CURRICULUM VITA

 

Stuart A. Varden, Ed.D.

8 Birch Hill Drive

Poughkeepsie, NY 12603

(914)-471-3926

E-mail: svarden@pace.edu

 

 

EDUCATION

 

Columbia University - New York, N. Y.

Graduated: 1968 (B.S.); Major: Mathematics

 

Stevens Institute of Technology - Hoboken, N. J.

Graduated: 1971 (M.S.); Major: Computer Science

 

Teachers College, Columbia University - New York, N. Y.

Graduated: 1974 (Ed.D.); Major: Educational Administration

 

 

EMPLOYMENT

 

Professor of Information Systems

School of Computer Science and Information Systems

Asst. Chair of Information Systems Department

Pace University, Pleasantville, N. Y. 10570

From 1982 to Present

 

Manager for User Services (CCIMS)

Center for Computing and Information Management Services

Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, N. Y. 10027

From 1973 to 1982

 

Programmer/Analyst and Educational Researcher

Institute of Administrative Research

Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, N. Y. 10027

From 1966 to 1972

 

 

SELECTED HIGHLIGHTS AT PACE UNIVERSITY (Selected)

 

        Designed and implemented World Wide Web Internet server for the Westchester

Online Information Service (1994-95).

 

 

        Represented Pace University at IBM Corporation in the joint development of a sequence of six graduate-level courses in telecommunications leading to the highly successful Graduation Telecommunications Program (GTP). Served as both an instructor and program evaluator for the GTP program (1988-1992).

 

        Served as Co-Chair of the Middle States Regional Accreditation Steering Committee for Pace University (1996-98).

 

        Teach at both undergraduate and graduate levels in areas of database management systems, data communications, management information systems, electronic commerce, and applications programming (1982-2000).

 

        Served as Assistant Chairperson of Information Systems Department -- New York (1982-86), and Westchester (1996 to present).

 

 

OTHER PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES 1979 TO PRESENT (Selected)

 

Research and Recent Evaluation Projects

        Conducted National Survey

 

Conducted national survey of corporate network issues and practices. Study involved the

design and distribution of 8,000 questionnaires.

 

 

        Developed Prepaid Tuition Finance Model

 

Developed a computer model to evaluate the possible financial implications to colleges and

universities of selling educational services at current tuition rates for use in the future. This

research was conducted under the auspices of the National Center for Postsecondary

Governance and Finance at the University of Maryland, College Park, MD. The model was

distributed to the chief financial officers of thirty leading institution for evaluation.

 

 

        Program Evaluator for the CLOUT Program

 

Perform program evaluation surveys for the CLOUT program, an educational program

designed to educate single parents with dependent children in office technology skill so they

may enter the workforce - 1993 to present.

 

 

        Internet Training Program

 

Rye Neck Internet Training Program in 1995-96 in which classroom teachers at all levels

were trained in the use of the Internet.

 

 

        Westchester Education Coalition

 

Served as Scholar-in-residence at the Westchester Education Coalition during Spring, 1996

where I was program evaluator for the IBM Interexchange Program in which six

Westchester schools were engaged in the collaborative exchange of information regarding the use of technology in their schools. Also taught for the NYNEX Telecommunications Program

in 1996-97 in which teachers and library/media specialists were trained in the use of the Internet and Web site development.

 

 

        NACTEL Program

 

Served as Coordinator for Program Evaluation Services for the NACTEL Program, a

distance education Associates Program in Telecommunications designed for

telecommunications workers and sponsored by the Sloan Foundation.

 

        Professional Organization Leadership Roles

 

- Director of Membership Services for the EDSIG/AITP (1998-1999).

 

-          Appointed Conference Chair for the ISECON2000 Conference, the leading conference for Information Systems Educators (2000).

 

 

Consulting

 

        Houghton Mifflin Publishing Company

 

Performed major data analysis in connection with norming and equating of the Gates-

MacGinitie Reading Test.

 

        Children's Television Workshop (CTW)

 

Conducted national survey of children's television viewing patterns. Provided all coding and

data analysis services and served as statistical consultant to CTW.

 

        Professional Examination Service

 

Designed and implemented a system for test item banking and retrieval to support the

automatic generation of tests. The system has been applied to the construction of the

Veterinary Medicine Licensing Examination which is administered to over 2000 candidates

from twenty states annually.

 

        IBM Corporation

 

Managed the development of computer-based training (CBT) courseware entitled Time

Value of Money Concepts in 1988-89. This is one in a series of IBM Business Education

courseware products.

 

PUBLICATION AND PRESENTATIONS

 

Authored twenty-five referenced articles on aspects of information systems and educational programs since 1982. Papers were presented at national and local conferences.

 

Have delivered several workshops HTML, JavaScript, CGI-Programming and appeared on numerous panels a wide variety of subjects including university-corporate educational programs, gender issues in computer education and asynchronous learning.

 

 

INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL

 

Have traveled widely in support of university programs or for professional activities.

Destinations include India (twice), Singapore (twice), South Korea, China and Ireland.

 

 

AWARDS

 

         Received "Distinguished Achievement Award" for excellence in educational journalism by EDUPRESS Association of America (1981).

 

         Received "Imogene Okes Award for Outstanding Research in Adult Education" conferred by the Adult Education Association (1982).

 

         Selected IBM-ISEF Visiting Professor for the academic year of 1984-85 in Dallas, Texas.

 

         Selected IBM-IFPA Visiting Professor (1988).