Computer Management Information Systems
Dr. Bernice Purcell
Bernice M. Purcell teaches undergraduate courses in management information systems and mentors cooperative education students from the School of Business Administration. She has a BA degree from Holy Family University in Management Information Systems, an MBA with a concentration in Management from LaSalle University, and a DBA from Northcentral University in Prescott Valley, Arizona, with a concentration in Management Information Systems. Her dissertation research involves quality management of electronic health records. Dr. Purcell has presented on topics in the fields of business computing and education, including presentations on web portals, multi-media use in distance learning, operations research, and quality issues in cooperative education. Her publications focus on the areas of customer relationship management (CRM) and data analytics. She is a member of the Data Management Association (DAMA), Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), Project Management Institute (PMI), and the Academy of Management (AOM).
Dr. Jan W. Buzydlowski
Dr. Jan W. Buzydlowski’s research interests are that of data storage, data analysis, and the chasm in between them. He worked as a biostatistician involved with cancer research for a number of years, producing a number of papers on best treatments, as well as issues involved with clinical information systems. His other research interests and numerous publications are in extracting information from within text and documents, as well as data and information visualizations. He has taught mathematics, computer science, and information systems for the past thirty years and is happy to be home at his alma mater, Holy Family University, where he received his bachelor’s degree in mathematics. Dr. Buzydlowski also holds master’s degrees in computer science education from Arcadia University, as well as in statistics from Temple University. He earned his doctorate in information science and technology from Drexel University. He is a member of the ACM and IEEE and is currently on the Board of the Princeton Joint Professional Chapter, ACM and IEEE Computer Society.
Gregory Lucidi graduated summa cum laude from Holy Family University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Computer Management Information Systems. He also earned a Master of Science Degree in Information Systems Management from Holy Family. Gregory has served as an adjunct faculty member at the University since 2006 and has taught classes in both the undergraduate and graduate programs in the University’s School of Business Administration.
Gregory began his career in NJ state government in 1985 with the Department of Commerce where he worked in their budget, fiscal and information systems units. In 1993 he transferred to the Department of Law and Public Safety, Division of Law where he served as their computer operations manager. In 2009 he transferred to the NJ Office of the Attorney General within the Department of Law and Public Safety where he now serves as the Department’s Deputy Director of Information Technology. In his position as Deputy Director, he is responsible for the management and implementation of leading-edge technologies as well as managerial oversight for the day-to-day operations of Department’s Division of Law. In addition to his full time position, Gregory has worked part time since 1991 and continues to serve as the parish bookkeeper for St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church in Fallsington PA.
John J. Pardini Jr.
John J. Pardini Jr. holds a Master of Science degree in Information Systems Management from Holy Family University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Science and Mathematics from Thomas Edison State College. Pardini serves as Dean of Collegiate Services at Salem Community College in Carneys Point, New Jersey, managing the institutional staff and College resources to meet SCC’s strategic priorities of supporting growing infrastructure needs, enhancing services for students, and integrating continuous assessment. Pardini brings over 15 years of technical and digital forensics experience in information technology, specializing in managing business projects in the Energy and Healthcare sectors.
Dr. Sha Shirasb
Sha Shirasb has been actively engaged in development, technical support, resource management, and supervision of enterprise-wide Computer Information Systems applications in fortune-1000 companies for the past three decades. His expertise include Database/ Data warehouse, Business Intelligence, Project Management, Programming, Systems Analysis, Infrastructure, Networks, Security Audits and Disaster Recovery Planning, and IT consulting.
He has provided leadership for several object-oriented Web-based software development projects, utilizing Microsoft .Net and Java/J2EE technologies. He took part in the implementation of ERP projects using SAP, Oracle, Microsoft Dynamics, and PeopleSoft software for government and various Industries in health care, pharmaceutical, financial, and manufacturing sectors.
He holds a B.S. degree in Computer Science, Tehran University, and a M.S. degree with high honors in Computer Science from North Dakota State University. He did Post Graduate Studies in Information Systems at Drexel University, and finished his Doctoral degree in MIS- Columbus University. Since 1981, he has taught various undergraduate and graduate classes in Computer Information Systems at North Dakota State University, Augustana College, Neumann University, Drexel, and Holy family University. He is affiliated with several Delaware Valley and national IT User Groups, and routinely participates in professional IT conferences and webinars, and shares new trends and practical information technology applications with students.