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  Profile

Charles R. Woratschek, Ph.D.
Professor of Computer and Information Systems (Computer and Information Systems)
woratschek@rmu.edu
412-397-6457 phone (M)
412-397-6468 fax
Wheatley Center 219


Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Higher Education, University of Pittsburgh, 1988
  • Master of Science, Information Science, University of Pittsburgh, 1982
  • Master of Science, Education, Duquesne University, 1979
  • Bachelor of Science, Psychology, University of Pittsburgh, 1975

Area of Expertise/Research

  • Programming Languages
  • CS/IS/IT Enrollments
  • Database Management Systems
  • Entry-level IS Job Skills

Publications

  • Lenox, T.L., Jesse, G. & Woratschek, C.R. (2012).  Factors Influencing Students’ Decisions to Major In A Computer-Related Discipline. Information Systems Education Journal, 10 (6) pp 63-71. http://isedj.org/2012-10/ISSN: 1545-679X. (A preliminary version apears in The Proceedings of ISECON 2011).
  • Serapiglia, A.G., C.R. Woratschek, and M.O. Louch (2010). Discovering Adjunct Communication Methods Outside the Classroom: An Exploratory Study. Information Systems Education Journal, 8 (65). http://isedj.org/8/65/. ISSN: 1545-679X. (A preliminary version appears in The Proceedings of ISECON 2009: §2345. ISSN: 1542-7382.) 
  • Babb, Jr. J.S., Longenecker, Jr., H.E., Woratschek, C.R. & Abdullate, A. (2010).  The Role of Skills in the Development of the Undergraduate Curriculum: The Case for Double-Loop Learning in Decision-Making.  Information Systems Educators Conference, Nashville, TN.  2010 ISECON Proceedings v27 n 1291.  http://proc.isecon.org/2010/pdf/1391.pdf
  • Woratschek, C.R. & T.L. Lenox. (2009). Student Attitudes and Perceptions Regarding Computing and its Related Disciplines. Information Systems Education Journal, 7 (58). http://isedj.org/7/58/. ISSN: 1545-679X. (A preliminary version appears in The Proceedings of ISECON 2007: §3522. ISSN: 1542-7382.) 
  • Woratschek, C.R. & Lenox, T.L. (2009). Defining CS, IS, and IT: Are We There Yet? Information Systems Education Journal, 7 (59). http://isedj.org/7/59/. ISSN: 1545-679X. (A preliminary version appears in The Proceedings of ISECON 2006: §2542. ISSN: 1542-7382.) 
  • Lenox, T.L., C.R. Woratschek, & G.A. Davis (2008). Exploring Declining CS/IS/IT Enrollments. Information Systems Education Journal,6(44). http://isedj.org/6/44/. ISSN: 1545-679X. (Also appears in The Proceedings of ISECON 2005:§3124. ISSN: 1542-7382.) 
  • Janicki, T.N., Lenox, T.L., Logan, R. & Woratschek, C.R. (2008). Information Systems/Technology Employer Needs Survey: Analysis by Curriculum Topic. Information Systems Education Journal, 6 (18), http://isedj.org/6/18/. ISSN:1545-679X. (Also appears in The Proceedings of ISECON 2007:§2312. ISSN: 1542-7382.) 
    Winner of Meritorious Paper Award ISECON 2008 
  • Lenox, T. L., Woratschek, C.R., & Davis, G. A.(2008). Exploring Declining CS/IS/IT Enrollments. Information Systems Education Journal, 6 (44). http://isedj.org/6/44/. ISSN: 1545-679X. (A preliminary version appears in The Proceedings of ISECON 2005: §3124. ISSN: 1542-7382.) 
  • Davis, G.A., Kohun, F.G., & Woratschek, C.R. (2005). Curriculum Development: Developing a Graduate Degree Program in Competitive Intelligence. Issues in Information Systems, Vol. VI, No 1-2.
  • Lenox, T. L., & Woratschek, C.R., (2005). The Pros and Cons of Using a Comprehensive Final Case Project in a Database Management Systems Course: Marvin's Magnificent Magazine Publishing House. Information Systems Education Journal, 3 (24). http://isedj.org/3/24/. ISSN: 1545-679X. (Also appears in The Proceedings of ISECON 2004: §2425. ISSN: 1542-7382.) 
  • Abdullah, F., Woratschek, C.R., & Baugh, J. (2005). Recommendations for the Selection and Efficient Use of Electronic Communication Tools for Knowledge Transfer in Agile Offshore Software Development Environments, IRMA 2005 Proceedings.
  • Lenox, T.L., & Woratschek, C.R. (2004). Too Many Labels, Not Enough Agreement: Defining Sub-Disciplines in Computer Science-Related Fields,Information Systems Education Journal, 1 (45), http://isedj.org/1/45/. ISSN: 1545-679X. (Also appears The Proceedings of ISECON 2003 ISSN: 1542-7382). 
  • Woratschek, C.R., & Lenox, T.L .(2002). Entry-level IS Job Skills: A Survey of Employers, ISECON 2002 Proceedings ISSN: 1542-7382, San Antonio, October, 2002.
  • Flynn, R.(ed.) Computer Sciences-The Macmillan Science Library, Macmillan Reference USA, 2002: 
    Volume 1 Foundations: Ideas and People
    Articles:
    a) Memory (pgs.128-131)
    b) Office Automation Systems (pgs. 157-160)
    c) Tabulating Machines (pgs. 185-189)

    Volume 2 Software and Hardware
    Lead author with Terri L. Lenox as Co-Author
    Articles:
    a) Memory Devices (pgs. 108-112)
    b) Storage Devices (pgs. 187-191)

    Co-Author with Terri L. Lenox as Lead-Author
    Articles:
    a) Optical Character Recognition (pgs. 132-134)
    b) Personal Digital Assistants (pgs. 141-144)
    c) SQL (pgs. 185-187)

    Volume 3 Social Applications
    Lead author with Terri L. Lenox as Co-Author
    Articles:
    a) Spreadsheets (pgs. 191-194)

    Co-Author with Terri L. Lenox as Lead-Author
    Articles:
    a) Productivity Software (pgs. 166-170)
    b) SQL: Data Bases (pgs. 194-196)
  • Woratschek, C.R., & Lenox, T.L. (2001). Nothing Happens When I Press This Button: Comparing Two Approaches to Teaching Visual BASIC. Northeast Decision Sciences Institute Proceedings, March, 2001, pgs 61-63.
  • Woratschek, C.R. (2000). Bringing Real World Experiences to the Classroom. Journal of Information Systems Education, Winter-Spring 2000, 11 (1&2), pgs 3-4.
  • Woratschek, C.R. (1999). Observations and Experiences from the Trenches: A Sabbatical Year in the Business Environment, ISECON 1999 Proceedings, October, 1999, pgs 177-182.
  • Woratschek, C.R. (1998). Implementation of the Communication Skills Program in an Upper-Level Computer and Information Systems Course at Robert Morris College, ISECON 1998 Proceedings, October, 1998, pgs 194-198.
  • Woratschek, C.R. (1991). Computer Management Policies for The Undergraduate Liberal Arts College,The Journal of Computer Information Systems, Fall, 1991, 32 (1), pgs.30-35.

Presentations

  • 2011 - ISECON Conference - Factors Influencing Students' Decisions to Major In A Computer-Related Discipline
  • 2010 - ISECON Conference - Student Attitudes and Perceptions Regarding Computing and Its Related Disciplines: A Preliminary Study in the United Kingdom
  • 2007 - ISECON Conference - Student Attitudes and Perceptions Regarding Computing and Its Related Disciplines
  • 2007 - ISECON Conference - Information Systems/Technology Employer Needs Survey:Analysis by Curriculum Topic
  • 2006 - ISECON Conference - Defining CS/IS/IT: Are We There Yet?
  • 2005 - ISECON Conference - Exploring Declining CS/IS/IT Enrollments
  • 2004 - ISECON Conference - The Pros and Cons of Using a Comprehensive Final Case Project in a Database Management Systems Course: Marvin's Magnificent Magazine Publishing House
  • 2004 - ABIT Conference - Can We Match Student Skills With Employers' Needs
  • 2003 - ISECON Conference - Too Many Labels, Not Enough Agreement: Defining Sub-Disciplines in Computer Science-Related Fields
  • 2002 - ISECON Conference - Entry-level IS Job Skills: A Survey of Employers
  • 2001 - ISECON Conference - The Pros and Cons of Using a Comprehensive Final Case Project in a Database Management Systems Course: Marvin's Magnificent Magazine Publishing House
  • 1999 - ISECON Conference - Observations and Experiences from the Trenches: A Sabbatical Year in the Business Environment
  • 1998 - ISECON Conference - Implementation of the Communication Skills Program in an Upper-Level Computer and Information Systems Course at Robert Morris College

Schedule of Courses
Schedule Book for All Active and Available Future Terms, Charles


Spring 2014
Course-SectionTimeDaysLocInstructorSessionSeats
  • INFS2120-E
  • 03:30-04:45 PM T RMWoratschek1 (01/13-05/03/14)5 Seats
  • INFS2120-F
  • 06:00-08:50 PM TMWoratschek1 (01/13-05/03/14)18 Seats
  • INFS3130-A
  • 06:00-08:50 PMMMWoratschek1 (01/13-05/03/14)9 Seats
  • INFS6240-B
  • 06:00-08:50 PM WMWoratschek1 (01/13-05/03/14)16 Seats
  • INFS6320-A
  • 06:00-08:50 PMMMWoratschek1 (01/13-05/03/14)8 Seats

    Fall 2014
    Course-SectionTimeDaysLocInstructorSessionSeats
  • INFS3130-A
  • 06:00-08:50 PM TMWoratschek1 (08/25-12/13/14)10 Seats
  • INFS4260-A
  • 06:00-10:00 PM RMWoratschek3 (08/25-10/16/14)6 Seats
  • INFS6210-A
  • 06:00-10:00 PM RMWoratschek5 (10/20-12/13/14)13 Seats
  • INFS6320-B
  • 06:00-08:50 PM TMWoratschek1 (08/25-12/13/14)8 Seats
  • INFS6730-A
  • 06:00-10:00 PM RMWoratschek3 (08/25-10/16/14)3 Seats

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