puffenbarger, E., Teer, F., and Kruck, S. E. (2007) “RFID: New Technology On The Horizon For It Majors,” International Journal of Information and Communication
Technology Education, October-December, 3, (4), 50-63.

Teer, F. P., Kruck S. E. and Kruck G. P. (2007) “Empirical Study of Students’ Computer
Security Practices/Perceptions.” Journal of Computer Information Systems. Spring, 105-
110.

Kruck, G, P. and Kruck, S. E. (2006) ”Spoofing – A Look at an Evolving Threat,”
Journal of Computer Information Systems, Fall, 95-100.

Kruck, S. E. (2006) “Testing Spreadsheet Accuracy Theory,” Information and Software
Technology, March, 48, (3), 204-213.

Kruck, S. E, and Teer, F. P. (2005) "The JAVA Programming Course In Accredited
Business Schools In The United States," Information Technology, Learning, and
Performance Journal, Fall, 23, (2), 1-11.

Teer, F. P., and Kruck, S. E. (2005) “A Longitudinal Study of the C Course in AACSB
Accredited Business Schools.” Journal of Business, Industry & Economics, 6, 1-10.

Dillon, T. W. and Kruck, S. E. (2004) “The Emergence of Accounting Information
Systems Programs.” Management Accounting Quarterly, Spring, 5, (3), 29-36.

Kruck, S. E. and Reif, Harry L. (2004) "Towards an Understanding of Graduate Student
Information Systems Related Disciplines and Online MIS Degree Programs." Journal of
Informatics Education & Research, 6, (1), 55-61.

Kruck, S. E. and Lending, Diane. (2003). "Predicting Academic Performance in an
Introductory College-Level IS Course." Information Technology, Learning, and
Performance Journal, 21 (2), 9-15.

Kruck, S. E., Maher, J. J. and Barkhi, R. (2003) "A Framework for Cognitive Skill
Acquisition and Spreadsheet Training." Journal of End User Computing, 15, (1), 20-37.
Reprints& edits

Kruck, S. E., Maher, J. J. and Barkhi, R. (2003). “An Overview of Acquiring
Cognitive Skills While Receiving Spreadsheet Training.” Advanced Topics in
End User Computing. Volume 3. (303-314)

Kruck, S. E., Maher, J. J. and Barkhi, R. (2002). “Framework for Cognitive Skill
Acquisition And Spreadsheet Training.” Advanced Topics in End User
Computing. Vol. 2, 212-233. (invited Chapter)

Kruck, S. E, and Teer, F. P. (2002) "The Visual Basic Course In Accredited Business
Schools." Journal of Computer Information Systems, Fall, 43, (1), 55-60.

Kruck, S. E., Gottovi, Danny, Moghadami, Farideh, Broom, Ralph, and Forcht, Karen A.
(2002) "Protecting Personal Privacy on the Internet." Information Management &
Computer Security, 10, (2-3), 77-84.

Forcht, Karen A., and Kruck, S. E. (2001) “Physical Security: Models, Philosophies,
and Context.” Journal of International Information Management, 10, (2), 85-98.
Kruck, S. E., Sciandra, John R., and Forcht, Karen A. (2001) "New Concepts in Password
Management." Journal of International Information Management. 10, (2), 37-44.

ruck, S. E. and Reif, Harry L. (2001) "Assessing Individual Student Performance in
Collaborative Projects: A Case Study." Information Technology, Learning, and
Performance Journal. 19, (2), 37-47.

Kruck, S. E. and Sheetz, Steven D. (2001) "Spreadsheet Accuracy Theory." Journal of
Information Systems Education. 12, (2), 93-108.
Reif, Harry L. and Kruck, S. E. (2001) "Integrating Student Groupwork Ratings Into
Student Course Grades." Journal of Information Systems Education. 12, (2), 57-65.

Kruck, S. E. and Yu, P. (2000) "Confronting the OS Rivalry: UNIX vs. NT." Journal of
Computer Information Systems, Fall, 94-98.

Reif, Harry L. and Kruck, S. E. (2000) "Towards An Understanding Of Information
Systems Related Disciplines And Online Degree Programs." Journal of Computer
Information Systems, Spring, 40, (3), 58-61.

Kruck, S. E and Maher, J. J. (1999) "Home Mortgage Analysis for Cultivating Crucial
Spreadsheet and Model Development Skills." Journal of Accounting Education 16, 267-
291.

Cataldo, A. J. and Kruck, S. E. (1998). "Motomobile Motors: A Live Case Project."
Journal of Accounting Education 16, (1) 147-162.