Don Carpenter (Dr. C) has a B.S. in Business Administration from University of Nebraska at Kearney; an MBA in Information Systems from University of Colorado at Colorado Springs; a Ph.D. in Business Management Information Systems from University Nebraska-Lincoln; and a Doctor of Divinity from American Institute of Holistic Theology. He worked in industry for ten years and has consulted to 300+ clients in a variety of systems analysis and design topics. He has been a full-time instructor at Pikes Peak Community College (4 years), a tenured professor at University Nebraska at Kearney (18 years), and a tenured professor at Colorado Mesa University (14 years). Dr. C served as Department Chair of Computer Science and Information Systems for 15 years at UNK and served as MBA Director at CMU. He is now a member of the contributing faculty in the Doctor of Information Technology program at Walden University. He has over 100 publications in a wide range of information technology topics. Dr. C has been teaching remotely-delivered classes for thirty years.
ITEC 9000 - Doctoral Student Completion
ITEC 8100 - Doctoral Student Mentoring
ITEC 8437 - Quantitative Decision-Making for Strategic Analysis
ITEC 8010 - Fundamentals of Information Technology
NSEI 6511 - Information Systems Project Management
PhD, University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Doctor of Divinity, American Institute of Holistic Theology
MBA, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
BS, Kearney State College (now University of Nebraska at Kearney)
Center for Spiritual Living Grand Junction, Board of Directors - Grand Junction
Marketing Committee, Science of Mind Foundation, Committee Member -
Awards / Honors
Outstanding Educator Award, Colorado Mesa University Associated Student Government, 2008
Distinguished Faculty Award, Colorado Mesa Universtiy, 2016
Iota Alpha Delta Innovation Education Best Paper Award , Midwest Decision Sciences Institute, 2005
Carpenter, D. A., Pumphrey, D. (2017). Benefits plan implementation: An ethical dilemma. Journal of Critical Incidents
Carpenter, D. A. (2013). Open source software volunteerism vs. motivating potential of primary employment: suggestions for a research agenda.. Journal of Information Systems Applied Research
Carpenter, D. A., Agrawal, V. (2010). Why, when and what to outsource.
Schniederjans, M., Carpenter, D. A. (1996). A heuristic job scheduling decision support system: A case study. International Journal of Decision Support Systems
Carpenter, D. A., Digman, L. (1991). A goal programming model for allocating operating budgets among academic departments. Annual Meeting of Midwest Decision Sciences Institute
Carpenter, D. A. (1992). A comprehensive universal enterprise information model. Annual Meeting of the Midwest Decision Sciences Institute
Carpenter, D. A., McGinnis, D., Slauson, G. J., Snyder, J. (2013). A longitudinal study assessing the Microsoft Office skills course.. Information Systems Education Journal
Carpenter, D. A., Snyder, J., Slauson, G. J., Bridge, M. (2011). Additional support for the information systems analyst exam as a valid program assessment tool. Information Systems Education Journal
Snyder, J., Slauson, G. J., Carpenter, D. A. (2009). An action plan to increase IS enrollment based on recent survey evidence. Information Systems Education Journal
Carpenter, D. A. (1992). Are we teaching database design properly?. Journal of Computer Information Systems
Snyder, J., Carpenter, D. A., Slauson, G. J., Skinner, J., Nash, C. (2012). Beyond the bake sale: fundraising and professional experience for students involved in an information systems student chapter. Information Systems Education Journal
Slauson, G., Carpenter, D. A., Snyder, J. (2008). Copyright ethics: Relating to students at different levels of moral development. Information Systems Education Journal
Schutz, P., Carpenter, D. A. (2008). Critical considerations of talent management & knowledge management for effective HR planning..
Slauson, G. J., Snyder, J., Carpenter, D. A. (2009). Encouraging students to learn on the fly in CIS courses. Information Systems Education Journal
Carpenter, D. A., Slauson, G. (2014). Do students appreciate the motivating potential score of work?.
Carpenter, D. A., Parmen, D., Bridge, M. (2012). Making your team work and successful project management.
Carpenter, D. A. (2012). Waterfall or watermill? A better SDLC analogy.