Peter J. Draus, Ed.D.
University Professor of Computer and Information Systems (Computer and Information Systems)
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


  • Mishra, S. , Slonka, K., Draus, P., Bromall, N. Slonka, K. (2020) “Addressing issues with EMR resulting in workarounds: An exploratory study.” Journal of Information Applied Research. Vol. 13 #1
  • Draus, P. (2019) “Field Dependence As A Factor In Faculty And Student’s Views Of Different Online Instructional Tools.” Proceedings of the EDSIG Conference Cleveland Ohio Nov 6-9 2019. v5 n4918 ISSN: 2473-3857
  • Draus, P. (2019) “Comparison of Published Program Outcomes with Student and Faculty Expected Outcomes using a Constructivist Alignment Approach.” Issues in Information Systems, Volume 20, October 2-5, Clearwater beach, Florida, 2019
  • Draus, P. Bromall, N. Mishra, S. (2018) “Nurses Perception of the Impact of EMR on their Professional Role in the “Culture of Safety”” Issues in Information Systems, vol19 #3 pp160-167.
  • Mishra, S., Draus, P., Goreva, N.,Caputo, D. (2017) “Measuring Internet Addiction And Its Relationship To Student Grade Point Average In Undergraduate Academic Performance” Issues in Information Systems 18(1) pp87-97
  • Draus, P. (2016). Differences In Effects Of Help Sequence’s Delivery Medium On Users Of Differing Levels Of Field Dependence, Issues in Information Systems, Volume 17.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Draus, P. (2006) Review of “Test Success:  Test taking for Beginning Nursing Students (4th edition), Nursing Education Perspectives. 27(1).
  • 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.
  • Sakraida, T., Draus, P. (2005) “Quality Handout Development and Use”.  Journal of Nursing Education.  44(7).
  • Sakraida, T., Draus, P. (2003) “Transition to a Web Supported Curriculum”. Computers, Informatics, Nursing. 21(6).