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Peter J. Draus, Ed.D.
Professor of Computer and Information Systems (Computer and Information Systems)
draus@rmu.edu
412-397-6827 phone (M)
412-397-6469 fax
Wheatley Center 304


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Educational Background

  • Doctorate of Education, Instructional Design and Technology, University of Pittsburgh
  • Master of Science, Information Science, University of Pittsburgh
  • Bachelor of Science, Information Science, university of Pittsburgh

Professional Background

  • Assistant Dean School of Adult and Continuing Education Robert Morris University
  • Director of the Learning Resources Center at the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing
  • Co-Coordinator of the Masters in Nursing Education Advanced Specialty Role Program University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing
  • Assistant to the Vice-President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College for Information Technology at Walsh University
  • Department Head, Organizational Studies, Robert Morris University
  • Acting Director of the Division of Learning Resources. University of Pittsburgh, School of Dental medicine.
  • Programmer Analyst, University of Pittsburgh, School of Dental medicine.
  • Senior Programmer Analyst, University of Pittsburgh, School of Dental medicine.
  • Senior Systems Analyst, University of Pittsburgh, School of Dental medicine.
  • Programmer, Office of Computer Based Instruction, University Of Delaware

Area of Expertise/Research

  • Online Eduction
  • Instructional Design
  • Security and Online Communities
  • Online (Web) development (LAMP)
  • Quantitative Analysis
  • Database Design

Publications

  • Draus, P, (2002).  “Teaching Computer Skills to First Grade Students.”.  Technical Horizons in Education. 29(8).
  • Sakraida, T., Draus, P. (2003) “Transition to a Web Supported Curriculum”. Computers, Informatics, Nursing. 21(6).
  • Sakraida, T., Draus, P. (2005) “Quality Handout Development and Use”.  Journal of Nursing Education.  44(7).
  • LaRue E, Draus P and Klem ML,. (2006) “A comparative analysis of the results a citation ranking system built within a web-based educational tool for understanding the PICO framework in evidence based practice”   Conference proceedings, 7th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference, Transforming Healthcare through Research, Dublin, Ireland.
  • Draus, P. (2006) Review of “Test Success:  Test taking for Beginning Nursing Students (4th edition), Nursing Education Perspectives. 27(1).
  • Klem ML, Larue E, and Draus P (2007).   Accessing and assessing the Evidence:  An Online Tool for Teaching Evidence-based Nursing Practice. Conference proceedings, Annual meeting of the Medical Library Association, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Klem ML, Larue E, and Draus P (2007).   Accessing and assessing the Evidence:  An Online Tool for Teaching Evidence-based Nursing Practice. Conference proceedings, Annual meeting of the Medical Library Association, Philadelphia, PA.

  • Larue E, Draus, P. and Klem, ML.(2009) “A Description of a Web Based Educational Tool for Understanding the PICO Framework in evidence Based Practice with a Citation Ranking System”. Computers, Informatics, Nursing.
  • Curran, M, Draus, P, Maruschock, G. (2013)  Student Perceptions Of Project Essay Grade (Peg) Software, In the proceedings of 53rd Annual IACIS International Conference, October 3-6, 2013, San Juan, Puerto Rico, USA
  • Mishra, S., Draus, P., Caputo, D., Leone, G., Kohun, F. and Repack, D. (2013). Gender Rationales in Selecting a Major in Information Technology at the Undergraduate Level of a University Program: A Focus Group Approach, Proceedings of the Information Systems Educators Conference ISSN: 2167-1435, San Antonio, Texas, USA.  (Received Distinguish Research Award, 2013 at ISECON
  • Mishra, S., Draus, P., Caputo, D., Leone, G., Kohun, F. and Repack, D. (2013). A Longitudinal Study of Enrollment Trends and Graduation GPAs for Men and Women in CIS Programs, Issues in Information Systems, Volume 14, Issue 1, pp.260-268, 2013
  • Mishra, S., Draus, P., Leone, G. and Caputo, D. (2013) The Role of Awareness and Communications in information Security Management : A Health Care information Systems Perspective, Clute Institute International Academic Conference, March 17-18, KeyWest, FL, 2013
  • Mishra, S., Draus, P., Leone, G. and Caputo, D. (2012).  Exploring Underlying Factors Influencing Daily Usage of Facebook for Undergraduate College Students: A Research Model, Issues in Information Systems, Volume XIII, No. 1, pp. 350-360, 2012
  • Mishra, S., Leone, G., Caputo, D., Draus, P., Calabrisi, R. “The Role of Demographic Characteristics in Health Care Strategic Security Planning” 18th Americas Conference on Information Systems, Seattle WA. Aug 9-11, 2012.
  • Mishra, S., Draus, P., Leone, G. and Caputo, D. (2012).  An Exploration of Student Exploration of Student Attitudes on Privacy/Security Issues: Facebook Usage Concerns and Expectations,  Issues in Information Systems, Volume XIII, No. 1, pp. 340-349, 2012
  • Mishra, S., Leone, G., Caputo, D., Calabrisi, R., Draus, P. “The Role Of Awareness And Communications in Security Management: A Health Care Information Systems Perspective” International Security Conference. Las Vegas NV. April 11-13, 2012.
  • Mishra, S., Draus, P., Caputo, D., Leone, G., Kohun, F. and Repack, D. (2013). A Longitudinal Study of Enrollment Trends and Graduation GPAs for Men and Women in CIS Programs, In the proceedings of 53rd Annual IACIS International Conference, October 3-6, 2013, San Juan, Puerto Rico, USA
  • Mishra, S., Draus, P., Leone, G. and Caputo, D. (2012).  Exploring Underlying Factors Influencing Daily Usage of Facebook for Undergraduate College Students: A Research Model, Issues in Information Systems, Volume XIII, No. 1, pp. 350-360, 2012
  • Mishra, S., Leone, G., Caputo, D., Draus, P., Calabrisi, R. “The Role of Demographic Characteristics in Health Care Strategic Security Planning” 18th Americas Conference on Information Systems, Seattle WA. (July 29, 2012). AMCIS 2012 Proceedings. Paper 16.