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Donna L. Cellante, Ed.D.
Professor of Computer and Information Systems (Computer and Information Systems)
cellante@rmu.edu
412-397-6021 phone (M)
412-397-6469 fax
Wheatley Center 311


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Educational Background

  • Doctorate of Education, Administrative & Policy Studies, University of Pittsburgh, 1991
  • Master of Science, Business Education, Robert Morris College, 1981
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Business Education, Robert Morris College, 1979

Professional Background

  • Robert Morris University since 1986.
  • University of Pittsburgh, Computer Learning Center, 1983-1986.
  • Cornell Senior High School, Business Teacher, 1980-1983.

Area of Expertise/Research

  • Information Technology
  • Women in CIS
  • Overview of the Research Process
  • Instructional Design
  • Professional Communication

Publications

  • Cellante, D. and Pinchot, J. (2017).  Revisiting an introductory computer information systems course:  An update to course topics and incorporation of project-based learning.  2017 Proceedings of the Education Special Interest Group for Association for Information Technology Professionals  (EDSIG), No. 4320.
  • Mishra, S., Cellante, D., and Kavanaugh, L.  (2015).  Assessing the usefulness of a core introductory information systems course in undergraduate curriculum:  An experimental study.  Issues in Information Systems, Vol. 15, Issue I, p. 170-180.
  • Mishra, S., Pinchot, J., Cellante, D., & Paullet, K.  (2019).  Student perceptions of challenges and role mentorship in cybersecurity careers:  Addressing the gender gap.  2019 Proceedings of the Education Special Interest Group (EDSIG) for Association for Information Technology Professionals (AITP), ISSN:  2473-3857, n. 4903.
  • Pinchot, J., Cellante, D., Mishra, S., & Paullet, K.  (2019).  Student perceptions of skills and competencies needed for cybersecurity programs and careers.  Issues in Information Systems, Vol. 20, Issue I, p. 9-17.  International Association for Computer Information Systems.
  • Mishra, S., Cellante, D., and Kohun, F.  (2018).  Thriving in the landscape of doctoral programs:  The case of DSc at Xuniversity.  Issues in Information Systems, Vol. 19, Issue I, p. 170-179.  International Association for Computer Information Systems.
  • Cellante, D., Mishra, S., Campbell, B., Hansen, M., and Buxton, G.  (2017).  The perceptions of middle school teachers about the integration of STEM+C:  A focused-group approach.  Issues in Information Systems, Vol. 18, Issue I, p. 58-63.  International Association for Computer Information Systems.
  • Mishra, S., Cellante, D., Kavanaugh, L. and Igoche, D. (2015) The status of computing courses under STEM+C in K-12 schools in southwestern PA.  In 2015 Proceedings of the Northeast Decision Sciences Institute (NEDIS) annual conference, March 31-April 2, 2015, Alexandria, VA.  Was nominated for best paper.
  • Mishra, S., Cellante, D., and Igoche, D.  (2016).  Is the integration of the STEM disciplines with computing occurring at the secondary school level in K-12 school system?  An exploratory study.  Issues in Information Systems, Vol. 17, Issue I, p. 253-259.
  • Mishra, S., Cellante, D., and Igoche, D.  (2016).  How to encourage middle school girls interested in STEM+C education:  An assessment of current status.  2016 Proceedings of the Education Special Interest Group (EDSIG) for Association for Information Technology Professionals, ISSN:  2473-3857, v2, n4003.
  • Mishra, S., Cellante, D., Kavanaugh, L., and Igoche, D.  (2015).  Resdesigning the traditional introductory computer course:  A pretest/posttest analysis.  In 2015 Proceedings of the EDSIG Conference (N3409).
  • Mishra, S., Cellante, D., and Kavanaugh, L.  (2014).  Why are students running away from the computing major?  An exploratory study.  Issues in Information Systems, Vol. 15, Issue I, p. 170-180.
  • Mishra, S., Kavanaugh, L., and Cellante, D.  (October 2013).  Strategies to encourage females beginning in middle school and high school to participate in the computing field.  Issues in Information Systems, Vol. 14, Issue I, p. 251-259.
  • Represented Pennsylvania at the Educational Testing Service Multi-State Standard Setting for Business Education in New Jersey.
  • Wrote Chapter 28:  Role of Consumers in a Market Economy for Ryan, J., Managing Your Personal Finances, South-Western Publishing, 2009.
  • Cellante, D. (Winter 2011).  Basic business/economics:  A graduation requirement for all students.  National Teacher Education Journal, Vol. 4, No. 1, p. 21-24.
  • Cellante, D. & Graham, J. (February 2012).  A model for integrating communication "soft" skills into the business education curriculum.  BUSINESS EDUCATION FORUM, Vol. 66, No. 3, p. 31-33, 50.
  • Mishra, S., Kavanaugh, L. & Cellante, D. (October 2013).  Strategies to encourage females beginning in middle school and high school to participate in the computing field.  Issues in Information Systems (IASIS), Vol. 14, Issue 1, p. 251-259.
  • Cellante, D. & Donne, V. (Fall 2013).  A program evaluation process to meet the needs of English language learners.  Education, Vol. 134, No. 1, p. 1-8.
  • Cellante, D., Kavanaugh, L. & Mishra, S. (April 2014).  Perceptions of incoming students regarding the information technology/computing major:  An exploratory study.  2014 Business Education Research Conference held in conjunction with National Business Education Association Convention.