Dr. Connie Barber, Assistant Professor

"Don't be afraid to ask questions. I'm here to help you learn the material. Also, the final course grade is not the true end goal. Focus on the learning and application of knowledge."

Degrees Held:

PhD – University of North Carolina Greensboro, 2014

Career Highlights:

  • SIUE STEM Center Faculty Fellow 2018-2019
  • Nominated for Best Short Paper award at the International Conference on Information Systems, 2018

In which online degree program do you teach?

MBA with a Management Information Systems Specialization

  • Tell us something interesting about yourself that your students might not know about you.

    My wife and I are the proud mommas of triplet boys. There is a lot of fun and play in my life.

  • What is the one book you think everyone should read?

    The World is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century by Thomas Friedman

  • Why did you start teaching?

    Originally I started teaching inside of the organizations I worked at, conducting trainings on system software. I was asked to teach a database course for an online university and fell in love with academia. I enjoy helping students become life-long learners and achieve their academic goals.

  • What advice would you give to those considering this online program?

    Don't be afraid to ask questions. I'm here to help you learn the material. Also, the final course grade is not the true end goal. Focus on the learning and application of knowledge.

  • What do you want students to learn in these courses? What is the expected learning outcome?

    In this course students will learn how to take a business problem and design an effective and efficient information system as the solution.

  • What types of projects can online students expect in your courses?

    Discussion board posts, system design projects, video presentations

  • Which classes do you teach online?

    CMIS 570

  • Links to share?

    www.linkedin.com/in/profconniebarber

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