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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.

Publications

  • November 2014

    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.