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Dr. Scott Spangler

Assistant Professor
School of Information Technology

Phone: 478.757.2699

Locations:
  • Macon - Professional Sciences and Conference Center - 335
    Phone: Cellphone Emergency 724-875-0046
Office Hours: Professional Science Center (335)

Spring 2018:
Tuesday: 4/5:30 p.m.
Wednesday: noon to 3 p.m.
Thursday: 2/5:30 p.m.


Courses: Human-Computer Interaction
Senior Capstone
MIS: Information Technology and Organizational Structures
Information Technology and Globalization
Public Relations Writing
Photojournalism
Journalism and Communications News Writing
Sports Reporting and Writing
Graduate Information Technology Project Management
Graduate Information Technology Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery
Graduate Leadership and Strategic Planning
Graduate Information Technology Security, Law & Ethics
Education: Robert Morris University (Doctorate)
Doctor of Science in Information Technology Systems and Communications
Dissertation is based on how information technology and innovations in classrooms affects the digital native culture’s languages and attention deficit disorders. The research seeks to understand how technology influences communication languages, gender, race, and diversity issues in the youth. The dissertation created a scholarly model and label of the culture while discussing how technology has created a series of hidden languages in the infoscape?

• Alpha Lota Mu Doctoral Society Lifetime Honoree Information Systems/Communications (2015)

Point Park University (Masters)
Masters in Mass Communication and Journalism with a Specialization in Print Media. Master's Thesis: Photomanipulation: a quantitative survey of two Western Pennsylvania counties' regards to photographic manipulation in the print media and its ethics. Publication Project: Mendler's Shoes. A publication documenting a holocaust survivor's life after escaping Pocking Concentration Camp. Publication Paper: Vietnam: an examination of war correspondence from Vietnam in the 1960s. Publication Paper: Daniel Shays. A research paper providing evidence that Daniel Shays led the 1786 Springfield, Massachusetts Insurrection (Shays' Rebellion).
Point Park University (2002)
Bachelor of Arts: Journalism and Mass Communications with a minor specialization in Photojournalism.
• New York Times scholarship for undergraduate research
• Morris Berman Student Journalism Award
• Vincent LaBarbera Scholarship Grant
• Point Park college Graduate Research Grant

Community College of Allegheny County (1993)
Associate in Science in Commercial Arts and Design with a minor in Photography.
Professional Experience: Scott C. Spangler, D.Sc., is an assistant professor of information technology at Middle Georgia State University. Spangler has authored over 20 papers in information technology and information systems. Spangler’s research directly relates to understanding how the digital culture creates languages and transfers information through technology innovations. Prior to his academic career, Spangler was an award-winning photojournalist.
Professional Affiliations: Skype: scspangler1
Google Hangouts: sspangler.us@gmail
Organizations: Research:
Spangler's Dissertation and current research is based on how information technology and innovations in classrooms affects the digital native culture’s languages and attention deficit disorders. The research seeks to understand how technology influences communication languages, gender, race, and diversity issues in the youth. The dissertation created a scholarly model and label of the culture while discussing how technology has created a series of hidden languages in the infoscape?

Spangler's current books in production will provide meanings and associations to understand the digital constructionist generation. It will specifically address how the global information systems landscape is changing. Spangler's second book human Computer Interaction: understand how to measure and monitor user successes will be released in late 2017. The book will examine the social, cognitive, environmental, and emotional connection to interactive design and how to measure digital design success.

Awards and Honors: Dr. Spangler has won hundreds of awards for his photojournalism work including photojournalist of the year, and runner up twice. Most recently, Dr. Spangler won a best paper award for his work in knowledge management in Poland (2015).
ASSOCIATIONS

• Member of the National Press Photographer's Association
• Greater Pittsburgh News Photographers Association
• Society of Professional Journalist
• Matrix association of journalists
• Member of the Freemasons Marion Lodge 562
• Elks Scottdale, PA., Lodge
• Multiple local arts organizations

AWARDS Over 150 awards won in the last ten years:
• Alpha Lota Mu Doctoral Society Lifetime Honoree (2015)
• West Virginia Photographer of the year
• Pennsylvania Photographer of the year runner-up twice
• Associated Press Managing Editors–yearly multiple first-place award winner in portrait personality, feature photography, sports and news
• Keystone Press Awards–yearly multiple first-place award winner
• Society of Professional Journalist–yearly multiple first place award winner
• Kodak international Landscape award winner
• National Press Photographer's Association
• Matrix Awards–yearly multiple-award winner
• Women and Press Club Awards winner
• Pennsylvania Press Association–yearly multiple-award winner.
• Golden Quill–yearly multiple award winner
• Atlanta Photojournalism– multiple-award winner for documentary
• Northern Short Course
Publications: Future Publications (2017)

Spangler, S.C. (2018). Understanding the Science Behind Innovation: Changing Human Computer Interaction to include ADA Accommodations and Everyday User's Goals.

Spangler, S.C. (2017). Technology Investment: The Key Factor in Preserving Community and Abolishing Social Decay.

Spangler, S.C. (2017). Knowledge Management: the Key to Cyber Security and Cryptology. Online Journal Of Applied Knowledge Management.

Spangler, S.C. (2017). Knowledge Management: the Key to Air Canada's Inflight-Service Excellence.

Research Publications:

Spangler, S.C. (2016). Soil Sowed for Battle: Gettysburg. Marilynn Phillips V. BoroughVENT.com. Issues In Information Systems.

Spangler, S.C. (2016). Agile Ethnography: The Cultural Linguistics and Tacit Language Dialogues of the Las Vegas Service Industry’s Waiters. Qualitative Research in Management & Organization Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Borkovich, D., Spangler, S.C. & Skovira, R. (2016). La Perruque in the American Digital Workplace: Stealing Company Time. Qualitative Research in Management & Organization Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Spangler, S. C., Breese, J., & Borkovich, D. J. (2015). Case Study: Can Interpersonal-Cultural Communication Sustain Another Innovation?. In Proceedings of the Conference on Information Systems Applied Research ISSN (Vol. 2167, p. 1508).

Doniec, R.J. & Spangler, S.C. (2016). The functionality of IT systems monitoring patients with diagnosed metabolic disorders in Poland. Online Journal Of Applied Knowledge Management.

Spangler, S. C., & Skovira, R. J. (2015). DIGITAL NATIVES AND MOBILE TECHNOLOGY ADDICTION. Issues in Information Systems, 16(1).

Spangler, S. C., Rodi, A., DeLorenzo, G., & Kohun, F. G. (2015). CASE STUDY: CAN DIGITAL NATIVES ADAPT TO TECHNOLOGY'S CHANGES AND SPEED?. Issues In Information Systems, 16(3), 27.

Lanzendorfer, Q. E., & Spangler, S. C. (2015). INNOVATING KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT IN CYBER WARFARE. Issues In Information Systems, 16(2), 246.

Spangler, S. C., Skovira, R. J., & Kohun, F. G. (2015). Key Factors in a Successful Knowledge Management Model. Online Journal Of Applied Knowledge Management, 3(1), 51.

Spangler, S. C. (2015). What is the cultural experience of the digital native student today (2015)? (Doctoral dissertation, ROBERT MORRIS UNIVERSITY).

Rodi, A. F., Spangler, S. C., Kohun, F. G., & DeLorenzo, G. J. (2014). CASE STUDY: ARE DIGITAL NATIVES DEAD? WHAT ARE THE KEY FACTORS AND PERCEPTIONS LIBRARIAN'S VIEW OF THE DIGITAL NATIVE CULTURE IN HIGHER EDUCATION?. Issues In Information Systems, 15(2), 207.

D'Aurora, S. M., Spangler, S. C., & Wydra, C. A. (2014). KNOWLEDGE SHARING SYSTEMS AND CULTURAL IDENTITY IN ORGANIZATIONS. Issues In Information Systems, 15(1), 248.

Spangler, S. C., Kovacs, P. J., & Kovalchick, L. (2014). A CASE STUDY: WHAT ARE THE PRACTICES LIBRARIANS USE IN IMPLEMENTING AND DETERMINING STORING KNOWLEDGE INTO DIGITAL DATA WAREHOUSES AND ARCHIVES. Issues In Information Systems, 15(1), 181.

Conference Papers and Presentations:

Spangler, S. (2015). Ethnography: Digital natives and technology addition. University of Las Vegas Qualitative Research and Ethnography Conference paper.

Spangler, S. (2015). Ethnography: Hidden Languages and Semiotics in technology used by the Digital Natives Students in Higher Education to break race, nationality, and gender Communication Barriers. University of Las Vegas Qualitative Research and Ethnography Conference paper.

Spangler, S. & Lanzendorfer, Q. (2015). Is Artificial Intelligence Research Stymied because the United States and European Union both Hoard Knowledge. IACIS Conference paper and publication.

Skovira, R. & Spangler, S. (2015) University of Las Vegas Qualitative Research and Ethnography Conference paper presenters on Agile Ethnography.

Spangler (2015) Is Artificial Intelligence Research Stymied because the United States and European Union both Hoard Knowledge? Conference presentation and discussion. Clearwater, Florida IACSIS Conference (2015)


Master’s presentations and Publications:

Master's Thesis:
Photomanipulation: a quantitative survey of two Western Pennsylvania counties' regards to photographic manipulation in the print media and its ethics.

Publication Projects:

Mendler's Shoes. A presentation publication documenting a holocaust survivor's life after escaping Pocking Concentration Camp.
Publication Paper: Vietnam: an examination of war correspondence from Vietnam in the 1960s.

Publication Paper: Daniel Shays. A research paper providing evidence that Daniel Shays led the 1786 Springfield, Massachusetts Insurrection (Shays' Rebellion).

Scholarly Community Activities

IACIS Session Chair 2015
IACIS Session Chair 2015
IACIS Session Chair 2015
IACIS Session Chair 2014

IACIS Paper reviewer 2016
IACIS Paper reviewer 2015
IACIS Paper reviewer 2014


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