Bernice Purcell


Associate Dean, Associate Professor

DBA, Management Information Systems, Northcentral University
MBA, Management, LaSalle University
BA, Management Information Systems, Holy Family University

Courses Taught

Management Information Systems
Structured Programming
Systems Analysis and Design
Database Management
Project Management
Business Policy
Cooperative Education mentor

Teaching Focus or Philosophy

My teaching philosophy is grounded in the idea of welcoming change in practice to increase student engagement and student learning. I enjoy helping my students deal with the challenges of full, active participation in the learning process. In each course I teach, I learn from my students as much as I hope they learn from me.


Purcell, Bernice M. (2015 Nov). "Electonic Health Record Interoperability and Quality Management." Research in Business and Economics Journal.

Purcell, Bernice M. (2015). "Health Information Technology (HIT)." 2015. Chapter for Encyclopedia of Information Systems and Technology. New York: Taylor & Francis

Purcell, Bernice M. "Big Data." (2015). Chapter for Encyclopedia of Information Systems and Technology. New York: Taylor & Francis.

Purcell, Bernice M. (2014 Feb). "Use of formative classroom assessment techniques in a project management course." Journal of Case Studies in Accreditation and Assessment, 3.

Purcell, Bernice M. (2014). "Big data using cloud computing." Journal of Technology Research, 5.

Purcell, Bernice. (2013 July). "The emergence of "big data" technology and analytics." Journal of Technology Research, 4.

Purcell, Bernice, and Dickinson, J. Barry. (2012). "A CRM deployment dilemma at Charger Electronics." Journal of Case Research in Business and Economics, 5.

Awards and Honors

Nominated for the Lindback Teaching Award

Nominated for the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) Teaching Excellence Award

Additional Info

Research Interests: My research deals specifically with computer use issues in several areas. My dissertation research focused on interoperability of electronic health records, and I continue research in the healthcare information systems area. I also conduct research on computing issues in business settings, including Big Data, information security, cloud computing, and the Internet of Things (IoT). Finally, I have publications regarding implementing teaching methodologies in information systems and business courses.

Bernice Purcell
Office: Bensalem Room 37
Phone: 267-341-3400