The distinctive character of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is defined by the faculty's demonstrated capability to fulfill the values of the Teacher-Scholar Philosophy; a philosophy guided by a serious and continuing commitment to teaching, scholarship and service in the belief that scholarship complements and enriches excellence in teaching and service.
Adapted from the Teacher Scholar Philosophy of SIUE, Teacher-Scholar Philosophy Working Group, 6/2/08
Dr. Anne Powell
The majority of my research has focused on virtual teams. The ability to form virtual teams to get work tasks done affects organizations, employees and customers. My primary interest in virtual teams is how they affect team members and how the 'virtualness' of their work environment alters the workings of the team.
A secondary research stream has been System Developer issues. Systems development is the core of information technology in companies. This research stream ties in with the courses I teach at SIUE. I try to impress upon my students the issues that may impact developers when designing and developing a new information systems and I’m able to draw off my research.
A final research theme has been related to IT education. This research stream is dedicated to studying issues that influence the teaching-learning activities in my courses."
Recent Honors / Awards / Recognition:
CMIS470: Advanced Systems Analysis and Design
CMIS570: Software Systems Design
MBA: Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, Concentrations: MIS and Finance
Ph.D.: Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
How does SIUE support your professional growth or activity as a Teacher-Scholar?
"With 10 years of experience in the field as a systems analyst, I have been able to draw on a wealth of experience as I teach my classes. It also gives me a point of reference when I am speaking with employers of our graduates."
Please share how one mentor or event shaped your career decision to become a university professor.