Title: Senior Professor, College of Business & Management

Campus: North Brunswick, N.J.

Bhupinder S. Sran is a Senior Professor at DeVry University in the College of Business & Management, where he teaches courses in business and information systems. His specialties are in computer interfaces, information systems and quantitative analysis, and use of technology in the classroom. He shares that knowledge with students across a variety of courses, including Project Management, Senior Project and Programming Logic and Design.
Over the past 30 years, Dr. Sran has held the positions of professor and academic dean at DeVry University. He has also worked as systems programmer at Mississippi Employment Security Commission.
Dr. Sran has won several awards, including the Faculty PRIDE Award (2008), the Who’s Who Among American Teachers and Educators (2006-2007) Award, the DeVry President’s Appreciation Award (1995, 1996, 2000, 2002), and is an Honorary Member of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and the Golden Key International Honour Society. He is fluent in Punjabi, and has contributed to several research projects and presentations, including:
-       Peer Reviewer for the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS). (2007)
-       Peer Reviewer for SIGHCI papers at the 14th Annual European Conference on Information Systems, Goteborg, Sweden. (2006).
-       “Time Technology”, Joint Panel Presentation with Bala Subramanian, Northeast Decision Sciences Institute (NEDSI) Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (2005).
-       External Examiner for doctoral dissertation on Onliine Course Deliver at the Fielding Graduate Institute. (2004-2005).
-       Peer Reviewer and Session Chair at IEEE Consumer Communications & Networking Conference (CCNC2004) - Consumer Networking: Closing the Digital Divide, Las Vegas, Nevada. (2004).
-       Author of a dissertation titled "Exploring World-Wide Web Search Strategies in Technical Environments" at Stevens Institute of Technology. (1999)
-       “Experience of Librarians with the Internet”. Presentation at the RIAO Conference. Montreal, Canada. (1997).
He has also made several presentations related to education and technology. These include:
-       "Technical Support Teams in the Classroom", Poster Session, DeVry University Faculty Symposium. (2010).
-       "Evaluating Student Writing: Technical and Business Faculty Needs, LAS Faculty Resources", Panel Discussion, University Day, DeVry University. (2010).
-       "Promoting Student Responsibility", Panel Discussion, University Day, DeVry University. (2010).
-        “Introduction to Visual Logic”, University Day Workshop, DeVry University, North Brunswick, New Jersey. (2008).
-       “How Am I Doing? – How Feedback Affects Student Persistence”, University Day Workshop, DeVry University, North Brunswick, New Jersey. (2007).
-        “Using a Course Management System to Manage Chapter Communications and Projects”, Golden Key International Honour Society Regional Conference, Princeton, New Jersey. (2006).
-        “Collaboration between Academics and Admissions”, DeVry National DAAs Meeting, Chicago, Illinois. (2004).
-       “The Information Landscape – Navigating Your Way to Sources of Knowledge”, DeVry University’s 30th Anniversary Celebration. North Brunswick, New Jersey. (2000).
-        “Connecting to the Internet Using SLIP/PPP”, New Jersey Intercampus Network (NJIN) K-12 Partnership: Internet Connectivity and Science Conference. (1997). 
-       “Searching the Web and Online Databases”, DeVry Institute’s First Faculty Symposium, Chicago, Illinois. (1997).
-       “Web Site Design”, DeVry’s National Webmaster Meeting. Chicago, Illinois. (1996).
-       “Surfing the Web”, New Jersey Business Educators Association. Woodbridge, New Jersey. (1995). 
-       “Internet in K-12 Math/Science Curriculum”, Stevens Institute of Technology. (1996).
Dr. Sran has a doctoral degree in information management from Stevens Institute of Technology, and a master’s degree and bachelor’s degree in quantitative methods from Louisiana State University. He is currently writing a book on programming logic and design.
Thought Leadership
-       In the information systems area, with software becoming more standardized, I think there will be a greater need for people who can analyze user needs, find the right solutions and manage these solutions.
-       In education, use of technology will continue to have a significant impact on how educators teach and how students learn. There will be a greater shift towards hybrid courses which integrate online and onsite instruction.
-       To prepare for the trends in the area of education, faculty members will need to not only learn new technologies for teaching but will also need to learn how to integrate them into the classroom. Technology can’t be thought of as just an add-on -- we need to find ways to integrate it into the learning experience. 
-       In the information systems area, application of cloud computing and mobile computing will have a significant impact on how information systems are developed, managed and used. 
-       To prepare for the changes in the information systems area, students will need a stronger foundation in areas like systems analysis, management of information technology and project management.
To schedule an interview with Bhupinder S. Sran, please contact Colleen Coors at 312-861-5267 or at colleen.coors@mslgroup.com.




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