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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 IT
  • Overview of the Research Process
  • Instructional Design
  • Professional Communication

Publications

  • Pinchot, J., & Cellante, D.  (2020). Privacy concerns and data sharing habits of personal fitness information collected via activity trackers.  Journal of Information Systems Applied Research.  Won Distinguished Paper Award.

  • Pinchot, J., Cellante, D., Mishra, S., & Paullet, K.  (June 2020).  Student perceptions of challenges and role of mentorship in cybersecurity careers:  Addressing the gender gap.  Information Systems Education Journal, 18, 44-53.
  • Mishra, S., Pinchot, J., Cellante, D., & Paullet, K. (2019). Student perceptions of skills and competencies needed for cybersecurity programs and careers.  Issues in Information Systems, 20(I), 9-17.  

  • 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 EDSIGCON, ISSN:  2473-3857, n. 4903.
  • Mishra, S., Cellante, D. , & Kohun, F. (2018).  Thriving in the landscape of doctoral programs:  The case of DSc at Xuniversity.  Issues in Information Systems, 19(I), 170-179.  

  • Cellante, D. , Mishra, S., Campbell, B., Hansen, M., & Buxton, G. (2017).  The perceptions of middle school teachers about the integration of STEM+C:  A focused-group approach.  Issues in Information Systems, 18(I), 58-63.

  • 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 EDSIGCON, No. 4320.

  • 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 EDSIGCON, ISSN:  2473-3857, v2, n4003.
  • 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, 17(I)253-259.
  • 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., 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.  (2015).  Assessing the usefulness of a core introductory information systems course in undergraduate curriculum:  An experimental study.  Issues in Information Systems, 15(I)170-180.
  • Mishra, S., Cellante, D., and Kavanaugh, L.  (2014).  Why are students running away from the computing major?  An exploratory study.  Issues in Information Systems, 15(I), 170-180.
  • 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.
  • 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, 14(I), 251-259.
  • 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, 14(I), 251-259.
  • Cellante, D. & Donne, V. (Fall 2013).  A program evaluation process to meet the needs of English language learners.  Education, 134(1), 1-8.
  • Cellante, D. & Graham, J. (February 2012).  A model for integrating communication "soft" skills into the business education curriculum.  BUSINESS EDUCATION FORUM, 66(3), 31-33, 50.
  • Cellante, D. (Winter 2011).  Basic business/economics:  A graduation requirement for all students.  National Teacher Education Journal, 4(1), 21-24.
  • Wrote Chapter 28:  Role of Consumers in a Market Economy for Ryan, J., Managing Your Personal Finances, South-Western Publishing, 2009.