Charlie Shao

Core Faculty
College of Management and Human Potential
Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)

Dr. Shao currently serves Walden University as a core faculty, doctoral committee consultant, and Program Director Designee for prospectus review in the School of Management at College of Management and Technology. He teaches DBA residency seminars, DDBA 8300 Qualitative and Quantitative Methodology for Applied Business Research, and DDBA 8307B Quantitative Business Data Analysis Using SPSS course. Prior to that role, he taught and developed information technology (IT) courses at both undergraduate and graduate levels at the School of Technology and Applied Science. He also serves as a mentor for the Doctor of Information Technology program. Professionally, Dr. Shao has over 17 years of experience in the area of infrastructure and system design, programming, analysis, and management in both U.S. aerospace and defense sector and academic environment. His academic experience includes over 15 years of higher education teaching in the fields of business administration, computer science and engineering. Dr. Shao's research interests include: information technology strategy and management, predictive analytics for decision making, cybersecurity, web systems and technologies, telecommunications and networking management, distributed systems, cloud computing, disruptive technologies, Big Data analytics, applied artificial intelligence, data mining, financial derivatives and modeling.

Courses Taught

ITEC 8030 - Principles of Programming

ITEC 8120 - Operating Systems and Network Architecture

ITEC 8170 - Fundamentals of Information Assurance

ITEC 8160 - Enterprise Systems Architecture

ITEC 8040 - System Analysis and Design

ITEC 6675 - Introduction to Big Data Analytics

ITEC 6685 - Data Visualization

ITEC 8100 - Doctoral Study Mentoring

ITEC 9000 - Doctoral Study Completion


DBA, Northcentral University

MBA, Concordia University

MS, Marquette University

MBA, Northcentral University

BS, Concordia University

BA, Concordia University

Awards / Honors

Recognition of Service , Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, 2009

The National Dean’s List, 29th Edition , The National Dean’s List, 2006

Worldwide Customer Service Award , Derco Aerospace and Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, 2003

Science Award in Computer Science, Concordia University Wisconsin, 1994